Councilwoman Parrish-Wright Releases Statement on Ceasefire Resolution
Louisville (February 6, 2024) – Councilwoman Shameka Parrish-Wright (D-3) has issued the following statement in response to a recently filed resolution urging the United States Congress and President to call for and facilitate a ceasefire in Palestine and Israel.
“Since October 7th we have all witnessed the extreme violence in Palestine. While this is just the most recent instance in a decades long struggle for liberation, the visibility of the unfolding violence cannot be ignored. Because of this, Councilman Jecorey Arthur and I have co-sponsored a ceasefire resolution.
A resolution may not have any enforcement power; however, it is powerful to take a stance on the side of justice and to join over fifty cities calling for an end to the senseless loss of human life. Yes, we have our own safety to address here in Jefferson County but passing a simple resolution does not impede our ability to focus on our own immediate community. As a matter of fact, our struggles for liberation and safety are interlocked. Whether Palestine or Louisville, we all deserve peace and safety.
I would appreciate my colleagues supporting this resolution because it is the right thing to do and everyone who has contacted my office so far has been supportive of this resolution. I stood with Ukraine and was proud when the Louisville Metro Council approved a resolution in 2022 supporting the leaders of Ukraine defending against Russia’s massive military assault on their nation. I would hope this legislation will be given the same consideration and respect as the resolution for Ukraine. I do not see the difference in these resolutions”
Councilwoman Shameka Parrish-Wright, District 3