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Burr Resolution Introduces Children to Employment Opportunities

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Location: Washington, DC

Last night, a resolution introduced by U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) titled Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, legislation designed to create inspiring educational experiences for America's children, passed the Senate. This resolution designates April 26, 2012 as Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. Senators Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX), Mary Landrieu (D-LA), and Kay Hagan (D-NC) are original cosponsors of the resolution.

"America is in the midst of a dropout crisis, and Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day will help expose our children to the opportunities that are available to them after they complete their education," Senator Burr said. "This program shows our sons and daughters what they are working towards so they know the value and sense of purpose that come with an education and career goals."

Headquartered in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, the Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day Foundation is one of the largest public awareness campaigns in America with over 37,000,000 participants annually in over 3,000,000 workplaces in every state in the country.


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