Congratulating President Obama on His Award of the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize

Resolution Number SD09.02

Congratulating President Obama on His Award of the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize

WHEREAS, on October 9, 2009 it was announced that President Barack Obama was to be awarded the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize for "his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples;” and

WHEREAS, President Obama has improved the United State's global standing and increased opportunities for peaceful resolution of conflict by rejoining the effort to combat climate change, rid the world of nuclear weapons and stop nuclear proliferation, renouncing torture and pledging to close the Guantanamo prison camp, recommitting the United States to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, canceling plans to deploy missile systems in Eastern Europe and offering to engage Iran while insisting it abandon its nuclear weapons program; and

WHEREAS, President Obama acknowledged that the efforts for which he was honored are only beginning and that the award was really for all the American people for their leadership on behalf of aspirations held by people in all nations;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the California Democratic Party congratulates President Obama on the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize and that Chairman Burton extend the Party's congratulations and support for his efforts to promote peace in the world.

Submitted by CDP Resolutions Committee

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Adopted by the Executive Board
Of the California Democratic Party
At its Executive Board Meeting
Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Hotel, San Diego
November 15, 2009

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