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Tell President Obama and the First Lady that you want the Obama Presidential Library to come to the South Side.
  • The Obama Presidential Library offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the South Side and for all of Chicago. The South Side is the best location for an institution that will spur economic development, inspire young people, and honor President Obama’s legacy.

    Please bring the Obama Presidential Library to the South Side of Chicago!

Why the South Side

The Obama Presidential Library would bring to the South Side

  • millions of dollars in investment
  • thousands of new local jobs
  • a place of information and inspiration
  • educational and cultural programming opportunities
  • parkland, public transportation, and cultural amenities improvements
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The Library belongs on the South Side because

  • this is where President Obama began his family, career, and community outreach
  • it is a culturally vibrant and historically significant community
  • collaborators are eager to partner with the Library
  • it would be the first truly urban Presidential Library
  • it would be accessible to millions of visitors per year
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