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HR-13 (2019-2020)

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Revised  February 28, 2019


House Resolution
No. 13

Introduced by Assembly Member Chu
(Coauthors: Assembly Members Bauer-Kahan, Boerner Horvath, Choi, Diep, Friedman, Mathis, Petrie-Norris, Reyes, Smith, and Wicks) Wicks, Aguiar-Curry, Cooper, Frazier, Eduardo Garcia, Kamlager-Dove, Lackey, Limón, Arambula, Berman, Bigelow, Bloom, Brough, Burke, Carrillo, Cervantes, Chau, Chen, Chiu, Cooley, Cunningham, Dahle, Daly, Eggman, Flora, Fong, Gabriel, Gallagher, Cristina Garcia, Gipson, Gloria, Gonzalez, Gray, Grayson, Holden, Irwin, Jones-Sawyer, Kalra, Kiley, Levine, Low, Maienschein, Mayes, McCarty, Medina, Melendez, Mullin, Muratsuchi, Nazarian, O’Donnell, Patterson, Quirk, Quirk-Silva, Ramos, Rendon, Luz Rivas, Robert Rivas, Rodriguez, Blanca Rubio, Salas, Santiago, Mark Stone, Ting, Voepel, Waldron, Weber, and Wood)

February 14, 2019

Relative to California Girls and Women in Sports Day.


HR 13, as introduced, Chu.

WHEREAS, In 1972, Title IX was added to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as part of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. Sec. 1681, et seq.), codifying nondiscrimination in sports programs; and
WHEREAS, National Girls and Women in Sports Day began in 1987 as a day to remember Olympic volleyball player Flo Hyman for her athletic achievements and her commitment to ensure equity for women’s sports; and
WHEREAS, National Girls and Women in Sports Day exists to acknowledge past, and recognize current, sports achievements, the positive influence of sports participation, and the continuing struggle for equity and access for women in sports; and
WHEREAS, The history of girls and women in sports is rich and long, yet there has been little national or state recognition of the significance of girl’s and women’s athletic achievements; and
WHEREAS, The bonds built between girls and women through athletics helps to break down the social barriers of racism and prejudice, and communication and cooperation skills learned through sports play a key role in the athlete’s contributions at home, at work, and in society; and
WHEREAS, A need for increased opportunities exists for girls to participate in and pursue physical activity at the community and scholastic levels to increase their health and well-being on a daily basis and to develop lifelong fitness habits at an early age; and
WHEREAS, Girl’s and women’s athletics, at all levels, is one of the most effective avenues through which girls and women in the state may develop self-discipline, initiative, confidence, and leadership skills regardless of background; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the Assembly of the State of California, That the first Wednesday in February be declared California Girls and Women in Sports Day to acknowledge the contributions of, and to recognize, girls and women in sports in California; and be it further
Resolved, That all teachers, school administrators, and community policymakers and leaders collaboratively review current policies and practices to ensure equity in sports programs and activities in California; 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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