I wanted to let you know that late on the afternoon of Thurday, June 7th, the California Senate voted to award permanent status to the National Day of the Cowboy resolution, SCR70. This makes California the second state to take this important step toward helping us protect our cowboy culture and pioneer heritage. As many of you know, the Wyoming Legislature made it permanent in Wyoming on March 13.
Senator Ted Gaines championed our cause, both in the CA Senate and also in the hearing which the California Assembly Rules committee held to review the resolution before it went to the assembly floor, so we owe a huge thank you and a tip of the hat to him. The rules committee made a few changes to the original text of the California National Day of the Cowboy resolution before passing it through the committee which necessitated that the Senate vote on it again after the Assembly then passed it. (The CA Senate had first passed it in March.)
A wonderful group of volunteers worked hard to see that this vote was successful. Thanks go to Vi Tara, Brent Slutsky, Bob Fox, Belinda Gail, Bob Lorbeer, Kelsee Bradshaw, Larry Brady, JR Sanders, Mandy Lindquist, Margo Metegrano, and the many others who took the time to write letters of support for the permanent passage of the resolution and worked to help us keep it on track throughout the entire process.
I feel this is truly an historic event and I'm very proud of every one of you everywhere who supports this quest. It feels like it has solid roots at last. We'll keep giving it water and sunshine and hope more states soon follow the examples of Wyoming and California until we have every single state on board!
Thank you all again. Your support is the key to our success in this effort.
Hats off to the cowboy,
Bethany Braley, Executive Director & Publisher
National Day of the Cowboy 501(c)3 Corp
PO Box 25298
Prescott Valley AZ 86312-5298
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