We’ve had a lot of Back to the Future related promises made to us for 2015. First, Nike teased us and said that power laces were coming this year. Our own Kyle Hill even took a spin on a real life hoverboard prototype, but the chances of the board making it into stores by the end of the year is unlikely. Thankfully, because this America and we get important things done, a new petition has been submitted to WhiteHouse.gov asking President Obama to declare October 21, 2015 National Back to the Future Day!
As the petition explains, “Oct 21 2015 is, of course, the day that Marty and Doc time-traveled forward to in the Delorean. And what better way to commemorate this momentous and historic day (and one of America’s most beloved films of the last 30 years)? Here’s what happened: I was standing on the edge of my toilet hanging a clock, the porcelain was wet, I slipped, hit my head on the sink, and when I came to I had a revelation…a vision….that the President should proclaim October 21, 2015 – National Back to the Future Day. We don’t even need plutonium, 1.21 giggawatts or a flux capacitor, just the Presidential Proclamation power granted by 16 USC 431…and, of course, 100,000 signatures on this petition.” The creators of the petition also have one more request: “Also, can you put NASA on hoverboards, please??”
The petition needs to reach 100,000 signatures as of February 5, 2015 for President Obama to consider it. So what are you waiting for?! Click here to make it happen. As both George and Marty McFly once said: