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Washington – Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) today applauded unanimous Senate passage of a bipartisan resolution designating April 30, 2018 as “El Día de los Niños, Celebrating Young Americans Day” to recognize the importance of investing in the wellbeing of our nation’s Latino children.  The resolution honors children as the future of this country and brings Latinos and other groups together to underscore the power of literacy, quality education, adequate health care and proper nutrition for all children, regardless of their cultural, socio-economic and racial or ethnic background.

“I am so pleased the Senate once again unanimously passed this resolution designating April 30 ‘El Día de los Niños,’ to honor our youth and highlight the importance of nurturing our nation’s Latino children,” Sen. Menendez said.  “As the first in my family to have the opportunity to go to college, I will never stop fighting to improve educational opportunities so all children—regardless of background—can achieve their full potential.  I’m looking forward to joining families all across the nation in celebrating this multicultural day with cultural festivities and other events, promoting education and celebrating our next generation of leaders.”

The resolution asks all Americans to observe Día de los Niños by joining families, children and community-based organizations to celebrate, empower and uplift our youth through accessible and positive activities that provide cross-cultural learning opportunities and encourage literature that reflects all of the cultures and traditions present in our increasingly diverse classrooms.

The resolution was also co-sponsored by Senators Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Patty Murray (D-Wash.), and Jack Reed (D-R.I.).  Congressman Joaquin Castro (D-Texas-20) introduced a companion bill in the House of Representatives.

The full text of the resolution is available online here.

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