DEARBORN, Mich. – On Tuesday March 3, 2015, Taylor city council and Mayor Rick Sollars unanimously passed a resolution to adopt the Campaign to TAKE ON HATE.
City of Taylor joins Campaign to TAKE ON HATE, to stand against violence toward Muslim and Arab Americans
Taylor city council to pass resolution at next meeting
Led by the National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC), a project of ACCESS – that strives to address issues of bias and discrimination, particularly toward Arab and Muslim Americans, and stands against bigotry toward all people.
City Councilman Alex Garza introduced the resolution Tuesday night to join TAKE ON HATE before his fellow council members and Mayor Rick Sollars.
“It is very important that we remind ourselves that hate still exists today, said City Councilman Alex Garza. “This resolution sends a strong message to Taylor families and to everyone that our city is standing firm on Taking on Hate. It’s very exciting that my colleagues on the Taylor City Council joined me in unanimously passing the resolution.”
The rise in hate crimes has been made clear by a recent string of attacks against people based on their religion, or their perceived religion, in North America – including the recent devastating murder of three young American Muslims in Chapel Hill, N.C.; the arson attack of a mosque in Houston, Texas and the murder of a man of Somali descent who was shot dead through his apartment door in Alberta, Canada.
Earlier in the previous week, the City of Detroit passed a similar resolution. Mayor Mike Duggan and the Detroit City Council publicly pledged their support of TAKE ON HATE. Receiving this support is essential to the Campaign. The bias inherently built into standing federal, state and local policy jeopardizes the rights of all Americans, including Muslims and Arabs. TAKE ON HATE aims to change these policies that negatively impact the community while supporting those policies that proactively aid the community.
The Campaign to TAKE ON HATE is led by the National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC), a project of ACCESS. For more information, visit www.takeonhate.org
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