Resolution in Support of Democracy in the Middle East

Resolution 11-04.76

WHEREAS democratic governments tend to champion individual rights and freedoms; and

WHEREAS those individual rights and freedoms include the right to peaceful assembly, the right to free speech, and the right to express themselves without fear of reprisal, rights which should belong not only to the people across the Middle East and North Africa, but to all the people of the world; and 

WHEREAS there are widespread, spontaneous, popular movements among these nations of the Middle East and North Africa to replace their dictatorships and absolute monarchies with democracies, many of which have been met with repression and violence;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the California Democratic Party warmly and strongly supports the efforts of the peoples of non-democratic Middle Eastern and North African nations to throw off oppression and join the ranks of the democratic republics which allow their citizens basic human rights such as the right to vote and dissent; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the California Democratic Party urges the Obama Administration and the Congress to support the spread of democracy in these nations of the Middle East and North Africa.

Authors: Andrew Lachman 42; Basim El Karra 09; Paul Kujawsky 42

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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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