Resolution Recognizing Need For Continued Advocacy In Republican Strongholds In Order To Ensure Adequate Representation For All Californians


Resolution 13-07.32


WHEREAS, elected leaders of the City of Costa Mesa, in particular elected Republican leaders, have displayed a history of antagonism against members of the Latino community, including redundantly and unnecessarily declaring their city a "Rule of Law City" while other California cities were welcoming and acknowledging the contributions of their immigrant populations; and

WHEREAS, the city has a 35% Latino population but its city council lacks even a single Latino elected official; and

WHEREAS, while California is decidedly a blue state, the above facts make clear that much work remains to be done to ensure that all Californians, especially those in communities considered Republican strongholds, have political representation they can be proud of;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, the California Democratic Party will continue to fight to expand our Democratic majority and proactively work to ensure that the "red corners" in state continue to shrink so that all Californians, including immigrants and members of historically underrepresented communities, have a fair shot at adequate representation.

THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the California Democratic Party recognizes the essential work that organizations like LULAC, NCLR, NALEO and the SWVREP conduct to increase and expand Latino voter participation in California.


Author: John Burton, Chair, California Democratic Party

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





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