Resolution J67-2013

Honoring Chris Shelton upon the occasion of his designation as recipient of the Progressive Leadership Award by the Citizen Action of New York

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  • Jan 15, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jan 15, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Jan 10, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  honoring Chris Shelton upon the occasion of his
designation as recipient of the  Progressive  Leadership  Award  by  the
Citizen Action of New York

WHEREAS,  It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize that the
quality and character of life in the communities across New  York  State
are reflective of the concerned and dedicated efforts of those organiza-
tions  and individuals who would devote themselves to the welfare of the
community and its citizenry; and
  WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its  long-
standing  traditions,  this  Legislative  Body  is justly proud to honor
Chris Shelton upon the occasion of his designation as recipient  of  the
Progressive  Leadership  Award  by the Citizen Action of New York, to be
celebrated at its Awards Gala on Tuesday, December 4, 2012; and
  WHEREAS, Citizen Action of New York works as part of  U.S.  Action  to
build  better  futures for families and communities throughout the State
and nation; for 29 years, Citizen Action of  New  York  has  spearheaded
successful  efforts  to  guarantee quality and affordable health care to
all, successful quality education and early learning  programs  and  the
promotion of racial justice; and
  WHEREAS,  Citizen Action of New York is honoring Chris Shelton as this
year's labor honoree because of his long record of great leadership with
CWA; he is also being recognized for his  leadership  in  all  of  CWA's
bargaining disputes ranging from the New Jersey public workers, to Veri-
zon and to health care workers in upstate New York; and
  WHEREAS,  Chris Shelton has made CWA a leader in New York's labor-com-
munity coalition movement; 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; and
  WHEREAS,  This Legislative Body is pleased to have this opportunity to
express its highest admiration for Chris Shelton and to wish him contin-
ued success in all of his future endeavors; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
honor Chris Shelton upon the occasion of his designation as recipient of
the  Progressive Leadership Award by the Citizen Action of New York; and
be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Chris Shelton.

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