Resolution J245-2013

Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim January 26, 2013, as the 200th Anniversary of Juan Pablo Duarte Day in the State of New York

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  • Jan 24, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jan 24, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Jan 18, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE   RESOLUTION  memorializing  Governor  Andrew  M.  Cuomo  to
proclaim January 26, 2013, as the 200th Anniversary of Juan Pablo Duarte
Day in the State of New York

WHEREAS, The people of the  Dominican  Republic  acquired  autonomy  and
sovereignty on the 27th day of February 1844; and
  WHEREAS,  The  Island of Quisqueya, the indigenous name for what later
became the island of Hispaniola, was the cradle of thinking and advance-
ment in the western hemisphere, establishing the  first  university  and
cathedral of the New World; and
  WHEREAS,  On  the  26th  day  of  January 1813, Juan Pablo Duarte, the
founding father of the Dominican Republic, was born; and
  WHEREAS, During the month of January 2013, Dominicans  will  celebrate
the 200th Anniversary of Juan Pablo Duarte's birth; and
  WHEREAS,  Juan  Pablo Duarte, along with Francisco Del Rosario Sanchez
and Ramon Matias Melia, formed La Trinitaria, a secret organization that
initiated the movement for the independence of the  Dominican  Republic;
and
  WHEREAS,  During  the  month of February 2013, Dominican Nationals and
Dominican Americans from  throughout  the  Dominican  Republic  and  the
United States will celebrate the independence of the Dominican Republic;
and
  WHEREAS, Since the 27th day of February 1966, the Instituto Duartiano,
Inc.  in  New  York City, has promoted the memory and accomplishments of
Juan Pablo Duarte; and
  WHEREAS, The Instituto Duartiano is an organization that is  dedicated
to  maintaining  and  keeping  alive  the life and history of Juan Pablo
Duarte, the liberator and founder of the Dominican Republic; now, there-
fore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
memorialize  Governor  Andrew  M. Cuomo to proclaim January 26, 2013, as
Juan Pablo Duarte Day in the State of New York; in recognition  of  this
auspicious  occasion,  the members of the Instituto Duartiano will visit
Albany, New York, on Wedneday, January 23, 2013; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to The Honorable Andrew Cuomo, Governor  of  the  State  of  New
York; The Honorable Felix Antonio Martinez, Consul General of the Domin-
ican  Republic;  The Honorable Caesar Ramono, President of the Instituto
Duartiano de los Estados Unidos; and Anibal de Castro Rodriguez,  Ambas-
sador of the Dominican Republic to the United States.

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