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					                                       SAMPLE RESOLUTION
PLEASE NOTE: Most legislators have staff members who are familiar with the format and
process for passing a resolution and/or issuing a proclamation. Check with your legislator’s office
to determine the best way to accomplish this. The following is presented as a sample format for a
                                   Sample Resolution - Arthritis

Let it be known that:

WHEREAS, Arthritis affects nearly (insert # here) million Americans, and (insert state number here) adults in
(your state here); and

WHEREAS, Nearly two-thirds of people with arthritis are younger than 65 years; and

WHEREAS, Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in the United States; and

WHEREAS, A survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention projects that the number of
Americans over 65 who suffer from osteoarthritis will double to 41 million by 2030; and

WHEREAS, Arthritis costs Americans (include most recent figures here for direct and indirect costs ); and

WHEREAS, the (your state coalition here) mission is to (insert your state coalition’s mission here or use the
following) increase public awareness about arthritis and over 100 related rheumatic conditions and to optimize the
quality of life for (your state’s residents here) affected by these conditions through the promotion of and access to
appropriate health care management and evidence-based arthritis self-management and physical activity programs
and provision of education; and

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the (your state legislature, etc. here) strongly supports the mission
of the (your state coalition here) which seeks to reduce the burden and, promote the quality of life of all people
affected by arthritis in (your state here) and hereby recognizes May as Arthritis Awareness Month.

Signed by:
__________________________                             _______________________________

this (spell out the day, the month and the year)

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