Text: H.Con.Res.49 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)

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[Congressional Bills 113th Congress]
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[H. Con. Res. 49 Introduced in House (IH)]

113th CONGRESS
  1st Session
H. CON. RES. 49

Expressing the sense of Congress that the United States Postal Service 
should issue a commemorative postage stamp honoring the Reverend Doctor 
 Leon Sullivan and that the Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee should 
    recommend to the Postmaster General that such a stamp be issued.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             August 1, 2013

     Mr. Brady of Pennsylvania submitted the following concurrent 
   resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and 
                           Government Reform

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                         CONCURRENT RESOLUTION


 
Expressing the sense of Congress that the United States Postal Service 
should issue a commemorative postage stamp honoring the Reverend Doctor 
 Leon Sullivan and that the Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee should 
    recommend to the Postmaster General that such a stamp be issued.

Whereas the Reverend Dr. Leon Sullivan impacted millions of people throughout 
        the world, particularly throughout the United States and in Africa, by 
        advocating self-help principles of empowerment, community development, 
        and self-reliance;
Whereas the Reverend Dr. Sullivan founded the OIC, Opportunities 
        Industrialization Centers, a skills training program providing training 
        and retraining on a massive scale;
Whereas the Reverend Dr. Sullivan founded Opportunities Industrialization 
        Centers International (``OICI'') and the International Foundation for 
        Education and Self-Help (``IFESH'');
Whereas the Reverend Dr. Sullivan made a substantial impact on the lives of the 
        people in Africa through the actions of OICI and IFESH;
Whereas the Reverend Dr. Sullivan founded the Progress Investment Associates 
        (``PIA'') and the Zion Nonprofit Charitable Trust (``ZNCT''), which was 
        established to fund housing, shopping, human services, educational, and 
        other nonprofit ventures for inner-city dwellers;
Whereas the Reverend Dr. Sullivan established inner-city retirement and assisted 
        living complexes for the elderly and disabled in Philadelphia and other 
        cities throughout the United States, named Opportunities Towers;
Whereas the Reverend Dr. Sullivan was able, as the first African-American member 
        on the board of General Motors Corporation, to secure the support of the 
        other board members to back him in the development of the unprecedented 
        Global Sullivan Principles, a code of conduct written in 1977, for 
        American businesses operating in South Africa;
Whereas the Reverend Dr. Sullivan has been the recipient of the Presidential 
        Medal of Freedom, the Notre Dame Award, the Eleanor Roosevelt Human 
        Rights Award, the NAACP Spingarn Award, the Kappa Alpha Psi Laurel 
        Wreath, and more than 50 doctoral degrees;
Whereas the Reverend Dr. Sullivan economically empowered individuals and 
        combated poverty wherever he implemented programs;
Whereas the Reverend Dr. Sullivan established the African-African-American 
        summits to bring together the leaders of Africa and America and other 
        countries; and
Whereas the Reverend Dr. Sullivan established the Global Sullivan Principles 
        (for Corporate Social Responsibility) in the late 1990s to apply the 
        same type of principles for countries and businesses throughout the 
        world: Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), 
That it is the sense of Congress that--
            (1) the United States Postal Service should issue a 
        commemorative postage stamp honoring the Reverend Doctor Leon 
        Sullivan; and
            (2) the Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee should recommend 
        to the Postmaster General that such stamp be issued.
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