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113th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. CON. RES. 23


Expressing the sense of Congress that the United States Postal Service should issue a commemorative postage stamp honoring the Reverend Doctor Leon Sullivan and that the Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee should recommend to the Postmaster General that such a stamp be issued.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

August 1, 2013

Mr. Casey submitted the following concurrent resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs


CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

Expressing the sense of Congress that the United States Postal Service should issue a commemorative postage stamp honoring the Reverend Doctor Leon Sullivan and that the Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee should recommend to the Postmaster General that such a stamp be issued.

    Whereas the Reverend Doctor Leon Sullivan impacted millions of people throughout the world, particularly throughout the United States and in Africa, by advocating self-help principles of empowerment, community development, and self-reliance;

    Whereas the Reverend Dr. Sullivan founded the Opportunities Industrialization Centers (commonly referred to as the “OIC”), a skills training program providing training and retraining on a massive scale;

    Whereas the Reverend Dr. Sullivan founded Opportunities Industrialization Centers International (commonly referred to as “OICI”) and the International Foundation for Education and Self-Help (commonly referred to as “IFESH”);

    Whereas the Reverend Dr. Sullivan made a substantial impact on the lives of the people in Africa through the actions of OICI and IFESH;

    Whereas the Reverend Dr. Sullivan founded the Progress Investment Associates (commonly referred to as the “PIA”) and the Zion Nonprofit Charitable Trust (commonly referred to as the “ZNCT”), which was established to fund housing, shopping, human services, educational, and other nonprofit ventures for inner-city dwellers;

    Whereas the Reverend Dr. Sullivan established inner-city retirement and assisted living complexes for the elderly and disabled in Philadelphia and other cities throughout the United States, named Opportunities Towers;

    Whereas the Reverend Dr. Sullivan was able, as the first African-American member on the board of General Motors Corporation, to secure the support of the other board members to back him in the development of the unprecedented Global Sullivan Principles, a code of conduct written in 1977, for United States businesses operating in South Africa;

    Whereas the Reverend Dr. Sullivan has been the recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Notre Dame Award, the Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Award, the NAACP Spingarn Award, the Kappa Alpha Psi Laurel Wreath, and more than 50 doctoral degrees;

    Whereas the Reverend Dr. Sullivan economically empowered individuals and combated poverty wherever he implemented programs;

    Whereas the Reverend Dr. Sullivan established the African–African-American summits to bring together the leaders of African countries, the United States, and other countries; and

    Whereas the Reverend Dr. Sullivan established the Global Sullivan Principles (for Corporate Social Responsibility) in the late 1990s to apply the same type of principles for countries and businesses throughout the world: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives concurring), That it is the sense of Congress that—

(1) the United States Postal Service should issue a commemorative postage stamp honoring the Reverend Doctor Leon Sullivan; and

(2) the Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee should recommend to the Postmaster General that such a stamp be issued.


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