Rep. Melanie Stambaugh leads resolution honoring children
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SUGGESTED LEAD: Monday was the observance of President’s Day across the United States. It was also Children’s Day at the state Capitol. John Sattgast reports from Olympia.
SATTGAST: It's an annual tradition for the State House of Representatives to honor children across the state of Washington. Children of legislators and staff sat at desks on the House floor as lawmakers, including Republican Representative Melanie Stambaugh, spoke to House Resolution 4617.
STAMBAUGH: “So Mr. Speaker, if you are quiet you can hear. You can hear the generations coming. A generation of technology. A generation of connection. A generation of innovation. We, in our commitment to our children, must begin by living beyond ourselves. Create a path for generations to explore their strengths and their weaknesses and to develop a range to go the distance, building persistence, pursing life, experiencing freedom, and always choosing to love.”
SATTGAST: Puyallup Republican Melanie Stambaugh.
The resolution was adopted, both by children who were given the honor of pressing the voting machine buttons, and by lawmakers in the House of Representatives.
John Sattgast, Olympia.
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