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Obama to Announce Presidential Library Site Tomorrow

If you’ve been wondering where President Obama’s presidential center/library will be located . . . you will know tomorrow:

Tomorrow, The Barack Obama Foundation will announce the home of the future Barack Obama Presidential Center. The Foundation will release the announcement at 6am ET/5am CT and convene a press conference in Chicago — where the Foundation is based — at 1 p.m. ET. The press conference will also be webcast live on the Obama Foundation website: http://act.barackobamafoundation.org/live.

The Barack Obama Foundation was formed in January 2014 by close family and friends of the President and First Lady in order to oversee the building, construction, design, and planning processes for a future Obama Presidential Center. Over the last 14 months, the Foundation has evaluated more than a dozen potential sites through an RFP process and considered a number of key factors, such as transportation and accessibility, economic development opportunities, community interest and engagement and the potential for academic and programmatic collaboration.

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