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Resolution in Support of Unity in our Community

Town of Spencer, North Carolina
Resolution 20-012
Resolution in Support of Unity in our Community

WHEREAS, the Board of Aldermen for the Town of Spencer, North Carolina took an oath of office to support and uphold the Constitution of the United States; the Constitution of the State of North Carolina, the laws of Rowan County and the ordinances of the Town of Spencer, and to faithfully and impartially perform and discharge the duties of the offices to which we were elected, and

WHEREAS the Four Core Values of the Town of Spencer established by leaders of this community in years past, continue to guide us, as follows: The first being Honesty; being truthful, ethical, and principled; being authentic; taking a stand on important principles; and disclosing the entire truth, and The second being Integrity; firm adherence to a standard of values; saying what we mean and constantly doing what we say; honor, trustworthiness and incorruptibility, and The third being Stewardship; protection and care for community resources for positive purposes; accountability for the current and future use of community resources; responsibility without possessiveness; and placing the needs of the whole before one's own ends, and The fourth being Respect; treating people with dignity and an attitude of caring and understanding; showing genuine consideration for others, and Valuing each individual as an individual, and

WHEREAS, the right of peaceful assembly is guaranteed by our US Constitution and Bill of Rights; freedom of speech and the right to have our voices heard is a just cause, we support those actions, and

WHEREAS Equal rights for all people are human rights, and people of color continue to confront racism, workplace discrimination, healthcare inequities, disparate rates of poverty, profiling, and

WHEREAS we acknowledge the pain, outrage and sorrow that occurs when members of our population are not fairly treated with dignity and equality, or have had their rights and humanity violated, even to the point of loss of life,

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Aldermen of the Town of Spencer pledge to stand in brotherhood and sisterhood with people of every race, creed, color and origin to ensure our diversity is celebrated, and unity exists in our community, and

BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED, that we call on the residents, citizens, workers and visitors in the Town of Spencer work with us to make Spencer the best that it can be where we live, work and socialize in harmony and peace and ensure safety for all people.