OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR
STATE OF CALIFORNIA
P R O C L A M A T I O N
Governor of the State of California
WHEREAS, California's consumers face many choices which affect their financial future; and
WHEREAS, it is important for Californians to be well-informed when making decisions regarding their financial transactions; and
WHEREAS, responsible money management allows citizens to avoid excessive debt and save for the future; and
WHEREAS, the State of California is working to encourage Californians to increase their understanding of saving, investing and credit choices; and
WHEREAS, during the first annual Financial Literacy Month, state and federal agencies, regulators, consumer groups and the financial industry will join together to conduct educational events which raise awareness about the importance of financial literacy;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GRAY DAVIS, Governor of the State of California, do hereby proclaim April, 2002 as "Financial Literacy Month."
IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of California to be affixed this the twenty-sixth day of March 2002.
/s/ Gray Davis
Governor of California