...but it is most important that you do it. (Gandhi)
And today's victory has demonstrated this principle. At tonight's meeting a majority of the City Council voted to withdraw the Resolution No. 10-10, which would have supported Arizona's SB 1070. The votes were as follows:
In favor of withdrawal of the Resolution:
Beth Workman (R)
Tim Eberling (R)
Susan Hanlon (R)
John Sharkey (D)
Against withdrawal of the Resolution:
Bruce Darlington (R) (sponsor of Resolution)
Dennis Shultz (R)
Jim Riley (R) (sponsor of Resolution)
There were many residents of Wadsworth that spoke against the resolution as well as others from faith-based organizations that came from nearby areas such as Akron, Wooster and Apple Creek -- thanks to the organizing efforts of Church World Service! And thanks to everyone who made calls and sent emails!!!
To read news coverage of the Council meeting click here.