SENATE RESOLUTION 668--EXPRESSING SUPPORT FOR THE DESIGNATION OF OCTOBER 20, 2010, AS THE ``NATIONAL DAY ON WRITING''; Congressional Record Vol. 156, No. 133
(Senate - September 29, 2010)

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   SENATE RESOLUTION 668--EXPRESSING SUPPORT FOR THE DESIGNATION OF 
          OCTOBER 20, 2010, AS THE ``NATIONAL DAY ON WRITING''

  Mr. CASEY (for himself, Mr. Roberts, Mr. Akaka, Mr. Sanders, and Mr. 
Brown of Ohio) submitted the following resolution; which was considered 
and agreed to.

                              S. Res. 668

       Whereas people in the 21st century are writing more than 
     ever before for personal, professional, and civic purposes;
       Whereas the social nature of writing invites people of 
     every age, profession, and walk of life to create meaning 
     through composing;
       Whereas more and more people in every occupation deem 
     writing as essential and influential in their work;
       Whereas writers continue to learn how to write for 
     different purposes, audiences, and occasions throughout their 
     lifetimes;
       Whereas developing digital technologies expand the 
     possibilities for composing in multiple media at a faster 
     pace than ever before;
       Whereas young people are leading the way in developing new 
     forms of composing by using different forms of digital media;
       Whereas effective communication contributes to building a 
     global economy and a global community;
       Whereas the National Council of Teachers of English, in 
     conjunction with its many national and local partners, honors 
     and celebrates the importance of writing through the National 
     Day on Writing;
       Whereas the National Day on Writing celebrates the 
     foundational place of writing in the personal, professional, 
     and civic lives of the people of the United States;
       Whereas the National Day on Writing provides an opportunity 
     for individuals across

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     the United States to share and exhibit their written works 
     through the National Gallery of Writing;
       Whereas the National Day on Writing highlights the 
     importance of writing instruction and practice at every 
     educational level and in every subject area;
       Whereas the National Day on Writing emphasizes the lifelong 
     process of learning to write and compose for different 
     audiences, purposes, and occasions;
       Whereas the National Day on Writing honors the use of the 
     full range of media for composing, from traditional tools 
     like print, audio, and video, to Web 2.0 tools like blogs, 
     wikis, and podcasts; and
       Whereas the National Day on Writing encourages all people 
     of the United States to write, as well as to enjoy and learn 
     from the writing of others: Now, therefore, be it
       Resolved, That the Senate--
       (1) supports the designation of October 20, 2010, as the 
     ``National Day on Writing'';
       (2) strongly affirms the purposes of the National Day on 
     Writing;
       (3) encourages participation in the National Galley of 
     Writing, which serves as an exemplary living archive of the 
     centrality of writing in the lives of the people of the 
     United States; and
       (4) encourages educational institutions, businesses, 
     community and civic associations, and other organizations to 
     promote awareness of the National Day on Writing and 
     celebrate the writing of the members those organizations 
     through individual submissions to the National Gallery of 
     Writing.

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