National Family Week, 2016, 85101-85102 [2016-28466]

Download as PDF 85101 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 81, No. 226 Wednesday, November 23, 2016 Title 3— Proclamation 9544 of November 18, 2016 The President National Family Week, 2016 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Through every passing generation, families have formed the backbone of our society. With pride, passion, and a commitment to their loved ones, family members give of themselves to create opportunities they never had and forge a brighter future for themselves and their children. This week, we honor the families who have built the America we know today and reaffirm our commitment to ensuring every family can have their chance at a fair shot. Nobody should have to choose between spending time with their family and financially supporting them, and my Administration has prioritized efforts to strengthen families and address the challenges we face in our workforce. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, the uninsured rate has never been lower, and more families have been able to get quality, affordable health care. But there is more work to be done. The United States is the only advanced country that does not guarantee paid family or sick leave, and too often, American workers have to make painful choices about whether they can afford to be there when their families need them most. Workers also deserve fair work schedules that ensure predictability and certainty. And women should be paid the same as men for doing the same jobs— a principle that is not just fair and ethical, but also necessary because more women are their family’s main breadwinners than ever before. We all have a role to play in lifting up families, and the Federal Government is leading by example. To help give more families the comfort of safe and nurturing child care, my Administration published a new rule earlier this year to strengthen quality, health, and safety standards for child care programs. Earlier this year, I took action to expand overtime protections to more than 4 million workers, and because no one who works full time should have to raise their family in poverty, I have called on the Congress to raise the Federal minimum wage—in the meantime, cities, States, and businesses across our country have taken action, answering the call to raise the minimum wage and helping American families everywhere. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with D0 Families of every race, religion, and background have written America’s story and embodied our founding notion: that out of many, we are one. Adoptive and foster families open their hearts and their homes to welcome children in need, patriotic military families sacrifice precious time with their loved ones to give us the opportunity to be with ours, and last year, the families of gay and lesbian couples who fought so long for basic civil rights were finally recognized as equal under the law. Through challenging moments and difficult times, America’s families are representative of the strength and unity at the core of our communities. Their love is an enduring reminder of what is best about our country. This week, let us celebrate the devotion of dedicated family members across our Nation and pledge to give them the support they need to thrive. 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 20 through VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:58 Nov 22, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\23NOD0.SGM 23NOD0 85102 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 226 / Wednesday, November 23, 2016 / Presidential Documents November 26, 2016, 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. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this eighteenth day of November, in the year of our Lord two thousand sixteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and fortyfirst. [FR Doc. 2016–28466 Filed 11–22–16; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:58 Nov 22, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\23NOD0.SGM 23NOD0 OB#1.EPS</GPH> mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with D0 Billing code 3295–F7–P

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Vol. 81

Wednesday,

No. 226

November 23, 2016

Part IV





The President





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Proclamation 9544--National Family Week, 2016



Proclamation 9545--National Child's Day, 2016


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 81 , No. 226 / Wednesday, November 23, 2016 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 9544 of November 18, 2016

                
National Family Week, 2016

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Through every passing generation, families have formed 
                the backbone of our society. With pride, passion, and a 
                commitment to their loved ones, family members give of 
                themselves to create opportunities they never had and 
                forge a brighter future for themselves and their 
                children. This week, we honor the families who have 
                built the America we know today and reaffirm our 
                commitment to ensuring every family can have their 
                chance at a fair shot.

                Nobody should have to choose between spending time with 
                their family and financially supporting them, and my 
                Administration has prioritized efforts to strengthen 
                families and address the challenges we face in our 
                workforce. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, the 
                uninsured rate has never been lower, and more families 
                have been able to get quality, affordable health care. 
                But there is more work to be done. The United States is 
                the only advanced country that does not guarantee paid 
                family or sick leave, and too often, American workers 
                have to make painful choices about whether they can 
                afford to be there when their families need them most. 
                Workers also deserve fair work schedules that ensure 
                predictability and certainty. And women should be paid 
                the same as men for doing the same jobs--a principle 
                that is not just fair and ethical, but also necessary 
                because more women are their family's main breadwinners 
                than ever before.

                We all have a role to play in lifting up families, and 
                the Federal Government is leading by example. To help 
                give more families the comfort of safe and nurturing 
                child care, my Administration published a new rule 
                earlier this year to strengthen quality, health, and 
                safety standards for child care programs. Earlier this 
                year, I took action to expand overtime protections to 
                more than 4 million workers, and because no one who 
                works full time should have to raise their family in 
                poverty, I have called on the Congress to raise the 
                Federal minimum wage--in the meantime, cities, States, 
                and businesses across our country have taken action, 
                answering the call to raise the minimum wage and 
                helping American families everywhere.

                Families of every race, religion, and background have 
                written America's story and embodied our founding 
                notion: that out of many, we are one. Adoptive and 
                foster families open their hearts and their homes to 
                welcome children in need, patriotic military families 
                sacrifice precious time with their loved ones to give 
                us the opportunity to be with ours, and last year, the 
                families of gay and lesbian couples who fought so long 
                for basic civil rights were finally recognized as equal 
                under the law.

                Through challenging moments and difficult times, 
                America's families are representative of the strength 
                and unity at the core of our communities. Their love is 
                an enduring reminder of what is best about our country. 
                This week, let us celebrate the devotion of dedicated 
                family members across our Nation and pledge to give 
                them the support they need to thrive.

                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 20 through

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                November 26, 2016, 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.

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

[FR Doc. 2016-28466
Filed 11-22-16; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F7-P