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December 06, 2012

Plans for Obama's second inauguration have begun

Plans are shaping up for the second inauguration of President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.

The 2013 Presidential Inaugural Committee officially kicked off Thursday, announcing a preliminary schedule of events and co-chairs. Inauguration

The schedule includes a National Day of Service, in which Americans are asked to organize and participate in service projects in their communities to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

In keeping with tradition for Inauguration Days that fall on a Sunday, Obama will participate in a small private swearing-in ceremony Jan. 20. The president’s public swearing-in, the parade and the official Inaugural balls will take place on Jan. 21.  

The honorary co-chairs for the 2013 Presidential Inaugural Committee are former presidents Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.

The co-chairs are: Ambassador Matthew Barzun, national finance chair of Obama’s reelection campaign and former ambassador to Sweden; Eva Longoria, actress; Jane Stetson, national finance chair of the Democratic National Committee; and Frank White, former member of the National Advisory Council on Minority Business Enterprises.  

“Vice President Biden and I are grateful to these distinguished women and men for agreeing to serve as co-chairs and honorary co-chairs, including presidents from both sides of the aisle who have dedicated their lives to serving the American people,” Obama said in a statement. “This year’s inaugural will reflect our belief that working together, we can keep moving our country forward and fulfill the promise of the American Dream for all families.”

More information on the 2013 Presidential Inaugural Committee can be found at www.2013pic.org and on Twitter @obamainaugural.


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Great work keeping up the good spirit Obama will participate in a small private swearing-in ceremony Jan. 20.

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