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Proclamations Issued by President Bush

Recent Proclamations
Feb. 4 National Consumer Protection Week Proclamation
Feb. 2 National African American History Month Proclamation
Feb. 2 American Heart Month Proclamation
Jan. 18 National Mentoring Month
Jan. 18 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Federal Holiday
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National Consumer Protection Week Proclamation
President George W. Bush signs a proclamation for national charter school week with charter school leaders in the Oval Office May 2, 2002.Each year, we recognize the important role played by public and private organizations in ensuring that the American consumer is protected from unfair practices. The theme of this year's National Consumer Protection Week is "Consumer Confidential: The Privacy Story." By focusing on consumer privacy and the protection of personal information, this week will help Americans learn more about securing their personal information and preserving privacy.

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Proclamation History
What was the first Presidential proclamation? The earliest proclamation took place when George Washington declared November 26, 1789 "a day of public thanksgiving." Rooted in the traditions established by British monarchs and royal governors, most proclamations today commemorate special occasions. The Department of State began to assign numbers to proclamations in 1907, and the Federal Register Act of 1935 required that proclamations and executive orders be published by the Federal Register.