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S.J.Res. 20 (100th): A joint resolution to designate the month of March, 1987, as “Women’s History Month”.

The text of the resolution below is as of Mar 12, 1987 (Passed Congress).

PUBLIC LAW 100-9-MAR. 12, 1987                        101 STAT. 99
Public Law 100-9
100th Congress                                               ''^: ^>
                                       Joint Resolution
                                                                              Mar 12 1987
       To designate the month of March, 1987, as "Women's History Month".     rs J R ' 201

 Whereas American women of every race, class, and ethnic back-
   ground have made historical contributions to the growth and
   strength of the Nation in countless recorded and unrecorded ways;
 Whereas American women have played and continue to play a
   critical economic, cultural, and social role in every sphere of our
   Nation's life by constituting a significant portion of the labor force
   working in and ouside of the home;
 Whereeis American women have played a unique role throughout
   our history by providing the majority of the Nation's volunteer
   labor force and have been particularly important in the establish-
   ment of early charitable philanthropic and cultural institutions in
   this country;
 Whereas American women of every race, class, and ethnic back-
   ground served as early leaders in the forefront of every major
   progressive social change movement, not only to secure their own
^ right 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 to
   create a more fair and just society for all; and
 Whereas, despite these contributions, the role of American women
   in history has been consistently overlooked and undervalued in
   the body of American history: Now, therefore, be it
   Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
 States of America in Congress assembled. That the month of March,
 1987, is designated as "Women's History Month", and the President
 is requested to issue a proclamation csuling upon the people of the
 United States to observe such month with appropriate ceremonies
 and activities.
   Approved March 12,1987.

     Feb. 26, considered and passed Senate.
     Mar. 3, considered and passed House.

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