Welcoming Our Neighbors to the Cedar Valley

The Welcoming Pledge (credit Welcoming America):
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal and endowed by the Creator with certain inalienable rights and that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.”
–Declaration of Independence

Waterloo Mayor Buck Clark is happily signs the CV Welcome Pledge!

Waterloo Mayor Buck Clark happily signs the CV Welcome Pledge!

As Americans, we recognize that all people are created equal and endowed with certain inalienable rights, no matter where they were born. We uphold the human dignity and innate value of all, immigrants and non-immigrants alike. We stand for the highest values and ideals upon which our country was founded.

Therefore:
I commit to stand for America’s highest values of acceptance and equality and treat all people with respect and compassion. I commit to being neighborly and welcoming to all in my community, including newcomers. I stand for respect, kindness and dignity for all.

If you agree with the statement above, sign the pledge!

 

Burmese family signs the CV Welcome Pledge!

Burmese family signs the CV Welcome Pledge!

Welcoming Week has finished and The Cedar Valley was successful in welcoming efforts. Read the re-cap story