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Introduced in House (06/15/1993)

[Congressional Bills 103th Congress]
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[H.J. Res. 214 Introduced in House (IH)]

  1st Session
H. J. RES. 214

 Designating September 9, 1993, and April 21, 1994, each as ``National 
                            D.A.R.E. Day''.



                             June 15, 1993

Mr. Waxman (for himself, Mr. Wolf, Mr. Hefner, Mr. Dellums, Mr. Filner, 
Mrs. Unsoeld, Mr. McDermott, Mr. Martinez, Mr. Beilenson, Mr. Young of 
Alaska, Mr. Ramstad, Mr. Walsh, Mr. Greenwood, Mr. Towns, Mr. Bateman, 
  Mr. Deutsch, Mr. Sisisky, Mr. Barrett of Wisconsin, Mr. Rangel, Mr. 
  Holden, Mr. Bilbray, Mr. Coppersmith, Mr. Hughes, Mr. Slattery, Mr. 
Evans, Mr. Parker, Mr. Browder, Ms. Velazquez, Mr. Clyburn, Mr. Frost, 
 Mrs. Vucanovich, Mr. Ballenger, Mr. Fawell, Mr. Schaefer, Mr. Johnson 
of South Dakota, Mr. Doolittle, Mr. Ortiz, Mr. Mineta, Mr. Pickett, Mr. 
 Scott, Ms. Norton, Mr. Serrano, Mrs. Maloney, Mr. Kopetski, Mr. Fish, 
  Mr. Cramer, Mr. Gene Green of Texas, Mr. Hilliard, Mr. Regula, Mr. 
  Ridge, and Mr. Thurman) introduced the following joint resolution; 
  which was referred to the Committee on Post Office and Civil Service


                            JOINT RESOLUTION

 Designating September 9, 1993, and April 21, 1994, each as ``National 
                            D.A.R.E. Day''.

Whereas Drug Abuse Resistance Education (hereafter in this joint resolution 
        referred to as ``D.A.R.E.'') is the largest and most effective drug-use 
        prevention education program in the United States, and is now taught to 
        25,000,000 youths in school from kindergarten through grade 12;
Whereas D.A.R.E. is taught in more than 250,000 classrooms reaching all 50 
        States, Australia, New Zealand, American Samoa, Canada, Puerto Rico, the 
        Virgin Islands, Costa Rica, Mexico, Brazil, Hungary, and Department of 
        Defense Dependent Schools worldwide;
Whereas the D.A.R.E. core curriculum, developed by the Los Angeles Police 
        Department and the Los Angeles Unified School District, helps prevent 
        substance abuse among school-age children by providing students with 
        accurate information about alcohol and drugs, teaching students 
        decision-making skills, educating students about the consequences of 
        certain behaviors, and building students' self-esteem while teaching 
        them how to resist peer pressure;
Whereas D.A.R.E. provides parents with information and guidance to further the 
        development of their children and reinforce the decisions of their 
        children to lead drug-free lives;
Whereas D.A.R.E. is taught by street-wise veteran police officers with years of 
        direct experience with people whose lives were ruined by substance 
        abuse, giving them unmatched credibility;
Whereas each police officer who teaches D.A.R.E. completes 80 hours of 
        specialized training in areas such as child development, classroom 
        management, teaching techniques, and communication skills;
Whereas independent research has found that D.A.R.E. substantially impacts 
        students' attitudes toward substance use, contributes to improved study 
        habits, higher grades, decreased vandalism and gang activity, and 
        generates greater respect for police officers; and
Whereas 1993 marks the 10th year that D.A.R.E. has provided students with the 
        skills they will need as young adults to resist the temptations of drug 
        abuse: Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United 
States of America in Congress assembled,
That September 9, 1993, and April 21, 1994, are each designated as 
``National D.A.R.E. Day'', and the President of the United States is 
authorized and requested to issue a proclamation calling upon the 
people of the United States to observe such days with appropriate 
ceremonies and activities.