Wednesday, February 22, 2006
Harwich No Place for Hate Committee is seeking your personal or groups endorsement of this community supported action.
Harwich No Place for Hate Committee in cooperation with the ADL and MMA is seeking your personal or groups endorsement of this community supported action.
Wording of petition which was signed on MLK day on the steps of town hall by three selectmen, and until recently, was in the Harwich Community Center with over 250 signatures affixed upon it. We now we ask to have your own family members, co-workers, association, businesses, companies, citizens organizations, churchs and or social concerns committees sign and support this effort to lend it's leadership to this noble cause.
Whereas: We recognize issues of diversity and encourage our residents to foster a spirit of understanding and respect for all peoples, and
Whereas: The safety, well-being and respect for all of our citizens are essential in our growing community.
Whereas: We invite full participation in all our community affairs and respect, support, and encourage people of every race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexual orientation, age and physical and mental ability to join with us in building a community of respect.
Now, therefore the Town of Harwich joins with other Massachusetts communities in declaring itself a community of respect for all people, and, as part of the Anti-Defamation League / Massachusetts Municipal Association / No Place for Hate Program, commits itself to actively foster respect for all people.
Proclaimed this date, Monday, January 16, 2006, in celebration and recognition of Martin Luther King's birthday, in the Town of Harwich, Massachusetts.