“To keep America moving forward is a task that falls to all of us. Sustaining and building on all we’ve achieved—from helping more young people afford a higher education, to ending discrimination based on preexisting conditions, to tightening rules on Wall Street, to protecting this planet for our kids—that’s going to take all of us working together. Because that’s always been our story—the story of ordinary people coming together in the hard, slow, sometimes frustrating, but always vital work of self-government.
It’s been the privilege of my life to serve as your President. And as I prepare to take on the even more important role of citizen, know that I will be there with you every step of the way to ensure that this country forever strives to live up to the incredible promise of our founding—that all of us are created equal, and all of us deserve every chance to live out our dreams. And from the Obama family to yours—have a happy and blessed 2017.” — President Obama reflecting on 2016: http://go.wh.gov/sV4k4y