'Day Of Reason'
Proclaimed In Portland
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Subject: Day of Reason
Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2001 08:07:10 -0700
Mayor Vera Katz has issued a "proclamation" stating that June 21st, summer solstice, the longest day of the year, is to be declared in Portland a DAY OF REASON. As a Humanist I encourage everyone to embrace this opportunity to focus upon the importance of rational, reasonable, and natural intellectual activities in our lives. Our Mayor has implied courageously that perhaps we should all, for at least one day, see if we can't free our mental processes of dependence upon superstition and the supernatural and attend to that single attribute most reflecting our humanness.
The following organizations have promoted recognizing a DAY OF REASON. They are also sponsors of the fourth annual symposium "Toward Rational Living" which this year will attend to the necessity of applying reason to solving problems within education:
The following is the proclamation by Portland's mayor. Now, please, each of you, please, send her a note, your personal note, thanking her for such an act. You might also send a note to Amie Finklea, same address, for helping with such a proclamation. But, don't neglect to send a note to the Mayor. Please!
Mayor Vera Katz
1221 SW 4th Avenue, Suite 340
Portland, OR 97204-1995
CITY OF PORTLAND
Whereas, the application of reason offers hope for individuals, for improving conditions and for cultivating intelligent and ethical interactions among people and their environments; and
Whereas, in writing the Constitution of the United States of America, its authors applied the philosophies of reason; and
Whereas, most people value reason and appreciate its presence in the community
Now, therefore, I, Vera Katz, Mayor of the City of Portland, Oregon, the "City of Roses," do hereby proclaim June 23, 2001 to be
A Day of Reason
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