What’s Next from Barack and Michelle Obama
Barack Obama: Hello, everybody. After eight years in the White House, Michelle and I now rejoin all of you as private citizens. We want to thank you once again from the bottom of our hearts for giving us the incredible privilege of serving this country that we love. We also want to tell you a little about what we’ll be up to next.
Michelle Obama: First, we’re gonna take a little break. We’re finally going to get some sleep and take some time to be with our family, and just be still for a little bit. So, we might not be online quite as much as you’re used to seeing us.
Barack Obama: But before that, we want to invite you to help us with just one of the projects we’re excited to work on when we get back. Check out this website for our future Presidential Center. The Center will be based on the south side of Chicago, but it will have projects all over the city, the country, and the world. More than a library or museum, it will be a living, working center for citizenship. That’s why we want to hear from you. Tell us what you want this project to be and tell us what’s on your mind.
Michelle Obama: Send us your ideas, your hopes, your beliefs about what we can achieve together. Tell us about the young leaders and companies and organizations that inspire you. This will be your Presidential Center just as much as it is ours. So, we want you to tell us what we should be thinking about as we get to work.
Barack Obama: It’s going to take all of you and your ideas to make it a reality. As I’ve said many times before, true democracy is a project that’s much bigger than any one of us. It’s bigger than any one person, any one president, any one government. It’s a job for all of us. It requires everyday sustained effort from all of us. The work of perfecting our unions never finish and we look forward to joining you in that effort as fellow citizens.
Thank you, and we will see all of you again soon. Bye bye.