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File #: 69565    Version: 1 Name: In Support of Madison’s Jewish Community
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 1/26/2022 In control: Mayor's Office
On agenda: 2/1/2022 Final action: 2/1/2022
Enactment date: 2/3/2022 Enactment #: RES-22-00070
Title: In Support of Madison’s Jewish Community
Sponsors: Satya V. Rhodes-Conway, Syed Abbas, Arvina Martin, Christian A. Albouras, Brian Benford, Juliana R. Bennett, Sheri Carter, Nikki Conklin, Jael Currie, Tag Evers, Yannette Figueroa Cole, Grant Foster, Keith Furman, Gary Halverson, Barbara Harrington-McKinney, Patrick W. Heck, Lindsay Lemmer, Charles Myadze, Michael E. Verveer, Regina M. Vidaver, Nasra Wehelie
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsWatch
2/1/20221 COMMON COUNCIL Adopt Unanimously Under Suspension of Rules 2.04, 2.24, & 2.25Pass Action details Meeting details Not available
1/26/20221 Mayor's Office RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT UNDER SUSPENSION OF RULES 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, & 2.25 - MISC. ITEMS  Action details Meeting details Not available
Fiscal Note
No fiscal impact.

In Support of Madison’s Jewish Community

WHEREAS, on January 15, 2022, a man held Jewish worshipers in a Colleyville, Texas synagogue hostage for 11 hours; and,

WHEREAS, we stand in solidarity with the Congregation Beth Israel community in Colleyville and the entire Jewish community; and,

WHEREAS, according to the Anti-Defamation League’s most recent Audit of Antisemitic Incidents, “assault, harassment and vandalism against Jewish people remain at near-historic levels in the US”; and,

WHEREAS, this pattern of violence against Jewish people includes the 2018 attack on the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where 11 worshippers were killed, and a deadly antisemitic attack on a congregation in Poway, California, the following year; and,

WHEREAS, the incidents on January 15, 2022 are a reminder that we must continue to educate ourselves, speak out against, and prevent antisemitism and hate locally, nationally, and globally; and,

WHEREAS, everyone has the right to pray and practice religion safely; and,

WHEREAS, the City of Madison is committed to a safe, inclusive, and just society; and,

WHEREAS, a safe, inclusive and just City has no place for hate against specific groups;

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the City of Madison Mayor and Common Council condemn antisemitism, discrimination, racism, hate, and violence and stands in solidarity with our Jewish community members.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the City of Madison Mayor and Common Council affirm our commitment to creating a safe, inclusive, and just City where religious groups are able to practice their religion freely and safely.

BE IT STILL FURTHER RESOLVED, that the City of Madison Mayor and Common Council make clear that Madison must be free of antisemitic actions and a place where we are committed to supporting the wellness of our Jewish neighbors.

BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED, that the City of Madison Mayor and Common Council stand in...

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