Obama urges expansion of ‘take child to work’ day

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the White House will open next month’s annual Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day to children whose parents don’t work in the building.

He’s also asking private businesses to include kids who are left out of the experience because they don’t have a workplace to visit.

Obama says in a video released Friday that aides are working with the Boys and Girls Club and the District of Columbia’s Child and Family Services Agency to invite kids from Washington to join the children of White House staffers on April 23 to learn what it’s like to work at the White House.

A highlight of Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day under Obama has been a question-and-answer session with first lady Michelle Obama.

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