HCR 275 Passes the Senate and Establishes National Week of Recognition!
We're soooo excited! Rep. Jackie Speier (CA-12) was inspired by us to sponsor House Concurrent Resolution (H Con Res) 275. The resolution encourages that all elected officials and schools support the designation of Arts in Education Week beginning on the second Sunday of September. Rep. Speier garnered support from 101 of her colleagues in the House and the bill passed the House July 26, 2010. Since July 27, 2010 the bill was in the Senate and on December 22, 2010 (just before the end of the session) was passed! What a wonderful Christmas present and great way to start the New Year!
This is a wonderful start to our national campaign to restore arts education to all public schools. Please say thank you to your Representative if a cosponsor of H.Con.Res 275!
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We want to thank the Homiedre! company for partnering with us with their outstanding children's books What Is Love, Friendship and Imagination? A portion of their profits will go directly toward our cause in bringing the need for arts returned to public schools to the general public. Please check out their website and see for yourself these great books!