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Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim March 6-12, 2016, as NO MORE Week in the State of New York

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION memorializing The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo to
proclaim March 6-12, 2016, as NO MORE Week in the State of New York

WHEREAS, NO MORE is a movement created to raise awareness of sexual
assault and domestic violence; under the able leadership of its Ambassa-
dor AnnaLynne McCord, NO MORE is working diligently to end these serious
issues; and
WHEREAS, Conceived in 2009, NO MORE was established in March of 2013,
and is supported by hundreds of domestic violence and sexual assault
organizations at the local, state, and national levels; and
WHEREAS, The NO MORE movement was created to normalize discussions
about domestic violence and sexual assault issues, and open up dialogues
to individuals suffering from these traumatic problems; studies show
these issues are rarely brought up or discussed, and many individuals do
not come forward to speak about their concerns; the NO MORE movement
encourages change and strives to make victims feel they can speak up
freely; and
WHEREAS, Inspired by Christine Mau, a survivor of sexual assault and
domestic violence, the NO MORE movement's symbol, which is meant to
resemble a blue vanishing point, looks like a zero to portray the desire
to have zero acts of domestic violence and sexual assault in the United
States; those individuals and organizations who support NO MORE use this
same blue symbol to raise awareness for the cause; and
WHEREAS, The NO MORE movement aspires to be universal with the confi-
dence that organizations and corporations across the country will make
the movement's symbol part of their own, and social media outlets will
boast of its mission as a worthy cause; and
WHEREAS, The NO MORE movement asks those who wish to join to take a
pledge which includes: learning about the issues and talking openly
about them, supporting survivors, speaking up and prohibiting the use of
language which is derogatory against women and eliminating blaming of
the victim, as well as donating time and money to the cause; and
WHEREAS, Today, the State of New York has 38 different organizations
who are allies of the NO MORE movement; and
WHEREAS, Sexual assault and domestic violence create both visible and
invisible scars which continue to haunt victims of all ages years after
these horrific events take place; and
WHEREAS, Awareness of what constitutes sexual assault and domestic
violence and what resources are available to victims is essential in
strengthening the partnership between communities, crisis centers, and
law enforcement agencies in the fight against sexual assault and domes-
tic violence; and
WHEREAS, Sexual assault and domestic violence are horrendous acts of
crime which deserve the attention of this Legislative Body; now, there-
fore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim March 6-12, 2016, as NO
MORE Week in the State of New York; and be it further
RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of the State of New
York, and AnnaLynne McCord, Ambassador, NO MORE movement.

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  • 01 / Mar / 2016
    • REFERRED TO CALENDAR
  • 02 / Mar / 2016
    • ADOPTED

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K1021

Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim March 2016 as American Red Cross Month in the State of New York

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to
proclaim March 2016 as American Red Cross Month in the State of New York

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to recognize that the
quality and character of life in the communities across New York State
are reflective of the concerned and dedicated efforts of those organiza-
tions and individuals who would devote themselves to the welfare of the
community and its citizenry; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to memorial-
ize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim March 2016 as American Red
Cross Month in the State of New York; and
WHEREAS, For more than 70 years, United States presidents and gover-
nors around the country have recognized March as American Red Cross
Month to thank this vital humanitarian organization and to urge the
public to continue to support its work through volunteerism, financial
contributions, or the donation of blood; and
WHEREAS, American Red Cross Month celebrates the everyday heroes who
work tirelessly in times of disaster to offer the comfort of a helping
hand; and
WHEREAS, The Red Cross, founded in 1881 by Clara Barton and chartered
by the United States Congress in 1905, is one of our nation's oldest and
most recognized humanitarian organizations, helping people prepare for
emergencies, responding to disasters when they occur and helping victims
rebuild their lives; and
WHEREAS, In New York State, this esteemed nonprofit organization's 36
chapters, along with the New York-Penn Blood Services Region, have a
long history of helping New Yorkers since the first chapter in the
nation was established here in 1881; and
WHEREAS, For more than 100 years, the Red Cross in New York State has
been where citizens join together, and their generosity and compassion
finds purpose; New Yorkers have responded swiftly and generously during
times of emergency, and in overwhelming numbers chose the Red Cross as
the place to turn their caring into action; and
WHEREAS, On a daily basis, this remarkable institution helps make
communities safer in these uncertain times through its disaster
preparedness and response efforts; its volunteers are always among the
first on the scene providing food, shelter, clothing and friendly faces
for support; and
WHEREAS, The Red Cross also provides nationally recognized training in
first aid and water safety, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), child
care, and HIV/AIDS prevention; and
WHEREAS, As a vital part of its preparedness efforts, the Red Cross
provides approximately half of the nation's blood supply and, through
the New York-Penn Blood Services Region, provides the safest blood
products possible to those in need throughout New York State; and
WHEREAS, The Red Cross continues to provide comfort and support to our
military families and, working with the International Red Cross,
collects and distributes funds to those suffering from the effects of
civil unrest and natural disasters around the world; they have also
spearheaded a campaign to immunize millions of children in developing
countries who do not have access to life saving vaccines; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when organiza-
tions of such noble aims and accomplishments are brought to our atten-
tion, they should be celebrated and recognized by all the citizens of
this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim March 2016 as American
Red Cross Month in the State of New York; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of the State of New
York.

actions

  • 01 / Mar / 2016
    • REFERRED TO CALENDAR
  • 02 / Mar / 2016
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative