SENATE RESOLUTION 491--DESIGNATING JUNE 12, 2016, AS A NATIONAL DAY OF RACIAL AMITY AND RECONCILIATION; Congressional Record Vol. 162, No. 92
(Senate - June 10, 2016)

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SENATE RESOLUTION 491--DESIGNATING JUNE 12, 2016, AS A NATIONAL DAY OF 
                    RACIAL AMITY AND RECONCILIATION

  Mr. MARKEY (for himself, Mr. Cochran, Mr. Wicker, Mr. Burr, and Mr. 
Grassley) submitted the following resolution; which was considered and 
agreed to:

                              S. Res. 491

       Whereas the greatest asset of the United States is the 
     people of the United States;
       Whereas the motto on the Great Seal of the United States is 
     E Pluribus Unum, ``out of many, one'';
       Whereas the United States is comprised of multicultural, 
     multiethnic, and multiracial people;
       Whereas friendship, collegiality, civility, respect, and 
     kindness are commonly shared ideals of the people of the 
     United States; and
       Whereas organizations and communities across the United 
     States, motivated by the ideals behind the motto of E 
     Pluribus Unum, have joined together in introspection and 
     reflection on how the diversity of the people of the United 
     States has been indispensable in creating the United States: 
     Now, therefore, be it
       Resolved, That the Senate--
       (1) designates June 12, 2016, as a national day of racial 
     amity and reconciliation;
       (2) supports all people of the United States who join in 
     activities in support of the goals and ideals of racial 
     amity; and
       (3) encourages the people of the United States to observe 
     the day with appropriate ceremonies and activities.

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