April 7, 2017 - Issue: Vol. 163, No. 61 — Daily Edition115th Congress (2017 - 2018) - 1st Session
SENATE RESOLUTION 127--SUPPORTING THE GOALS AND IDEALS OF TAKE OUR DAUGHTERS AND SONS TO WORK DAY; Congressional Record Vol. 163, No. 61
(Senate - April 07, 2017)
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[Pages S2458-S2459] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] SENATE RESOLUTION 127--SUPPORTING THE GOALS AND IDEALS OF TAKE OUR DAUGHTERS AND SONS TO WORK DAY Mr. BURR (for himself and Ms. Heitkamp) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: S. Res. 127 Whereas the Take Our Daughters To Work program was created in New York City as a response to research that showed that, by [[Page S2459]] the 8th grade, many girls were dropping out of school, had low self-esteem, and lacked confidence; Whereas, in 2003, the name of the program was changed to ``Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work'' so that boys who face many of the same challenges as girls could also be involved in the program; Whereas, in 2017, the mission of the program, to develop ``innovative strategies that empower girls and boys to overcome societal barriers to reach their full potential'', fully reflects the addition of boys; Whereas the Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Foundation, a nonprofit organization, has grown to be one of the largest public awareness campaigns, with more than 39,000,000 participants annually in more than 3,000,000 organizations and workplaces representing each State; Whereas, in 2007, the Take Our Daughters To Work program transitioned to Elizabeth City, North Carolina, became known as the Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Foundation, and received national recognition for its dedication to future generations; Whereas, every year, mayors, governors, and other private and public officials sign proclamations and lend support to Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Day; Whereas the fame of the Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work program has spread overseas, with requests and inquiries being made from around the world on how to operate the program; Whereas 2017 marks the 24th anniversary of the Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work program; Whereas Take Our Daughters And Sons to Work Day will be observed on Thursday, April 27, 2017; and Whereas, by offering opportunities for children to experience activities and events, Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Day is intended to continue helping millions of girls and boys on an annual basis to examine their opportunities and strive to reach their fullest potential: Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That the Senate-- (1) recognizes the goals of introducing our daughters and sons to the workplace; and (2) commends all participants of Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Day for the-- (A) ongoing contributions that the participants make to education; and (B) vital role that the participants play in promoting and ensuring a brighter, stronger future for the United States. ____________________