Proclamations

A proclamation is a written document, usually authorized and signed by an elected official, which will declare a special status to a day, month or event. In the U.S., elected officials from town board members up to the president of the United States have the ability to issue proclamations.

 

A state resolution carries a little more weight than a proclamation because it must be sponsored by an elected official, submitted to and approved by a committee, and then passed by one or two bodies of the legislature. Though resolutions are not signed into law, they are official public documents.

 

For those seeking to have Darwin Day proclamations issued in their regions, IDDF suggests that people contact local officials. Start with the mayor or town supervisor's office and ask who handles proclamations. You'll have better luck getting a proclamation passed if you write and submit a draft of the proclamation using the language from existing Darwin Day Proclamations as a starting point.

 

Be aware that your original language may be altered. If groups are successful in getting Darwin Day Proclamations issued, they should be sure to invite the official who signed the proclamation to attend their Darwin Day event and read the proclamation.

 


Omaha, NE Issues Darwin Day Proclamation

Omaha, NE Issues Darwin Day Proclamation

The city of Omaha, Nebraska has issued a Darwin Day proclamation! Read it here.

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San Diego, CA, Issues Darwin Day Proclamation

San Diego, CA, Issues Darwin Day Proclamation

San Diego joins a growing list of cities that have officially recognized the birthday of the father of evolutionary biology, Charles Darwin. Mayor Bob Filner issued the proclamation.

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Regina, Saskatchewan, Darwin Day Proclamation

Regina, Saskatchewan, Darwin Day Proclamation

Regina joins a growing list of municipalities, including cities, states, and Canadian Provinces that have officially recognized the birthday of the father of evolutionary biology, Charles Darwin.

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Vancouver, Canada, Darwin Day Proclamation

Vancouver, Canada, Darwin Day Proclamation

Vancouver joins a growing list of municipalities, including cities, states, and Canadian Provinces that have officially recognized the birthday of the father of evolutionary biology, Charles Darwin.

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