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H.J.Res. 422 (98th): A joint resolution designating the week beginning March 4, 1984, as “Women’s History Week”.

The text of the bill below is as of Mar 5, 1984 (Passed Congress).


PUBLIC LAW 98-227—MAR. 5, 1984                                98 STAT. 53
Public Law 98-227                                          ' . ' rtii i
98th Congress                                              " 5\i^?< ' ' '
                           Joint Resolution                                   Mar. 5, 1984
   Designating the week beginning March 4,1984, as "Women's History Week".
                                                                             [H.J. Res. 422]"
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 outside of the home;
Whereas 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 peace movement, and the modern civil rights
  movement;
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 week beginning
March 4, 1984, is designated as "Women's History Week", and the
President is requested to issue a proclamation calling upon the
people of the United States to observe such week with appropriate
ceremonies and activities.
  Approved March 5, 1984.




LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—H.J. Res. 422:
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 130 (1984):
    Feb. 29, considered and passed House.
    Mar. 1, considered and passed Senate.