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[83 STAT. 943]
[83 STAT. 943]
PUBLIC LAW 91-000—MMMM. DD, 1969

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PROCLAMATION 3909-APR. 17, 1969

—Furtherance of social and cultural ties that enhance human dignity and mutual respect. —Cooperation with each of our partners in economic development that will benefit the entire Hemisphere. Within this unity of purpose there is room for a diversity of viewpoint and approach. The United States seeks to cooperate, not to dominate; to participate fairly as a partner in the responsibilities that each nation shares within the System. Much has been accomplished by the nations of our continents; the Organization of American States, focus of the Inter-American System, is stronger than ever, with a revised Charter soon coming into effect. We shall treat with high priority the tasks that lie ahead—to extend to all Americans the opportunity for lives of dignity in a climate of freedom. NOW, THEREFORE, I, RICHARD NIXON, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim Monday, April 14, 1969, as P a n American Day, and the week beginning April 13 and ending April 19 as P a n American Week; and I call upon the Governors of the fifty States of the Union, the Governor of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the officials of all other areas under the flag of the United States to issue similar proclamations. I N W I T N E S S WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this eleventh day of April, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and sixty-nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and ninety-third.

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(^/iju^i^^^/^ Proclamation 3909 FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF THE UNITED STATES By the President of the United States of America

April 17, 1969

A Proclamation

A half century ago—more than a year before the 19th Amendment was ratified—women from states where they already had the vote met to establish a League of Women Voters. Their purpose was to promote political responsibility through informed and active participation of citizens in government. For fifty years the League of Women Voters has provided Americans in every state with information on candidates and issues and it has furnished a non-partisan platform from which all candidates may be seen and heard. These activities have strengthened government and have helped to sustain the public weal. Whether it be concern for our urban malaise or desire for better international cooperation, whether it be conservation of our natural resources oi; the revitalization of our State and local governments, the League of Women Voters deserves the cooperation and encouragement of all Americans. NOW, THEREFORE, I, RICHARD NIXON, President of the United States of America, call upon all our citizens to join with the League of Women Voters of the United States in the observance of its fiftieth anniversary in 1970.

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