California Legislature—2015–16 Regular Session

House ResolutionNo. 36

Introduced by Assembly Member O'Donnell

February 11, 2016

House Resolution No. 36—Relative to Read Across America Day.

P1    1WHEREAS, Reading is the building block to learning and the
2foundation for future success; and

3WHEREAS, In 1998, the National Education Association
4celebrated the “Read Across America” campaign to raise awareness
5about the importance of reading; and

6WHEREAS, The California Teachers Association celebrates
7“Read Across America” and the positive impact it has made in the
8schools and the State of California; and

9WHEREAS, “Read Across America” is a national celebration
10of reading that promotes literacy, reading, and adult involvement
11in the education of pupils, and will be celebrated on March 2 in
12honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday; and

13WHEREAS, To celebrate the joy of reading, pupils, parents,
14teachers, sports figures, celebrities, firefighters, and business and
15community leaders are taking part in “Read Across America”
16events throughout the nation; and

17WHEREAS, On March 2, 2016, the National Education
18Association, the California Teachers Association, local schools,
19libraries, bookstores, businesses, and other community
20organizations will commemorate “Read Across America Day”;
21now, therefore, be it

22Resolved by the Assembly of the State of California, That the
23Assembly joins the California Teachers Association in recognizing
24March 2, 2016, as “Read Across America Day”; and be it further

P2    1Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly transmit copies
2of this resolution to the author for appropriate distribution.