California State Legislature


May 4, 1995

RESOLUTION CHAPTER 21
FILED WITH SECRETARY OF STATE MAY 4, 1995
ADOPTED IN ASSEMBLY MAY 1, 1995
ADOPTED IN SENATE APRIL 17, 1995
AMENDED IN SENATE APRIL 17, 1995
AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY APRIL 3, 1995


INTRODUCED BY Assembly Members Horcher, Aguiar, Alpert, Archie-Hudson, Baca, Baldwin, Bates, Bordonaro, Bowen, Valerie Brown, Brulte, Burton, Bustamante, Caldera, Campbell, Cannella, Conroy, Cortese, Davis, Ducheny, Escutia, Figueroa, Friedman, Frusetta, Gallegos, Granlund, Hannigan, Harvey, Hauser, Hawkins, Hoge, House, Isenberg, Johnson, Kaloogian, Katz, Kuehl, Lee, Machado, Martinez, Mazzoni, McDonald, McPherson, Morrow, Napolitano, Poochigian, Pringle, Rainey, Richter, Rogan, Setencich, Sher, Sweeney, Takasugi, Thompson, Tucker, Vasconcellos, Villaraigosa, and Weggeland

(Coauthors: Senators Alquist, Ayala, Beverly, Boatwright, Calderon, Campbell, Costa, Craven, Dills, Greene, Hayden, Haynes, Hughes, Hurtt, Johannessen, Johnston, Kelley, Killea, Kopp, Leonard, Leslie, Lewis, Lockyer, Maddy, Marks, Mello, Monteith, Mountjoy, O' Connell, Peace, Petris, Polanco, Rogers, Rosenthal, Russell, Solis, Thompson, Watson, and Wright)

MARCH 7, 1995

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 19 — Relative to the Armenian Genocide.

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST

ACR 19, Horcher. Armenian Genocide: 80th anniversary.
This measure would commemorate the survival of the Armenian people on the 80th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.

WHEREAS, The Armenian Genocide of 1915 subjected an entire nation to the highest degree of dehumanization, and led 1.5 million people, one-third of the nation's population, to their deaths; and

WHEREAS, On April 24, 1915, intellectuals and physicians were rounded up and executed, and adult males were taken from their homes and slaughtered en masse, leaving the elderly and the women and children without protection, to face the death marches through southern Anatolian deserts in bitter cold and blistering heat without food, water, or shelter; and

WHEREAS, As a result, the land that had been home to the Armenians for nearly 3,000 years was swiftly emptied of its population; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the Assembly of the State of California, the Senate thereof concurring, That the Legislature of the State of California is honored to commemorate the survival of the Armenian people on the 80th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide; and be it further

Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly transmit copies of this resolution to the Governor and to the Armenian Genocide Commemorative Committee.

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