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H.J.Res. 325 (99th): A joint resolution to designate July 13, 1985, as “Live Aid Day”.


The text of the resolution below is as of Jul 17, 1985 (Passed Congress).


99 STAT. 164                     PUBLIC LAW 99-66—JULY 17, 1985
                  Public Law 99-66
                  99th Congress
                                             Joint Resolution
 July 17, 1985
                                   To designate July 13,1985, as "Live Aid Day".
[H.J. Res. 325]
                  Whereas the lives of thirteen million Africans are currently in dire
                    jeopardy and massive financial assistance is needed this year to
                    quell the African famine and to save the lives of such people;
                  Whereas, on July 13, 1985, in both Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and
                    London, England, performers from all over the world will gather
                    to broadcast the "Live Aid" benefit concert sponsored by the "Live
                    Aid" organization to aid in the relief of this famine;
                  Whereas Live Aid provides a way to continue to meet such goal
                    through unity and cooperation of concerned and caring perform-
                    ers, leaders, private voluntary organizations, corporations,
                    Government agencies, and citizens of the United States in part-
                    nership with people from around the world;
                  Whereas the Live Aid broadcast will unite more than one billion
                    people in learning about the hunger problems of the world and
                    how each individual can take action to make a difference in
                    moving from relief for Africans to recovery, and finally to self-
                    reliance; and
                  Whereas the magnitude of human suffering in Africa is so enormous
                    as to demand the most profound and immediate response possible:
                    Now, therefore, be it
                    Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
                  States of America in Congress assembled, That July 13, 1985, is
                  designated as "Live Aid Day", and the President is authorized and
                  requested to issue a proclamation calling upon the people of the
                  United States to observe such day with appropriate programs and
                  activities.
                    Approved July 17, 1985.




                  LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—H.J. Res. 325:
                  CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 131 (1985):
                      July 11, considered and passed House and Senate.