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Commending Century Council

Floor Speech

Location: Washington, DC

COMMENDING CENTURY COUNCIL -- (House of Representatives - October 20, 2005)

(Ms. ROS-LEHTINEN asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend her remarks.)

Ms. ROS-LEHTINEN. Mr. Speaker, I rise on behalf of the Congressional Hispanic Conference to recognize the Century Council and Nickelodeon for their creation of an innovative new program to educate middle school kids about underaged drinking.

The Century Council is a national not-for-profit organization funded by America's leading distillers to develop and implement programs designed to combat drunk driving and underaged drinking.

The Congressional Hispanic Conference has teamed up with Century Council and Nickelodeon to launch Ask, Listen, Learn: Kids and Alcohol Do Not Mix. The program helps adults and children communicate early and often about this important issue in a format and a language designed specifically for them.

I commend the Century Council and Nickelodeon for giving Hispanic parents and children across the Nation such a valuable communications tool to initiate these critically important discussions regarding the dangers of alcohol.

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