Lawmakers Pitch Obama Birthday Holiday

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Lawmakers Pitch Obama Birthday Holiday

(Springfield, IL) — President Obama’s birthday is in early August, so it’s doubtful school kids in the state will ever get his birthday off from school. But a pair of lawmakers do want to make his birthday an official state holiday. State Representative Andre Thapedi is one of two state representatives pushing to declare August 4th as Barack Obama Day in Illinois. Thapedi says now that he’s out of office, it should be easier to honor Illinois’ most recent president.

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