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Full Resolution of Lowell City Council USA Endorsing Southern Cameroons

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COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS CITY OF LOWELL In City Council
RESOLUTION

To support the Southern Cameroons Community in New England in its desire to restore its
national sovereignty through a democratically organized Referendum.
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Cognizant of the large and growing presence of Americans of Southern Cameroonian origin in
the City of Lowell, Massachusetts;
Cognizant of the rich and diversifying cultural contributions that Americans of Southern
Cameroonian origin are making to the City of Lowell;
Cognizant of the establishment of a Sister-City Relationship between the City of Lowell and the City Bamenda in Southern Cameroons on November 5, 2002;
Cognizant of the University of the American Declaration of Independence, asserting inalienable rights to Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness;
Cognizant of Articles 15 and 21 of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR),
granting everyone the right to nationality, the right to take part in the government of his country, and the right affirming the will of the people as the basis of the authority of government;




Cognizant of UN Resolution 1608 recognizing the independence of Southern Cameroons;
Wherefore, the City of Lowell City Council supports the aspirations of the Southern Cameroons community of New England;

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LOWELL, as follows:
That we, the members of the City Council of the City of Lowell, jointly and severally, do hereby support the Southern Cameroons Community of New England’s quest for self-determination and the restoration of the sovereignty of Southern Cameroons through a referendum, or similarly organized democratic process. This resolution is adopted by vote of the City Council on the
2nd day of May, 2017.

Submitted by:
CITY COUNCIL -CITY OF LOWELL
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Mayor Edward J. Kennedy, Jr.
Corey A. Belanger
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Rodney M. Elliott
John J. Leahy
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James Leary
Rita M. Mercier
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James Milinazzo
Daniel P. Rourke
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William Samaras
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