Voting Suppression


Resolution 12-11.08

WHEREAS, the U.S. Constitution gives States the right to determine their voting procedures, but some States have misinterpreted and abused this power, creating obstacles to voting by eligible citizens, and

WHEREAS, the citizens of those States lack the power to reverse voter suppression laws precisely because many citizens who would reverse them are prevented from voting, and

WHEREAS, the U.S. Justice Department is responsible to defend the Voting Rights Act and citizens' Constitutional right to vote, 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the California Democratic Party congratulates the  Obama administration for vigorously opposing all forms of voter suppression and enforcing all eligible citizens' right to vote, urges the administration to redouble its efforts, and requests the  members of Congress to publicly support such action, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the California Democratic Party transmits this resolution to President Obama, Attorney General Holder, and the California Democratic Congressional Delegation. 

Author: Bob Gerecke.  Sponsored: LACDP


Adopted by the California Democratic Party
At its November 2012 Executive Board Meeting
Westin Hotel, Millbrae
November 18, 2012 




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