THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release April 8, 1997
TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES:
Pursuant to the provisions of section 504(h) of Public Law 98-164, as amended (22 U.S.C. 4413(i)), I transmit herewith the 13th Annual Report of the National Endowment for Democracy, which covers fiscal year 1996.
The report demonstrates the National Endowment for Democracy's unique contribution to the task of promoting democracy worldwide. The Endowment has helped consolidate emerging democracies -- from South Africa to the former Soviet Union -- and has lent its hand to grass-roots activists in repressive countries -- such as Cuba, Burma, or Nigeria. In each instance, it has been able to act in ways that government agencies could not.
Through its everyday efforts, the Endowment provides evidence of the universality of the democratic ideal and of the benefits to our Nation of our continued international engagement. The Endowment has received and should continue to receive strong bipartisan support.
WILLIAM J. CLINTON
THE WHITE HOUSE,
April 8, 1997.
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