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Record #: R2021-998   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 9/14/2021 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Immigrant and Refugee Rights
Final action: 10/14/2021
Title: Resolution condemning gender-based violence in Afghanistan
Sponsors: Lightfoot, Lori E. , Cappleman, James, Sigcho-Lopez, Byron, O'Shea, Matthew J., Waguespack, Scott, Silverstein, Debra L., Hadden, Maria E. , Osterman, Harry, Ramirez-Rosa, Carlos, Rodriguez, Michael D., Smith, Michele, Martin, Matthew J. , Ervin, Jason C., Gardiner, James M. , Reilly, Brendan, Sposato, Nicholas, Lopez, Raymond A., Austin, Carrie M., Sadlowski Garza, Susan, Tunney, Thomas, Maldonado, Roberto, Curtis, Derrick G., Nugent, Samantha , Reboyras, Ariel, Vasquez, Jr., Andre
Topic: CITY COUNCIL - Miscellaneous
Attachments: 1. R2021-998.pdf


OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY OF CHICAGO
LORI E. LIGHTFOOT
MAYOR



September 14, 2021










TO THE HONORABLE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO


Ladies and Gentlemen:

I transmit herewith, together with Aldermen Cappleman, Sigcho-Lopez, O'Shea, Waguespack, Silverstein, Hadden, Osterman, Ramirez-Rosa, Rodriguez, Smith, Martin, Ervin, Gardiner, Reilly, Sposato, Lopez, Austin, Sadlowski Garza, Tunney, Maldonado, Curtis, Reboyras, Vasquez and Nugent, a resolution condemning violence against the Afghan people.

Your favorable consideration of this resolution will be appreciated.


Very truly yours.


RESOLUTION
WHEREAS, Afghanistan is entering a new era, as military action and occupation by the United States and its coalition partners ends after nearly 20 years; and

WHEREAS, The Taliban, a hardline Islamic fundamentalist force that lacks regard for civil and human rights, negotiated peace, and democracy, has achieved full control over the institutions and people of Afghanistan; and

WHEREAS, While the U.S. and its coalition partners were present, Afghans enjoyed life without Islamic fundamentalist restrictions and celebrated many advancements, including basic human rights for women such as the right to education and to participate in the workforce; and

WHEREAS, Thousands of Afghan citizens supported the U.S. and coalition partners, standing side-by-side with our service members, diplomats, and aid workers while serving as interpreters, engineers, logistical service providers and more; and

WHEREAS, Afghan citizens who supported American and allied forces, along with their families, have been targeted by the Taliban for their support of the U.S. and coalition missions; and

WHEREAS, More than 300 Afghan interpreters are known to have been murdered by the Taliban for supporting American and allied forces; and

WHEREAS, Taliban forces will deprive Afghan women, girls, and LGBTQ individuals their essential human rights and even their lives; and

WHEREAS, Survivor...

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