BILL NUMBER: ACR 91	CHAPTERED
	BILL TEXT

	RESOLUTION CHAPTER   143
	FILED WITH SECRETARY OF STATE   AUGUST 26, 1998
	ADOPTED IN SENATE   AUGUST 20, 1998
	ADOPTED IN ASSEMBLY   JULY 20, 1998

INTRODUCED BY   Assembly Member Papan

                        FEBRUARY 5, 1998

   Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 91--Relative to European
American Heritage Month.


	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   ACR 91, Papan.  European American Heritage Month.
   This measure would recognize the month of October 1998 as European
American Heritage Month.




   WHEREAS, There are approximately 188 million European Americans in
the United States, and 16 million Californians of European ancestry;
and
   WHEREAS, This diaspora is diverse in religious beliefs; and
   WHEREAS, This diaspora represents diverse ethnicities including
Anglo-Saxon, Armenian, Basque, Celtic, Gallic, Germanic, Greek,
Iberian, Italic, Scandinavian, and Slavic; and
   WHEREAS, This diaspora is diverse in country of origin and comes
from an area commonly referred to as Europe that is bounded by land
west of the Ural Mountains, north of the Mediterranean Sea, east of
the Atlantic Ocean, and south of the Arctic Ocean; and
   WHEREAS, This diaspora has led to the establishment of public and
private institutions in the United States that are praised by people
everywhere in the world; and
   WHEREAS, The tremendous contributions by European Americans in the
field of engineering, science, and medicine have changed the face of
this planet; and
   WHEREAS, The European American population is projected to be a
minority by the year 2000 in California and by 2050 in the United
States; and
   WHEREAS, Currently there is no official recognition by
governmental agencies and public schools of a specially designated
heritage month for European Americans; and
   WHEREAS, There is official recognition for other national origin,
continent origin, and ethnic groups in California; now, therefore, be
it
   Resolved by the Assembly of the State of California, the Senate
thereof concurring, That in the interest of fairness and diversity,
the Legislature of the State of California recognizes the month of
October 1998 as European American Heritage Month to honor and
celebrate our European American heritage; and be it further
   Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly transmit copies of
this resolution to the author for appropriate distribution.