April 21, 2011

PowerTalk 21 Day

[Page: S2546]  GPO's PDF 

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Ms. KLOBUCHAR (for herself and Mr. Vitter) submitted the following resolution; which was considered and agreed to:

S. Res. 157

Whereas the goal of PowerTalk 21 Day is to encourage parents and caregivers to embrace their important role in influencing the decisions of the young people of the United States about drinking alcohol;

Whereas high school students who use alcohol or other substances are 5 times more likely to drop out of school or believe good grades are not important;

Whereas teen alcohol use kills about 6,000 people each year, more than all other illegal drugs combined; and

Whereas 74 percent of kids say that their parents are their primary influence when it comes to decisions about drinking alcohol: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the Senate--

(1) designates April 21, 2011, as ``PowerTalk 21 Day'';

(2) recognizes the importance of parents talking with their teens about alcohol; and

(3) urges all people of the United States to join in the efforts to raise awareness of the importance of parents and teens talking together about alcohol in order to reduce the risks and dangers posed to teens and communities by underage drinking.

(Senate - April 14, 2011)

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