On July 25, 2017 the Sacramento City Council passed a resolution drafted and presented by Compassionate Capitol Region for Sacramento to be recognized internationally as Compassionate Sacramento — an aspirational title to help align policy with community needs. Through this resolution, Sacramento joined the Charter for Compassion as a participant in the International Compassionate Cities Initiative which supports governments and citizens in planning and realizing initiatives that foster compassionate action in areas such as community building, city-wide innovation, social entrepreneurship, sustainability, community & civic engagement and governance.
Proposing the Resolution
June 6, 2017 -- Laura Hansen and Joan Marie spoke to the Sacramento City Council inviting Sacramento to become a Compassionate City.
Passing the resolution -- video part 1
July 25, 2017 -- First of two parts of the Compassionate Capitol Region passage of the Compassionate Sacramento resolution. 15 representatives of the Compassion Alliance attended.
Passing the resolution -- video part 2
July 25, 2017 -- Representatives from Sacramento Area Congregations Together, SALAM, Brahma Kumaris, Mercey Springs Foundation, Peacemakers Love Foundation presented on behalf of the over 60 regional community organizations within the Compassion Alliance.
call for community healing as compassionate sacramento
May 1, 2018 -- Joan Marie, cofounder of Compassionate Capitol Region presents with the proposal that CCR in service to the vision of a Compassionate Sacramento be involved in the design and implementation of the counselor training Mayor Steinberg mentioned in his CPR Insight radio interview in reference to the community suffering in the aftermath of the Stephon Clark shooting death.