2005 Regular Session

To: Rules

By: Senator(s) Dawkins, Williamson, Harden, Hyde-Smith, Burton, Dearing, Frazier, Jackson (11th), Jordan, Little, Simmons, Thomas

Senate Concurrent Resolution 578

(As Adopted by Senate)


     WHEREAS, March 2005 is National Women's History Month; and

     WHEREAS, in National Women's History Month, we honor all women who have touched this nation's history and our own personal history, women who contribute to the people and ideals of this great country; and

     WHEREAS, the 2005 Women's History Month theme, "Women Change America," honors and recognizes the role of American women in transforming culture, history and politics as leaders, writers, scientists, educators, politicians, artists, historians and informed citizens; and

     WHEREAS, "Women Change America" also celebrates the myriad ways in which the spirit, courage and contributions of American women have added to the vitality, richness and diversity of American life.  In 2005, all previous Women's History Week and Month Honorees will be recognized and celebrated as we explore how "Women Change America"; and

     WHEREAS, American women of every race, class and ethnic background have made historic contributions to the growth and strength of our nation in countless recorded and unrecorded ways; and

     WHEREAS, American women were particularly important in the establishment of early charitable, philanthropic and cultural institutions in our nation.  American women have been leaders, not only in securing their own rights of suffrage and equal opportunity, but also in the abolitionist movement, the emancipation movement, the industrial labor movement, the civil rights movement, and other movements, especially the peace movement, which create a more fair and just society for all; and

     WHEREAS, to emphasize the role of women in our state, the Legislature in 2001 established the Mississippi Commission on the Status of Women to advise and consult with the Legislature and the executive branch on policies affecting the political status and other concerns of women in Mississippi; and

     WHEREAS, it is with great pride that we recognize women who serve as role models in pioneering Mississippi's future:

     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES CONCURRING THEREIN, That we do hereby designate March 2005 as "Women's History Month in Mississippi" and recognize the honorees of the National Women's History Project who represent the theme of "Women Change America."

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That a certified copy of this resolution be forwarded by the Secretary of State to the Mississippi Commission on the Status of Women and a copy be made available to the Capitol Press Corps.