“WHEREAS, marriage creates new families, binds men and women together in a network of affection, mutual aid and mutual obligation, commits fathers and mothers to their children and connects children to a wider network of relatives…” ~Governor Scott Walker, Marriage Proclamation 2014
Wisconsin Family Council/Wisconsin Family Action president Julaine Appling responds, “We are pleased Governor Walker has once again issued this proclamation stating clearly that marriage is good for Wisconsin. Marriage is the one institution that consistently provides men, women and children with a better life. It builds strong communities and churches, and it is at the core of our basic economic unit—the family.”
This is the fourth year the Governor has issued the proclamation at the request of Wisconsin Family Council. National Marriage Week is recognized and celebrated each year February 7-14.