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HR-59 (2019-2020)

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House Resolution
No. 59

Introduced by Assembly Member Blanca Rubio

August 19, 2019

Relative to Red Ribbon Week.


HR 59, as introduced, Blanca Rubio.

WHEREAS, Community Alliances for Drug-Free Youth, Inc. (CADFY), a statewide nonprofit organization, the office of the Governor, the office of the Attorney General, the State Department of Education, the California State Parent Teacher Association, and over 100 other statewide agencies, departments, and organizations have been strong advocates for Red Ribbon Week; and
WHEREAS, The National Family Partnership initiated the Red Ribbon Campaign after United States Drug Enforcement Administration agent Enrique “Kiki” S. Camarena was killed in Mexico by drug traffickers in 1985; and
WHEREAS, Parents, youth, schools, businesses, law enforcement, religious institutions, service organizations, senior citizens, medical and military personnel, sports teams, and others concerned about the effects of drugs on our communities will demonstrate their commitment to drug-free, healthy lifestyles by wearing and displaying red ribbons during this weeklong celebration; and
WHEREAS, Securing a safe and healthy future for our children is directly threatened by drug abuse, and awareness of this problem will help individuals in fighting drug abuse; and
WHEREAS, The objective of Red Ribbon Week will be to promote this view through drug prevention, education, parental involvement, and communitywide support; and
WHEREAS, The Assembly of the State of California has further committed its resources to ensure the success of the Red Ribbon Week celebration; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the Assembly of the State of California, That the Assembly hereby proclaims its support for the Red Ribbon Week celebration by proclaiming the period of October 23, 2019, to October 31, 2019, inclusive, and October 23, 2020, to October 31, 2020, inclusive, as Red Ribbon Week; and be it further
Resolved, That the Assembly encourages all Californians to help build drug-free communities and to participate in drug prevention activities by making a visible statement that we are firmly committed to healthy, productive, and drug-free lifestyles; and be it further
Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly transmit copies of this resolution to the Governor, and to the author for appropriate distribution throughout the state.