House adopts Donatucci resolutions focused on women, civil rights

HARRISBURG, June 11 – State Rep. Maria Donatucci, D-Phila./Delaware, announced the unanimous adoption of resolutions she sponsored to bring awareness to issues important to Pennsylvanians.

According to Donatucci, House lawmakers on Monday said yes to:

  • Women’s Equality Day (HR 379): The resolution celebrates the accomplishments of the many women who have fought for the right to vote and renews the state’s support for efforts to promote women’s equality. Aug. 26 falls in line with the national recognition of Women’s Equality Day.
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Month (HR 380): As many as 5 million women across the United States are affected by polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), a hormonal disease that can cause irregular ovulation or fertility and makes women more susceptible to serious conditions such as heart disease and diabetes. Although causes for the disease remain unknown, experts identify several factors, including genetics, as suspected causes. To raise awareness of this disease, H.R. 380 recognizes September 2019 as “Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Awareness Month” in Pennsylvania.
  • Peace Day (HR 381): Drawing from the United Nations International Day of Peace and the organization’s arm in Greater Philadelphia’s Peace Day Philly, H.R. 381 designates Sept. 21, 2019 as Peace Day, a day to promote peace, tolerance and acceptance throughout the commonwealth.

“It’s reassuring to see my colleagues join me in establishing our commonwealth as tolerant and accepting to all Pennsylvanians,” Donatucci said. “I am especially proud my House resolutions, which bring awareness to women’s health and civil rights, were unanimously passed just days after the 100th anniversary of the Senate passage of 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote.”