WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.) introduced a Senate resolution today to recognize the contributions of American entrepreneurs and officially establish National Entrepreneurs’ Day as a federally recognized observance day. The Moran-Booker Senate resolution aims to have Congress identify the third Tuesday of every November as National Entrepreneurs’ Day.
“National Entrepreneurs’ Day celebrates the individuals who are the foundation of our country and strength of our economy,” Sen. Moran said. “We recognize that innovative new businesses are critical components of economic growth, and devoting one day a year to celebrating startups is a small step toward securing future economic success and a better tomorrow.”
“Today and every day of the year, entrepreneurs deserve to be honored and celebrated for their contributions,” Sen. Booker said. “National Entrepreneurs’ Day recognizes the role these innovative individuals play in fueling our economy and expanding opportunity in New Jersey and communities across the country. Now more than ever, we need their entrepreneurial energy to inspire the next generation of business leaders.”
This year, National Entrepreneurs’ Day is celebrated today, Nov. 17, 2015. National Entrepreneurs’ Day was established in 2010 by David Hauser and Siamak Taghaddos, co-founders of Grasshopper, an organization that helps entrepreneurs to establish a phone system for their businesses, and Amir Tehrani, entrepreneur and co-founder of The Legacy Foundation, a nonpartisan educational organization that promotes free enterprise. The group successfully petitioned President Obama to proclaim National Entrepreneurs’ Day as a holiday in 2010.