Affirming California's Pluralism And Diversity

 

Resolution 13-04.44

 

WHEREAS, the State of California's commitment to pluralism and to the free exercise of religion are the cornerstone of American values that have helped produce one of the most ethnically and religiously diverse and vibrant places in the world; and

WHEREAS, there has been a marked nationwide increase in acts of violence, discrimination and hostility directed at Americans who are Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, or South Asian (AMEMSA) community on the basis of their religious or ethnic identity including here in California; and

WHEREAS, Democratic Party of California has a history of opposing discrimination and supporting the rights to religious liberty and equal protection and recognizing that when those rights are threatened for some they are weakened for all;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, with the concurrence of the Chairperson, that by the adoption of this Resolution, the California Democratic Party hereby includes in its 2013-2014 State and Federal Legislative Program, support and sponsorship of any legislation, which would OPPOSE Islamophobia, bigotry and discrimination and repudiate random acts of violence against AMEMSA community members;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the California Democratic Party send a copy of this resolution to the President, Governor, The Senate, The House, and The California State Legislature and call on them to take all executive, administrative, regulatory and legislative actions to implement this resolution.

 

Sponsored by the Region 18 meeting, the Arab-American Caucus, 25+ DSCC Delegates

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Adopted by the California Democratic Party
At its July 2013 Executive Board Meeting
Hilton Hotel, Costa Mesa
July 21, 2013

 

 

 

 

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