Monday, January 30, 2017

Cleveland City Council passes Resolution No. 120-17 declaring "Welcoming City"

Cleveland City Council passed the following resolution this evening with this summary: "Strongly objecting to the recent Presidential Executive Order joining with all Americans who believe that the Executive Order is unlawful and un-American and further, declaring Cleveland, Ohio to be a “Welcoming City” and calling upon the people of Cleveland to join together to build a stronger, united community."

Below is the Council's Press Release and Resolution No. 120-17.  Please see a separate open letter that I have signed onto (hereto President Trump being organized and supported by Local Progress and local government officials across the U.S.

Additionally, many who support our Council's efforts to be a welcoming city for Refugees, Immigrants and un-documented people have asked about the potential for the City of Cleveland to become a Sanctuary City.

Resolution No. 120-17 has statements within it that supports the spirit of sanctuary cities.  But Cleveland City Council and the Jackson Administration could do more to codify and develop Police Orders and other tools to ensure that City resources are not deployed for the enforcement of Federal Immigration Laws.

For more information about Sanctuary Cities, see the following links:

CLE Press Release - City Council Welcoming City by Brian Cummins on Scribd




On a related note, thanks to the organizers and all the Greater Clevelanders that came out for the Emergency Cleveland Rally for Immigrants, Muslims,
& Sanctuary Cities
held on Sunday at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.

Select photos from Erik Óliver Jørgensen







2 comments:

  1. Thanks, Brian, for supporting this!

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  2. Thank you Judy. I'd like to see us go further. We are working with the Administration on language access and need to be purposeful in looking at ways we can integrate welcoming policies within our efforts to strengthen community-centered policing and violence reduction, looking at violence as an issue of public health. Here is a good example of actions that have been adopted by the City of Dayton, Ohio.

    http://www.welcomedayton.org/about

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