A new Bill from Assemblyman Miguel Santiago (D) asks for either Lincoln or Washington to be replaced with May Day.

Here is how the bill reads:

AB 3042, as amended, Santiago. School holidays: “International Workers’ Day” and “Presidents’ Day.”
Existing law designates holidays on which all public schools and educational institutions shall close. Existing law designates the Monday or Friday of the week in which February 12 occurs as “Lincoln Day” and requires all public schools and educational institutions throughout the state to hold exercises in memory of Abraham Lincoln on the day that school is in session prior to the day on which schools are closed for that purpose. Existing law designates the third Monday in February as “Washington Day” and requires all public schools and educational institutions throughout the state to hold exercises in memory of George Washington on the Friday preceding.
This bill would authorize a school district, county office of education, or charter school, instead of observing “Washington Day” and “Lincoln Day” as separate school holidays, to designate the 3rd Monday in February as a single school holiday to be known as “Presidents’ Day,” if the school district, county office of education, or charter school designates May 1 as “International Workers’ Day” and closes its school, or schools, as applicable, on the Monday or Friday of the week in which May 1 occurs to observe “International Workers’ Day.” The bill would require schools that elect to observe “Presidents’ Day” and “International Workers’ Day,” pursuant to the bill’s provisions, to hold exercises in memory of Abraham Lincoln and George Washington and to commemorate and direct attention to the history of labor movements in the United States.
Now, this assemblyman is quick with words and leaves out what International Workers Day represents. International Workers Day represents the Communist movements worldwide and its impact on the Labor movement.
Lincoln and Washington are both looked at as two of the greatest Presidents ever to serve.
Assemblyman Matthew Harper fought back against the Bill. Asking if California was trying to be the laughing stock of the United States.

 

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