2007 - 2008 LEGISLATURE
February 20, 2007 - Introduced by Senators Wirch, Carpenter, Cowles,
Erpenbach, Grothman, Hansen, Lazich, Lehman, Leibham, Miller, Olsen,
Plale, Risser
and Roessler, cosponsored by Representatives Ballweg,
Albers, Benedict, Berceau, Bies, Boyle, Gunderson, Hahn, Hintz,
Hraychuck, Kerkman, Lothian, A. Ott, Owens, Pope-Roberts, Seidel,
Sheridan, Sinicki, Soletski, Townsend, Van Roy
and Wasserman. Referred to
Committee on Senate Organization.
SJR17,1,1 1Relating to: declaring March 2007American Red Cross Month.
SJR17,1,32 Whereas, each year during the month of March we recognize the humanitarian
3service and the lifesaving programs of the American Red Cross; and
SJR17,1,64 Whereas, part of the international Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, the
5American Red Cross was formed 125 years ago and chartered by Congress to provide
6aid and comfort in times of crisis; and
SJR17,1,97 Whereas, since the early years of twentieth century, the Red Cross in Wisconsin
8has played a critical role in helping our citizens prevent, prepare for, and respond to
9emergencies; and
SJR17,1,1410 Whereas, American Red Cross volunteers and staff responded to 878 local
11disasters throughout the state of Wisconsin last year, providing emergency
12assistance to 1,300 families affected by fire, flood, tornadoes, and other disasters. In
132006, 85,932 persons learned to prevent and prepare for disasters by participating
14in Red Cross community disaster education programs; and
1Whereas, 240,000 Wisconsin individuals are prepared to help their neighbors
2in a crisis because they have been trained in Red Cross lifesaving classes. These
3classes include CPR, use of automated external defibrillators, first aid, aquatics,
4babysitting, and HIV/AIDS education; and
SJR17,2,75 Whereas, Wisconsin Red Cross chapters served 361,944 people in 2006 through
6a variety of community programs, including transportation services and initiatives
7for low-income, elderly, and special-needs populations; and
SJR17,2,108 Whereas, armed forces emergency services caseworkers transmitted 4,263
9emergency messages between members of the armed forces and their families and
10loved ones; and
SJR17,2,1311 Whereas, countless lives were saved last year because 214,834 people donated
12blood and 69 Wisconsin hospitals were served by Red Cross biomedical services; now,
13therefore, be it
SJR17,2,16 14Resolved by the senate, the assembly concurring, That the members of the
15Wisconsin legislature proclaim March 2007 as American Red Cross Month in the
16state of Wisconsin, and commend this observance to all citizens; and be it further
SJR17,2,20 17Resolved, That the members of the legislature call upon our citizens to become
18partners with the American Red Cross in emergency preparedness by learning how
19to respond to emergencies and by donating blood, time, and financial resources in
20support of the Red Cross mission; and be it further
SJR17,2,22 21Resolved, That the senate chief clerk shall provide a copy of this joint
22resolution to the American Red Cross.
SJR17,2,2323 (End)