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File #: RS2022-1418    Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 2/28/2022 In control: Metropolitan Council
On agenda: 3/1/2022 Final action: 3/1/2022
Title: A Resolution recognizing the Metropolitan Council's support of the people of Ukraine.
Sponsors: Kathleen Murphy, Tonya Hancock, John Rutherford, Ginny Welsch, Courtney Johnston, Bob Mendes, Sharon Hurt, Burkley Allen, Jonathan Hall, Kyonzte Toombs, Jennifer Gamble, Sean Parker, Brett Withers, Emily Benedict, Nancy VanReece, Zach Young, Erin Evans, Russ Bradford, Kevin Rhoten, Jeff Syracuse, Colby Sledge, Tom Cash, Freddie OConnell, Brandon Taylor, Gloria Hausser, Thom Druffel, Russ Pulley, Bob Nash, Tanaka Vercher, Sandra Sepulveda, Antoinette Lee, Angie Henderson, Dave Rosenberg

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A Resolution recognizing the Metropolitan Council’s support of the people of Ukraine.

 

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WHEREAS, like other citizens of this country and around the world, Nashvillians watch with despair the events surrounding the country of Ukraine and its citizens; and

 

WHEREAS, we watch as Ukrainians huddle with their families in bomb shelters, basements, and subway stations, trying to keep their families safe; and

 

WHEREAS, we stand with the people of Ukraine as they battle for the safety, wellbeing, and independence of their nation; and

 

WHEREAS, there are moments when the divisive politics of the day give way to the fact that we, as a country, can unite and pray for a nation as it suffers from an unprovoked invasion and attacks by another nation; and

 

WHEREAS, while this governing body has limited authority in which we can address foreign policy, we can make it known that we stand for peace in the world, that we stand against leaders of countries that attack peaceful nations, and that we stand in solidarity with the citizens of Ukraine; and

 

WHEREAS, we want other cities and nations to join efforts and make our voices heard to strengthen the impact of sanctions against the Russian leaders who have engaged in these hostile actions; and

 

WHEREAS, we also stand with the innocent people of Russia who support peace, but unfortunately do not have a say in their government’s actions, and do not have the means or the ability to push back against their government; and                     

 

WHEREAS, we encourage Nashvillians to support charities that provide direct aid to the people of Ukraine; and

 

WHEREAS, we also recognize the people living in Nashville that have ties to Ukraine, and many of whom have family and friends in Ukraine that are in harm’s way; and   

 

WHEREAS, we also encourage other cities and states to unite so that our collective voices are clearly heard around the world; and

 

WHEREAS, it is fitting and proper that the Metropolitan Council of Nashville and Davidson County hereby goes on record as recognizing Thursday, March 3, 2022, as a city-wide day of prayer for the people of Ukraine.   

         

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:

 

Section 1. The Metropolitan Council hereby goes on record as supporting the people of Ukraine and encourages the citizens of Nashville and Davidson County to participate in a city-wide day of prayer for the people of Ukraine.

 

Section 2. This Resolution shall take effect from and after its adoption, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.