2019 Assembly Resolution 11
Relating to: proclaiming October 10, 2019, as World Homeless Day.
Whereas, World Homeless Day was first observed on October 10, 2010, as the result of homeless service providers from around the world calling attention to homelessness as a worldwide challenge and continues to be observed annually on October 10; and
Whereas, since its creation, World Homeless Day has been observed in dozens of countries on six continents and is recognized as a day of critical importance by citizens, public figures, and government officials from around the world; and
Whereas, the purpose of World Homeless Day is to help spread awareness about the challenges that homeless individuals living in our state and nation, and around the world face every day; and
Whereas, homelessness impacts millions of people worldwide, including thousands of people of all ages who are living in communities of various sizes throughout Wisconsin; and
Whereas, World Homeless Day invites Wisconsinites to learn more about the impact of homelessness worldwide, to find opportunities to get involved, and support homeless people living in their communities; and
Whereas, the Wisconsin State Assembly is committed to helping unsheltered individuals and families, as demonstrated this session by the approval of several pieces of legislation aimed at reducing and preventing homelessness across the state; and
Whereas, educating people about homelessness, volunteering to help those that are experiencing homelessness, celebrating the positive efforts of local providers, and highlighting those who are making a difference will help fortify the fight to end homelessness; and
Whereas, the Wisconsin State Assembly has an opportunity to join an international effort to promote awareness of homelessness and support the critical work many partners across the state are doing to combat homelessness; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the assembly, That the Wisconsin State Assembly proclaims October 10, 2019, as World Homeless Day in Wisconsin.