City of Boise
Idaho

Resolution
RES-455-17

A RESOLUTION CONDEMNING THE ACTIONS OF WHITE SUPREMACISTS AND RACIAL VIOLENCE IN CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA.

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              WHEREAS, on Saturday, August 12, 2017, the people of Charlottesville, Virginia endured an act of racist violence causing harm to many and claiming the lives of three people; and

WHEREAS, the City of Boise is saddened and outraged at the escalation of anger, hatred, and bigotry that hold no place in our society; and,

 

WHEREAS, racism is an affront to the ideals of our nation and the conscience of our residents; and,

 

WHEREAS, the Ku Klux Klan, Neo-Nazis, White Supremacists and other hate groups do not represent the opinions and values of the people of Boise; and,

 

WHEREAS, Boise is a community with a spirit of inclusion where we can celebrate and honor our diversity.

 

                            NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BOISE CITY, IDAHO:

 

              The Mayor and City Council do hereby reject the message of all hate groups, renounce racism, white supremacy, anti-Semitism, the KKK, neo-Nazis, domestic terrorism and hatred; declare that those who want to spread hatred, bigotry and violence have no place in the city of Boise; and commit to ensuring that Boise remains a place of compassion, where hate is not, and never will be, welcome.