Ukraine Solidarity Proclamation
I was honored to join Madisonians on Saturday as we came together to condemn the atrocities being inflicted on the people of Ukraine. Many Madison residents, including some City staff, have family in Ukraine. Our thoughts are with them and all Ukrainians. I was proud to present the following proclamation, declaring April 9, 2022 as Solidarity with Ukraine Day in Madison.
WHEREAS, Ukraine proclaimed independence from the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics on August 24, 1991, adopted its constitution in 1996, and has been a fully independent country and home to 44 million citizens led by a president elected by overwhelming popular vote; and
WHEREAS, on February 24, 2022, Russian military forces conducted an unprovoked invasion of Ukraine, resulting in the destruction of cities and towns and over 2,300 civilian casualties; and
WHEREAS, the people of Ukraine have been caught in the middle of this invasion, creating 4 million external refugees and 6 million internal displacements, and millions in need of urgent humanitarian assistance; and
WHEREAS, the invasion of Ukraine and attacks against its people have been broadly condemned by the United Nations, United States President, leadership of the European Union, Great Britain and other countries around the world; and
WHEREAS, the City of Madison condemns the unprovoked invasion of Ukraine and urges the United States government and our allies to use every diplomatic tool to bring an end to the conflict; and
WHEREAS, the City of Madison urges all countries and people to reduce reliance on fossil fuels, especially those produced by Russia, so as to deny Russia funds that support the invasion.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that I, Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway, do hereby ask the residents of Madison, Wisconsin, to join us in expressing support for the people of Ukraine; and
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that I, Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway, do hereby ask the residents of Madison, Wisconsin, to join us in expressing support and for those in our community with Ukrainian roots, who are especially concerned for the well-being of their loved ones; and
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED that I, Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway, do hereby proclaim April 9th, 2022 as
Solidarity with Ukraine Day in the City of Madison.
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