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Record No: Res 31858    Version: 1 Council Bill No:
Type: Resolution (Res) Status: Adopted
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 12/10/2018
Ordinance No:
Title: A RESOLUTION affirming and commending the validity and application of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to peace and human dignity everywhere.
Sponsors: Teresa Mosqueda
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Signed Resolution 31858, 3. Affidavit of Publication
CITY OF SEATTLE
RESOLUTION __________________
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A RESOLUTION affirming and commending the validity and application of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to peace and human dignity everywhere.
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WHEREAS, the issue of human rights worldwide, while always fundamental to human dignity, has recently pushed itself to the forefront of the world's individual and collective awareness; and
WHEREAS, as citizens and residents of the United States, we have so often failed to recognize the sovereignty and rights of Native peoples, including those of the Duwamish peoples on whose land the City of Seattle stands; and
WHEREAS, the threat of nuclear war, renewed buildup of nuclear armaments, and rhetoric encouraging nuclear proliferation pose a mortal threat to humankind; and
WHEREAS, the need for concerted international action to address climate change and its current impacts, while mitigating effects looking seven generations into the future, is greater than ever; and
WHEREAS, in the United States dehumanizing policies and practices toward immigrants and refugees, including arbitrary and indefinite detention, diminishing opportunities to apply for asylum, and massive deportations continue unabated; and
WHEREAS, in our country the Trump Administration's callous separation and detention of immigrant children from their parents at the Mexican border, deployment of the military there, and tear-gassing of asylum seekers have brought widespread condemnation; and
WHEREAS, hemispheric trade policies have not been enacted that would benefit working people with adequate labor and environmental protections, while many workers have been left behind in North and Central America by previous agreements; and
WHEREAS, rampant inequality domestically and locally makes the dream of a sufficient, sustainable livelihood for all more distant for many; and
WHEREAS, the lack of affordable housing and its corollary of growing homelessness is felt most acutely in our county and city and u...

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