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S.Res. 112 (is) Condemning the most recent outbreak of violence in the Republic of Congo and recognizing the threat such violence poses to the prospects for a stable democratic form of government in that country. ...
108th CONGRESS 1st Session S. RES. 111 Designating April 30, 2003, as ``Dia de los Ninos: Celebrating Young Americans'', and for other purposes. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES April 9, 2003 Mr. Hatch submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary _______________________________________________________________________ RESOLUTION Designating April 30, 2003, as ``Dia de los Ninos: Celebrating Young Americans'', and for other purposes. Whereas many nations throughout the world, and especially within the Western hemisphere, celebrate ``Dia de los Ninos'' on the 30th of April, in recognition and celebration of their country's future--their children; Whereas children represent the hopes and dreams of the people of the United States; Whereas children are the center of American families; Whereas children should be nurtured and invested in to preserve and enhance economic prosperity, democracy, and the American spirit; Whereas Hispanics in the United States, the youngest and fastest growing ethnic community in the Nation, continue the tradition of honoring their children on this day, and wish to share this custom with the rest of the Nation; Whereas 1 in 4 Americans is projected to be of Hispanic descent by the year 2050, and there are, in 2003, approximately 12.3 million Hispanic children in the United States; Whereas traditional Hispanic family life centers largely on children; Whereas the primary teachers of family values, morality, and culture are parents and family members, and we rely on children to pass on these family values, morals, and culture to future generations; Whereas more than 500,000 children drop out of school each year and Hispanic dropout rates are unacceptably high; Whereas the importance of literacy and education are most often communicated to children through family members; Whereas families should be encouraged to engage in family and community activities that include extended and elderly family members and encourage children to explore, develop confidence, and pursue their dreams; Whereas the designation of a day to honor the children of the Nation will help affirm for the people of the United States the significance of family, education, and community; Whereas the designation of a day of special recognition of children of the United States will provide an opportunity for children to reflect on their future, to articulate their dreams and aspirations, and find comfort and security in the support of their family members and communities; Whereas the National Latino Children's Institute, serving as a voice for children, has worked with cities throughout the country to declare April 30 as ``Dia de los Ninos: Celebrating Young Americans''--a day to bring together Latinos and other communities nationwide to celebrate and uplift children; and Whereas the children of a nation are the responsibility of all its people, and people should be encouraged to celebrate the gifts of children to society--their curiosity, laughter, faith, energy, spirit, hopes, and dreams: Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That the Senate-- (1) designates April 30, 2003, as ``Dia de los Ninos: Celebrating Young Americans''; and (2) requests that the President issue a proclamation calling on the people of the United States to join with all children, families, organizations, communities, churches, cities, and States across the Nation to observe the day with appropriate ceremonies, including-- (A) activities that center around children, and are free or minimal in cost so as to encourage and facilitate the participation of all our people; (B) activities that are positive, uplifting, and that help children express their hopes and dreams; (C) activities that provide opportunities for children of all backgrounds to learn about one another's cultures and share ideas; (D) activities that include all members of the family, and especially extended and elderly family members, so as to promote greater communication among the generations within a family, enabling children to appreciate and benefit from the experiences and wisdom of their elderly family members; (E) activities that provide opportunities for families within a community to get acquainted; and (F) activities that provide children with the support they need to develop skills and confidence, and find the inner strength--the will and fire of the human spirit--to make their dreams come true. <all>
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