March 14, 2017 > Compassion Report
Submitted By MarieAnnette Burkart, Sister of Notre Dame Namur
It was unanimous! The Fremont City Council voted last week that Compassionate Fremont be recognized as a Sanctuary City. The council chamber was full and more than 20 community members spoke in favor of the decision.
Much gratitude was expressed to Councilman Vinnie Bacon for his referral to study the question; to the Human Relations Commission for their excellent work of writing the resolution; to the city staff for their research, study packet and analysis; and to the Fremont Police Department for their ongoing commitment in keeping our community safe for all people. We are all in this together!
It is important to know that in light of recent Executive Orders from the nationÕs capital, the City of Fremont stands in solidarity with its citizens. As stated in the staff analysis, ÒThe City of Fremont Police Department is committed to protecting and serving the entire community and recognizing the dignity of all persons regardless of their immigration status. The department treats all individuals equally and without regard to race, color or national origin in a manner that is fully and wholly consistent with the United States and California Constitutions.Ó
Following through on our sense of solidarity, you are invited to join Compassionate Fremont and the Tri-City Interfaith Council as we stand up for Health Care as a Human Right at a peaceful outdoor gathering. Participants are encouraged to bring signs with them that are compassionate, respectful and non-partisan.
Compassionate Fremont gathering
Thursday, March 23
The intersection of Paseo Padre Parkway and Walnut Avenue, Fremont.