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Sep 22, 2014

President Obama Signs Declaration to Fulfill Promise of America: Declaration calls for national commitment to children

On Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, President Barack Obama became the seventh consecutive president to sign a declaration calling on all Americans to do more to help young people in America reach their full potential. In an Oval Office ceremony, Obama added his signature to the Presidents’ Declaration to Fulfill the Promise of America. The Declaration, the centerpiece of the Presidents’ Summit for America’s Future in Philadelphia in 1997, originally was signed by then-President Bill Clinton; former presidents Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, and George H.W. Bush; and Nancy Reagan on behalf of Ronald Reagan. In July 2001, President George W. Bush added his signature.