SUBMITTED RESOLUTIONS; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 37
(Senate - February 28, 2019)

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                         SUBMITTED RESOLUTIONS

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SENATE RESOLUTION 85--RECOGNIZING THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDING 
 OF EASTERSEALS, A LEADING ADVOCATE AND SERVICE PROVIDER FOR CHILDREN 
AND ADULTS WITH DISABILITIES, INCLUDING VETERANS AND OLDER ADULTS, AND 
                     THEIR CAREGIVERS AND FAMILIES

  Mr. BROWN (for himself and Mr. Portman) submitted the following 
resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary:

                               S. Res. 85

       Whereas, on April 22, 1919, an organization now known as 
     Easterseals was formed to highlight and address the health 
     care and service needs of children with disabilities;
       Whereas, in 1945, Easterseals expanded its mission by 
     opening its programs and services to returning veterans of 
     World War II and other adults with disabilities;
       Whereas, since its inception, Easterseals has strongly 
     advocated for essential services and support for individuals 
     with disabilities and diverse needs, including by authoring a 
     ``Bill of Rights'' for children with disabilities in 1931 
     that led to government-funded disability services and by 
     increasing public awareness and support through national 
     campaigns, including its successful ``seals'' campaign;
       Whereas Easterseals has grown from humble beginnings in 
     Elyria, Ohio, to become a national network of leading 
     nonprofit organizations in States across the country that 
     deliver high-quality, local services and support to help 
     children and adults with disabilities, including veterans and 
     older adults, live independently, achieve milestones, and 
     fully participate in their communities, and to help 
     caregivers and families of children and adults with 
     disabilities;
       Whereas Easterseals partners with the Federal Government, 
     State and local governments, corporations, foundations, and 
     other entities to provide or connect individuals with 
     disabilities and their families with early childhood 
     education and intervention services, employment assistance 
     and placement services, transportation solutions, mental 
     health services, respite services, camping and recreation 
     activities, and caregiving and aging support; and
       Whereas Easterseals continues the mission and commitment to 
     service envisioned by its founder, Edgar Allen, a parent, 
     businessman, and Rotarian, who concluded, ``Your life and 
     mine shall be valued not by what we take, but by what we 
     give.'': Now, therefore, be it
       Resolved, That the Senate--
       (1) commemorates April 22, 2019, as the 100th anniversary 
     of the founding of Easterseals; and
       (2) recognizes Easterseals for--
       (A) its impact during the past 100 years in the lives of 
     millions people in the United States; and
       (B) its commitment to expanding possibilities for children 
     and adults with disabilities, including veterans and older 
     adults, to ensure that all individuals can live, learn, work, 
     and play in their communities.

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