Congressman Bobby Rush

Representing the 1st District of Illinois
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Rush Statement about the Obama Presidential Library

May 12, 2015
Press Release

CHICAGO — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) released the following statement after President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama announced that the Barack Obama Presidential Center, which will house the Obama Presidential Library, will be located on the South Side of Chicago:

“I am overjoyed that the Obama Presidential Library is located in the First Congressional District of Illinois. The Obama Library will attract people to the City of Chicago, the south side and the First Congressional District. It will serve as an economic engine that will create enormous opportunity for the surrounding economically distressed communities. It will be both a centerpiece and an extension to the history to the political and cultural history of this community. 

“I welcome this decision with its tremendous promise.”