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PROCLAMATION 6547—APR. 22, 1993 107 STAT. 2643 recognize their efforts. Let us renew our spirit of volunteerism and rededicate ourselves to serving our fellow Americans. This is a time to rekindle the spirit of service. Old and yoimg, rich and poor, all of lis have roles to play in making our Nation stronger. We must serve in order to allow our children—and future generations—^to live up to their full potential. Just as important, we must serve in order to be our best as Americans and as human beings. NOW, THEREFORE, I, WILLIAM J. CLINTON, President of the United States of America, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby designate the week beginning April 18, 1993, as National Volimteer Week. I ask all Americans to join in commending the contributions volimteers make to our Nation. I lu^e every citizen to consider how, in our own ways, we can renew our Nation's hope, revitalize our people's spirit, and reclaim our country's promise. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereimto set my hand this seventeenth day of April, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and ninety- three, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and seventeenth. WILLIAM J. CLINTON Proclamation 6547 of April 22, 1993 National Credit Education Week, 1993 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Consiuner credit is an integral part of the free enterprise economy of the United States. The vast array of credit products has expanded opportunities for consumers. At the same time, this trend has increased consumers' need for simple, understandable information about their options. Informed consiuners who know their choices, rights, and responsibilities are better able to choose and use credit wisely. The prudent use of credit increases economic stability and enhances market competition. The theme of this year's observance, "Good Credit—Unlimited Opportunities," recognizes that consumers, with careful budgeting and planning, can benefit from increased choices and opportunities in today's marketplace. Credit education is crucial to helping the public use credit wisely and responsibly. A good credit record can help a consumer obtain a job, frnance a child's education, and obtain a mortgage to buy a home. Tests of adults and high school students across the Nation show that consumers in the United States are not prepared adequately to deal with complex consumer credit choices. Even though the rights of consimiers in credit transactions are guaranteed in Federal and State laws, most consmners have little understanding of their rights or of the agencies responsible for protecting these rights. Consumers clearly can benefit a great deal from expanded consumer credit education efforts. 69-194O-94-23:QL.3Part3