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File #: 160644    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 6/9/2016 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 6/16/2016
Title: Condemning the racist, sexist, xenophobic, and anti-American values that have been espoused by Donald Trump during his bid for the United States Presidency, which are at odds with the deeply-held values of the City of Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection.
Sponsors: Councilmember Gym, Councilmember Henon, Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez, Councilmember Johnson, Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Blackwell, Councilmember Reynolds Brown, Councilmember Bass
Attachments: 1. Resolution No. 16064400.pdf, 2. Signature16064400.pdf
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Condemning the racist, sexist, xenophobic, and anti-American values that have been espoused by Donald Trump during his bid for the United States Presidency, which are at odds with the deeply-held values of the City of Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection.

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WHEREAS, Donald Trump has demonized people of color, characterizing Mexicans as criminals, drug dealers, and rapists; and

WHEREAS, Donald Trump has attacked Islam and Judaism by calling for a ban on Muslims entering this country and perpetuating stereotypes against Jews; and

WHEREAS, Donald Trump has demeaned women, at one point describing pregnancy as "an inconvenience for a business" and at other points vilifying women's bodies on national television; and

WHEREAS, Donald Trump has defended calling a female lawyer "disgusting" when she sought an opportunity to be excused in order to pump breast milk in the course of a deposition she took of him; and

WHEREAS, Donald Trump has disrespected our servicemen and women, as well as veterans, by diminishing Senator John McCain's service and sacrifices, labeling the former prisoner of war a "loser" and saying "I like people who weren't captured"; and

WHEREAS, Donald Trump has shown contempt for people who live with disabilities by publicly mocking a reporter and operating several businesses that have been in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act; and

WHEREAS, Donald Trump has engaged in predatory business practices that have swindled vulnerable Americans, including the poor and elderly, through the now-defunct Trump University; and

WHEREAS, Donald Trump has advanced xenophobic foreign policies by stoking an irrational fear of immigrants and proposing to build a wall that would divide our country from Mexico; and

WHEREAS, Donald Trump has engaged in racist persecution of a sitting federal judge, repeatedly suggesting that a person's racial or ethnic heritage compromises his or her profes...

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