HR 1156 - Read Across America campaign; endorse

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A RESOLUTION endorsing the Read Across America campaign; and for other purposes.

Porter, DuBose (143rd) Taylor, Maretta M (134th) O'Neal, Earl L (75th)
Hugley, Carolyn F (133rd) Sherrill, Tom (62nd) Purcell, Ann R (147th)
Status Summary HC: SC: LA: 02/23/98 H - Passed/Adopted
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House Action Senate
2/23/98 Read 1st Time
2/23/98 Passed/Adopted

HR 1156                                            LC 27 0526 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                             A RESOLUTION 
 
  1- 1  Endorsing the Read Across America campaign; and for other 
  1- 2  purposes. 
 
  1- 3  WHEREAS, Read Across America is a new campaign sponsored by 
  1- 4  the Georgia Association of Educators, the National Education 
  1- 5  Association, the Georgia Parent Teachers Association, and 
  1- 6  the National Parent Teachers Association to motivate 
  1- 7  children to read; and 
 
  1- 8  WHEREAS, the Georgia Association of Educators, the National 
  1- 9  Education Association, the Georgia Parent Teachers 
  1-10  Association, and the National Parent Teachers Association 
  1-11  are calling for every child in every community to be in the 
  1-12  company of a book on the evening of March 2, 1998, in 
  1-13  celebration of Dr. Seuss' birthday; and 
 
  1-14  WHEREAS, it is beyond dispute that when children read 
  1-15  outside of school they do better in school; and 
 
  1-16  WHEREAS, it is also true that one of the most important 
  1-17  things parents can do is read to their children; and 
 
  1-18  WHEREAS, the members of this body stand firmly committed to 
  1-19  promoting reading as the catalyst for our students' future 
  1-20  academic success, their preparation for Georgia's jobs of 
  1-21  the future, and their ability to compete in a global 
  1-22  economy; and 
 
  1-23  WHEREAS, the members of this body believe in the importance 
  1-24  of community involvement in the education of our youth, 
  1-25  grounded in the principle that educational investment is the 
  1-26  key to the community's well-being and long-term quality of 
  1-27  life. 
 
  1-28  NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF 
  1-29  REPRESENTATIVES that the members of this body call on the 
  1-30  citizens of Georgia to assure that every child is in a safe 
  1-31  place reading together with a caring adult on the evening of 
  1-32  March 2, 1998. 
 
  1-33  BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the members of this body 
  1-34  enthusiastically endorse Read Across America, sponsored by 
  1-35  the Georgia Association of Educators, the National Education 
 
 
 
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  2- 1  Association, the Georgia Parent Teachers Association, and 
  2- 2  the National Parent Teachers Association and urge our 
  2- 3  communities to engage in programs and activities to make 
  2- 4  Georgia's children the best readers in the world. 
 
  2- 5  BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Clerk of the House of 
  2- 6  Representatives is authorized and directed to transmit an 
  2- 7  appropriate copy of this resolution to the Georgia 
  2- 8  Association of Educators and the Georgia Parent Teachers 
  2- 9  Association. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Clerk of the House
Robert E. Rivers, Jr., Clerk
Last Updated on 04/20/98

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