National Child's Day, 2021

CourtExecutive Office Of The President
Citation86 FR 66915
Publication Date24 November 2021
Record Number2021-25799
Presidential Documents
66915
Federal Register
Vol. 86, No. 224
Wednesday, November 24, 2021
Title 3—
The President
Proclamation 10312 of November 19, 2021
National Child’s Day, 2021
By the President of the United States of America
A Proclamation
Our Nation’s children are the kite strings that hold our national ambitions
aloft—and it is our shared responsibility to make sure that they have every
opportunity to thrive. On National Child’s Day, we recommit ourselves
to ensuring that every child in America has a fair shot at a bright future,
regardless of the gender, race, ethnicity, or the zip code they are born
into.
To support our Nation’s children, it is imperative that we work to deliver
equal access to quality child care and education, health care, good jobs
with dignity, and a clean planet. That is why I am working with the
Congress to pass my Administration’s Build Back Better plan—a trans-
formative investment in children, families, climate resilience, and the founda-
tions of our economy. The Build Back Better Act is poised to deliver high-
quality child care that all families can afford, universal access to preschool
for all 3- and 4-year-olds, lower costs for higher education so that every
child has an equal footing and opportunity to succeed, historic tax cuts
for working families raising children, the largest expansion of affordable
health care coverage since the Affordable Care Act, and the largest investment
to fight climate change in American history.
This landmark legislation will help ensure that every child has a safer
and healthier upbringing. It eases the cost burden of raising a family—
delivering a tax cut directly into the pockets of working parents. It will
help America once again set the pace around the world when it comes
to educational attainment, reversing generations of underinvestment in our
children’s development and care. It will help us cut greenhouse gas emissions
and reduce pollution so that our children can breathe clean air. With the
Bipartisan Infrastructure Act—we will also deliver high-speed internet access
to every American household and replace our Nation’s lead water pipes
so that every child can drink clean water at home and at school. I will
also continue to make the case for establishing a paid family and medical
leave program so no worker has to make the impossible choice between
work and caring for themselves or a family member.
These historic bills build on the foundation we laid with the American
Rescue Plan, which has set us on a course to reduce child poverty in
America by nearly half. The law continues to deliver critical resources
that have allowed our Nation’s children to safely return to the classroom,
and it provides essential tools to address the mental health needs of our
children and much-needed relief to families to improve maternal and child
health care.
We owe every child the opportunity to dream and flourish, supported by
adults helping to make their dreams a reality. On National Child’s Day,
we reaffirm our commitment to uplift the children in our lives and in
our communities. Their future is our future, and our Nation’s success tomor-
row relies on the care and investment we provide for our children today.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR., President of the United States
of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution
and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim November 20, 2021,
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as National Child’s Day. I call upon all government officials, educators,
volunteers, and all the people of the United States of America to observe
this day with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this nineteenth day
of November, in the year of our Lord two thousand twenty-one, and of
the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and
forty-sixth.
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