Text: S.Con.Res.40 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)

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--S.Con.Res.40--
S.Con.Res.40
Agreed to June 20, 1989
One Hundred First Congress of the United States of America
AT THE FIRST SESSION
Begun and held at the City of Washington on Tuesday, the third day of January,
one thousand nine hundred and eighty-nine
Concurrent Resolution
Whereas on June 21, 1964, James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner
gave their lives at a young age in an effort to guarantee the rights that
are the birthright of every citizen of the United States, particularly the
right to vote;
Whereas James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner were part of a
movement that helped to achieve the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964,
the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and other milestones in the progress of this
Nation toward achieving the goal of ensuring equal rights, equal opportunities,
and equal justice for all;
Whereas during the quarter century after the deaths of James Chaney, Andrew
Goodman, and Michael Schwerner this Nation has benefitted tremendously from
the removal of many barriers to full participation by every citizen of this
Nation in political, educational, and economic life;
Whereas the lives and resultant deaths of James Chaney, Andrew Goodman,
and Michael Schwerner have come to symbolize the dream of brotherhood and
sisterhood among citizens of this Nation from all races, religions, and
ethnic backgrounds;
Whereas the memory of the struggle of James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and
Michael Schwerner and the sacrifice of such men will encourage all citizens
of this Nation, in particular young citizens, to be rededicated to the ideals
of justice, equality, citizenship, and community;
Whereas the State of Mississippi and the City of Philadelphia, Mississippi,
are joining with citizens from throughout this Nation to commemorate the
contributions that James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner made
to this Nation; and
Whereas the lifework of James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner
remains unfinished until all barriers are removed that bar the full
participation of every citizen of this Nation in the democratic process of
this Nation, especially in the electoral process: Now, therefore, be it
 Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives concurring), That--
 (1) June 21, 1989, is designated as Chaney, Goodman, and Schwerner Day,
 (2) it is the sense of the Congress that the Voting Rights Act of 1965 has
 helped to fulfill the promise of democracy in this Nation, and
 (3) the Congress reaffirms the goal of removing remaining barriers to full
 voter participation in this Nation.
Attest:
Secretary of the Senate.
Attest:
Clerk of the House of Representatives.ts Act of 1965, and other milestones
in the progress of this Nation toward achieving the goal of ensuring equal
rights, equal opportunities, and equal justice for all;
Whereas during the quarter century after the deaths of James Chaney, And

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