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File #: 80848    Version: 1 Name: Calling for a ceasefire in Gaza
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 11/15/2023 In control: Council Office
On agenda: 12/5/2023 Final action: 12/5/2023
Enactment date: 12/13/2023 Enactment #: RES-23-00733
Title: Calling for a ceasefire in Gaza
Sponsors: Nasra Wehelie, Marsha A. Rummel, Barbara Harrington-McKinney, Amani Latimer Burris, Isadore Knox Jr., Charles Myadze, Michael E. Verveer, John W. Duncan, Juliana R. Bennett, Jael Currie, Dina Nina Martinez-Rutherford, Sabrina V. Madison, Nikki Conklin
Attachments: 1. Sources #80848.pdf, 2. 112823-113023_CC_public_comments.pdf, 3. 113023-120423_CC_public_comments.pdf, 4. 120423-120523_CC_public_comments.pdf, 5. 120523-120623_CC_public_comments.pdf, 6. 120623-120723_CC_public_comments.pdf, 7. #108 80848 reg report.pdf
Fiscal Note
Minimal City fiscal impact. No appropriation is required.
Calling for a ceasefire in Gaza
WHEREAS, all human life is precious, and the targeting of civilians, no matter their religion or ethnicity, is a violation of international humanitarian law; and,

WHEREAS, between October 7 and November 13, 2023, armed violence has claimed the lives of over 11,000 Palestinians, of which at least 4,000 are children, and over 1,400 Israelis, including children, and wounded thousands more; and,

WHEREAS, this conflict is perpetuating a dangerous and costly lack of access to basic human needs in Gaza, such as food, water, medical supplies, and more, which are indispensable for the survival of the civilian population; and,

WHEREAS, Gaza is one of the most densely populated areas in the world with approximately 2.2 million people, who are at ongoing risk until a ceasefire is achieved and humanitarian aid is allowed to reach all people in need; and,

WHEREAS, for the safety and security of all civilians and in order to provide humanitarian aid to Gaza, any ceasefire must be agreed to by both sides and must be guaranteed by the physical presence of international partners who have a vested interest in seeing peace and stability in the region; and,

WHEREAS, the federal government holds immense diplomatic power and a ceasefire should be the highest priority in order to prevent any more innocent civilian lives from being lost; and,

WHEREAS, at least 42 members of Congress have signed on to letters and statements calling for a ceasefire in Gaza; and,

WHEREAS, municipalities across the nation, including Cudahy and Richmond, California; Wilmington, Delaware; Carrboro, North Carolina; and Providence, Rhode Island; have passed resolutions calling for a ceasefire;

WHEREAS, Madison's long history of peace activism has largely created its liberal reputation;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Madison Common Council calls for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza...

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