Bill Text: NY K00053 | 2021-2022 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Commemorating the 17th Annual Susan B. Anthony Day in the State of New York

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 44-20)

Status: (Passed) 2021-02-22 - adopted [K00053 Detail]

Download: New_York-2021-K00053-Introduced.html

Assembly Resolution No. 53

BY: M. of A. Clark

        COMMEMORATING the 17th Annual Susan B. Anthony Day
        in the State of New York

  WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to commemorate the
201st  birthday of Susan B. Anthony, an unequivocal champion for women's
suffrage and equity; and

  WHEREAS, To celebrate this auspicious occasion, the  National  Susan
B.    Anthony  Museum and House in Rochester, New York, will host a Gala
which will be a 30-minute inspiring program to be broadcasted on WROC-TV
on Wednesday, February 10, 2021; and

  WHEREAS, The Gala's keynote speaker  is  Susan  Zirinsky,  acclaimed
journalist   and  groundbreaking  producer,  now  President  and  Senior
Executive Producer of CBS News; the theme this year is "A 2 Z", saluting
the intersection between Susan B. Anthony as a public  relations  maven,
author,  and newspaper editor, and Susan Zirinsky, broadcast media icon;

  WHEREAS, Susan B. Anthony  was  born  in  Adams,  Massachusetts,  on
February  15,  1820, and died in Rochester, New York, on March 13, 1906,
where she spent much of her adult life; and

  WHEREAS, Susan B. Anthony had a monumental impact in the history  of
the  United  States  and  the  State  of  New York by creating the first
women's movement and subsequently leading  that  movement  for  over  50
years; and

  WHEREAS,  Susan  B.  Anthony  attended  the  National  Convention of
Women's Rights in Syracuse, New York, in 1852 where she met  fellow  New
Yorker  Elizabeth  Cady Stanton and became compelled to support and lead
the cause in support of women's suffrage; and

  WHEREAS, In 1868,  the  first  proposal  for  women's  suffrage  was
introduced in the United States Congress; and

  WHEREAS,  Susan  B. Anthony appeared before every Congress from 1869
to 1906 to ask for the passage of a suffrage amendment; and

  WHEREAS,  Susan  B.  Anthony  traveled  across  the  country  giving
speeches  promoting  women's  suffrage  and risking arrest for doing so,
effectively organizing thousands of women across the country to  promote
this honorable cause; and

  WHEREAS,  In 1872, Susan B. Anthony was arrested outside of her home
in Rochester, New York, for voting  in  the  Presidential  Election  and
fined  $100  for  her  crime,  which  brought  national attention to the
suffrage movement; and

  WHEREAS, Susan B.  Anthony  served  as  President  of  the  National
American   Women's   Suffrage  Association  from  1892  to  1900,  whose
headquarters were based in Rochester, New York, for the duration of  her
term; and

  WHEREAS, In 1920, the women's suffrage amendment was ratified by the
36th  state,  passing  its  final hurdle and granting women the right to
vote; and

  WHEREAS, In 1921, Susan B. Anthony was posthumously recognized  with
a  marble  statue  in  her  honor  in  the United States Capitol for her
lifetime of service and advocacy in support of women; and

  WHEREAS, In 1966, Susan B. Anthony's home in  Rochester,  New  York,
was  awarded  National  Historic Landmark status, and has since become a
national attraction for hundreds of thousands of Americans who  wish  to
learn  more  about  the legacy of this visionary and courageous American
Civil Rights leader; and

  WHEREAS, The 2021 Susan B.  Anthony  holiday  observance  marks  the
201st  Anniversary  of her birth, and the 17th Annual Holiday celebrated
in the State of New York in her honor; and

  WHEREAS, Furthermore, Susan  B.  Anthony  committed  herself  to  an
assortment  of  other worthy causes, including the abolition of slavery,
equal pay for equal work, and the rights of labor to organize; and

  WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is pleased to have  this  opportunity
to  express  its highest admiration for Susan B. Anthony, a lifelong New
Yorker and champion for equality who fought tirelessly  to  ensure  that
our  nation could continue to live up to its most sacrosanct principles,
and ensuring that no American be denied of their constitutional right to
self-governance on the basis of their sex; now, therefore, be it

  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its  deliberations  to
commemorate  and honor the life of Susan B. Anthony upon the occasion of
the anniversary of her birth and the celebration of Susan B. Anthony Day
in the State of New York; and be it further

  RESOLVED, That copies of this  Resolution,  suitably  engrossed,  be
transmitted  to  the  National  Susan  B.  Anthony  Museum  and House in
Rochester, New York; and the League of Women Voters of New York State in
Albany, New York.