Ryan Clancy
Press Release

Supervisor Clancy Urges Approval of Resolution for Cease-Fire in Israel and Gaza, and the West Bank on Board Floor


By - Mar 4th, 2024 07:57 pm

MILWAUKEE – The Intergovernmental Relations Committee was deadlocked in a 2-2 vote today regarding a resolution urging a permanent cease-fire in Israel and in Gaza, and the West Bank. This vote outcome signifies that no official committee recommendation has been reached, prompting the resolution to advance to the full County Board for further consideration. This resolution, authored by Supervisors Ryan Clancy, Juan Miguel Martinez, Caroline Gómez-Tom, and Steve Shea, aims to address the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the region and advocate for peace and stability.

The proposed resolution denounces the targeting of civilians through apartheid and genocide, irrespective of their faith or ethnicity and calls for an immediate and permanent cease-fire, emphasizing the delivery of humanitarian aid to those affected by the crisis. It also directs the Milwaukee County Office of Government Affairs staff to communicate the contents of this resolution with the Wisconsin Congressional delegation.

Supervisor Clancy issued the following statement:

“The pressing need for de-escalation and humanitarian assistance in this region demands action, and the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors cannot remain silent or impartial any longer. This resolution reaffirms the Board’s commitment to advancing peace and justice, and I urge residents to unite with us in solidarity. A cease-fire is imperative to prevent further loss of life and pave the path toward the end of the occupation and a lasting peace. Since the introduction of this resolution, the Board has received over a thousand calls and emails from constituents urging the Board’s support. The feedback, along with the impassioned testimony we heard during today’s committee hearing, underscores the broad community support for this resolution. I am deeply appreciative of the individuals and organizations that continue to advocate for this.”

The resolution is expected to go before the full Board of Supervisors on March 21st. Individuals interested in expressing their perspective on the proposed resolution are encouraged to reach out to their supervisors via phone or email.

NOTE: This press release was submitted to Urban Milwaukee and was not written by an Urban Milwaukee writer. It has not been verified for its accuracy or completeness.

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