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Download as PDF Vol. 80 Thursday, No. 185 September 24, 2015 Part III The President tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with D0 Proclamation 9327—National Voter Registration Day, 2015 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:59 Sep 23, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4717 Sfmt 4717 E:\FR\FM\24SED0.SGM 24SED0 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with D0 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:59 Sep 23, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4717 Sfmt 4717 E:\FR\FM\24SED0.SGM 24SED0 57691 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 80, No. 185 Thursday, September 24, 2015 Title 3— Proclamation 9327 of September 21, 2015 The President National Voter Registration Day, 2015 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation The right to vote is a cornerstone of what it means to be a free people: It represents the bedrock tenets of equality and civic participation upon which our Nation was founded. Throughout American history, courageous patriots of every background and creed have fought to extend this right to all and to bring our country closer to its highest ideals. Voting is vital to a principle at the core of our democracy—that men and women of free will have the capacity to shape their own destinies. On National Voter Registration Day, we recommit to upholding this belief by encouraging all eligible Americans to register to vote and exercise this essential right. The task of perfecting our Union lies with our citizens, and my Administration is dedicated to working with people across our country to empower Americans to play an active part in forging the future we all share. In that spirit, in 2013 I launched a nonpartisan commission aimed at fulfilling this task, which issued commonsense suggestions aimed at improving the voting experience. But government alone can only do so much. As a Nation, we must commit ourselves to fulfilling the critical responsibility of participating in our society. It is up to each individual citizen to exercise the right that so many struggled to obtain and protect—and when we choose not to do so, we dishonor those who laid down their lives for it. Our Nation has one of the lowest voting rates among free societies, and Americans disenfranchise themselves by disengaging from our political process too often. Our country is only as strong as the leaders we elect, and the task of democracy is not theirs alone—it is up to all our people to build the kind of world we want our children to inherit. Today, we reaffirm our enduring belief in the democratic process and set out to fulfill the most sacred and significant duty we have as Americans: to make our voices heard. On National Voter Registration Day, let us pay tribute to our legacy of liberty and self-government by registering to vote and encouraging those around us to join in the work of bettering our communities. Each of us can exercise the franchise that defines who we are as a Nation and upholds our belief in a government that reflects our determined will, our highest hopes, and our utmost aspirations. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with D0 NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim September 22, 2015, as National Voter Registration Day. I call upon all Americans to observe this day by registering to vote. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:59 Sep 23, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\24SED0.SGM 24SED0 57692 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 185 / Thursday, September 24, 2015 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-first day of September, in the year of our Lord two thousand fifteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and fortieth. [FR Doc. 2015–24518 Filed 9–23–15; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:59 Sep 23, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\24SED0.SGM 24SED0 OB#1.EPS</GPH> tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with D0 Billing code 3295–F5–P

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 185 (Thursday, September 24, 2015)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 57689-57692]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-24518]



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Vol. 80

Thursday,

No. 185

September 24, 2015

Part III





The President





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Proclamation 9327--National Voter Registration Day, 2015


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 80 , No. 185 / Thursday, September 24, 2015 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 9327 of September 21, 2015

                
National Voter Registration Day, 2015

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                The right to vote is a cornerstone of what it means to 
                be a free people: It represents the bedrock tenets of 
                equality and civic participation upon which our Nation 
                was founded. Throughout American history, courageous 
                patriots of every background and creed have fought to 
                extend this right to all and to bring our country 
                closer to its highest ideals. Voting is vital to a 
                principle at the core of our democracy--that men and 
                women of free will have the capacity to shape their own 
                destinies. On National Voter Registration Day, we 
                recommit to upholding this belief by encouraging all 
                eligible Americans to register to vote and exercise 
                this essential right.

                The task of perfecting our Union lies with our 
                citizens, and my Administration is dedicated to working 
                with people across our country to empower Americans to 
                play an active part in forging the future we all share. 
                In that spirit, in 2013 I launched a nonpartisan 
                commission aimed at fulfilling this task, which issued 
                commonsense suggestions aimed at improving the voting 
                experience. But government alone can only do so much. 
                As a Nation, we must commit ourselves to fulfilling the 
                critical responsibility of participating in our 
                society.

                It is up to each individual citizen to exercise the 
                right that so many struggled to obtain and protect--and 
                when we choose not to do so, we dishonor those who laid 
                down their lives for it. Our Nation has one of the 
                lowest voting rates among free societies, and Americans 
                disenfranchise themselves by disengaging from our 
                political process too often. Our country is only as 
                strong as the leaders we elect, and the task of 
                democracy is not theirs alone--it is up to all our 
                people to build the kind of world we want our children 
                to inherit.

                Today, we reaffirm our enduring belief in the 
                democratic process and set out to fulfill the most 
                sacred and significant duty we have as Americans: to 
                make our voices heard. On National Voter Registration 
                Day, let us pay tribute to our legacy of liberty and 
                self-government by registering to vote and encouraging 
                those around us to join in the work of bettering our 
                communities. Each of us can exercise the franchise that 
                defines who we are as a Nation and upholds our belief 
                in a government that reflects our determined will, our 
                highest hopes, and our utmost aspirations.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the 
                United States, do hereby proclaim September 22, 2015, 
                as National Voter Registration Day. I call upon all 
                Americans to observe this day by registering to vote.

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

[FR Doc. 2015-24518
Filed 9-23-15; 11:15 am]
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