RESOLUTION NO. RS2017-745
A Resolution recognizing June 2017 as Immigrant Heritage Month in Nashville and Davidson County.
WHEREAS, generations of immigrants from all across the world have built our country’s economy and created the unique character of our nation; and
WHEREAS, immigrants continue to grow businesses, innovate and strengthen our economy, and create American jobs in Nashville; and
WHEREAS, immigrants have provided the city with unique social and cultural influences, fundamentally enriching the extraordinary character of our city; and
WHEREAS, twelve percent (12%) of Nashville residents were born outside of the United States; and
WHEREAS, nearly 30 percent of Metro Nashville Public Schools students speak a language other than English at home; and
WHEREAS, immigrants have been tireless leaders not only in securing their own rights and access to equal opportunity, but have also strived to create a fairer and more just society for all Americans; and
WHEREAS, despite these countless contributions, the role of immigrants in building and enriching our nation has frequently been overlooked and undervalued throughout our history, continuing to the present day.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:
Section1: The Metropolitan Council hereby goes on record as recognizing June 2017 as Immigrant Heritage Month in Nashville and Davidson County.
Section 2: The Metropolitan Clerk is directed to send a certified copy of this Resolution, as approved, to FWD.us – a non-profit 501(c)(4) advocacy group based in the United States that lobbies and advocates for immigration reform, among other objectives.
Section 3: 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: Mina Johnson, Burkley Allen
|Referred to:||Rules, Confirmations, and Public Elections Committee|
|Introduced:||June 6, 2017|
|Adopted:||June 6, 2017|
|Returned unsigned by the Mayor:||June 7, 2017|
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