Past Leg Successes

Leg Year - 2019-2020

Honors the legacy of Bayard Rustin, who stood at the confluence of the greatest struggles for civil, legal, and human rights by African Americans, as well as the LGBTQ community, and whose focus on civil and economic rights and belief in peace and the dignity of all people remain as relevant today as ever.

Recognizes May 2019 as Blue Star Mothers of America Month in California.  Encourages all residents of the state to take some time during the month of May 2019 to honor and recognize the dedication and sacrifice of the Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc., and recognizes and celebrates the history and contributions of the Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc.

Declares the month of June 2019 as Portuguese National Heritage Month.

Recognizes April 2019 as California Community College (CCC) Month.

Designates March 2019 as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in California.

Declares March 6, 2019, as Lymphedema Awareness Day in California.

Designates March 2019 as Irish American Heritage Month in honor of the multitude of contributions that Irish Americans have made to the country and state, and in honor of the 100th Anniversary of Ireland’s First Dáil.  Calls upon the people of the state to observe the month of March with appropriate ceremonies, programs, and activities, especially on March 17 in honor of St. Patrick’s Day.

Designates April 2019 as Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month.  Urges all citizens to support the search for a cure and to assist those individuals and families who deal with this disabling disease on a daily basis.

Recognizes March 1, 2019, as National Speech and Debate Education Day.

Proclaims every March 19 as California Celebrating Women in Public Office Day.  Calls upon the people of California to unite and support the success of women in public office with appropriate activities, events, and programs.

Recognizes “Women Warriors” by proclaiming the week of March 18, 2019, to March 22, 2019, as Women’s Military History Week in California.  Encourages Californians to recognize the hard fought contributions of women and those who identify as women to our military and our freedom, the courageous sacrifices that women and those who identify as women have made while serving our country with “sheroism,” and the historic lifting of the ban on women in combat on January 24, 2013.

Proclaims that Friday, May 10, 2019, will be celebrated as the First Transcontinental Railroad’s Sesquicentennial Day, and as California Railroad Day.

Declares the month of April 2019 as the Month of the Military Child.  Urges all Californians, local and state leaders, private organizations, and businesses to observe the month by showing appreciation to the children and youth of military and veteran families, including children of the fallen, for standing by their parents and loved ones who are serving or have served as members of the Armed Forces of the United States.

Proclaims March 17, 2019, to March 24, 2019, as California Down Syndrome Awareness Week and March 21, 2019, as California Down Syndrome Day.  Encourages all Californians to support and participate in related activities.

Proclaims April 29, 2019, as California Holocaust Memorial Day and urges all Californians to observe this day of remembrance for the victims of the Holocaust in an appropriate manner.