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ACR-191 California Nonprofits Day.(2017-2018)

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Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 191

Relative to California Nonprofits Day.

[ Filed with Secretary of State  June 26, 2018. ]


ACR 191, Limón. California Nonprofits Day.
This measure would declare June 6, 2018, as California Nonprofits Day in recognition of the importance of nonprofit organizations to the economy and well-being of this state.
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WHEREAS, Nonprofit organizations are a large and vital part of California’s economy, with nonprofit economic activity contributing 15 percent, or one-sixth, of California’s gross state product; and
WHEREAS, Nonprofit organizations rank as the fourth largest industry in California by employment, with nearly one million people employed by nonprofits, accounting for 1 in every 16 California jobs; and
WHEREAS, Each year nonprofit organizations bring in at least $40 billion in revenue to California from out-of-state sources; and
WHEREAS, California nonprofit organizations employ greater percentages of women and people of color than the overall civilian workforce; and
WHEREAS, California nonprofit organizations are trusted institutions that exist to provide services to the needy and vulnerable, improve quality of life, express community values, and promote social change; and
WHEREAS, The nonprofit organization community in California is a strong economic power that uses that power for the common good; and
WHEREAS, California’s nonprofit organizations are national and international groundbreakers and leaders in the environment, in science, in safety net innovations, in civil rights, in the arts and humanities, and in the pursuit of democratic ideals; and
WHEREAS, The Legislature heralded the first California Nonprofits Day wherein 72 nonprofit organizations were honored by their Assembly Members and Senators on June 22, 2016; and
WHEREAS, The Legislature celebrated the second California Nonprofits Day on June 28, 2017, with 96 nonprofit organizations honored by their legislators; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the Assembly of the State of California, the Senate thereof concurring, That the Legislature, in recognition of the importance of nonprofit organizations to the economy and well-being of this state, declares June 6, 2018, as California Nonprofits Day; and be it further
Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly transmit copies of this resolution to the author for appropriate distribution.