Resolution J3333-2013

Commending Nora Moran upon the occasion of being honored in conjunction with Women's History Month 2014 in the State of New York

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  • Feb 4, 2014: ADOPTED
  • Feb 4, 2014: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Jan 29, 2014: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION commending Nora Moran upon the occasion of being
honored in conjunction with Women's History Month 2014 in the  State  of
New York

WHEREAS,  It  is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize and pay
tribute to those women of achievement within the Empire State  who  have
made  strong  contributions  to their communities and who inspire others
through their model citizenship; and
  WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its  long-
standing  traditions,  this  Legislative Body is justly proud to commend
Nora Moran upon the  occasion  of  being  honored  in  conjunction  with
Women's History Month 2014 in the State of New York; and
  WHEREAS,  Women  of every race, class, and ethnic background have made
invaluable contributions to the growth and strength of New York State in
countless recorded and unrecorded ways; and
  WHEREAS, Each year, the State of New York officially sets  aside  time
to  recognize the achievements and lives of such exemplary women, repre-
sentatives of the wide-ranging and vital roles women have played in  the
historic development of this great Empire State and its communities; the
theme  of  this year's commemoration is "Celebrating Women of Character,
Courage, and Commitment"; and
  WHEREAS, Nora Moran, in her triumph over the struggles  of  her  past,
and  invaluable  work with Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans, epitomizes
the values of character,  courage,  and  commitment  in  her  unwavering
service to her clients, her peers, and her fellow citizens; and
  WHEREAS, Nora Moran was incarcerated at the Bedford Hills Correctional
Facility  in  Westchester  County for ten years, but made the impressive
and life-affirming decision to use that time well; committed to  getting
her  life  on  track,  she  earned  a  bachelor's degree while in prison
through a program offered by Marymount Manhattan College, one of the few
such programs in the United States; and
  WHEREAS, Upon her release from Bedford Hills in 2008, Nora Moran moved
to Harlem, New York, and began  to  work  for  Puppies  Behind  Bars,  a
nonprofit she worked with while in prison which enlists inmates to train
service dogs; and
  WHEREAS, A motivated and compassionate young woman, Nora Moran started
out  as  an  administrative  assistant  and now works as the director of
Puppies Behind Bars' Dog Tags program, which places  service  dogs  with
war  veterans  suffering  from post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic
brain injuries and other disabilities; and
  WHEREAS, Nora Moran also gives hope to others behind  bars,  returning
to  Bedford Hills two times per week to instruct inmates on training for
Puppies Behind Bars; and
  WHEREAS, Throughout the entire period of her service to her  community
and  the  State  of  New York, Nora Moran has stood constant in dignity,
good grace and humor; and
  WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is pleased to have this opportunity  to
express  its highest admiration for Nora Moran and to wish her continued
success in all of her future endeavors; and
  WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that  when  individ-
uals  of  such  noble aims and accomplishments are brought to our atten-
tion, they should be celebrated and recognized by all  the  citizens  of
the great State of New York; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
commend Nora Moran upon the occasion of  being  honored  in  conjunction
with Women's History Month in the State of New York; and be it further

  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Nora Moran.

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