Trump hasn’t even been sworn in as commander-in-chief, and already the notorious business-man-turned-politician has hired white supremacists for top-level government positions, potentially started a feud with China, and even pissed off one of his biggest cheerleaders, former Alaska Governor, Sarah Palin. In other words, since winning the election on November 8, he’s managed to give Americans a terrifying glimpse into what the next four years will look like under President Trump.
With that being said, however, one city has made a public stand against the orange-tinted president-elect. San Francisco condemned Trump’s “victory” in an 11-point resolution released by the city’s Board of Supervisors just before Thanksgiving.
The resolution, titled The San Francisco Board of Supervisors’ Response to the Election of Donald Trump, touches on several of his proposed plans to revoke the rights of women, Muslims, African-Americans, members of LGBTQ+ community, and any and all others who fear for their human rights, liberty, safety, and security under the Trump administration.
The memo states:
‘On November 8, 2016, American voters elected an erratic, ill-informed racist misogynist as President; now, therefore, be it resolved, That no matter the threats, San Francisco will remain a Sanctuary City. We will not turn our back on the men and women from other countries who help make this city great, and who represent over one third of our population. This is the Golden Gate – we build bridges, not walls.’
The memo continued, warning Americans that San Francisco starkly opposes Trump’s plans to infringe upon women’s rights to their own bodies. “We will never back down on women’s rights, whether in healthcare, the workplace, or any other area threatened by a man who treats women as obstacles to be demeaned or objects to be assaulted. And just as important, we will ensure our young girls grow up with the role models who show them they can be or do anything…”
In a line that was likely directed at VP-elect Mike Pence, it warned that “there will be no conversion therapy, no withdrawal of rights in San Francisco. We began hosting gay weddings twelve years ago, and we are not stopping now. And to all the LGBTQ people all over the country who feel scared, bullied, or alone: You matter. You are seen; you are loved; and San Francisco will never stop fighting for you.”
The memo promised to protect America’s “founding principle of religious freedom” before going on to declare that “Black Lives Matter in San Francisco, even if they may not in the White House.” The San Francisco Board of Supervisors’ memo even directly called out Trump for his claim that climate change was some kind of “hoax, or a plot by the Chinese.”
In concluded by declaring that the city is “100% united” on the points outlined in the memo and that “bigotry may have won an election, but it cannot change who we are, and it will never change our values.”
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