HR 1397 - Women's Rights Movement; commend

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A RESOLUTION commending the Women's Rights Movement; and for other purposes.

Buckner, Gail M (95th) Murphy, Thomas B (18th) Davis, Grace W (48th)
Walker, Larry (141st) Skipper, Jimmy (137th) Stanley, Lanett (50th)
Status Summary HC: SC: LA: 03/18/98 H - Passed/Adopted
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House Action Senate
3/18/98 Read 1st Time
3/18/98 Passed/Adopted

HR 1397                                            LC 26 0858 
                             A RESOLUTION 
  1- 1  Commending the Women's Rights Movement; and for other 
  1- 2  purposes. 
  1- 3  WHEREAS, 1998 marks the 150th anniversary of the first 
  1- 4  Women's Rights Convention ever held to discuss the 
  1- 5  prohibition of women voting, holding public office, owning 
  1- 6  property, signing official documents, and receiving a formal 
  1- 7  education; and 
  1- 8  WHEREAS, the Declaration of Sentiments issued by the 1848 
  1- 9  convention held in Seneca Falls, New York, launched a 
  1-10  movement that unleashed and enhanced the myrid of talents 
  1-11  and intellectual abilities already possessed by women 
  1-12  throughout the United States; and 
  1-13  WHEREAS, the resulting Women's Rights Movement has had a 
  1-14  profound and undeniable impact on all aspects of American 
  1-15  life, and has opened new and well deserved opportunities for 
  1-16  women in all fields of endeavor, including among others 
  1-17  commerce, athletics, education, religion, the arts, and 
  1-18  scientific exploration; and 
  1-19  WHEREAS, the full history of this century-and-a-half of 
  1-20  efforts now spanning seven generations of unceasing work to 
  1-21  achieve equality for fully half the American population 
  1-22  still, regrettably, remains unknown and unrecognized by our 
  1-23  nation's citizens; and 
  1-24  WHEREAS, the girls and boys of today, together have lives 
  1-25  far richer and far fairer as a direct result of the Women's 
  1-26  Rights Movement, yet they have scant opportunity to know the 
  1-27  heroes and lessons of this vital movement through the 
  1-28  textbooks of most class rooms; and 
  1-29  WHEREAS, the 21st Century will find an ever-increasing need 
  1-30  for both men and women to share in the fundamental 
  1-31  responsibilities for our national life and the blessings 
  1-32  that must result from full and equal participation in 
  1-33  society. 
  1-35  REPRESENTATIVES that the members of this body recognize and 
  1-36  commend the 150th anniversary of the Women's Rights Movement 
  2- 1  under the national theme, "Living the Legacy: Women's Rights 
  2- 2  Movement 1848-1998," and call on educators, government 
  2- 3  officials, businesses, and all citizens to mark this year of 
  2- 4  celebration with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and 
  2- 5  activities that will remember with gratitude those who have 
  2- 6  contributed to the nation we envisioned, where all have by 
  2- 7  right a position of equality, fairness, justice, and 
  2- 8  freedom, the society of the State of Georgia and the United 
  2- 9  States of America. 
  2-10  BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Clerk of the House of 
  2-11  Representatives is authorized and directed to transmit an 
  2-12  appropriate copy of this resolution to Women's Rights 
  2-13  Movement. 

Clerk of the House
Robert E. Rivers, Jr., Clerk
Last Updated on 04/20/98