Governor Newsom Issues Proclamation Declaring Ronald Reagan Day

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SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom issued a proclamation declaring February 6, 2019, as Ronald Reagan Day in the State of California.

The text of the proclamation is below:

PROCLAMATION

BY THE GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA

Though born in Illinois, President Ronald Reagan was a Californian at heart. Blessed with a sunny optimism and faith in the future, he inspired millions around our country and the world. After working his way through college in the Midwest, President Reagan embarked on a successful acting career that led him to serve as the president of a major union, spokesman for conservative causes, governor of the State of California and eventually, President of the United States.

Elected with one of the widest margins in history, President Reagan took office during a number of crises at home and abroad. His energy and bright spirit – even amid an assassination attempt just 69 days into his presidency – convinced millions of Americans that better days were ahead.

By the end of his time in office, President Reagan had bolstered national defense and ushered in a peaceful end to the Cold War, secured sweeping changes to the nation’s tax code and economy and enacted comprehensive immigration reform that provided amnesty for thousands of undocumented immigrants.

We honor this legacy and hold President Reagan and his family in our hearts, especially as we continue their later work to support families dealing with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

NOW THEREFORE I, GAVIN NEWSOM, Governor of the State of California, do hereby proclaim February 6, 2019, as “Ronald Reagan Day.”

IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of California to be affixed this 28th day of February, 2019.

GAVIN NEWSOM

Governor of California

ATTEST:

ALEX PADILLA

Secretary of State

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