[Update, 10/18/13: Today the White House issued a proclamation declaring Oct. 20-26 “National CHARACTER COUNTS! Week.”]
[Update, 10/17/13: Yesterday evening the U.S. Senate passed Resolution 272 “designating the week beginning October 20, 2013, as ‘National Character Counts Week.'” The bill, introduced by Sen. Chuck Grassley and cosponsored by a bipartisan group of six other senators, passed with unanimous consent.]
If you’ve browsed this blog, you know what a big deal CHARACTER COUNTS! Week is in schools and communities around the U.S. (and beyond) every year. But did you know that the U.S. Senate and the White House also get into the act?
That’s right, year after year since the Week started in 1993, elected officials in both branches of government — from both sides of the aisle — declare the third week of October a national celebration of the Six Pillars of Character. (See last year’s Senate resolution and White House proclamation.)
“This year, the bipartisan Senate resolution will be co-sponsored by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI), who have sent this letter to their colleagues to urge passage of the resolution.
If your school or community (or your own child) has benefited from CHARACTER COUNTS! programs, we hope you will contact your U.S. Senators to tell them about it. It’s easy. Just go to the U.S. Senate website to find your two senators, then send them a message asking them to vote in favor of this year’s CHARACTER COUNTS! Week resolution.”
To contact senators by U.S. Mail:
Office of Senator [Name]
United States Senate
Washington, D.C. 20510
Or phone the United States Capitol switchboard at 202-224-3121.
Thanks for your support — and, of course, for all you do every day to promote good character!