Gubernatorial (State) Proclamations

Thanks to the Siblings Day Committee efforts, Siblings Day is gaining momentum at the federal, state and most importantly, family level (see proclamations below ). You will find an endorsement from US Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney from New York directed to President William Clinton, and recognition by the US House of Representatives during open session on April 10, 1997, May 3, 2001 and April 2005 which were subsequently published in the Congressional Record. State Senator Catherine Abate and Assemblyman Richard Gottfried of New York both applaud the effort. The founder of Grandparent’s Day, Mrs. Marion McQuade, has also been supportive.

Since 1998, 88 state governors from 39 states have officially established Siblings Day in their state and among them, six White House cabinet members: Janet Napolitano of Arizona, Gary Locke of Washington, Tom Ridge of Pennsyvania, Bill Richardson of New Mexico, Tommy Thompson of Wisconsin and Christine Whitman of New Jersey.

I could speak about the importance of the sibling relationship, but I could not do a better job than that done by the 40 some Governors of our states who have issued proclamations declaring Siblings Day in their states, posted below. Please read the beautiful language in those proclamations. Our brothers and sisters are a permanent part of our mental life.  Also see the “Published Articles” page for some discussion about the importance of our siblings throughout our adult lives.

 

Alabama
Alabama
Alabama
Alabama
Alaska
Alaska
Alaska
Alaska
Arizona
Arizona
Arkansas
Arkansas
Colorado
Colorado
Colorado
Colorado
Connecticut
Connecticut
Connecticut
Connecticut
Connecticut
Connecticut
Florida
Florida
Florida
Florida
Florida
Florida
Hawaii
Hawaii
Idaho
Idaho
Illinois
Illinois
Illinois
Illinois
Indiana
Indiana
Iowa
Iowa
Iowa
Iowa
Iowa
Iowa
Iowa
Iowa
Kansas
Kansas
Louisiana
Louisiana
Maine
Maine
Maryland
Maryland
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Michagan
Michagan
Michigan
Michigan
Mississippi
Mississippi
Missouri
Missouri
Missouri
Missouri
Nebraska
Nebraska
Nebraska
Nebraska
Nevada
Nevada
Nevada
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Hampshire
New Hampshire
New Hampshire
New Hampshire
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Jersey
New Mexico
New Mexico
New Mexico
New Mexico
New York
New York
North Carolina
North Carolina
North Carolina
North Carolina
North Carolina
North Carolina
Ohio
Ohio
Ohio
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oklahoma
Oklahoma
Oklahoma
Oregon
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
Rhode Island
Road Island
Road Island
South Carolina
South Carolina
Vermont
Vermont
Virginia
Virginia
Washington
Washington
Washington State
Washington State
Washington State
Washington State
West Virginia
West Virginia
West Virginia
West Virginia
West Virginia
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wisconsin
Wisconsin
Wisconsin
Wisconsin
Wisconsin
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