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(By Senators Foster, Snyder, Stollings, Plymale, Chafin, Kessler, Jenkins, Green, Edgell, Oliverio, Prezioso, Barnes, Unger, D. Facemire, White and Wells)

Designating Wednesday, March 4, 2009, as "Social Work Day" at the Legislature.

Whereas, Social workers have the right education and experience to guide individuals, families and communities through complex issues and choices; and
Whereas, Social workers connect individuals, families and communities to available resources; and
Whereas, Social workers are dedicated to improving the society in which we live and are positive and compassionate professionals; and
Whereas, Social workers stand up for others to make sure everyone has access to the same basic rights, protection and opportunities; and
Whereas, Social workers are advocates for children and others who are vulnerable in our society. They have been a driving force behind important social movements at home and abroad; and
Whereas, Social work is an essential but dangerous profession, as evidence by the untimely death of Brenda Lee Yeager of Hamlin, Lincoln County, a social worker who was killed on July 30, 2008; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate:
That the Senate hereby designates Wednesday, March 4, 2009, as "Social Work Day" at the Legislature; and, be it
Further Resolved, The Senate hereby recognizes the dedication and commitment of social workers to our communities throughout our great state; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk is hereby directed to forward a copy of this resolution to the appropriate representatives celebrating Social Work Day.
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