HR 857 - National Council of Negro Women; invite certain members to House

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A RESOLUTION recognizing the National Council of Negro Women and inviting members of the organization to appear before the House of Representatives; and for other purposes.

Brooks, Tyrone (54th) Teague, Sharon Beasley (58th) Mobley, Barbara J (69th)
Turnquest, Henrietta (73rd) McClinton, JoAnn (68th) Hugley, Carolyn F (133rd)
Status Summary HC: Rules SC: LA: 02/16/98 H - Passed/Adopted
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House Action Senate
1/27/98 Read 1st Time
2/16/98 Favorably Reported
2/16/98 Passed/Adopted

HR 857                                             LC 19 3716 
                             A RESOLUTION 
  1- 1  Recognizing the National Council of Negro Women and inviting 
  1- 2  members of the organization to appear before the House of 
  1- 3  Representatives; and for other purposes. 
  1- 4  WHEREAS, the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) was 
  1- 5  founded by renowned educator Mary McLeod Bethune on December 
  1- 6  5, 1935; and 
  1- 7  WHEREAS, for over 60 years, NCNW has carried on the vision 
  1- 8  of its founder striving to fulfill her enduring legacy by 
  1- 9  sponsoring community programs and projects which focus on 
  1-10  education, economics, hunger, homelessness, health issues, 
  1-11  teenage pregnancy, political awareness, and leadership; and 
  1-12  WHEREAS, NCNW is supported by a coalition of 34 affiliate 
  1-13  organizations and over 257 community based sections, with an 
  1-14  outreach to more than four million women throughout the 
  1-15  nation and in five African countries; and 
  1-16  WHEREAS, the southeastern region of NCNW coordinates 
  1-17  national projects and supports the activities of ten Georgia 
  1-18  sections which include the cities of Atlanta, Augusta, 
  1-19  Columbus, and Savannah; the counties of Camden, Clayton, and 
  1-20  DeKalb; Spelman College; and active youth sections in the 
  1-21  City of Atlanta and DeKalb County; and 
  1-22  WHEREAS, the black family reunion celebration, which is the 
  1-23  largest annual project sponsored by NCNW, will be held in 
  1-24  Atlanta, June 12 through 14, 1998; and 
  1-25  WHEREAS, an exemplary background in academic and community 
  1-26  service will enable newly appointed national president Dr. 
  1-27  Jane E. Smith to continue the strong tradition of leadership 
  1-28  established by chairperson and president emerita Dr. Dorothy 
  1-29  I. Height; and 
  1-30  WHEREAS, NCNW invites the membership and participation of 
  1-31  women and girls of all races, ethnic origins, and economic 
  1-32  and social backgrounds who wish to address themselves to the 
  1-33  concerns of minority women and their families; and 
  1-34  WHEREAS, Wednesday, February 18, 1998, is NCNW Day at the 
  1-35  State Capitol. 
  2- 2  REPRESENTATIVES that the members of this body recognize and 
  2- 3  applaud the commitment of the members of the National 
  2- 4  Council of Negro Women and their contributions to public 
  2- 5  service in our communities, with special appreciation to 
  2- 6  those in the State of Georgia. 
  2- 7  BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the members of the National 
  2- 8  Council of Negro Women are invited to appear before the 
  2- 9  House of Representatives on Wednesday, February 18, 1998, at 
  2-10  a time to be set by the Speaker of the House of 
  2-11  Representatives. 

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