SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 14
(By Senators Palumbo, Unger, Browning, Prezioso, K. Facemyer, McCabe, D. Facemire, Hall, Wells, Jenkins, Plymale, Edgell, Foster, Nohe, Yost, Williams, Beach, Green, Laird, Stollings, Klempa and Kessler (Acting President))
Designating January 27, 2011, as “West Virginia Press Association Day”.
Whereas, The West Virginia Press Association was founded in June 1869, at which time there were fifty-two newspapers in publication in the Mountain State; and
Whereas, Today the West Virginia Press Association represents 24 daily and 62 weekly newspapers in publication in the Mountain State; and
Whereas, The exercise of a free press is fundamental to a democratic society and the West Virginia Press Association promotes the highest standards of journalism and respects the duty of a free press to responsibly report the events and happenings of our state to the public; and
Whereas, The West Virginia Press Association is dedicated to the proposition that an active press committed to freedom of opinion and expression to impart ideas and information to the public is vital to democracy in West Virginia; and
Whereas, The West Virginia Press Association encourages collegiality, cooperation and fraternal good fellowship among members of the newspaper industry as a means of reinforcing the fundamental principles of a responsible free press; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate:
That the Senate hereby designates January 27, 2011, as “West Virginia Press Association Day”; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk is hereby directed to forward a copy of this resolution to the West Virginia Press Association.