Spending Of Federal Economic Renewal Grants To California

Resolution Number SAC09.53

WHEREAS, Congress has approved and President Obama has signed into law a taxpayer-sponsored economic recovery package that will provide billions of dollars to help economically devastated cities and states immediately provide jobs to millions of out-of-work Americans through considerable infrastructure rebuilding, green energy projects and other projects that will require manufactured components; and

WHEREAS,
any domestically produced products that are purchased with economic recovery plan monies will immediately help struggling American families and will help stabilize our greater economy; and

WHEREAS, any economic recovery plan spending should – to every extent possible – include a commitment from the State of California to buy materials, goods and services for projects from companies that are produced within the United States, thus employing the very workers that pay taxes for the economic recovery in the first place;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that California will work to maximize the creation of American jobs and restore economic growth and opportunity by spending economic recovery plan funds, to every extent possible, on products and services that both create jobs and help keep Americans employed; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that California commits to purchasing only products and services that are made or performed in the United States of America whenever and wherever possible with any economic monies provided to the State of California by the American taxpayers, and also commits to publish any requests to waive these procurement priorities so as to give the American workers and producers the opportunity to identify and provide the American goods and services that will maximize the success of our nation’s economic recovery program.

Sponsored by Robert “Big Red” Rankin; Bobbie Thompson; Hector De La Torre
Passed by Los Angeles County Democratic Party (PARTIAL LIST)

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Adopted by the Executive Board
Of the California Democratic Party
At its Executive Board Meeting
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Burlingame
July 19, 2009

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