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Legislation #: 150304 Introduction Date: 4/23/2015
Type: Special Action Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER JAMES, JR.
Title: Declaring April 23, 2015, Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.

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4/22/2015 Filed by the Clerk's office
4/23/2015 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 150304

 

Declaring April 23, 2015, Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.

 

WHEREAS, Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day is held on the fourth Thursday of every year in the month of April and this year’s annual Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day falls on April 23, 2015; and

 

WHEREAS, the Ms. Foundation founded Take Our Daughters to Work in 1993 and in April 2003 decided to broaden the discussion about the competing challenges of work and family, understanding for girls to achieve their full potential, whether it is in the home, workplace, or community, boys also must be encouraged to reach their potential by participating fully in work, family, and community which launched Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day; and

 

WHEREAS, girls and boys want and envision a future in which research proves they can be involved in all parts of their lives. In a study conducted by the Families and Work Institute, ninety percent of students who said they plan to have a job also plan to have children, and that eighty-one percent of those girls and sixty percent of boys said they will reduce their work hours when they have children; and

 

WHEREAS, by creating an opportunity for girls and boys to share their expectations of the future in the context of seeing new opportunities, we will begin a conversation about the changes boys and girls hope for and encourage them to think now about how their dreams - both for their work and family lives - can be achieved; and

 

WHEREAS, Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work reaches a new generation at work and introduces girls and boys to a discussion about the future of their workplace through interactive workplace activities and meaningful dialogues that encourages girls and boys to think about work and home life in ways they may never have before; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby declare April 23, 2015, Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day and welcome all young women and men who are joining our workforce on this special day; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that copies hereof be presented to all City employer participants in recognition of the importance of our daughters and sons at our workplace.

 

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