HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 92-4762, by Representatives J. Kohl, Miller, Rasmussen, Valle, Rust, Silver, Brough, Mitchell, Winsley, Prentice, Sheldon, Roland, Franklin, G. Cole, Scott, Hine, R. Fisher, Wineberry, Jacobsen, Nelson, Brekke, Pruitt, Spanel, Wang, Edmondson, Fraser, Dorn, Ebersole, Bowman, Ogden, H. Myers, Orr, H. Sommers, O'Brien, Leonard, Moyer, Forner, Schmidt, Lisk, P. Johnson, Belcher, D. Sommers, Casada, Paris, Kremen, Wood, Ferguson, Wynne and Anderson


   WHEREAS, American women of every race, class, and ethnic background made historic contributions to the growth and strength of our state and Nation in countless recorded and unrecorded ways; and

   WHEREAS, American women played and continue to play a critical economic, cultural, and social role in every sphere of life by constituting a significant portion of the labor force whether working inside or outside of the home; and

   WHEREAS, American women played a unique role throughout the history of the Nation by providing a majority of the volunteer labor force; and

   WHEREAS, American women were particularly important in establishing historic charitable, philanthropic, and cultural institutions in our Nation; and

   WHEREAS, American women of every race, class, and ethnic background served as early leaders of every major progressive, social change movement; and

   WHEREAS, American women were leaders not only in securing their own rights of suffrage and equal opportunity but also in the abolitionist movement, the emancipation movement, the industrial labor movement, the civil rights movement, and especially the peace movement, which created a more fair and just society for all; and

   WHEREAS, Despite these contributions, the role of American women in history is consistently overlooked and undervalued, in the literature, teaching, and study of American history;

   NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives designate March as "Women's History Month" and recognize March 8th as "International Women's Day."



     I hereby certify this to be a true and correct copy of

     Resolution 4762 adopted by the House of Representatives

                         March 6, 1992.





                   Alan Thompson, Chief Clerk