Here’s the introduction of the Resolution, which was introduced today:
A RESOLUTION calling for federal-level immigration reform, denouncing Arizona State Senate Bill 1070 (Arizona SB1070) as a step in the wrong direction, and requesting that City Departments refrain from sending City employees to the State of Arizona and refrain from entering into new contracts with businesses headquartered in the State of Arizona.
And here’s what the seven councilmembers want to see happen:
Section 1. Unless and until Arizona rescinds or significantly amends Arizona SB1070, City Departments should to the extent practicable, and in instances where there is no conflict with law or prior contractual agreements, (1) refrain from entering into any new or amended contracts to purchase goods or services from any company that is headquartered in Arizona, and (2) avoid sending City officials or employees to conferences or events in Arizona.
Section 2. The Seattle City Council requests the National League of Cities to support those Arizona cities opposing Arizona SB1070 in devising reasonable alternatives to Arizona SB1070, alternatives that recognize the need for federal-level reform that assists struggling border communities while respecting the humanity of all the people living and working in these communities.
The sponsor of the Resolution is Sally Clark.
And here are the cosponsors: