Mother's Day, 2015, 27241-27242 [2015-11681]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 92 / Wedneday, May 13, 2015 / Presidential Documents 27241 Presidential Documents Proclamation 9278 of May 8, 2015 Mother’s Day, 2015 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Each May, Americans dedicate a day to honor the remarkable women who strive and sacrifice all year to ensure ours is a Nation where all things are possible. Whether married or single, LGBT or straight, biological, adoptive, or foster, mothers are the bedrocks of our lives and the foundation of our society. They are our first friends and teachers, inspiring us to reach great heights and supporting us no matter the challenges we face or the paths we choose. Today, we come together to celebrate the women who raised us and who love us unconditionally—who do whatever it takes to set us on the road to success and want nothing more than for us to lead happy, healthy lives. Our Nation’s mothers are breadwinners, community leaders, and pillars of family. For generations, they have blazed new paths—from Seneca Falls and Selma to the boardroom, the laboratory, and the forefronts of our military conflicts—opening up new possibilities and widening the circle of opportunity. Today, these pioneers show us what is possible for ourselves and our country. They are our Nation’s innovators, tireless workers, engines of economic growth, and drivers of progress. And through their example, they teach our future dreamers and doers about the value of hard work, compassion, service, and personal responsibility. Today, women are nearly half of the American workforce, and as a Nation, we must ensure our policies reflect this reality because no woman should have to choose between being a productive employee and a responsible mother. All women deserve equal pay for equal work and a living wage, and as President, I have fought tirelessly to advance these commonsense measures. I continue to call for increased workplace flexibility and access to paid leave, including paid sick days, and I have proposed a plan that would make quality child care available to every middle-class and lowincome family with young children. I remain committed to tearing down the remaining barriers to mothers’ full and equal participation in our economy and society—because when mothers succeed, America succeeds and policies that benefit women and working families benefit us all. We owe so much to our mothers, and they deserve policies that support them, as well as our profound love and gratitude. On Mother’s Day, we give thanks to our mothers who lift us up every day. Let us pay respect to those who continue to offer us generous love and patient counsel and hold fast to the memories of all who live on in our hearts. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with D2 The Congress, by a joint resolution approved May 8, 1914 (38 Stat. 770), has designated the second Sunday in May each year as ‘‘Mother’s Day’’ and requested the President to call for its appropriate observance. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim May 10, 2015, as Mother’s Day. I urge all Americans to express love and gratitude to mothers everywhere, and I call upon all citizens to observe this day with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities. VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:35 May 11, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\13MYD2.SGM 13MYD2 27242 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 92 / Wedneday, May 13, 2015 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this eighth day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand fifteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-ninth. [FR Doc. 2015–11681 Filed 5–12–15; 8:45 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:35 May 11, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\13MYD2.SGM 13MYD2 OB#1.EPS</GPH> tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with D2 Billing code 3295–F5

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Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 92 / Wedneday, May 13, 2015 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 9278 of May 8, 2015

                
Mother's Day, 2015

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Each May, Americans dedicate a day to honor the 
                remarkable women who strive and sacrifice all year to 
                ensure ours is a Nation where all things are possible. 
                Whether married or single, LGBT or straight, 
                biological, adoptive, or foster, mothers are the 
                bedrocks of our lives and the foundation of our 
                society. They are our first friends and teachers, 
                inspiring us to reach great heights and supporting us 
                no matter the challenges we face or the paths we 
                choose. Today, we come together to celebrate the women 
                who raised us and who love us unconditionally--who do 
                whatever it takes to set us on the road to success and 
                want nothing more than for us to lead happy, healthy 
                lives.

                Our Nation's mothers are breadwinners, community 
                leaders, and pillars of family. For generations, they 
                have blazed new paths--from Seneca Falls and Selma to 
                the boardroom, the laboratory, and the forefronts of 
                our military conflicts--opening up new possibilities 
                and widening the circle of opportunity. Today, these 
                pioneers show us what is possible for ourselves and our 
                country. They are our Nation's innovators, tireless 
                workers, engines of economic growth, and drivers of 
                progress. And through their example, they teach our 
                future dreamers and doers about the value of hard work, 
                compassion, service, and personal responsibility.

                Today, women are nearly half of the American workforce, 
                and as a Nation, we must ensure our policies reflect 
                this reality because no woman should have to choose 
                between being a productive employee and a responsible 
                mother. All women deserve equal pay for equal work and 
                a living wage, and as President, I have fought 
                tirelessly to advance these commonsense measures. I 
                continue to call for increased workplace flexibility 
                and access to paid leave, including paid sick days, and 
                I have proposed a plan that would make quality child 
                care available to every middle-class and low-income 
                family with young children. I remain committed to 
                tearing down the remaining barriers to mothers' full 
                and equal participation in our economy and society--
                because when mothers succeed, America succeeds and 
                policies that benefit women and working families 
                benefit us all.

                We owe so much to our mothers, and they deserve 
                policies that support them, as well as our profound 
                love and gratitude. On Mother's Day, we give thanks to 
                our mothers who lift us up every day. Let us pay 
                respect to those who continue to offer us generous love 
                and patient counsel and hold fast to the memories of 
                all who live on in our hearts.

                The Congress, by a joint resolution approved May 8, 
                1914 (38 Stat. 770), has designated the second Sunday 
                in May each year as ``Mother's Day'' and requested the 
                President to call for its appropriate observance.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, do hereby proclaim May 10, 
                2015, as Mother's Day. I urge all Americans to express 
                love and gratitude to mothers everywhere, and I call 
                upon all citizens to observe this day with appropriate 
                programs, ceremonies, and activities.

[[Page 27242]]

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                eighth day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand 
                fifteen, and of the Independence of the United States 
                of America the two hundred and thirty-ninth.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2015-11681
Filed 5-12-15; 8:45 am]
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