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Mayor Proclaims Sedro-Woolley a City of Inclusion

Proclamation of the City of Sedro-Woolley, declaring Sedro-Woolley a City of Inclusion

WHEREAS, the people of the City of Sedro-Woolley value the diversity of the community; and

WHEREAS, equality, inclusion, and safety for all persons are core values of the City of Sedro-Woolley; and

WHEREAS, the City of Sedro-Woolley is committed to recognizing the dignity of all people; and

WHEREAS, verbal and physical acts to threaten or intimidate people are not consistent with our core
values, are not part of our culture, and do not reflect who we are; and

WHEREAS, the politics of division, isolation, and hate have no place in our community; and

WHEREAS, all people deserve assurance of the basic principles of equity and human rights guaranteed in our Constitution and Bill of Rights; and

WHEREAS, we celebrate our community's diversity and welcome all people who live, work, play and go
to school here, regardless of their national origin, color, race, sexual orientation or gender identity,
financial or socioeconomic status, or political opinion; and

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Mayor Julia Johnson, do hereby proclaim that we reaffirm our community's
shared values of compassion, inclusion, respect, and dignity; and our commitment to building an
environment, and a community, in which everyone is valued and everyone has the opportunity to
thrive; and we encourage the citizens to likewise affirm these values of inclusion.

Signed this 13th day of November, 2019:

Julia Johnson, Mayor

(see the official signed proclamation here)