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Download as PDF Vol. 80 Wednesday, No. 227 November 25, 2015 Part III The President tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with D1 Proclamation 9371—National Family Week, 2015 Proclamation 9372—Thanksgiving Day, 2015 VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:22 Nov 24, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4717 Sfmt 4717 E:\FR\FM\25NOD1.SGM 25NOD1 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with D1 VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:22 Nov 24, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4717 Sfmt 4717 E:\FR\FM\25NOD1.SGM 25NOD1 73939 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 80, No. 227 Wednesday, November 25, 2015 Title 3— Proclamation 9371 of November 20, 2015 The President National Family Week, 2015 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Across the range of diverse experiences and traditions that have been written into our Nation’s story, family has remained a steadfast and common foundation. Every day, families offer comfort and support to one another with enduring and unconditional love and they contribute to their communities and our country. During National Family Week, we uplift and honor the families that give so much to forge a brighter future for themselves and for America. All families deserve every opportunity to thrive, and the Affordable Care Act has given millions of American families the peace of mind that comes with health insurance. My Administration is dedicated to helping working families feel more secure in a constantly changing economy, and I have pushed to make paid family leave available for all, so that new parents can spend time with their newborns and still support their families. And because too many hardworking people are still forced to choose between a paycheck and caring for a sick child or an elderly relative at home, I have taken action to help States enact paid leave and paid sick leave laws of their own. Additionally, I continue to call on the Congress to pass the Healthy Families Act, which would allow working women and men to earn up to one week of paid sick leave per year—precious time that could be used to care for themselves and their families. Raising the minimum wage is one of the best ways to give a well-earned boost to working families. Benefiting employees, businesses, and our whole economy, raising the wage will help Americans from all walks of life breathe easier knowing they can pay their bills and provide for their loved ones at the same time. Moreover, to secure the promise of happy and healthy golden years for our Nation’s seniors, we will continue working to provide more Americans with access to strong and flexible retirement plans that are stable and affordable. And because we have a sacred obligation to the men and women who give so much to defend our country and our freedom, my Administration has taken action to improve mental health care and education services for veterans, service members, and their families. Joining Forces, an initiative launched by First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, is also working to support our selfless military families by connecting them with the resources and services they deserve. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with D1 It is the responsibility of all Americans to build a country future generations will be proud of and inspired by. This week, let us reflect on and applaud the hard work, resilience, and dedication of our families. As we reminisce on warm memories and share in the joy and love family can provide, let us also pledge to lift up our loved ones and recommit to the family bonds that have strengthened the fabric of our Nation. 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 November 22 through November 28, 2015, as National Family Week. I invite all States, communities, and individuals to join in observing this week with appropriate ceremonies and activities to honor our Nation’s families. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:22 Nov 24, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\25NOD1.SGM 25NOD1 73940 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 227 / Wednesday, November 25, 2015 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twentieth day of November, 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. 2015–30251 Filed 11–24–15; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:22 Nov 24, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\25NOD1.SGM 25NOD1 OB#1.EPS</GPH> tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with D1 Billing code 3295–F6–P

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 227 (Wednesday, November 25, 2015)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-30251]



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Vol. 80

Wednesday,

No. 227

November 25, 2015

Part III





The President





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Proclamation 9371--National Family Week, 2015



Proclamation 9372--Thanksgiving Day, 2015


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 80 , No. 227 / Wednesday, November 25, 2015 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 9371 of November 20, 2015

                
National Family Week, 2015

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Across the range of diverse experiences and traditions 
                that have been written into our Nation's story, family 
                has remained a steadfast and common foundation. Every 
                day, families offer comfort and support to one another 
                with enduring and unconditional love and they 
                contribute to their communities and our country. During 
                National Family Week, we uplift and honor the families 
                that give so much to forge a brighter future for 
                themselves and for America.

                All families deserve every opportunity to thrive, and 
                the Affordable Care Act has given millions of American 
                families the peace of mind that comes with health 
                insurance. My Administration is dedicated to helping 
                working families feel more secure in a constantly 
                changing economy, and I have pushed to make paid family 
                leave available for all, so that new parents can spend 
                time with their newborns and still support their 
                families. And because too many hardworking people are 
                still forced to choose between a paycheck and caring 
                for a sick child or an elderly relative at home, I have 
                taken action to help States enact paid leave and paid 
                sick leave laws of their own. Additionally, I continue 
                to call on the Congress to pass the Healthy Families 
                Act, which would allow working women and men to earn up 
                to one week of paid sick leave per year--precious time 
                that could be used to care for themselves and their 
                families.

                Raising the minimum wage is one of the best ways to 
                give a well-earned boost to working families. 
                Benefiting employees, businesses, and our whole 
                economy, raising the wage will help Americans from all 
                walks of life breathe easier knowing they can pay their 
                bills and provide for their loved ones at the same 
                time. Moreover, to secure the promise of happy and 
                healthy golden years for our Nation's seniors, we will 
                continue working to provide more Americans with access 
                to strong and flexible retirement plans that are stable 
                and affordable. And because we have a sacred obligation 
                to the men and women who give so much to defend our 
                country and our freedom, my Administration has taken 
                action to improve mental health care and education 
                services for veterans, service members, and their 
                families. Joining Forces, an initiative launched by 
                First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, is also 
                working to support our selfless military families by 
                connecting them with the resources and services they 
                deserve.

                It is the responsibility of all Americans to build a 
                country future generations will be proud of and 
                inspired by. This week, let us reflect on and applaud 
                the hard work, resilience, and dedication of our 
                families. As we reminisce on warm memories and share in 
                the joy and love family can provide, let us also pledge 
                to lift up our loved ones and recommit to the family 
                bonds that have strengthened the fabric of our Nation.

                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 November 22 through 
                November 28, 2015, as National Family Week. I invite 
                all States, communities, and individuals to join in 
                observing this week with appropriate ceremonies and 
                activities to honor our Nation's families.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                twentieth day of November, 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. 2015-30251
Filed 11-24-15; 11:15 am]
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