March 10, 2019: Susan B. Anthony Day

WHEREAS, in 1976, the first Susan B. Anthony birthday celebration was held in Jackson, Michigan, sponsored by the Jackson Women’s History Council; and,

 

WHEREAS, the Jackson Women’s History Council established an award in Susan B. Anthony’s name to recognize her legacy and to celebrate the contemporary achievements of women and men in the Jackson area; and,

 

WHEREAS, fourteen women were recognized as Susan B. Anthony award recipients at the first celebration in 1977; and,

 

WHEREAS, since that time, 199 deserving women and 4 deserving men in the Jackson area have been selected as Susan B. Anthony award recipients; and,

 

WHEREAS, this celebration is during Women’s History Month on March of 2019;

 

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that it is with great respect for the Jackson Women’s History Council, all Susan B. Anthony award recipients, and especially the 2019 award recipients, that we pay this tribute of recognition; and,

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this resolution be forwarded to each of the 2019 award recipients and to the Jackson Women’s History Council for their records;   

 

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Gretchen Whitmer, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim March 10, 2019, as Susan B. Anthony Day in Michigan.