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President John F. Kennedy Reminds You to Vote November 6th (PSA)

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Published on Nov 1, 2012

President John F. Kennedy encourages you to show how strongly you believe in our democracy by exercising your right to vote on Tuesday, November 6. The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza is proud to present his significant message. To see additional films, photos, documents and oral histories from the Museum's collection, visit our online collections database (http://emuseum.jfk.org).

About this film:
Three days after the informal end to the Cuban Missile Crisis, President John F. Kennedy filmed a public service announcement urging Americans to vote. His message was filmed on October 31, 1962, in the Fish Room (now the Roosevelt Room) in the West Wing of the White House. In the 43-second, black & white address, President Kennedy reminded viewers of the importance of voting to show the strength and importance of American freedom and democracy.

The film, one of an unknown number of copies, was obtained by The Sixth Floor Museum and is now preserved in its permanent collection. Since the President referred to the specific date of the upcoming midterm election - Tuesday, November 6 - the film's message was immediately outdated after that day. Now, 50 years later, the exact same day and date mark another significant election, making President Kennedy's message even more timely.
See the video in our Online Collections Database http://eMuseum.jfk.org/view/objects/a...

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