City Issues Proclamations on Sexual Assault, Discrimination, and Military Appreciation

May 1- On Tuesday, April 28, SeaTac Mayor Erin Sitterley issued three proclamations on behalf of the City Council at the Regular Council Meeting which was held virtually.

The first proclaimed April 2020, as Sexual Assault Awareness Month in SeaTac. The second proclaimed discrimination of any kind will never be welcome in SeaTac and all residents are urged to continue to honor our heritage of inclusivity and care for all. The third proclaimed May 2020 to be Military Appreciation Month and encouraged SeaTac residents and visitors to celebrate the commitment of our Armed Forces to preserving our way of life and in special appreciation for the support for local communities during this time of national emergency.

Below if the full text of each proclamation.

City of SeaTac Proclamation

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Whereas, in Washington State, 45% of women and 22% of men report having experienced sexual violence in their lifetime; and

Whereas, in King County, more than 7,400 adults and children received specialized assistance from organizations with programming for sexual assault victims in 2019; and

Whereas, demand for services to help survivors heal has increased significantly since 2016, reflecting the cultural shift that is taking place that has prompted many survivors who have remained silent to now speak up and seek the help they need to heal; and

Whereas, King County is home to many organizations that provide culturally and linguistically specific services for survivors from various racial/ethnic, faith, and cultural communities, survivors who are immigrants and refugees, survivors who are LGBTQ, and survivors with disabilities, and these culturally specific services are critical to effectively respond to the specific needs and barriers many survivors face; and

Whereas, negative impacts of sexual violence trauma on women, men, children and youth include fear, concern for safety, symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, injury, and missed work or school; and

Whereas, working together to educate our community about sexual violence, supporting survivors when they come forward, speaking out against harmful attitudes and actions, and engaging in best-practice sexual violence prevention work helps end sexual violence.

Now, therefore, I, Erin Sitterley, Mayor of the City of SeaTac, on behalf of the City Council, do hereby proclaim April 2020, as Sexual Assault Awareness Month in SeaTac.

                                Given under my hand and the seal of the City of SeaTac

                                this 28th day of April 2020.

Erin Sitterley, Mayor

CITY OF SEATAC PROCLAMATION

AGAINST DISCRIMINATION DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

WHEREAS, on March 12, 2020, the City of SeaTac, King County, the State of Washington, and the United States of America declared the COVID-19 pandemic a state of emergency; and 

WHEREAS, the City of SeaTac is an inclusive and healthy community; and

WHEREAS, COVID-19, also known as SARS-CoV2 or coronavirus is not caused by race, nationality, or ethnicity; and

WHEREAS, there have been instances of discrimination reported in connection to COVID-19 in King County; and

WHEREAS, the City of SeaTac has been fortunate to have not received any reports of this type of discrimination; and

WHEREAS, the City of SeaTac has always stood firmly against discrimination of any kind, vigorously upholding all Federal, State and Local Laws regarding same.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Erin Sitterley, Mayor of the City of SeaTac, on behalf of the City Council, do hereby proclaim the following:

  1. Discrimination of any kind will never be welcome in SeaTac and all residents are urged to continue to honor our heritage of inclusivity and care for all.
  2. Everyone should refer to reputable sources for information on the COVID-19 pandemic such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Washington State Department of Health (DOH), Public Health – Seattle & King County, and the City of SeaTac.
  3. Individuals who have been affected by discrimination during this COVID-19 pandemic should contact the Police Department by calling 9-1-1.

                                            Given under my hand and the seal of the City of SeaTac

this 28th day of April 2020.                                                                                                                   

Erin Sitterley, Mayor

CITY OF SEATAC PROCLAMATION

AGAINST DISCRIMINATION DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

WHEREAS, on March 12, 2020, the City of SeaTac, King County, the State of Washington, and the United States of America declared the COVID-19 pandemic a state of emergency; and 

WHEREAS, the City of SeaTac is an inclusive and healthy community; and

WHEREAS, COVID-19, also known as SARS-CoV2 or coronavirus is not caused by race, nationality, or ethnicity; and

WHEREAS, there have been instances of discrimination reported in connection to COVID-19 in King County; and

WHEREAS, the City of SeaTac has been fortunate to have not received any reports of this type of discrimination; and

WHEREAS, the City of SeaTac has always stood firmly against discrimination of any kind, vigorously upholding all Federal, State and Local Laws regarding same.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Erin Sitterley, Mayor of the City of SeaTac, on behalf of the City Council, do hereby proclaim the following:

  1. Discrimination of any kind will never be welcome in SeaTac and all residents are urged to continue to honor our heritage of inclusivity and care for all.
  2. Everyone should refer to reputable sources for information on the COVID-19 pandemic such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Washington State Department of Health (DOH), Public Health – Seattle & King County, and the City of SeaTac.
  3. Individuals who have been affected by discrimination during this COVID-19 pandemic should contact the Police Department by calling 9-1-1.

                                            Given under my hand and the seal of the City of SeaTac

this 28th day of April 2020.                                                                                                                   

Erin Sitterley, Mayor

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