Tompkins County
New York


Resolution Condemning Violence and Hate Speech, Expressing Solidarity with Muslims and All those Targeted for their Ethnicity, Race, or Religion


Department:Tompkins County LegislatureSponsors:
Category:Diversity and Inclusion


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Meeting History

Dec 12, 2016 3:30 PM  Workforce Diversity and Inclusion Committee Regular Meeting

Mrs. McBean-Clairborne commented on how Muslims are being harassed locally and around the country including young children. Ms. Kelles said she brought the resolution forward to begin the conversation and suggested having a group get together to draft a version for the Legislature to consider.

Discussion followed on how to proceed and whether the resolution should be done now, incorporate it into a resolution for making Tompkins County a sanctuary or having two separate resolutions.

Following further discussion, it was the consensus of the Committee to recommend the resolution be presented to the Legislature with the understanding that the language would be modified as appropriate. Mrs. McBean-Clairborne agreed to review the resolution and make any necessary edits and submit it to Mrs. Covert for inclusion on the agendas for the Budget, Capital, and Personnel Committee and Legislature meetings on December 20th.

AYES:Leslyn McBean-Clairborne, Lisa Holmes, Marcia Lynch, Karen Baer, Victor Jorrin, Todd VanOrman
NAYS:Christina Dravis, Anna Kelles
EXCUSED:Patricia Carey, Larry Roberts, Rebecca Norman
Dec 20, 2016 5:00 PM  Budget, Capital and Personnel Committee Special Meeting
Dec 20, 2016 5:30 PM Media Tompkins County Legislature Regular Meeting