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ACR-122 Diaper Need Awareness Week.(2019-2020)

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Revised  August 22, 2019


Assembly Concurrent Resolution
No. 122

Introduced by Assembly Member Gonzalez
(Coauthors: Assembly Members Burke, Calderon, Cervantes, Gloria, Kamlager-Dove, Lackey, Mathis, Mullin, and Weber Weber, Boerner Horvath, and Cristina Garcia)
(Coauthors: Senators Dodd, Galgiani, Lena Gonzalez, and Wilk Wilk, and Mitchell)

August 12, 2019

Relative to Diaper Need Awareness Week.


ACR 122, as introduced, Gonzalez. Diaper Need Awareness Week.
This measure would proclaim the week of September 23, 2019, to September 29, 2019, as Diaper Need Awareness Week and encourage California citizens to support organizations that help alleviate diaper need.
Fiscal Committee: NO  

WHEREAS, Diaper need occurs when a family does not have a sufficient supply of clean diapers to ensure that infants and toddlers are clean and healthy, and can adversely affect the health and well-being of young children and their families; and
WHEREAS, One in three families experiences diaper need at some time while their children are less than three years of age, and nearly one-half of families delay changing a diaper to extend their supply; and
WHEREAS, The average child requires at least 50 diaper changes per week over three years, making diapers a necessary supply; and
WHEREAS, Diaper need creates a barrier to childcare due to the common requirement that a daily supply of diapers be provided by the child’s parent or guardian; and
WHEREAS, California has a vested interest in the health and economic mobility of low- and moderate-income families, and therefore in reducing diaper need; and
WHEREAS, California is proud to be home to several strong nonprofit organizations working at the state and local levels to provide diapers to families in need; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the Assembly of the State of California, the Senate thereof concurring, That the Legislature proclaims the week of September 23, 2019, to September 29, 2019, as Diaper Need Awareness Week and encourages Californians to support organizations that help alleviate diaper need; and be it further
Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly transmit copies of this resolution to the author for appropriate distribution.

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