PRINTER'S NO. 2025
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
HOUSE RESOLUTION
No.
381
Session of
2019
INTRODUCED BY DONATUCCI, FRANKEL, KINSEY, KORTZ, HOHENSTEIN,
DiGIROLAMO, HILL-EVANS, WILLIAMS, MILLARD, SCHLOSSBERG,
PASHINSKI, YOUNGBLOOD, READSHAW, CIRESI, HOWARD, MERSKI,
FREEMAN, JOHNSON-HARRELL, ROEBUCK AND CALTAGIRONE,
JUNE 6, 2019
INTRODUCED AS NONCONTROVERSIAL RESOLUTION UNDER RULE 35,
JUNE 6, 2019
A RESOLUTION
Designating September 21, 2019, as "Peace Day" in Pennsylvania.
WHEREAS, September 21, 2019, marks the United Nations
International Day of Peace, otherwise known as "Peace Day"; and
WHEREAS, "International Day of Peace" was established by
United Nations Resolution 36/67, which was adopted unanimously
on November 30, 1981; and
WHEREAS, In 2001, the General Assembly of the United Nations
unanimously adopted Resolution 55/282, which declared September
21 an annual day of nonviolence and cease-fire; and
WHEREAS, The United Nations Association of Greater
Philadelphia established "Peace Day Philly" with cooperation
from a wide range of other groups in order to promote peace and
nonviolence; and
WHEREAS, "Peace Day Philly," which organizes "Peace Day"
activities in the City of Brotherly Love, annually involves
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dozens of local and international organizations in building a
culture of peace; and
WHEREAS, This Commonwealth was founded as a haven for civil
and religious freedom by Quakers and other immigrants who put
their faith not in war, but in peaceful coexistence; and
WHEREAS, With wars destroying lives and communities in
nations near and far, peace could not be more desperately
needed; and
WHEREAS, It is commendable that peace organizations promote
the United Nations "International Day of Peace"; therefore be it
RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives designate
September 21, 2019, as "Peace Day" in Pennsylvania.
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