RESOLUTION NO. RS2001-852
A resolution urging all residents of the Metropolitan Government to participate in the Campaign to Promote Racial Justice.
WHEREAS, the 13th Amendment of the Constitution abolished slavery and the 14th Amendment gives all persons born or naturalized in the United States the right of due process and equal protection under the law; and
WHEREAS, the 1964 Civil Rights Act bans discrimination because of a person's race, color, national origin, religion or sex; and
WHEREAS, the area of the Metropolitan Government is a racially diverse community populated with more than 25 different ethnic groups of different religions, national origins, creeds, and physical abilities; and
WHEREAS, over 200 cities have joined in partnership with the National League of Cities to address race relations throughout our Country; and
WHEREAS, The Metropolitan Human Relations Commission has joined in partnership with the National League of Cities to participate in the Campaign to Promote Racial Justice; and
WHEREAS, the Metropolitan Council urges all persons within the area of the Metropolitan Government to undo racism, not discriminate, or knowingly harass, or subject to prejudice, any individual based upon race, creed, color, or national origin.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:
SECTION 1. That the Metropolitan County Council hereby goes on record as urging all residents of the Metropolitan Government to participate in the Campaign to Promote Racism Justice. Further, the Metropolitan Council urges all persons within the area of the Metropolitan Government to participate in undoing racism and reaffirming our commitment to assure equality and freedom for all people within the area of the Metropolitan Government.
SECTION 2. That this Resolution shall take effect from and after its adoption, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.
Sponsored By: Ludye Wallace, Leo Waters, Chris Ferrell, Don Majors, Lawrence Hall, Phil Ponder, Morris Haddox, Bruce Stanley, J.B. Loring, Norma Hand, Jason Alexander, Saletta Holloway, Michael Kerstetter, Don Knoch, Ron Turner, Lynn Williams, Janis Sontany, Jim Shulman, John Summers, Vic Lineweaver, Bob Bogen, Ronnie Greer, Amanda McClendon, Ginger Hausser, James Dillard, Bettye Balthrop, Brenda Gilmore, Carolyn Baldwin Tucker, Melvin Black, Lawrence Hart, Feller Brown, Eileen Beehan, David Briley, Edward Whitmore
& Confirmations Committee
|Introduced:||November 20, 2001|
|Adopted:||November 20, 2001|
|Approved:||November 21, 2001|