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Barack Obama Day
Obama Day
is a day of recognition that will occur every August 4, starting from 2018, in the state of Illinois for Barack Obama, who was a member of the Illinois
Senate from 1997–2004, represented the state in the United States Senate from 2005–2008, and was the President of the United States from 2009–2017. Similar to other commemorative holidays, it is not a legal state holiday, meaning workplaces are not closed on the day. It is held on President Obama's birthday annually. [1]


1 History

1.1 Perry County, Alabama 1.2 Illinois

2 Other recognition days 3 Legislative history 4 References

History[edit] Perry County, Alabama[edit] Perry County, Alabama, declared the second Monday of November to be Barack Obama
Barack Obama
Day.[2] Illinois[edit] A first version of the bill planned for the Obama Day
Obama Day
celebration to be a state holiday. The bill was introduced by Reps André Thapedi
André Thapedi
and Sonya Harper but it was rejected by the House in March 2017.[3] A few months later, Illinois
Senate Bill 55 was passed by Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner
Bruce Rauner
on August 4, 2017. The bill was introduced to the senate floor by Senator Emil Jones III,[citation needed] and passed both houses of the Illinois
General Assembly on May 19, 2017 with no votes against it, though several legislators abstained from the vote.[citation needed] It was handed to the governor for approval on June 16 of that year.[4] A previous bill that also designated a holiday for President Obama
on his birthday was not passed earlier in 2017, due to economic concerns to it being a legal holiday. The bill was introduced by Representatives Andre Thapedi
Andre Thapedi
and Sonya Harper. The latter sponsored the later, successful bill.[5] President Barack Obama is one of four presidents from Illinois, the other three being Abraham Lincoln, Ronald Reagan, and Ulysses S. Grant. Other recognition days[edit] Main article: Obama
Day Since the United States
United States
presidential election of 2008, Obama Day
Obama Day
is celebrated annually on November 6 in Kenya, the country from which President Obama's father, Barack Obama
Barack Obama
Sr., originated.[6] Legislative history[edit]

Session Short description Synopsis as introduced Bill number Date introduced Senate Assembly Governor Sponsors

100th Barack Obama
Barack Obama
Day Amends the State Commemorative Dates Act. Provides that August 4 of each year is designated as Barack Obama
Barack Obama
Day. SB 0055 Prefiled December 28, 2016 Passed the Senate 47–0 Passed the House 87–0 Signed into Law by the Governor on August 4, 2017

Senators Emil Jones III, Jacqueline Y. Collins, Patricia Van Pelt, Iris Y. Martinez, Mattie Hunter, Terry Link, and Donne E. Trotter Representatives Marcus C. Evans Jr., Sonya M. Harper, Litesa E. Wallace, Carol Ammons, William Davis, Juliana Stratton, La Shawn K. Ford, Al Riley


^ Carter, Brandon (August 6, 2017). " Illinois
makes ' Barack Obama
Barack Obama
Day' a state holiday". TheHill. Retrieved August 7, 2017.  ^ "Renamed schools, streets mark early tributes to Obama". USA Today. January 26, 2009. Retrieved November 23, 2013.  ^ " Illinois
Lawmakers Reject ' Barack Obama
Barack Obama
Day': Report". Nbcchicago.com. 21 March 2017. Retrieved 6 November 2017.  ^ " Illinois
General Assembly – Bill Status for SB0055". www.ilga.gov. Retrieved August 7, 2017.  ^ " Illinois
Lawmakers Reject ' Barack Obama
Barack Obama
Day': Report". NBC Chicago. Retrieved August 7, 2017.  ^ " Kenya
declares holiday for Obama". BBC News. November 5, 2008. Retrieved August 22, 2017. 

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Barack Obama

44th President of the United States
President of the United States
(2009–2017) U.S. Senator from Illinois
(2005–2008) Illinois
Senator from the 13th district (1997–2004)

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