Community Action Month Proclamation

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April 26, 2017
Community Action Month
By Proclamation, May is Community Action Month in both the United States and in Michigan. Our agency have asked several units of government to also adopt a similar proclamaton, which can be found below.
WHEREAS, Community Action emerged from the heart of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s 1964 proclamation of America’s “War on Poverty” where battles must be won in the field, in every private home, in every public office, from the courthouse to the White House; and
WHEREAS, Community Action has put a human face on poverty for 53 years by advocating for limited-income citizens without a voice, so that they may enter the middle class and reach for the American dream, replacing their despair with opportunity; and
WHEREAS, the Menominee-Delta-Schoolcraft Community Action Agency has been enhancing the lives of countless area residents through caring and cost-effective implantation of its programs (Early Childhood, Client Services, Weatherization/Energy/Housing, Senior Services, Nutrition Services, Homeless Services, Senior Companions, Foster Grandparents, Retired & Senior Volunteers); and  
WHEREAS, Community Action builds and promotes economic stability as an essential aspect of enabling and enhancing stronger communities, which in turn promotes self-sufficiency, ensuring that all Americans are able to live in dignity; and
WHEREAS, Community Action has enhanced the lives of millions of people across America by providing essential, life-changing services and opportunities such as affordable housing, economic development, health care, energy assistance, natural disaster relief and recovery; and
WHEREAS, Community Action already serves 99% of America’s counties in rural, suburban, and urban communities and because it is right, because it is wise, and because, in our hearts and minds we believe it is possible to conquer poverty; and
WHEREAS, Community Action will continue to implement innovative and cost-effective programs to improve the lives and living conditions of the impoverished; continue to provide support and opportunities for all citizens in need of assistance; and continue to be a major voice of reason in establishing welfare system reforms;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, (Mayor/Board chair of local unit of government), do hereby proclaim May 2017 as COMMUNITY ACTION MONTH in recognition of the hard work and dedication of the Menominee-Delta-Schoolcraft Community Action Agency.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of (local unit of government).