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Obamas Revealed This Right After Leaving The White House

Former President Barack Obama and ex-first lady Michelle Obama are asking Americans to come up with ideas for the Obama Foundation. The new foundation is described as a “startup for citizenship” based on the South Side of Chicago.

“More than a library or museum, it will be a living, working center for citizenship,” Obama commented in a video message about the foundation. “That's why we want to hear from you. Tell us what you want this project to be.”

The website for the Obama Foundation notes the organization will “focus on developing the next generation of citizens — and what it means to be a good citizen in the 21st century.”

The Obamas are encouraging Americans from all walks of life to submit recommendations for projects for the new foundation. Note that the projects funded by the foundation will take place “all over the city, country and world.”

“True democracy is a project that’s much bigger than any one of us,” Obama exhorted in the video. “It’s bigger than any one person, any one president, any one government. It’s a job for all of us.”

In somewhat curious timing, the Obama Foundation video was released just a few hours prior to President Trump’s inauguration.

Of interest, Obama met with Trump in the White House the Friday before the inauguration, and the Obamas and Trumps traveled together to the inauguration ceremony later that day.

However, before the former first couple begin to work full time on their foundation, they are going to enjoy an extended break. The Obamas traveled to Palm Springs, Calif., for their final flight on Air Force One following the inauguration. The family then traveled to Hawaii for a few days, and next moved on to Richard Branson’s Nekker Island Resort in the Caribbean.

The Obama Foundation is managed by family friend Marty Nesbitt and former White House political director David Simas. One purpose of the foundation is to raise funds for Obama's presidential library.

Source: The Hill
Photo: Marc Nozell/Flickr

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