Amended in Assembly February 29, 2016

California Legislature—2015–16 Regular Session

House ResolutionNo. 36

Introduced by Assembly Member O'Donnell

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(Coauthors: Assembly Members Achadjian, Alejo, Travis Allen, Atkins, Baker, Bigelow, Bloom, Bonilla, Bonta, Brough, Brown, Burke, Calderon, Campos, Chang, Chau, Chávez, Chu, Cooley, Cooper, Dababneh, Dahle, Daly, Dodd, Eggman, Frazier, Beth Gaines, Gallagher, Cristina Garcia, Eduardo Garcia, Gatto, Gipson, Gomez, Gonzalez, Gordon, Gray, Grove, Hadley, Harper, Holden, Irwin, Jones, Jones-Sawyer, Kim, Lackey, Levine, Linder, Lopez, Low, Maienschein, Mathis, Mayes, McCarty, Medina, Melendez, Mullin, Nazarian, Obernolte, Olsen, Patterson, Quirk, Rendon, Ridley-Thomas, Rodriguez, Salas, Santiago, Steinorth, Mark Stone, Thurmond, Ting, Wagner, Waldron, Weber, Wilk, Williams, and Wood)

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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
P2    1in the education of pupils, and will be celebrated on March 2 in
2honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday; and

3WHEREAS, To celebrate the joy of reading, pupils, parents,
4teachers, sports figures, celebrities, firefighters, and business and
5community leaders are taking part in “Read Across America”
6events throughout the nation; and

7WHEREAS, On March 2, 2016, the National Education
8Association, the California Teachers Association, local schools,
9libraries, bookstores, businesses, and other community
10organizations will commemorate “Read Across America Day”;
11now, therefore, be it

12Resolved by the Assembly of the State of California, That the
13Assembly joins the California Teachers Association in recognizing
14March 2, 2016, as “Read Across America Day”; and be it further

15Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly transmit copies
16of this resolution to the author for appropriate distribution.


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