By Senators Sutherland, Skratek, Conner, Wojahn, Owen, Rasmussen, West, Murray, Stratton, Oke, Jesernig, Niemi, Bauer, Thorsness, Metcalf, Anderson, McDonald, Cantu, L. Kreidler, Williams, Moore, Talmadge, McMullen, Gaspard, Rinehart, Vognild, Pelz, Madsen and Bailey


     WHEREAS, The month of March has been declared National Women's Month by the Congress of the United States, and Women's History Month in the state of Washington by Governor Gardner; and


     WHEREAS, Since 1908, March 8th has been observed as International Women's Day by people around the world; and


     WHEREAS, Women of every race, class, and ethnic background have made historic contributions to the growth and strength of Washington State in countless recorded and unrecorded ways; and


     WHEREAS, Women have played and continue to play a critical economic, cultural, political, and social role in every sphere of life in Washington state; and


     WHEREAS, Women have played a unique role throughout the history of this state by providing the majority of the volunteer labor force; and


     WHEREAS, Women have been particularly important in the establishment of early charitable, philanthropic, and cultural institutions in Washington state; and


     WHEREAS, Women have served as leaders in causes to create a more equitable and just society for all; and


     WHEREAS, Despite these contributions, the role of women in history has been consistently overlooked and undervalued in the body of American history;


     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Washington State Senate recognizes and commends the many contributions that women have made to our country, our state, and communities.


I, Gordon A. Golob, Secretary of the Senate,

do hereby certify that this is a true and

correct copy of Senate Resolution 1991-8635,

adopted by the Senate March 14, 1991.





Secretary of the Senate