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SCR-17 Read Across America Day.(2019-2020)

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Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 17
CHAPTER 17

Relative to Read Across America Day.

[ Filed with Secretary of State  March 14, 2019. ]

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SCR 17, Leyva. Read Across America Day.
This measure would recognize March 1, 2019, as Read Across America Day, and would call upon all Californians to observe this day by participating in appropriate ceremonies and activities.
Fiscal Committee: NO  

WHEREAS, Reading is the building block to learning and the foundation for future success; and
WHEREAS, In 1998, the National Education Association celebrated the Read Across America campaign to raise awareness about the importance of reading; and
WHEREAS, The California Teachers Association celebrates Read Across America and the positive impact it has made in the schools and the State of California; and
WHEREAS, Read Across America is a national celebration of reading that promotes literacy, reading, and adult involvement in the education of pupils, and will be celebrated on March 1 in honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday; and
WHEREAS, To celebrate the joy of reading, pupils, parents, teachers, sports figures, celebrities, firefighters, and business and community leaders are taking part in Read Across America events throughout the nation; and
WHEREAS, On March 1, 2019, the National Education Association, the California Teachers Association, local schools, libraries, bookstores, businesses, and other community organizations will commemorate Read Across America Day; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate of the State of California, the Assembly thereof concurring, That the Legislature recognizes March 1, 2019, as Read Across America Day, and calls upon all Californians to observe this day by participating in appropriate ceremonies and activities; and be it further
Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate transmit copies of this resolution to the author for appropriate distribution.