Below are examples of proclamations that were enacted to make citizens aware of MCS. We need to innundate Governors’ offices of noteworthy issues affecting citizens across their State. MCS Awareness Proclamations in 2012 was the most active year. It needs to be revived onace again–to raise awareness of the illness-condition (multiple symptoms) and the causeses that are crippling the people at large.
Consider making a request to your State’s Office of the Governor. Some State offices provide online requests to be submitted. Even if you think it will not be approved, know that at least one, of not several, will be educated on the matter.
REQUEST A PROCLAMATION
Proclamations are provided by the Governor’s Office as a service to Indiana residents with the goal of honoring and celebrating events or increasing awareness of noteworthy issues among citizens across Indiana. These public service documents are strictly honorary and are not legally binding. Proclamations are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. The Governor’s Office reserves the right to decline any request for a proclamation as well as the right to make exceptions to the Guidelines Procedures for Proclamations. To submit an application for a proclamation, please review the Guidelines below and submit a completed Application for Proclamation Form.
Guidelines and Procedures
- Proclamations should recognize a day or week. The Governor’s Office reserves the right to deny month-long proclamations.
- Proclamations are issued for one date only per request for each calendar year.
- Requests must be submitted using the electronic form below; phone, fax and mail requests will not be honored.
- Any draft language submitted may be edited or revised without notice at the discretion of the Governor’s Office.
- Proclamations must hold statewide significance; out of state requests will not be processed.
- Proclamations are not issued to honor individuals.
- Proclamations are not issued for anniversaries (of businesses, individuals or groups), birthdays, or retirements.
- Proclamations are not automatically renewed. Requests must be made on an annual basis.
- Requests that are similar to already issued proclamations will be denied.
- No proclamations may be used as part of an advertisement or commercial promotion without express permission from the Governor’s Office.
- Issuance of a proclamation does not constitute an endorsement by the Governor.
- Requests must be submitted well in advance, usually 6-8 weeks in advance of the requested delivery date or it will be denied.
State of Louisiana
Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco
WHEREAS, Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) is a disorder in which people develop a variety of symptoms as a result of a single massive exposure or repeated low-level exposures to toxic chemicals and other irritants in the environment; and
WHEREAS, the symptoms of MCS are not limited to chronic fatigue, muscle and joint pains, rashes, asthma, short term memory loss, headaches and other respiratory and neurological problems; and
WHEREAS, MCS is a chronic condition that usually involves the central nervous system and other organ systems; and
WHEREAS, there is no known cure for MCS; and
WHEREAS, MCS can cause major personal financial, employment, housing, and social consequences for people who have this disability; and
WHEREAS, MCS is recognized by ADA, Social Security Administration, U.S. HUD and other state and national government agencies and commissions which have supported the health and welfare of the chemically injured; and
WHEREAS, reasonable accommodations can enable people with MCS to enjoy access to work, public facilities, and other settings where they can continue to contribute their skills, ideas, creativity, abilities and knowledge; and
WHEREAS, people with MCS need the support and understanding of family, friends, co-workers and society as they struggle with their illness and adapt to new life styles; and
WHEREAS, last but not least our Gulf War Veterans that fought for our country and our freedom also suffer from the disabling condition along with 16 percent of the population that we know of from Canada, Australia, Nova Scotia, U.S. and several other countries.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, Governor of the state of Louisiana, do hereby proclaim May 2004, as
MULTIPLE CHEMICAL SENSITIVITY AWARENESS MONTH
Signed the 28th day of April, 2004
Be aware that there are detractors to the cause–
HERE IS A LINK FOR A COLLECTION OF SIGNED PROCLAMATIONS http://mcs-america.org/index_files/proclamations.htm