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Washington DC City Council resolution


A RESOLUTION

14-262

IN THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

November 6, 2001


To declare the existence of an emergency with respect to the need to express the
sense of the Council to request the Washington Redskins to change the team's
name before the beginning of the 2002-2003 football season.


RESOLVED, BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this resolution may
be cited as the "Sense of the Council in Support of the Washington National
Football League Franchise Name Change Emergency Declaration Resolution of 2001".

Sec. 2.
(a)  The team name "Redskins" is offensive and hurtful to many Native Americans
who are citizens of this nation and to all people who reject racial stereotypes
and bigotry as socially and morally unacceptable.

(b)  The Council and the citizens of the District of Columbia are proud of their
National League Football franchise and want the team's owners to have ample time
to conduct a thoughtful process in developing a name that instills pride.

Sec. 3.  The Council of the District of Columbia determines that the
circumstances enumerated in section 2 constitute emergency circumstances making
it necessary that the Sense of the Council in Support of the Washington National
Football League Franchise Name Change Emergency Approval Resolution of 2001 be
adopted on an emergency basis.

Sec. 4.  This resolution shall take effect immediately.

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