An attack on Trump from a MKE Co. Board Member


The Milwaukee County Board will take up this resolution Wednesday 1/25/17 at 9am in room 201

Sanctuary County?  You've got to read this resolution.  Nothing more than a partisan attack on President Trump.


By Supervisor Dimitrijevic                                                                                   File No. 16-738           

A RESOLUTION

Opposing discrimination in all its forms and affirming Milwaukee County’s commitment to value all people equally regardless of race, sex, class, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, age, ancestry or nationality, ethnicity, political or religious affiliation, or creed

            WHEREAS, on November 8, 2016, Donald Trump was elected to be the 45th President of the United States; now, therefore,

           BE IT RESOLVED, that no matter the threats made by President-elect Trump, Milwaukee County will remain a safe county for all immigrants no matter their current status of documentation, and we will not turn our back on the men and women from other countries who continue to make this county great, Milwaukee County will always prioritize keeping families together and united in all situations; and

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that we will continue to work for the realization of women’s rights, whether in healthcare, the workplace, or any other area threatened by a man who treats women as objects to be assaulted and demeaned; and

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that we will ensure our young girls grow up with role models to show them that opportunities abound and their potential is unlimited; and

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that there will be no conversion therapy, no withdrawal of rights in Milwaukee County, we banned discrimination based on gender identity in 2014 and issued the first same-sex marriage licenses in Wisconsin and we are not stopping now; and

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that to all LGBTQ people in Milwaukee County and across the United States, who feel scared, bullied, or alone: You matter. You are seen; you are loved; and Milwaukee County will never stop fighting for you and your rights; and

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that we still believe in this nation’s founding principle of religious freedom, we will not ban people for their faith, and the only lists we keep are on invitations to come pray together; and

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Black Lives Matter in Milwaukee County, even if they may not in Trump’s White House; and

           

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Milwaukee County, guided by President Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing, will continue to advocate for reforms in local law enforcement and work to rebuild trust between police and communities of color so all citizens feel safe in their neighborhoods; and

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that climate change is not a hoax, and in this county, with its Emerald Necklace of parks, parkways, and urban waterways, and bordered by the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan, science matters and we will continue our work to protect our natural resources for future generations; and

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Milwaukee County will continue to offer the Growing Opportunities (GO) Pass, which increases the independence of older adults and people with disabilities, and Milwaukee County will continue to expand and improve transit options with Bus Rapid Transit and new routes, whether Trump’s administration follows through on its platform to eliminate federal transit funding or not; and

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Milwaukee County is the driving economic engine of Wisconsin and we will not be bullied by threats to revoke our federal funding, nor will we sacrifice our values or members of our community for federal dollars; and

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that we condemn all hate crimes and hate speech perpetrated in this election’s wake and that although the United States will soon have a President who has demonstrated a lack of respect for the values we hold in the highest regard in Milwaukee County, it cannot change who we are, and it will never change our values; we argue, we campaign, we debate vigorously within Milwaukee County, but on these points we are 100 percent united and we will fight discrimination and recklessness in all its forms. We are one County. And we will move forward together.

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