Amended in Assembly February 8, 2016

California Legislature—2015–16 Regular Session

Assembly Concurrent ResolutionNo. 132

Introduced by Assembly Member Atkins

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(Coauthors: Assembly Members Achadjian, Alejo, Baker, Bloom, Bonta, Brown, Burke, Campos, Chang, Chau, Chávez, Chiu, Chu, Cooley, Cooper, Dababneh, Dahle, Dodd, Eggman, Frazier, Beth Gaines, Cristina Garcia, Eduardo Garcia, Gatto, Gipson, Gomez, Gonzalez, Gordon, Gray, Hadley, Harper, Holden, Irwin, Jones-Sawyer, Lackey, Levine, Linder, Lopez, Low, Maienschein, Mathis, Mayes, Medina, Melendez, Mullin, Nazarian, Obernolte, O’Donnell, Olsen, Patterson, Quirk, Ridley-Thomas, Rodriguez, Salas, Santiago, Steinorth, Mark Stone, Thurmond, Ting, Weber, Wilk, Williams, and Wood)

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February 2, 2016

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 132—Relative to V-Day.


ACR 132, as amended, Atkins. V-Day.

This measure would proclaim February 14, 2016, as V-Day to encourage all Californians to become more aware about and prevent violence against women.

Fiscal committee: no.

P1    1WHEREAS, The United Nations found that worldwide one out
2of every three women will face physical or sexual violence in her
3lifetime; and

4WHEREAS, In 1994, the United States adopted the Violence
5Against Women Act; and

P2    1WHEREAS, Today, a woman is beaten every nine seconds in
2the United States; one out of every five women in college will be
3raped or experience an attempted rape; the third leading cause for
4homelessness is domestic violence; and

5WHEREAS, The 2011 California Women’s Health Survey found
6that approximately 40 percent of women face violence from an
7intimate partner and that women 18 to 24 years of age are more
8likely to be victims of violence; and

9WHEREAS, Violence against women continues to be a serious
10issue at home and around the world; and

11WHEREAS, On February 14, 1998, Eve Ensler, the writer of
12the acclaimed play The Vagina Monologues, established the first
13V-Day to raise awareness about violence against women and girls;
14and today, V-Day is a worldwide activist movement; and

15WHEREAS, On this day, groups around the world will perform
16The Vagina Monologues and the proceeds will go to local programs
17that support victims of violence and rape; and

18WHEREAS, V-Day has raised more than $100 million, has
19taken place in 200 countries, and has benefited 13,000 community
20antiviolence programs, and its message has reached more than 1
21billion people; now, therefore, be it

22Resolved by the Assembly of the State of California, the Senate
23thereof concurring,
That the Legislature proclaims February 14,
242016, as V-Day to encourage all Californians to become more
25aware about and prevent violence against women; and be it further

26Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly transmit copies
27of this resolution to the author for appropriate distribution.