Resolution J5107-2013

Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim April 10, 2014, Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day in the State of New York

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  • May 20, 2014: ADOPTED
  • May 20, 2014: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • May 14, 2014: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE   RESOLUTION  memorializing  Governor  Andrew  M.  Cuomo  to
proclaim April 10, 2014, Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day in the State  of
New  York,  in  conjunction  with the observance of National Youth HIV &
AIDS Awareness Day

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to recognize official
days that are set aside to increase awareness of serious  public  health
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, this Legislative Body is justly proud to  memorial-
ize  Governor  Andrew  M.  Cuomo to proclaim April 10, 2014, Youth HIV &
AIDS Awareness Day in the State of New York,  in  conjunction  with  the
observance of National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day; and
  WHEREAS,  National  Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day is a day to educate
the public about the impact of HIV and AIDS on young people, as well  as
to  highlight the amazing work young people are doing across the country
to fight the HIV & AIDS epidemic; and
  WHEREAS, Today's youth are the first generation who have never known a
world without HIV and AIDS; in the United States, one in  four  new  HIV
infections is among youth ages 13 to 24; and
  WHEREAS,  Furthermore, each month 1,000 young people are infected with
HIV and more than 76,400 young people  are  currently  living  with  HIV
across the country; and
  WHEREAS, While there has been much talk about an AIDS-Free Generation,
this  is not possible without the Nation's youth; young people and their
allies are determined to end this epidemic, and this day  is  a  way  to
acknowledge the great progress they have made in doing so; and
  WHEREAS,  National  Youth  HIV & AIDS Awareness Day will be celebrated
throughout the United States, and is an opportunity to learn  about  HIV
and  AIDS,  how  young  people are affected, and to show support for the
cause; and
  WHEREAS, It is imperative that there be greater  public  awareness  of
this  serious  public  health  issue,  and more must be done to increase
activity at the local, State and national levels; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
memorialize  Governor  Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim April 10, 2014, Youth
HIV & AIDS Awareness Day in the State of New York, in  conjunction  with
the  observance  of  National  Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day; 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
York.

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