Bill Text: CA SCR6 | 2019-2020 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Celebrate Freedom Week.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-05-16 - Referred to Com. on ED. [SCR6 Detail]

Download: California-2019-SCR6-Introduced.html


CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 6


Introduced by Senator Nielsen

January 22, 2019


Relative to Celebrate Freedom Week.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SCR 6, as introduced, Nielsen. Celebrate Freedom Week.
This measure would recognize the week of September 15, 2019, to September 21, 2019, inclusive, as Celebrate Freedom Week.
Fiscal Committee: YES  

WHEREAS, Students should be educated about the sacrifices made for freedom in the founding of this country and the values on which this country was founded; and
WHEREAS, Federally, Constitution Day is observed in recognition of the adoption of the United States Constitution and of those who have become United States citizens, and is normally observed on September 17, the date in 1787 that delegates to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia signed the document; and
WHEREAS, Discussion about the meaning and importance of the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution should be promoted, with an emphasis on the Preamble and the Bill of Rights, in light of the documents’ historical context; and
WHEREAS, The relationship between the ideas in the Declarationg of Independence and the United States Constitution and subsequent American history should be examined, as well as understanding the intent, meaning, and importance of those documents; and
WHEREAS, The rich diversity of our people as a nation of immigrants, the American Revolution, the formulation of the United States Constitution, the abolitionist movement and how it led to the adoption of the Emancipation Proclamation, and the women’s suffrage movement should be celebrated; and
WHEREAS, Students should be encouraged to study and recite the following language from the Declaration of Independence that sums up the American philosophy of freedom: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed”; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate of the State of California, the Assembly thereof concurring, That the Legislature hereby recognizes the week of September 15, 2019, to September 21, 2019, inclusive, as Celebrate Freedom Week, and calls upon all public schools maintaining, kindergarten or any of grades 1 through 12, inclusive, to honor Constitution Day; and be it further
Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate transmit copies of this resolution to the author for appropriate distribution.
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