Bill Text: IL SR0269 | 2019-2020 | 101st General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Declares March 27, 2019 as Elderly Women of Wisdom Day in Illinois to honor all women residing in skilled nursing facilities for their lifelong service to their families and communities.

Spectrum: Strong Partisan Bill (Democrat 22-2)

Status: (Passed) 2019-03-28 - Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Napoleon Harris, III [SR0269 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2019-SR0269-Introduced.html

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2 WHEREAS, March has been designated as Women's History Month
3to honor the contributions of women to our State and to our
4nation; and
5 WHEREAS, Women living in nursing homes are among our oldest
6Illinoisans of every race, ethnicity, and socio-economic
7status and have contributed mightily to our communities through
8their passion, ingenuity, and tireless determination; and
9 WHEREAS, They have earned the right to be honored, cared
10for, and protected as women of wisdom; and
11 WHEREAS, Female nursing home residents have raised their
12families, taught our children, and led their communities; and
13 WHEREAS, In their lifetimes, these elderly women of wisdom
14have broken through the glass ceiling, served in the military
15to preserve freedom, and fought for the rights of women and
16children to live free from violence; and
17 WHEREAS, These elderly women of wisdom have marched on the
18Chicago lakefront and the streets of Springfield as they worked
19tirelessly to ratify the ERA in Illinois; and

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1 WHEREAS, Many struggled to raise their children, earning
2only 59 cents for every dollar earned by their male
3counterparts; and
4 WHEREAS, Many of these elderly women of wisdom are now over
5100 years old and must now look to the younger generations to
6care for them; and
7 WHEREAS, They are deserving of the highest caliber of care
8as they live out their final years; and
9 WHEREAS, It is important that they are not forgotten and
10are included in the celebration of Women's History Month;
11therefore, be it
13ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we declare March 27,
142019 as Elderly Women of Wisdom Day In Illinois to honor all
15women residing in skilled nursing facilities for their lifelong
16service to their families and communities.