Councilmember Kriss Worthington has placed the Berkeley Peace and Justice Commission's item to recognize and endorse the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples on the May 19 agenda

Councilmember Kriss Worthington has placed the Berkeley Peace and Justice Commission's item to recognize and endorse the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples on the May 19 agenda

Dear Tony and Morning Star,
 
Councilmember Kriss Worthington has placed the Berkeley Peace and Justice Commission's item to recognize and endorse the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples on the May 19 Berkeley City Council agenda at 7 pm. I am happy to work with Morning Star to arrange for public comment. I am pleased to be in touch with Tony to plan follow-up circulation of the news after the Declaration is endorsed.
 
The Berkeley City Council meeting will be aired live online and can be found through http://www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/CalendarEventMain.aspx?calendarEventID=9698.
The recording can also be seen as soon as several hours later on the online video archive of the Berkeley City Council meetings.
 
Between now and Tuesday, all friends and allies are urged to contact city council members to encourage them to support Berkeley's endorsement of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The Declaration is of local and international importance. We feel proud that the Peace and Justice Commission recognizes the intrinsic rights of Native American peoples. We hope the City Council will agree, and will choose to join the international movement for respect of indigenous peoples. We hope that each and every councilmember will vote in support of this recommendation to endorse the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. City Councilmembers' contact information can be found at http://www.cityofberkeley.info/ContentDisplay.aspx?id=18496.
 
Thank you,
Wendy Kenin
Member of the Berkeley Peace and Justice Commission