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SR-82 (2019-2020)

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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Resolution
No. 82


Introduced by Senators McGuire, Atkins, Bates, Caballero, Durazo, Galgiani, Lena Gonzalez, Grove, Hurtado, Jackson, Leyva, Mitchell, Rubio, and Skinner

March 11, 2020


Relative to National Rosie the Riveter Day.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SR 82, as introduced, McGuire.

WHEREAS, “National Rosie the Riveter Day” is a collective national effort to raise awareness of the 16 million women working during World War II; and
WHEREAS, Californians have chosen to honor female workers who contributed on the homefront during World War II; and
WHEREAS, These women left their homes to work or volunteer full time in factories, farms, shipyards, airplane factories, banks, and other institutions in support of the military overseas; and
WHEREAS, These women worked with the United Service Organizations (USO) and the American Red Cross, drove trucks, riveted airplane parts, collected critical materials, rolled bandages, and served on rationing boards; and
WHEREAS, It is fitting and proper to recognize and preserve the history and legacy of working women, including volunteer women, during World War II to promote cooperation and fellowship among these women and their descendants; and
WHEREAS, These women and their descendants wish to further the advancement of patriotic ideals, excellence in the workplace, and loyalty to the United States of America; and
WHEREAS, March 21, 2020, during Women’s History Month, would be an appropriate date to designate as “National Rosie the Riveter Day”; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate of the State of California, That the Legislature recognizes March 21, 2020, as “National Rosie the Riveter Day” and honors the 16 million women who worked during World War II for their dedication and sacrifice; and be it further
Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate transmit copies of this resolution to the author for appropriate distribution.