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City Council Recap-February 13, 2017

Monday night’s City Council meeting demonstrated the surge in active citizenship and civic activism taking place in our city and our nation. The scene outside of City Hall was just as vibrant and vocal as the scene within the Council chamber. Citizens rallied in front of the Broad Street entrance of City Hall to protest President Trump’s immigration ban and other immigration policies. The President’s controversial travel ban that affects several Middle Eastern countries and his proposed construction of a wall on the Mexican-American border has spurred a desire for Richmond and other cities in the United States to become sanctuary cities where immigrants, minorities, people of color, and othe

Richmond: An Inclusive Community for All People

In the midst of the conflict over the President's ban on immigration, Mayor Levar Stoney has made it clear that Richmond is a city that is inclusive and welcoming of all people, regardless of citizenship status. Pictured below is the directive that the Mayor signed earlier today to promote inclusivity in the Richmond community. For more information on this directive, you can go to the following website for details on what this directive entails: http://wric.com/2017/02/06/mayor-stoney-signs-directive-to-protect-richmond-residents-regardless-of-immigration-status/

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