2019 Senate Joint Resolution 30
Relating to: proclaiming May 2019 as Wisconsin Motherhood Month.
Whereas, the family, in which mothers perform a crucial role, is a major social institution in Wisconsin and throughout the world that provides tremendous value to both its members and society as a whole; and
Whereas, the family social unit may be forged by blood, marriage, foster care, or adoption, and may be both nuclear, encompassing parents and children, and extended, encompassing other relatives; and
Whereas, mothers have a unique bond with their children, often acting as the eye in the storm; and
Whereas, women across Wisconsin place their trust and their children in the arms of other women, sharing motherhood through foster care, respite care, and adoption; and
Whereas, mothers across Wisconsin receive children into their arms at a moment's notice; and
Whereas, mothers have an indispensable role in building and transforming society and culture and move our state, country, and world forward, remaining steadfast in their pursuit of a better and brighter future for their children; and
Whereas, the work of mothers is of paramount importance but is often undervalued, unnoticed, and unappreciated; and
Whereas, mothers are innovators, tireless workers, engines of economic growth, and drivers of progress; and
Whereas, mothers are breadwinners, community leaders, advocates, allies, and pillars of family that have, for generations, blazed new paths, opened up new possibilities, and widened circles of opportunity for their daughters and sons; and
Whereas, Wisconsin has significant racial disparities in maternal mortality rates, which must be addressed; and
Whereas, Wisconsin has a proven record of meeting challenges and creating positive change, and we are committed to making mothers' lives better and ensuring their health and prosperity; and
Whereas, Mother's Day is celebrated in May across Wisconsin and nationwide; and
Whereas, mothers, and the institution of motherhood, are worthy of honor and affirmation; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the senate, the assembly concurring, That the members of the Wisconsin Legislature call upon the people of Wisconsin to observe May as Wisconsin Motherhood Month with honor, affirmation, and respect to mothers in our state; and, be it further
Resolved, That the senate calls upon the people of Wisconsin to express their honor, affirmation, love, respect, and gratitude to mothers everywhere; and, be it further
Resolved, That the senate chief clerk shall transmit copies of this resolution to the governor of Wisconsin.