Obamas ask Americans to help shape presidential library in Chicago

Barack and Michelle Obama are no longer in the White House, and while we’re all sad to see them go, they are already working on their next project: the presidential library in Chicago.

Just hours before Donald Trump was sworn into office, the new website for the Obama Foundation released a two-minute video in which the now-former First Family asked for help in shaping their legacy in the form of the library.

“We want to invite you to help us with just one of the projects we’re excited to work on,” Barack Obama said, directing anyone with ideas to a new website called Obama.org.

“Send us your ideas, your hopes, your beliefs about what we can achieve together,” Michelle Obama said. “Tell us about the young leaders and companies and organizations that inspire you. This will be your presidential center just as much as it is ours.”

Barack Obama added that fundraising would begin to ramp up shortly after he leaves office.

“The work of perfecting our union is never finished,” he said. “And we look forward to joining you in that effort as fellow citizens.”