REPS. CALVERT AND SANCHEZ RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING SEPTEMBER AS “NATIONAL CHILD AWARENESS MONTH” PASSES HOUSE
Tuesday, July 20, 2010 -
Yesterday H. Res. 1219, a bipartisan resolution that expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that National Child Awareness Month should be established in the month of September passed the House by a vote of 373-0. The bill was introduced by Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA) and Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) on March 25, 2010.
“It is only fitting that the month of September is designated to bring awareness to the needs and challenges facing our children,” said Rep. Calvert. “Our future depends on the education and development of the future generation and I commend the many organizations and charities dedicated to the well-being of children. I thank my California colleague Rep. Loretta Sanchez for her work and applaud the House for moving the bill quickly and look forward to working with the Senate to have a companion resolution. I also will encourage President Obama to issue a Presidential Proclamation, designating September as National Child Awareness Month, so that the many child-focused programs of the federal government might also be highlighted.”
“The future of our country lies with America’s children,” said Rep. Sanchez. “National Child Awareness Month would recognize that reality, as well as the contributions of organizations that provide kids with access to healthcare, social services, education, and other important resources. These are the kinds of smart investments that will help our children grow and develop into responsible, productive citizens. I was proud to work with my colleague from California, Rep. Ken Calvert, to introduce this resolution and hope the Senate will quickly introduce a companion resolution.”
H. Res. 1219 supports the designation of a National Child Awareness Month in order to promote awareness of children’s charities and youth-serving organizations across the United States. The bill recognizes their efforts on behalf of children and youth as a critical contribution to the future of our Nation.