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HR-78 (2017-2018)

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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

House Resolution No. 78


Introduced by Assembly Member Thurmond

February 06, 2018


Relative to Read Across America Day.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


HR 78, as introduced, Thurmond.

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 2 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 2, 2018, 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 Assembly of the State of California, That the Assembly joins the California Teachers Association in recognizing March 2, 2018, as Read Across America Day; and be it further
Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly transmit copies of this resolution to the author for appropriate distribution.