by Michael dEstries
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During her speech at Michael Jackson’s Memorial today in Los Angeles, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) showed off a resolution honoring the life and work of Michael Jackson. According to OpenCongress, “It’s extremely long; about three or four times the length of a “typical” resolution, and focuses heavily on his role as a humanitarian.”

Such a resolution is not a surprise given the love of Jackson by people all over the world. In terms of giving, it’s also quite deserving. For their “Millenium” issue, the Guiness World Record book listed the music legend under Most Charities Supported By A Pop Star, with an incredible 39 international organizations. Since his giving was also sporadic and spontaneous, the true number of other organizations benefiting from Jackson’s generosity may never be known.

After a lengthy opening detailing some of Jackson’s charitable works, the resolution concludes:

Resolved, That the House of Representatives

(1) recognizes Michael Jackson as a global humanitarian and a noted leader in the fight against worldwide hunger and medical crises; and

(2) celebrates Michael Jackson as an accomplished contributor to the worlds of arts and entertainment, scientific advances in the treatment of HIV/AIDS, and global food security.

To view the full resolution, jump here.

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • herwin

    gimme a break

  • amanda

    I hope he gets it. I don’t know anyone who would deserve it more. Humanitarians are heros as well. They give from their hearts and save lives. They recognize the weaker people in society and can see that everyone deserves dignity and love.

  • sonja richardson

    He deserves that and more.

  • Rose Barker

    While it is gratifying that MJ gave monetarily, there are tax consequences that make that an attractive thing to do, not to mention the good PR that comes of charity. Lets’ not forget the money he spent paying off the family that accused him of child molestation. His obvious drug use. Plus such bizarre behavior as dangling his baby off a balcony for the media. I would think long and hard before holding this man up as an example to our children.

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  • Elizabeth Olney

    my God, I can hardly believe how many have missed the true greatness of Michael. Even President Obama.Our president’s quest is that of Michael’S vision; for world unity. Michael didn’t just give more $ than any other artist ever, he lived his truth. He visited countless children & vets in hospitals & so much more. Love if the ultimate healer and Michael IS love . . . . . . .

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  • Anneliese .X.

    MJ HUMANITARIAN! He was the best!!

    Sign my online petition to nominate
    Michael Jackson for the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize!

    Thanks, and pass it on!

  • Deb

    * Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee [D, TX-18]
    * and 12 Co-Sponsors
    o Rep. Corrine Brown [D, FL-3]
    o Rep. Yvette Clarke [D, NY-11]
    o Rep. John Conyers [D, MI-14]
    o Rep. Elijah Cummings [D, MD-7]
    o Rep. Danny Davis [D, IL-7]
    o Rep. Keith Ellison [D, MN-5]
    o Rep. Eni Faleomavaega [D, AS-0]
    o Rep. Dennis Kucinich [D, OH-10]
    o Rep. John Lewis [D, GA-5]
    o Rep. Jared Polis [D, CO-2]
    o Rep. José Serrano [D, NY-16]
    o Rep. Diane Watson [D, CA-33]

  • meme

    Yeah, I hope he gets what deserves as well, amanda. But what does this freak of
    nature deserve???

    Can’t we all just forget about him already……

    • http://aol wanda stanback

      what freak idiot . this man gave hundreds of millions of dollars to people all over the world. what have you done in your meaningless life asshole

  • http://aol wanda stanback

    is it a freak of nature to be different or to be shunned because of .he has right to privacy like everyone else . you people are a piece of work. mj was human and deserved his life seperate from his stardom idiot

  • Ane HopeJackson

    Michael was a great humanitarian.
    My angel Michael,Brasil loves you forever.
    Meu eterno amor.