The President said that the work in the White house convinced him of the possibility of change
President Barack Obama will arrive in Chicago, where he began his incredible political career to urge Americans not to lose faith in the future regardless of how they treat the next President.
Thousands of people will gather in the Congress center of McCormick Place to hear the closing speech Obama as President, which he will deliver on Tuesday.
In the speech will reflect the achievements of Obama during his eight-year tenure as President. He also intends “to inspire people is seeking in the struggle for democracy,” he said, speaking to reporters Monday, White house senior adviser Valerie Garett.
“I’ll share memories about how doing organizational work at the local level, in fact, immediately after graduation, I felt as restored my faith in America’s ability to effect change in our democracy,” Obama said in a video message from the White house, anticipating his statement.
Obama said that after eight years as President, he learned two main lessons: that Americans are good and that change is possible. “The system will respond to how ordinary people come together in an attempt to lead the country in a right direction,” he said.
According to the former press Secretary of the White house, Jen Psaki, presidential farewell speech will be shorter than the report to Congress on the situation in the country, the duration of which in the period of the Obama presidency has averaged 63 minutes.
Obama leaves the White house as a relatively popular President, whose work is supported by 57 percent of Americans. This is evidenced by the results of the survey research Center of public policy the Associated Press-NORC published on the eve of his speech.