Blind Americans Equality Day, 2019, 55493-55494 [2019-22809]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 201 / Thursday, October 17, 2019 / Presidential Documents 55493 Presidential Documents Proclamation 9950 of October 11, 2019 Blind Americans Equality Day, 2019 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Blind Americans Equality Day pays tribute to our fellow Americans who are blind or visually impaired for their many contributions to the strength and vitality of our Nation. We renew our steadfast commitment to ensuring their full participation in our communities, workplaces, and social life. My Administration is committed to promoting policies that foster greater liberty, prosperity, and equality. We are expanding educational, social, technological, and employment opportunities for Americans with disabilities, including blind or visually impaired individuals. We have partnered with States to promote independent living and equal employment opportunities, as well as social, cultural, and athletic activities. Additionally, the President’s National Council for the American Worker is developing a national employment strategy to ensure that we have a highly qualified and trained workforce to meet our growing economic needs. We are working to address barriers to employment, combat stigmas, and confront stereotypes that make it more difficult for blind or visually impaired individuals to find and maintain employment. My Administration is also encouraging Federal contractors to take proactive steps to recruit, hire, retain, and advance blind or visually impaired people. By joint resolution approved on October 6, 1964 (Public Law 88–628), the Congress authorized the President to designate October 15 of each year as ‘‘White Cane Safety Day’’ to recognize the contributions of Americans who are blind or have impaired vision. With the strongest economy our Nation has ever experienced, these Americans are empowered to seek new opportunities for success. Today, and every day, we will continue our efforts to ensure and champion the full and active participation of all Americans, including blind or visually impaired Americans, in every facet of our society. NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, 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 October 15, 2019, as Blind Americans Equality Day, to celebrate and recognize the accomplishments and contributions of Americans who are blind or visually impaired. I call upon all Americans to observe this day with appropriate ceremonies and activities to reaffirm our commitment to achieving equality for all Americans. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:51 Oct 16, 2019 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\17OCD2.SGM 17OCD2 55494 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 201 / Thursday, October 17, 2019 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this eleventh day of October, in the year of our Lord two thousand nineteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and fortyfourth. [FR Doc. 2019–22809 Filed 10–16–19; 8:45 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:51 Oct 16, 2019 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\17OCD2.SGM 17OCD2 Trump.EPS</GPH> Billing code 3295–F0–P

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 201 (Thursday, October 17, 2019)]
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[FR Doc No: 2019-22809]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 201 / Thursday, October 17, 2019 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 9950 of October 11, 2019

                
Blind Americans Equality Day, 2019

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Blind Americans Equality Day pays tribute to our fellow 
                Americans who are blind or visually impaired for their 
                many contributions to the strength and vitality of our 
                Nation. We renew our steadfast commitment to ensuring 
                their full participation in our communities, 
                workplaces, and social life.

                My Administration is committed to promoting policies 
                that foster greater liberty, prosperity, and equality. 
                We are expanding educational, social, technological, 
                and employment opportunities for Americans with 
                disabilities, including blind or visually impaired 
                individuals. We have partnered with States to promote 
                independent living and equal employment opportunities, 
                as well as social, cultural, and athletic activities. 
                Additionally, the President's National Council for the 
                American Worker is developing a national employment 
                strategy to ensure that we have a highly qualified and 
                trained workforce to meet our growing economic needs. 
                We are working to address barriers to employment, 
                combat stigmas, and confront stereotypes that make it 
                more difficult for blind or visually impaired 
                individuals to find and maintain employment. My 
                Administration is also encouraging Federal contractors 
                to take proactive steps to recruit, hire, retain, and 
                advance blind or visually impaired people.

                By joint resolution approved on October 6, 1964 (Public 
                Law 88-628), the Congress authorized the President to 
                designate October 15 of each year as ``White Cane 
                Safety Day'' to recognize the contributions of 
                Americans who are blind or have impaired vision. With 
                the strongest economy our Nation has ever experienced, 
                these Americans are empowered to seek new opportunities 
                for success. Today, and every day, we will continue our 
                efforts to ensure and champion the full and active 
                participation of all Americans, including blind or 
                visually impaired Americans, in every facet of our 
                society.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, 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 October 15, 2019, as 
                Blind Americans Equality Day, to celebrate and 
                recognize the accomplishments and contributions of 
                Americans who are blind or visually impaired. I call 
                upon all Americans to observe this day with appropriate 
                ceremonies and activities to reaffirm our commitment to 
                achieving equality for all Americans.

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

[FR Doc. 2019-22809
Filed 10-16-19; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3295-F0-P