City of Boston Passes Ceasefire Resolution

The Boston City Council called for a ceasefire on May 1 by an 11-2 vote.   The resolution, which was introduced by councilor Tania Fernandes Anderson, follows.


WHEREAS, All life is precious, the Boston City Council calls on all Massachusetts state and federal elected leaders and residents alike to protect life, stand united against violence, and advocate for the safety, dignity, freedom, and collective humanity of all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or nationality: NOW, THEREFORE BE IT 

RESOLVED, That the City of Boston calls for immediate and permanent ceasefire in Israel and Palestine, an end to the bombing of Gaza, the freeing of all hostages from Hamas and the freeing of all administrative detainees held by Israel, lifting all barriers to the provision of humanitarian assistance at scale to meet the full needs of the population of Gaza, in line with international law, the resumption of U.S. funding of UNRWA, the rebuilding of the schools, homes, mosques, churches, and other structures destroyed in this conflict, enforcement of US and international laws requiring recipients of US military assistance comply with human rights standards and international humanitarian law, and the beginning of a process of repair and reconciliation for all impacted by the violence in the region including the advancement safety and dignity for all Israelis and Palestinians. 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the City of Boston asks that a copy of this resolution is sent to all members of the Massachusetts Congressional delegation and calls upon them to act in accordance with this resolution. 

Filed on May 1st, 2024

Link to the resolution: 

Boston City Council Resolution- Ceasefire In Gaza 5_1_24