Bill Text: NJ AJR90 | 2018-2019 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Designates March 19th "Women in Public Office Day" in New Jersey.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Republican 5-3)

Status: (Introduced) 2018-03-05 - Introduced, Referred to Assembly Women and Children Committee [AJR90 Detail]

Download: New_Jersey-2018-AJR90-Introduced.html

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION

No. 90

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

218th LEGISLATURE

INTRODUCED MARCH 5, 2018

 


 

Sponsored by:

Assemblywoman  SERENA DIMASO

District 13 (Monmouth)

Assemblywoman  VALERIE VAINIERI HUTTLE

District 37 (Bergen)

Assemblywoman  HOLLY T. SCHEPISI

District 39 (Bergen and Passaic)

 

Co-Sponsored by:

Assemblywomen Handlin and Gove

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Designates March 19th "Women in Public Office Day" in New Jersey.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     As introduced.

 


A Joint Resolution designating March 19th of each year as "Women in Public Office Day" in New Jersey. 

 

Whereas, The month of March is Women's History Month and celebrates the significant contributions that women of all races, ethnicities, and backgrounds have made to the world; and

Whereas, Women play a critical role in the vitality and diversity of our communities, and are essential to ensuring that the State of New Jersey is well-represented; and

Whereas, While the twentieth century was a pivotal time of growth for women entering politics, women remain underrepresented in male-dominated fields, and thus, providing opportunities to support women in public office is imperative; and

Whereas, Recognizing women in public office will bring awareness to the fundamental necessity of their work and will inspire other women to serve their communities; now, therefore,

 

     Be It Resolved by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

     1.    March 19th of each year is designated "Women in Public Office Day" in New Jersey to unite as we support the success of women in public office.

 

     2.    The Governor shall annually issue a proclamation calling upon public officials and the citizens of this State to observe the day with appropriate activities and programs.

 

     3.    This joint resolution shall take effect immediately.

 

 

STATEMENT

 

     This resolution designates March 19th of each year as "Women in Public Office Day" in New Jersey to support the success of women in public office. 

     The month of March is Women's History Month and celebrates the significant contributions women have made to the world.  Women play a critical role in the vitality and diversity of our communities, and while the twentieth century was a pivotal time of growth for women entering politics, women remain underrepresented in male-dominated fields.  It is imperative to provide opportunities to support women in public office and recognizing women in public office will bring awareness to the fundamental necessity of their work and will inspire other women to serve their communities.

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