Resolution J338-2013

Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim October 2013 as Disabilities Awareness Month in the State of New York



  • Feb 5, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jan 30, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE   RESOLUTION  memorializing  Governor  Andrew  M.  Cuomo  to
proclaim October 2013 as Disabilities Awareness Month in  the  State  of
New York

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to recognize official
months  that  are  set aside to increase awareness of issues that affect
the lives of citizens of New York State; and
  WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its  long-
standing  traditions, it is the intent of this Legislative Body to memo-
rialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim October 2013, as  Disabili-
ties  Awareness  Month  in  the  State  of New York, in conjunction with
National Disability Employment Awareness Month; and
  WHEREAS, National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)  is  a
national  campaign  that  raises  awareness  about disability employment
issues and celebrates the many and  varied  contributions  of  America's
workers with disabilities; and
  WHEREAS,  More  than  20 years after the signing of the Americans with
Disabilities  Act,  individuals  with  disabilities,  including  injured
veterans, are making immeasurable contributions to workplaces across our
State and Nation; and
  WHEREAS, Unfortunately, the unemployment rate for people with disabil-
ities remains too high -- nearly double the rate of people without disa-
bilities; and
  WHEREAS,  New  Yorkers  with  disabilities,  like all New Yorkers, are
entitled to not only full participation in our society,  but  also  full
opportunity in our society; their talents and contributions are vital to
the strength of our State's workforce and our future prosperity; and
  WHEREAS, Together, we can ensure persons living with disabilities have
equal access to employment, and to inclusive, supportive workplaces; and
  WHEREAS,  It  is  in  the  interest of New York State to recognize the
achievements which have been  made  thus  far,  and  to  continue  these
efforts  by  promoting  the awareness and fostering the understanding of
persons with disabilities; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
memorialize  Governor  Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim October 2013 as Disa-
bilities Awareness Month in the State of New York; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of the State  of  New


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