As the National Day of the Cowboy quest catches on like wildfire, and the volunteers get better and better at the campaign side of our effort, I know it gets harder for everyone to keep track of where we are in terms of resolutions and proclamations, so here it is up to July 13, 2012.
The two huge milestones in 2012 have been the passage of the NDOC resolution in perpetuity (you know, permanently) by two state legislatures. The Wyoming Legislature passed it permanently on March 13, thanks to the efforts of volunteer Susan Thomas. The California Legislature passed it permanently on June 7, with a tip of the hat to volunteers Brent Slutsky, Vi Tara, Larry Brady, Bob Fox, Janet Slutsky, Belinda Gail and Bob Lorbeer. I’ve tried to list all the others below, but if I’ve missed your state, don’t be mad at me! It’s moving pretty fast. Just send me the info again if you don’t mind, and I’ll be sure and add it here and on the campaign page as well.
- Alabama – Hub & Kat Hubbard – Senator Brewbaker – Passed June 26, 2012
- Arizona – Bethany Braley – Sponsor Senator Steve Pierce – Passed Feb 15, 2012
- California – Brent Slutsky, Belinda Gail, Vi Tara – Passed CA Senate March 21, 2012.
On June 7th, California became the second state to proclaim the NDOC in Perpetuity.
- Colorado – Jim Ratthel, Debbie Koop, Patty Helberg, John Pontius – Proclamation from Governor Hickenlooper June 11, 2012.
- Idaho – Kerri Ellis, Kraig Sundberg – Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter NDOC Proclamation April 20, 2012
- Indiana – Jerry Betley – Governor Mitch Daniels Resolution April 18th, 2012
- Kansas – Ron Wilson – Governor Sam Brownback signed the NDOC Proclamation June 15.
- Kentucky – Jim Pinson – Rep Tom McKee – NDOC Joint Resolution Ag Committee July 21.
- Missouri – Mike Burk – Sponsor Rep Dave Schatz – Passed by the Legislature March 20.
- Nevada – Vi Tara – Governor Sandoval proclamation July 16, 2012
- South Dakoto – Slim McNaught – Governor Dennis Daugaard Proclamation July 13.
- Texas – Bethany Braley – Senator Jeff Wentworth – Passed March 7, 2011 for two years.
- Wyoming – Susan Thomas – We are proud to have Mrs. Thomas support the NDOC in Wyoming. Susan is the widow of the late WY U.S. Senator, Craig Thomas, the original sponsor of the Cowboy Resolution. The NDOC Resolution passed in PERPETUITY March 13, 2012. Thank you Wyoming!
We’re still seeking state volunteers willing to enlist sponsors for the 2012 National Day of the Cowboy resolution in their state legislatures, or to request a proclamation from their governor. Wouldn’t it be great if this was our last year of going to state legislatures and perhaps in 2012, the U.S. Congress would make the resolution permanent at last?
If your state does not have a volunteer listed and you’d like to help, or if you’d like to help a volunteer who is already on board, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. It’s not a difficult or complicated process to enlist a senator or representative as a resolution sponsor in your state legislature, and it never involves petitions or letter campaigns.