Obama launches new website to 'improve lives of Americans'

Now Barack and Michele Obama plan on engaging community leaders to create 'the next generation of citizens'


News Desk January 21, 2017
PHOTO: AFP

As Donald Trump took power as the 45th president of the United States on Friday, former president Barack Obama launched a new website.

Hours before the inauguration, Obama and his team launched a new website for the Obama Presidential Centre in Chicago with the mission “to provide a forum for those looking to work with the centre to improve the lives of American citizens”.

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The website has been created by the Obama Foundation which is also overseeing the construction of the presidential center in Chicago.

“The centre will be based on the South Side of Chicago, but it will have projects all over the city, the country, and the world,” said Obama in a video explaining the initiative on the website.



“More than a library or a museum, it will be a living, working centre for citizenship. That’s why we want to hear from you,” he added.

Founded in 2014, the Obama Foundation is already gearing up for a quasi-political role, funneling idealistic youngsters into public life, AFP said.

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Meanwhile, Barack and Michele Obama plan on engaging community leaders to create “the next generation of citizens”.

Further, Obama also reiterated in the video that he will be active in public life following his brief vacation with family.

This article originally appeared on The Verge

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M.S. | 4 years ago | Reply This is begging of Michele Obama's political career. In 2020 she will be presidential candidate of democratic party.
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