103 STAT. 3002 PROCLAMATION 5948—APR. 2, 1989 An informed and educated citizenry is essential to reducing the earth- quake risk. Federal, State, and local governments, educational institu- tions, business, industry, volunteer and service organizations, and indi- vidual citizens should increase efforts in mitigating the impact of earth- quakes on families, communities, and the Nation. The Congress, by Public Law 100-706, has designated the first week of April 1989 as "National Earthquake Awareness Week" and authorized and requested the President to issue a commemorative proclamation in observance of this week. NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE BUSH, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim the first week of April 1989 as National Earthquake Awareness Week, and I call upon all public officials and the people of the United States to observe this week with appropriate programs and activities. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-sev- enth day of March, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and eighty-nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirteenth. GEORGE BUSH Proclamation 5948 of April 2, 1989 National Child Care Awareness Week, 1989 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Parents have no greater responsibility than their children—the precious persons entrusted to their care and protection. For millions of Ameri- can families, child care is an increasingly important issue. With an in- creasing niunber of single-parent families and the proportion of mothers who work outside the home in two-parent families rising, more and more parents are seeking help in caring for their children. The majority of those needing child care turn to family members, friends, or neighbors. Others seek support from an array of nonprofit and proprietary child care providers operating in the country today. Churches and chiu'ch-affiliated programs also play a vital role in caring for our Nation's children, providing quality day care and the religious atmosphere that many parents desire. Increasing the range of child care options available to parents—^particu- larly those who head families of modest means—^will benefit the Na- tion's children, their parents, and the country as a whole. Parents need options that allow them to make the child care arrangements that best meet their families' needs and preferences. "National Child Care Awareness Week" is a time when we recognize the importance of quality child care and applaud the dedicated and concerned individuals who provide that care. It is also a time to renew our efforts to be creative and energetic in increasing the variety of child care arrangements available to parents.
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