Last week, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed Resolution 292, designating the week beginning October 16, 2011 as “National CHARACTER COUNTS! Week.” And this weekend, President Obama proclaimed the same, writing “Our Nation’s character is engrained in our past, central to our present, and key to our future. All of us share a responsibility to preserve and uphold the values that have kept our country strong, prosperous, and free.”
The bill in the Senate was sponsored by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), along with co-sponsors Sen.Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS), Sen. Michael B. Enzi (R-WY), Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI), Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-CT), Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), Sen. Mark L. Pryor (D-AR), and Sen. John D. Rockefeller, IV (D-WV).
Happy CHARACTER COUNTS! Week, everyone!
In the photo (L to R): Scott Raecker, executive director of CHARACTER COUNTS! in Iowa; Michael Josephson; Sen. Grassley; David Rosenberg, principal of Marsh Creek Corporate Services; Richard F. Blewitt, president and CEO, Blewitt Foundation.
Raecker, Rosenberg, and Blewitt are members of the Josephson Institute’s Board of Governors, and Rosenberg is its chairman.
On Wednesday, the U.S. Senate passed Senate Resolution 292, A resolution designating the week beginning October 16, 2011, as “National Character Counts Week.”