Senators go Barefoot for Cause

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - By special permission, a group of senators have gone barefoot on the floor of the legislative body.

Thursday's shoeless display was part of the "One Day Without Shoes" program being held across the U.S. and other countries.

The program calls attention to the plight of children in developing countries who go into adulthood without wearing shoes.

It was started by Tom's Shoes, a relatively new company that donates a pair of shoes to children for every pair sold.

The Senate adopted a resolution by Sen. Andrew Rice supporting the program. Senate leaders suspended normal dress codes to allow the display.

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