Resolution Applauding Recognition of Norooz by U.S. House of Representatives

Resolved, that The Academic Senate of Sonoma State University applaud the U. S. House of Representatives for approving H.Res. 267, the Norooz Resolution, marking the first time in history that the House of Representatives officially recognizes the "cultural and historical significance" of the Iranian New Year. The resolution also expresses appreciation "for the contributions of Iranian-Americans to society in the United States.”

Resolved, that The Academic Senate of Sonoma State University recommend to the President that Sonoma State University also recognize Norooz as the New Year’s celebration for many of our university community members.

Resolved, that the Academic Senate send copies of this resolution to our local representatives of the U. S. House of Representatives.

Approved by acclimation April 29, 2010