Resolution Concerning The Display Of The Confederate Flag

RESOLUTION 15-08.19

Resolution Concerning The Display Of The Confederate Flag

WHEREAS, the California Democratic Party supports equal justice under the law; and

WHEREAS, many Americans consider the Confederate battle flag to be a symbol of repression and subjugation rivaled only by the Nazi flag; and

WHEREAS, governmental entities should not directly or indirectly support racial hatred and intolerance;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, the California Democratic Party commends President Barack H. Obama for his eulogy of South Carolina State Senator Clementa C. Pinckney, where President Obama spoke openly and honestly about the history of the Confederate battle flag and called on the State of South Carolina to take the Confederate battle flag down; and

THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the California Democratic Party also commends State Senator Isadore Hall III for being the lead author on Assembly Bill 2444 and Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr., for signing Assembly Bill 2444 into law in 2014; prohibiting the State of California from selling or displaying “the Battle Flag of the Confederacy, also referred to as the Stars and Bars, or any similar image, or tangible personal property, inscribed with such an image unless the image appears in a book, digital medium, or state museum that serves an education or historical purpose,” and we shall send copies of this resolution to President Obama, Governor Brown, and Senator Hall.

Sponsored by Mister Phillips

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Adopted by the California Democratic Party
At its Summer/Fall 2015 E-board Meeting
Hyatt Regency
August 16, 2015

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