A proclamation is a public or official announcement issued by a Governor, Mayor, and/or City Council member to commemorate a specific time period (day, week, or month) for the purpose of raising awareness about local efforts. (Example: National Infertility Awareness Week designated in April).
What is a proclamation?
Sample State/County/City National Infertility Awareness Week Proclamation
National Infertility Awareness Week in City/County/State April 23-29, 2023
WHEREAS, According to the CDC, 1 in 8 couples have trouble getting pregnant or sustaining a pregnancy; and
WHEREAS, The World Health Organization and American Medical Association define infertility as a disease; and
WHEREAS, Infertility affects women and men equally and does not discriminate based on race, religion, sexual orientation, marital status or socioeconomic level; and
WHEREAS, the LGBTQ community also faces challenges when building their families; and
WHEREAS, All people challenged in their family building journey should have access to all family building options; and
WHEREAS, Family building options include adoption and medical treatment, such as in vitro fertilization and third-party reproduction; and
WHEREAS, Cost and lack of insurance coverage are barriers for many in our [STATE or CITY] to access the family building option they need; and
WHEREAS, Raising awareness of infertility and the barriers faced by the family building community is the first step to removing these barriers; and
WHEREAS, [STATE or CITY] joins RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association, [other organizations], and dedicated volunteers, health care professionals, and members of the infertility and family building community by participating in this promotion;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, [GOVERNOR or MAYOR or ISSUER], [TITLE], do hereby proclaim April 23-29, 2023 National Infertility Awareness Week in [STATE or CITY].