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At the April 3, 2017, Village Board meeting, Mayor Rosenthal and the Village Board of Trustees unanimously approved a Resolution supporting the Lake County Welcoming and Inclusive Community Pledge. The Mayor and Trustees stood in unison with Village staff and residents in attendance to recite the following:
I pledge to stand against hate and discrimination and affirm that Lake County should be a welcoming community for all.
I am proud of Lake County’s diversity. I recognize that at every level of American society, people of all backgrounds contribute to our democracy, culture, and economy. We must advance the fundamental rights and principles upon which the United States was founded, establishing the equality and dignity of all people regardless of their background.
I condemn any verbal or non-verbal attacks, harassment, or intimidation based on race, ethnicity, color, immigration or refugee status, religion or creed, gender or sexual orientation, age, mental or physical disability, veteran status, or other social identities, as well as discourse that disrespects or degrades people’s identities, needs, and beliefs. From our schools to our neighborhoods and our government buildings, Lake County must be a place that respects our differences and believes that diverse perspectives create better outcomes.
The Village encourages residents to read the Resolution and take the pledge by signing our Community Pledge Board located in the main lobby of Village Hall, 850 Waukegan Road, Deerfield, IL 60015. Residents can also join the movement online by visiting https://goo.gl/Ef4BJk and using #LCLeadByExample.
To view the full press release, please click HERE.
For more information, contact the Village Manager’s Office at 847.719.7400