DATE: September 26, 2017
MEDIA CONTACT: Marna Mobley
Public Information Specialist
Lauderdale Lakes Pass Resolution to combat hate
Lauderdale Lakes Pass Resolution To Combat Hate
The City of Lauderdale Lakes Mayor and Commission pass Resolution 2017-100 that supports the "Mayors' Compact to Combat Hate, Extremism and Bigotry,” a group formed by the Anti-Defamation League and U.S. Conference of Mayors after the events of Charlottesville, Virginia.
Resolution 2017-100 encourages residents to report incidents of expressions of hate and hate crimes, siting that Elected Officials must work with executive and legislative partners at the federal, state and local levels to assure that civil rights laws are aggressively enforced, existing hate crime laws are strengthened as needed, and new laws are enacted to ensure that all hate crimes are prosecutable in their respective jurisdictions to the greatest extent possible. It also calls for promoting law enforcement training on responding to and reporting hate incidents, hate crimes and domestic terrorism. Commissioner Williams said, “It is not a comfortable feeling to be a citizen of these United States and have to suffer mistreatment. I recommend that all Elected officials take a stand against Racism.”
The City of Lauderdale Lakes joins approximately 270 Cities across the country to denounce hate, extremism and bigotry. The City of Coral Springs, The City of Dania, The City of Sunrise and the City of Weston are a few cities in Broward County that have adopted Resolutions to combat bigotry, extremism and hate. Mayor Rogers said, “We are a we care city and it makes sense to pass a resolution that represents compassion for all, no matter what race, or religion.” “This Resolution was brought forward by Commissioner Beverly Williams to take a strong stand against Blatant Racism that is on the rise. ”
For more information on Resolution 2017-100, visit www.lauderdalelakes.org/cityclerk/resolutions and ordinances or call Public Information at 954-535-2838.