Saturday, August 4, 2012

#36 Days To FASDay - Need proclamation copy?

Did you get a proclamation from a city, county or state leader?

Here's an example of State Verbage -
but city proclamations are great too!

Office of the Governor


WHEREAS, healthy children are the most important resource in the great State of (your city or state); and
WHEREAS, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is the leading cause of mental retardation in (your city or state), the United States, and all of western civilization; and
WHEREAS, as many as 1 in every 100 individuals in these United States may be adversely affected by prenatal exposure to alcohol; and
WHEREAS, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Effects are a root cause of numerous social disorders, including learning disabilities, juvenile delinquency, school drop-outs, homelessness, unemployment, mental illness, and crime; and
WHEREAS, economists estimate that each individual with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Effects will cost the U.S. taxpayer nearly two million dollars in his or her lifetime; and
WHEREAS, people around the world will be observing International FAS Day on September 9, 20___, in order that on the ninth day of the ninth month of the year, the world will remember that during the nine months of pregnancy a woman should abstain from alcohol,
NOW, THEREFORE, I, (governor’s name), Governor of the State of (your state), do hereby proclaim September 9, 20___ as
in (your state), to promote awareness of the effects of prenatal exposure to alcohol, to increase compassion for those individuals so affected, to minimize further effects, to ensure healthier communities across (your state) in the future.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the State of (your state)
______________________________ (Governor’s name)

DONE at the Capitol in (state capital) on this _______ day of _____________ in the year of Our Lord Two Thousand and ___

ATTEST: ______________________________ (Name of Secretary of State) Secretary of State

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