Urging The Dnc To Communicate With State Parties Regarding Venue Selection

Resolution 14-07.20 


WHEREAS, the DNC hosted an event featuring President Obama at a California Walmart store this past May, despite the well-known fact that Walmart Corporation is anti-worker and anti-woman; and

WHEREAS, picking such an unwise site for a presidential visit triggered picketing by workers, members of labor unions, and Democratic activists, which caused embarrassing stories in the press for the President and the state party; and

WHEREAS, it appears the DNC does not take into consideration all factors when determining sites for presidential visits or even national conventions, such as in 2012 in the Right-to-Work state of North Carolina, which also passed an anti-gay marriage proposition;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the CDP requests that the DNC communicate with state party leaders when planning DNC events or Presidential appearances by President Obama so that we may be able to provide important knowledge about potential embarrassments to the party and the President that the DNC does not seem to consider; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that future events be held at venues that continue to unite our party and not turn into divisive events. 


Submitted by Chairman John Burton



Adopted by the California Democratic Party
At its July 2014 Executive Board Meeting
Marriot Hotel, Oakland
July 13, 2014



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