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Record #: SR2016-978   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 12/14/2016 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Human Relations
Final action: 1/25/2017
Title: Affirmation of City of Chicago's support to honor and protect rights of all residents regardless of race, ethnicity, country of orgin, religion, age, immigration status, criminal record, sexual orientation and gender identity
Topic: CITY COUNCIL - Miscellaneous
Attachments: 1. SR2016-978.pdf, 2. R2016-978.pdf
Committee on Human Relations December 14, 2016 City Council Meeting

RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, the national political climate has produced fear and anxiety among many City of Chicago residents, particularly among people of color, immigrants, Muslims, Jews, and members of the LGBT community; now, therefore

BE IT RESOLVED, that we, the Mayor and members of the City Council of the City of Chicago, affirm that the City of Chicago will continue to, honor and protect the rights of all residents, regardless of race, ethnicity, country of origin, religion, age, immigration status, criminal record, sexual orientation, and gender identity; and, be it

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that we condemn racism, xenophobia, misogyny, homophobia, transphobia, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, and all other forms of hate; and, be it

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that we reaffirm our commitment to being a sanctuary for all immigrants, refugees, and their families; and will vigorously oppose any federal efforts that conflict with our Welcoming City Ordinance or reverse critical protections to immigrants, refugees, and their families; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that we commit to ending the over-criminalization of Black and Brown communities and advancing efforts to reduce the number of individuals in the criminal justice, juvenile justice, and immigrant detention systems while reinvesting the resulting savings to address acute education, healthcare, employment (including minority-owned small business development), housing, and environmental needs in the communities most affected by over-criminalization across the City; and we will vigorously oppose all federal efforts that conflict with these commitments; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that we commit to the reform of law enforcement, including the Chicago Police Department; the end of the unconstitutional use of stop and frisk; and the beginning of a policing model where communities and police work together to address community concerns; and we will vigorous...

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