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STATE OF NEW MEXICO EXECUTIVE OFFICE SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO

PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, FOR THE PAST 100 YEARS, THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR HAS FOSTERED, PROMOTED, AND DEVELOPED THE WELFARE OF WAGE EARNERS, JOB SEEKERS, AND RETIREES OF THIS COUNTRY; AND

WHEREAS, THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR HAS CONTINUALLY SOUGHT TO MAKE THE AMERICAN WORKPLACE SAFER, HEALTHIER, AND FAIRER FOR EVERYONE; AND

WHEREAS, WORKING FAMILIES IN THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO, ACROSS THE COUNTRY, AND ACROSS THE WORLD HAVE BENEFITTED FROM THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR'S EFFORTS TO ASSURE WORK-RELATED BENEFITS AND RIGHTS, INCLUDING THE RIGHT TO BE PAID FAIRLY FOR EVERY HOUR LABORED; AND

WHEREAS,THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR HAS EVOLVED TO MEET THE CHANGING NEEDS OF A CHANGING WORKFORCE BY PARTNERING WITH EMPLOYERS, COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS, AND INSTITUTIONS OF IDGHER LEARNING TO IMPROVE JOB TRAINING, PROVIDE LIFELONG LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES, AND ADVANCE EFFORTS FOR PROFITABLE EMPLOYMENT; AND

WHEREAS,THE IMPACT OF THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR HAS REACHED OUTSIDE THE CONFINES OF THE WORKPLACE, TOUCHING PEOPLE'S LIVES AT ALL STAGES BY ALLOWING PARENTS TO TAKE LEAVE AND TEND TO LOVED ONES, TRAINING VETERANS AND YOUNG PEOPLE FOR THE CAREERS OF A LIFETIME, AND GUARANTEEING THE PENSIONS OF RETIRED WORKERS; AND

WHEREAS, THE INESTIMABLE VALUE OF THE SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR WILL REMAIN OF PARAMOUNT IMPORTANCE TO THE WELL-BEING OF ALL AMERICANS, AND THAT IT WILL ADDRESS TOMORROW'S CONDITIONS AND MEET THE NEEDS OF FUTURE WORKERS WITH THE SAME INSIGHT, FORESIGHT, AND PASSION IT HAS SHOWN FOR THE PAST CENTURY.;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, SUSANA MARTINEZ, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO, DO HEREBY PROCLAIM THE 4TH DAY OF MARCH, 2013 AS

"THE CENTENNIAL ANNIVERSARY OF THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR"

THROUGHOUT THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO.

SIGNED AT THE EXECUTIVE OFFICE THIS 18TH DAY OF FEBRUARY 2013.

WITNESS MY HAND AND THE GREAT SEAL OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO.

SUSANA MARTINEZ
GOVERNOR

ATTEST:
DIANNA J. DURAN
SECRETARY OF STATE