Who endorses CHARACTER COUNTS Week?
U.S. Presidents from both parties, the U.S. Senate, governors, mayors and others issue Character Counts Week proclamations each year. These help raise awareness and draw attention to local celebrations and character-building success stories. Encourage your public officials to join the list!
- See the U.S. Presidential 2017 proclamation
- See the U.S. Senate 2017 resolution
- See the U.S. Presidential 2016 proclamation
- See the U.S. Senate 2016 resolution
- See the U.S. Presidential 2015 proclamation
- See the U.S. Senate 2015 resolution
What do state and community proclamations look like?
Here are examples from 2013 in the state of Iowa and the cities of Ames and Fort Dodge. Members of Josephson Institute’s board of governors pose with Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley following the passage of the Senate resolution in 2011. In the photo (L to R): Michael Josephson, president of Josephson Institute of Ethics; Sen. Grassley of Iowa; David Rosenberg, principal of Marsh Creek Corporate Services; Richard F. Blewitt, president and CEO, Blewitt Foundation.
“Character education programs work. Currently, there are character education programs across all 50 States in rural, urban and suburban areas at every grade level. Schools across the country that have adopted strong character education programs report better student performance, fewer discipline problems, and increased student involvement within the community.” — Sen. Chris Dodd, announcing a bipartisan resolution proclaiming National CC! Week 2009.
Read the entire speech by Senator Chris Dodd available here in PDF format.