Resolution In Support Of President Obama's Statement On July 19, 2013 In Response To The George Zimmerman Ruling


Resolution 13-07.39L


WHEREAS, we respect that trial by jury is a cornerstone of our American judicial system; and

WHEREAS, President Barack Obama has spoken eloquently in the wake of Trayvon Martin's death, urging calm, compassion and adding perspective to the dialogue taking place in response to the ruling; and

WHEREAS, the jury's ruling has opened a dialogue among communities throughout the nation involving race, criminal justice, and inconsistencies in state laws which may contribute to the likelihood that incident's like the one involving Trayvon may occur again;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, the California Democratic Party commends President Obama for displaying compassion, leadership and offering critical perspective in the wake of the jury's ruling; and

THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, we recognize that a tremendous amount of work remains to be done to challenge, and change, the inequities that exist within our judicial system in order to ensure the system works equally for all.


Authors: Assemblymember Reginald Jones-Sawyer, Sr., African-American Caucus Chairman Darren Parker
Supported by: 59 Assembly District Delegation

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





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