Congratulating the Protestors and Activists of Egypt on their Successful Non-Violent Revolution

Resolution Number 11-04.77

WHEREAS, Muhammad Hosni Mubarak was the president of the Arab Republic of Egypt for 30 years after taking over in 1981 where he quickly became an old-style strongman with full control of the government, running uncontested in election after election, refusing to lift the state of emergency imposed after Sadat's assassination and turning Egypt into a near-dictatorship; and

WHEREAS, on January 25, 2011 when -- inspired by the successful revolution in Tunisia -- thousands of courageous young Egyptians (by way of social media) began taking to the streets to protest poverty, rampant unemployment, government corruption and autocratic governance of President Mubarak; and the protestors and activists of all ages, social and religious backgrounds in ever increasing numbers mounting into the hundreds of thousands and in spite of the government and police violence of the first few days, continued their peaceful non-violent protests for 18 days demanding an end to the endemic corruption and calling for basic human dignity and a more representative form of government; and

WHEREAS, on February 11, 2011, Egypt's Hosni Mubarak resigned as president and handed control to the military on Friday, bowing down after a historic 18-day wave of pro-democracy demonstrations by hundreds of thousands of Egyptians protestors, liberating Egypt after decades of repression and giving way to a peaceful transition to a legitimate and representative government before the end of 2011.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the California Democratic Party laud and honor the courage of the protestors and the successful non-violent revolution in Egypt; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the California Democratic Party will stand and support the efforts of the now liberated Egyptian peoples and provide whatever resources available to assist the Egyptians in their efforts to make the transition a more legitimate and representative government.

Authors: Misha Houser 68, Craig J Beauchamp 68

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Adopted by the California Democratic Party
At its July 2011 Executive Board Meeting
Sheraton Park Hotel, Anaheim
July 31, 2011

 

 

 

 

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