December 5, 2023
- Resolution text
- Public comments, 11/28-11/30/23
- Public comments, 11/30-12/04/23
- Public comments, 12/04-12/05/23
- Public comments, 12/05-12/06/23
December 3, 2023
If you are a resident of the City of Madison, we need you to ask the Common Council to pass the proposed resolution calling for a ceasefire. The resolution comes up for testimony and a vote at the Tuesday, December 5 virtual meeting which begins at 6:45 pm.
As of this writing, it has 11 co-sponsors, the minimum needed for passage.
We need you to contact alders ahead of the meeting and also to register and/or to speak in support of the resolution at Tuesday night’s meeting. Directions for both are below.
City councils have been passing ceasefire resolutions around the US, for example Atlanta, Detroit and three other Michigan cities, Oakland and Richmond, CA; and others. The goal is to put pressure on the Biden administration and Congress to halt the slaughter and destruction in Gaza. It is the very MINIMUM that our elected officials can do.
TO REGISTER IN SUPPORT OF THE RESOLUTION, SPEAK, OR JUST ATTEND:
Follow the link below; click on the box labeled “Register for Public Comment”. You will have the option to register to speak or to just register your support for the resolution, which is agenda item number 108.
As always, thanks for your support.
November 28, 2023
(3) Include your alder’s name and that you are a constituent of theirs, and:
December 1, 2023
Dear Members of the Madison Common Council,
We want to thank all the alders who have signed on in support of the recent resolution calling for a ceasefire in Gaza.
Today’s resumption of the massive bombardment of civilians in Gaza shows the absolutely urgent need for the ceasefire, and we urge those who have not yet signed on to do so immediately.
A large majority of Americans support a ceasefire, and this is the very MINIMUM that you as elected officials can do in opposition to the death and devastation that our tax dollars are unleashing upon 2.3 million human beings trapped in an area just slightly larger than the City of Madison. Since the resolution was drafted, the death toll is approaching 20,000, of whom over 6,000 are children. Every day that Israel’s assault continues, more people die from bombing and shelling, from untreated injuries, from disease, from lack of medical care, food, water, shelter and fuel. This is a crime against humanity that nothing can justify. It must stop.
Again, we ask you to pass this resolution, and then to forward it to our elected federal representatives including Sen. Tammy Baldwin, Sen. Ron Johnson and Rep. Mark Pocan.
Members of the Madison-Rafah Sister City Project
December 1, 2023
Thank you – Ceasefire for Gaza Resolution
My name is Alder Nasra Wehelie serving in District 7. I am one of the sponsors for the resolution for the Immediate Ceasefire in Gaza. I have read each and everyone of your emails and was really moved and appreciate your time, insight and support. The council meeting for Tuesday 12/5 is virtual. For those who are interested in registering to support or to speak, here is the link. The agenda item number is 108.
Thank you again.
Madison Common Council – District 7 Alder