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Legislation #: 160703 Introduction Date: 9/8/2016
Type: Special Action Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS MCMANUS, WAGNER, SHIELDS, HALL, TAYLOR, REED, BARNES JR., LOAR, FOWLER AND CANADY
Title: Declaring September 8-12, 2016, as the 2016 Kansas City Peace Pledge Tour and Leadership Summit.

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9/8/2016 Filed by the Clerk's office
9/8/2016 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 160703

 

Declaring September 8-12, 2016, as the 2016 Kansas City Peace Pledge Tour and Leadership Summit.

 

WHEREAS, Kids for Peace creates peace through youth leadership, community service, global friendships and thoughtful acts of kindness; and

 

WHEREAS, Lucy’s Kids for Peace, serving the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan area, was created in 2012 to honor the life and legacy of Lucy Weber, of Shawnee, Kansas, who lost her battle from a brain tumor at the age of 17 months and who taught the world how to love and be kind no matter the adversity or challenge; and

 

WHEREAS, in 2012, Kids for Peace chapters from across the world participated in the first Peace Pledge Tour in Washington D.C. and, in 2013, they participated in the second Peace Pledge Tour in New York City; and

 

WHEREAS, each Peace Pledge Tour brings together all chapters of Kids for Peace to spread their message of peace, love and kindness toward neighbors and strangers, and in friendship-building among all Kids for Peace Chapters; and

 

WHEREAS, the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan area, being a recognized metropolis thriving in its commitments to art, service, community, environmental protections, culture, diversity, global endeavors and youth leadership, mirrors the spirit and backbone of Kids for Peace; and

 

WHEREAS, to celebrate Kansas City’s commitments to the spirit and backbone of Kids for Peace, and to thank Kansas City for its support of the Kids for Peace mission, Kansas City was selected for the 2016 Peace Pledge Tour and Leadership Summit; and

 

WHEREAS, Kids for Peace chapters from around the world proudly demonstrate their commitment to the Kids for Peace mission by participating in the 2016 Kansas City Peace Pledge Tour and Leadership Summit; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council do hereby declare September 8-12, 2016, as the 2016 Kansas City Peace Pledge Tour and Leadership Summit; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that a copy hereof be presented to Kids for Peace with the Mayor, Council and citizens of Kansas City recognizing that kindness matters in the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan Community, and beyond.

 

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