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ACR-10 Read Across America Day.(2013-2014)

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Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 10

Relative to Read Across America Day.

[ Filed with Secretary of State  March 28, 2013. ]


ACR 10, Buchanan. Read Across America Day.
This measure would recognize March 1, 2013, as Read Across America Day.
Fiscal Committee: NO  

WHEREAS, Reading is the building block to learning, and is the foundation for future success; and
WHEREAS, In 1998, the National Education Association started its “Read Across America” campaign to encourage children to read every day and 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 and adult involvement in the education of pupils, and will be celebrated on March 1 in honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday; and
WHEREAS, The theme of this year’s event, “Reading Takes You Places,” reminds children of all ages that learning to read is fun and one of the most important things they will learn to do; and
WHEREAS, Pupils, parents, teachers, sports figures, celebrities, firefighters, and business and community leaders are taking part in “Read Across America” events to celebrate the joy of reading; and
WHEREAS, On March 1, 2013, 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, the Senate thereof concurring, That the Legislature joins the California Teachers Association in recognizing March 1, 2013, 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.