SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 17
(By Senators Kessler (Mr. President), Unger, Jenkins, Foster, Browning, Stollings, Williams, Yost, Klempa and Prezioso)
Designating February 1, 2012, as “Community Action Day”.
Whereas, Community action agencies in the Mountain State work to assist low-income West Virginians; and
Whereas, Community action agencies strive to find the causes of poverty and how to achieve self-sufficiency; and
Whereas, Community action agencies have been serving low-income families throughout our 55 counties for more than 40 years; and
Whereas, Community action agencies conduct programs to meet the needs of low-income West Virginians; and
Whereas, These programs consist of Head Start, weatherization, housing, energy assistance, home rehabilitation, job training and placement, nutrition for the elderly and children, counseling, health, education welfare reform, family mentoring and many others; and
Whereas, Community action agencies, in partnerships with elected officials, the private sector and citizens of West Virginia, continue to identify low-income conditions and pursue solutions; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate:
That the Senate hereby designates February 1, 2012, as “Community Action Day”; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Senate invites all members of the West Virginia Legislature and all citizens of West Virginia to join in recognizing the value and importance of community action programs in West Virginia; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk is hereby directed to forward a copy of this resolution to the West Virginia Community Action Partnership.