BILL NUMBER: SCR 91 ENROLLED BILL TEXT ADOPTED IN SENATE MARCH 24, 2008 ADOPTED IN ASSEMBLY APRIL 24, 2008 INTRODUCED BY Senator Lowenthal (Principal coauthor: Assembly Member Karnette) MARCH 4, 2008 Relative to Children's Day and Children's Week. LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST SCR 91, Lowenthal. Children's Day and Children's Week. This measure would proclaim the last Saturday of April of each year as Children's Day, proclaim the last week of April of each year as Children's Week, and encourage Californians to help make our world a wonderful place. WHEREAS, Children's Day is dedicated to the hopes of the child within us all and to children everywhere; and WHEREAS, Children's Day is a special time for happiness, to love our children, to uplift and to inspire people of all ages to positive actions, and to aspire to do great things; and WHEREAS, The State of California is continuing to endeavor to set a great example by putting our children and young people and their well-being as a top priority; and WHEREAS, Children's Day reminds us all for the sake of our children to take care of our Earth, to value and support education, to make better communities and to contribute to a better world by fostering goodwill, love, peace, kindness, mutual respect, cooperative win-win attitudes, stewardship, the protection of the ecosystem and all living things, and to enact wise policies to protect children and their future; and WHEREAS, Children's Day focuses on ways to improve communities, to be better parents, people, mentors, and role models for children, and causes us to think about what we do that affects everything around us and future generations; and WHEREAS, Children's Week leading up to Children's Day is a time to encourage everyone to do things in honor of Children's Day and naturally links Earth Day and caring for our environment with Children's Day, adding to the heart and importance of both; and WHEREAS, Children's Day encourages everyone to help make our world a wonderful place; and WHEREAS, Children's Day is a gift that keeps on giving for generations to come and is a time to make good dreams come true; and WHEREAS, The Children's Day theme always will be "Do something wonderful to make our world a better place"; now, therefore, be it Resolved by the Senate of the State of California, the Assembly thereof concurring, That the Legislature hereby declares the last Saturday of April of each year as Children's Day and the last week of April of each year as Children's Week in the State of California, encourages all communities, leaders, individuals, churches, organizations, businesses, and schools to support Children's Day, and by our good example encourages communities throughout America and in our world to also celebrate Children's Day; and be it further Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate transmit copies of this resolution to the Governor and the author for appropriate distribution.