J2178

Congratulating the United States Women's National Soccer Team upon the occasion of capturing the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup on July...

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J2178



Senate Resolution No. 2178

BY: Senator BIAGGI

CONGRATULATING the United States Women's National
Soccer Team upon the occasion of capturing the 2019
FIFA Women's World Cup on July 7, 2019

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to recognize and
pay just tribute to those citizens who embody the true American spirit,
demonstrating personal courage and conviction in pursuit of athletic
achievement; and

WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its
long-standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to
congratulate the United States Women's National Soccer Team upon the
occasion of capturing the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup; and

WHEREAS, To the praise and applause of their excited fans, the
United States Women's National Soccer Team defeated the Netherlands
Women's National Soccer Team in a thrilling 2-0 victory to capture their
second consecutive and fourth overall Women's World Cup title on Sunday,
July 7, 2019, at Parc Olympique Lyonnais in Decines-Charpieu, France;
and

WHEREAS, Throughout the tournament, the team went undefeated, and
set records with 26 goals and a 12-game World Cup winning streak dating
to 2015; Jill Ellis became the first coach to lead a team to two Women's
World Cup titles; and

WHEREAS, In addition to this monumental win, these American heroes
are leading the fight for equality nationwide; before the start of the
World Cup, the team sued the United States Soccer Federation alleging
gender-based pay-discrimination; on June 21, 2019, the players and the
federation agreed to sit down for mediation; and

WHEREAS, Since the historic victory in France, political leaders,
athletes, and entertainers have all voiced support for equal pay for the
United States Women's National Soccer Team; and

WHEREAS, The athletic talent displayed by these incredible women is
due in great part to the efforts of Head Coach Jill Ellis and her
exceptional coaching staff, skilled and inspirational tutors respected
for their ability to develop potential into excellence; and

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize and
applaud the achievements of its citizens who would elect to challenge
life with an uncommon spirit and determination, demonstrating by example
and purposeful action that commitment to personal goals is the
wellspring of self-fulfillment and triumph; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate the members of the United States Women's National Soccer
Team: Morgan Brian, Abby Dahlkemper, Tierna Davidson, Crystal Dunn,
Julie Ertz, Adrianna Franch, Ashlyn Harris, Tobin Heath, Lindsey Horan,
Ali Krieger, Rose Lavelle, Carli Lloyd, Allie Long, Jessica McDonald,
Samantha Mewis, Alex Morgan, Alyssa Naeher, Kelley O'Hara, Christen

Press, Mallory Pugh, Megan Rapinoe, Becky Sauerbrunn, and Emily Sonnett;
and Head Coach Jill Ellis upon the occasion of capturing the 2019 FIFA
Women's World Cup on July 7, 2019; and be it further

RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to the members of the United States Women's National Soccer
Team, and Head Coach Jill Ellis.

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  • 04 / Sep / 2019
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE

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