Community Resolution for Englewood, NJ

September 28, 2004

CITY OF ENGLE WOOD

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RESOLUTION


WHEREAS the City of Englewood has a diverse population whose contributions to the community are vital; and

WHEREAS the preservation of all civil rights is essential to the well-being of all democracies; and

WHEREAS the City Council of the City of Englewood affirms its strong opposition to terrorism of any kind and recognizes the necessity of the Federal Government to protect the liberty of our citizens from future terrorist acts; and

WHEREAS under the provisions of the Patriot Act, adopted by the Congress of the United States, persons of foreign origins have been interrogated and placed in a position of possible deportation;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council of the City of Englewood, Bergen County, New Jersey, reaffirms its strong support for the rights of all citizens and immigrants and opposes measures that discriminate against individuals for legal scrutiny based on their country of origin or ethnicity; reaffirms its strong support for racial equality and opposes measures that single out individuals based on race; reaffirms its strong support for freedom of religion and opposes measures that single out individuals based on religious beliefs; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the City Council urges members of the United States Congress to work to amend provisions of the Patriot Act or other related regulations and actions that infringe on civil rights and liberties.

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