Resolution J6125-2013

Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim July 2014, as Free Community Paper Month in the State of New York

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  • Jun 20, 2014: ADOPTED
  • Jun 20, 2014: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Jun 18, 2014: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE   RESOLUTION  memorializing  Governor  Andrew  M.  Cuomo  to
proclaim July 2014, as Free Community Paper Month in the  State  of  New
York

WHEREAS,  It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize official
months set aside to pay tribute to  those  journalistic  entities  which
have  diligently and consistently recorded the history of their communi-
ties and brought local news and news of the larger world to their  read-
ers; and
  WHEREAS,  Newspapers  provide  a tremendous service to citizens across
the State of New York by keeping them informed about current events; the
democracy of our State and Nation is strengthened by a responsible citi-
zenry which is actively engaged in reading  and  kept  abreast  of  news
affecting their lives; 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 July 2014, as Free Community
Paper Month in the State of New York, in conjunction with the observance
of National Free Community Paper Month; and
  WHEREAS, This observance provides the  opportunity  to  recognize  the
role  free community newspapers play in providing comprehensive informa-
tion to consumers in the communities they serve; and
  WHEREAS, "Our liberty cannot be guarded but  by  the  freedom  of  the
press,  nor that be limited without danger of losing it" (Thomas Jeffer-
son to John Jay, 1786); and
  WHEREAS, The publishing industry of free community papers and  newspa-
pers,  made  up  of  both small and large organizations, is an important
element in local communities throughout this nation; and
  WHEREAS, Free community papers proudly serve the information needs  of
their   communities  across  this  great  land,  while  promoting  local
commerce, free enterprise and public service; and
  WHEREAS, As the industry  will  sponsor  Free  Community  Paper  Month
during  July,  2014,  it  is  fitting  that recognition be given to this
special effort to salute these publications, their owners and staff  for
the  continued contributions to the growth and success of local communi-
ties through their publications; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
memorialize  Governor  Andrew  M.  Cuomo  to  proclaim July 2014 as Free
Community Paper 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
York.

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