Feb 11

National Day of the Cowboy News September 2011

From the Publisher

Thanks to our very dedicated campaign volunteers, we made significant headway in securing National Day of the Cowboy resolutions across the country in 2011. Legislatures in which the resolution passed are California, New Mexico, Florida, Arizona, Texas (passed for 2011 and 2012), and Illinois. Governors’ proclamations came from North Carolina, Nebraska and Georgia.

Nine of us traveled to Sacramento, California, in August, to receive California’s first NDOC resolution, and what a beautiful resolution it is. Jan and Larry Brady, Janet and Brent Slutsky, Vi Tara (Highway 50 Wagon Train), America’s Western Sweetheart, Belinda Gail, Bob Lorbeer (Long Beach Mounted Police) and my mom, Nina Braley, and I, were all there for the Senate ceremony. We were the guests of sponsors, Senators Fuller, Gaines, and La Malfa. The California senators presented us with a beautiful framed copy of their resolution and arranged a tour for us of the spectacular California capitol building, then volunteer Larry Brady and his wife Jan, treated us to lunch on the banks of the Sacramento River. It was a memorable day to say the least. Thank you all for this special show of support.

Now it’s time to begin the 2012 effort, so if you’d like to volunteer to secure a sponsor in your state legislature, email info@nationaldayofthecowboy.com. We’ll send you everything you need in order to begin. It is not a difficult process, but we do ask that you follow through on your commitment. We post a list on the NDOC website with the names of each volunteer in every state, but if you see there is already a volunteer in your state, don’t be shy about offering to help anyway. Sometimes volunteers like to work together, an ideal way to approach this and share the load. In 2012, we should be able to achieve passage in at least 25 states.

We must start the 2012 effort immediately as states have different procedures for the resolution process which effect our progress. For example, our Oregon volunteer was told that each member of the Oregon legislature has an annual allocation for only five resolutions and most of them already had their quota when the session opened in January, so it was too late to enlist an NDOC sponsor by the time he approached them in April. In other words, please sign up now if you want to become involved, and start seeking out a sponsor before next year’s sessions begin.








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