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WHEREAS, scribes were present with our nation's Founding Fathers as the Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights were drafted, and President Abraham Lincoln entrusted scribes to record the Emancipation Proclamation; and

WHEREAS, since the advent of shorthand machines, these scribes have been known as court reporters and have played an invaluable role in courtrooms across our country; and

WHEREAS, court reporters are present in Congress, preserving Members' words and actions; and

WHEREAS, court reporters and captioners are responsible for the closed captioning on television screens, at sporting stadiums and in other community and educational settings, bringing information to millions of deaf and hard-of-hearing Americans every day; and

WHEREAS, court reporters and captioners translate the spoken word into text and preserve our history; and

WHEREAS, whether called the scribes of yesterday, or the court reporters and captioners of today, the individuals who preserve our nation's history are truly the guardians of the record;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  the week of February 11 - 18, 2017 as

 court reporting and captioning week in nevada


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