(By Senators Unger and Redd)

Recognizing "Comfort My Children" an international outreach program committed to human rights around the world.

Whereas, "Comfort My Children" is an international program designed to help youth learn about human rights, especially the rights of children. They have attended meetings at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, regarding strategic human rights and issues like orphans of violence around the world; and
Whereas, "Comfort My Children" has contributed in aid and assistance to numerous nations with an emphasis on children. They have collected sporting equipment, warm clothing, medical supplies, art supplies and many other much-needed items; and
Whereas, This outstanding program was cofounded by Sister Catherine Callaghan and Michael Thomas Morrow. Its members consist of Ryan Stocking, Benjamin Leung, Shayla Harris, Christina Lester, Angelique Miller and Alana Hunter; and
Whereas, "Comfort My Children" members express their views of the world through art, expressing their sights and understandings as they see them. They were responsible for the creation of "The Heartbeat of Eleanor Rooselvelt" which was a collaborative work of art by two hundred youths from sixty-three nations; and
Whereas, Eleanor Roosevelt devoted herself to humanitarian efforts. She was an advocate for the rights of the poor and disadvantaged. She is honored by the artistic exhibition of a picket fence called "The Heartbeat of Eleanor Roosevelt". Simplistic in design, yet powerful in its meaning as a witness to our security and assurance, the fence stands, with each picket joined to the other, for the embodiment of aspirations of Eleanor Roosevelt and for the advancement of human rights around the world; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate:
That the Senate hereby recognizes the outstanding contributions, dedication and commitment of "Comfort My Children" in its vigilant pursuit for the advancement of human rights around the world, especially the rights of children; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Senate commends "Comfort My Children" of its active involvement in contributing aid and assistance to nations who are suffering; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk is hereby directed to forward a copy of this resolution to "Comfort My Children".