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ACR-109 Red Ribbon Week.(2017-2018)

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Revised  September 15, 2017


Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 109

Introduced by Assembly Member Quirk-Silva
(Coauthors: Assembly Members Acosta, Aguiar-Curry, Arambula, Baker, Berman, Bigelow, Bloom, Bocanegra, Bonta, Burke, Caballero, Calderon, Cervantes, Chau, Chávez, Chen, Chiu, Choi, Chu, Cooley, Cooper, Cunningham, Dababneh, Dahle, Daly, Eggman, Flora, Fong, Frazier, Friedman, Gallagher, Cristina Garcia, Eduardo Garcia, Gipson, Gloria, Gonzalez Fletcher, Gray, Grayson, Harper, Holden, Irwin, Kalra, Kiley, Lackey, Levine, Limón, Low, Maienschein, Mathis, Mayes, McCarty, Medina, Melendez, Mullin, Muratsuchi, Nazarian, Obernolte, O’Donnell, Patterson, Rendon, Reyes, Ridley-Thomas, Rodriguez, Rubio, Salas, Santiago, Steinorth, Mark Stone, Thurmond, Ting, Voepel, Waldron, and Weber)

July 03, 2017

Relative to Red Ribbon Week.


ACR 109, as introduced, Quirk-Silva. Red Ribbon Week.
This measure would proclaim the period of October 23, 2017, to October 31, 2017, inclusive, as Red Ribbon Week and would encourage all Californians to help build drug-free communities and to participate in drug prevention activities.
Fiscal Committee: NO  

WHEREAS, Californians for Drug-Free Youth (CADFY), a statewide parent-community 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” Camarena was killed in Mexico by drug traffickers in 1985; and
WHEREAS, Parents, youths, schools, businesses, law enforcement agencies, 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, The theme of this year’s effort is “Your future is key, so stay drug free”; 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 2017 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, the Senate thereof concurring, That the Legislature hereby proclaims its support for the Red Ribbon Week celebration by proclaiming the period of October 23, 2017, to October 31, 2017, inclusive, as Red Ribbon Week; and be it further
Resolved, That the Legislature 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.

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