Enrolled 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.
00Enrolled HJR 9 01 Requesting the United States Secretary of the Treasury to mint not less than 5,000,000 $1 02 coins honoring Elizabeth Peratrovich under the Native American $1 Coin Act. 03 _______________ 04 BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 05 WHEREAS Elizabeth Peratrovich, of the Tlingit Nation, was an important civil rights 06 activist who fought for equality for Alaska Natives; and 07 WHEREAS Elizabeth Peratrovich advocated for the passage of the Alaska Territorial 08 Legislature's Anti-Discrimination Act of 1945, the first anti-discrimination law in the United 09 States; and 10 WHEREAS Elizabeth Peratrovich served as the Grand President of the Alaska Native 11 Sisterhood; and 12 WHEREAS, in 1988, the Alaska State Legislature established February 16 of each 13 year as Elizabeth Peratrovich Day; and 14 WHEREAS, in 1992, the public gallery of the chambers of the House of 15 Representatives formerly known as Gallery B was renamed in honor of Elizabeth Peratrovich; 16 and 17 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; the Honorable Steven T. Mnuchin, United States Secretary of the Treasury; 16 and the Honorable Lisa Murkowski and the Honorable Dan Sullivan, U.S. Senators, and the 17 Honorable Don Young, U.S. Representative, members of the Alaska delegation in Congress.