Resolution in Support of Homeless Youth Housing

Resolution Number 11-04.27

Whereas, nearly 200,000 people in California under the age of 18 will experience homelessness each year, with roughly 20% to 40% of these youth identifying as LGBTQ and

Whereas the needs of LBGTQ homeless youth differ with the unique discrimination, prejudices and phobias of our society including the rejection by relatives and resources that render them homeless in greater numbers and

Whereas the California Democratic Party has long stood as the champion of the most vulnerable members of society;

Therefore be it resolved that the CDP support a comprehensive plan to create shelter space and supportive housing for homeless youth in California with the acknowledgement of the different needs of the diverse communities impacted and,

Therefore be it further resolved that the California Democratic Party send a copy of this resolution to the Democrats in the CA Assembly, State Senate and Congressional delegations.

Submitted by: Michael Colorge, Stonewall Young Democrats

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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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