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HJR 9: Requesting the United States Secretary of the Treasury to mint not less than 5,000,000 $1 coins honoring Elizabeth Peratrovich under the Native American $1 Coin Act.

00                        HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 9                                                                     
01 Requesting the United States Secretary of the Treasury to mint not less than 5,000,000                                  
02 $1 coins honoring Elizabeth Peratrovich under the Native American $1 Coin Act.                                          
03 BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:                                                               
04       WHEREAS Elizabeth Peratrovich, of the Tlingit Nation, was an important civil rights                             
05 activist who fought for equality for Alaska Natives; and                                                                
06       WHEREAS Elizabeth Peratrovich advocated for the passage of the Alaska Territorial                               
07 Legislature's Anti-Discrimination Act of 1945, the first anti-discrimination law in the United                          
08 States; and                                                                                                             
09       WHEREAS Elizabeth Peratrovich served as the Grand President of the Alaska Native                                
10 Sisterhood; and                                                                                                         
11       WHEREAS, in 1988, the Alaska State Legislature established February 16 of each                                  
12 year as Elizabeth Peratrovich Day; and                                                                                  
13       WHEREAS, in 1992, the public gallery of the chambers of the House of                                            
14 Representatives formerly known as Gallery B was renamed in honor of Elizabeth Peratrovich;                              
15 and                                                                                                                     
16       WHEREAS Elizabeth Peratrovich was named as a 2018 honoree of the National                                       
01 Women's History Alliance; and                                                                                           
02       WHEREAS, in 2020, residents of the state will celebrate Elizabeth Peratrovich and                               
03 the 75th anniversary of the Alaska Anti-Discrimination Act;                                                             
04 BE IT RESOLVED that the Alaska State Legislature requests that the United States                                      
05 Secretary of the Treasury, under the Native American $1 Coin Act, mint not less than                                    
06 5,000,000 Elizabeth Peratrovich $1 coins to be issued at face value and delivered to the                                
07 Seattle branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco for distribution for deposit in                             
08 banks throughout the State of Alaska; and be it                                                                         
09       FURTHER RESOLVED that the Alaska State Legislature requests that the United                                     
10 States Secretary of the Treasury carry out a continuing campaign to encourage commercial                                
11 enterprises to accept and dispense Elizabeth Peratrovich $1 coins.                                                      
12 COPIES of this resolution shall be sent to the Honorable Donald J. Trump, President                                   
13 of the United States; the Honorable Michael R. Pence, Vice President of the United States and                           
14 President of the U.S. Senate; the Honorable Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the U.S. House of                                  
15 Representatives; and the Honorable Steven T. Mnuchin, United States Secretary of the                                    
16 Treasury.