U.S. President hints at future plans
Nov 13, 2015 U.S. President Barack Obama recently told a group of Democratic activists that he plans to remain active and engaged in politics after he leaves office.
“I will still hold the most important office in our democracy, and that’s the office of citizen. And the only thing that’s going to be happening is, is that I’ll get a chance to visit you more often because I won’t have — it won’t be such a hassle for me to move around. The point is, when I ran for this office, I did not say, “Yes, I can. Just leave it to me.” What did I say?”
While addressing the group, Obama said he’ll spend the remainder of his term in office working to get more citizens involved in issues surrounding global warming and the nation’s immigration laws.
“Yes, we can. Our unfinished business does not depend solely on me, or on a member of Congress, or the next President we elect. It depends on us — what we, the people, can do together. And that’s something that I’m going to be focusing on in my final year in office, the idea of an active, involved, engaged citizenship. That’s what I’m going to be focused on after I leave office — an engaged, active, focused citizenship. So if you want to help me, OFA, I need you to stay involved. I need you stay active. I need you to recruit other citizens. We got to keep organizing. We got to keep mobilizing. We got to lift up issues we care about. We have to pursue referendas and ballot initiatives that can move this country forward. We got to get organized at the state and local levels. We got to inform people about the issues before they vote on them. We got to make sure they turn out to vote. We got to make sure they know where their leaders stand. If their leaders don’t stand in a tenable position, we need to get new leaders. We need to keep fighting to make sure that this country is one where it doesn’t matter what you look like or where you come from, or who you love, you can make it if you try. “