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SJ 248 Commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Civil Right
SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:
Commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Commemorates the 40th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, signed into law on July 2, 1964. This resolution also requests that the Governor call upon the citizens of the Commonwealth to celebrate the signing of the Act on July 2, 2004, with appropriate celebratory and educational activities and programs that emphasize the significance of this historic legislation to the rights enjoyed by all citizens, and the relevance of the convergence of the 40th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the 50th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education. The Clerk of the Senate is requested to transmit copies of the resolution to the Attorney General of Virginia, the Secretary of Education, the presidents of the Virginia Bar Association and the Old Dominion Bar Association, the Executive Director of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Virginia State Chapter, and the chairmen of the Virginia chapters of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, requesting that they further disseminate copies of the resolution to their respective constituents so that they may be apprised of the sense of the General Assembly of Virginia in this matter.
This resolution is a recommendation of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Commission and its Steering Committee on the 50th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education.