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Petition For LAX to Rename Airport “Barack Obama Los Angeles International Airport”

Petition For LAX to Rename Airport “Barack Obama Los Angeles International Airport”

Photo credit: Bill Pugliano

Many in Los Angeles just petitioned for LAX to become the first city to memorialize the late president’s accomplishments and rename the airport “Barack Obama Los Angeles International Airport.”

Obama, having lived in Eagle Rock, where he attended Occidental College from 1979-1981, and the positive impact that his administration had on California, many in the state look to celebrate the politician for his incredible accomplishments. This would call for a huge celebration for one of the (arguably) greatest presidents to have served.

Here is a list of just some of Obama’s accomplishments:

Passage of the Affordable Care Act – dropping the CA uninsured rate by 54%
Repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell
Signing the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act
Creating over 15 million jobs
The lowest unemployment in 8 years
Rescuing the American auto industry
Marriage equality becoming the law of the land
Increased fuel efficiency standards
Negotiating historic Paris Climate Agreement with nearly 200 nations
Passage Wall Street reform & established Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Increased funding for the Violence Against Women Act
Doubled production of clean energy
Protection of more public lands than any other president

If the petition does pass, LAX could be looking at a new name!