Resolution for a State Boycott of Koch Products

RESOLUTION 17-05.108

Resolution for a State Boycott of Koch Products

WHEREAS an extreme right-wing movement funded by a coalition of billionaires led by the Koch brothers has been working with great success for years to undermine a progressive society, reverse decades of liberal protections and benefits won for the American people by the Democratic party, elect candidates to take over state governorships and legislatures which then have enacted anti-labor legislation and other right-wing measures, including those designed to make voting difficult, has been brilliantly documented by Jane Mayer in her book “Dark Money”; and

WHEREAS Koch brothers funding for this assault--which includes establishment of so-called "think tanks" in the nation's Capitol as well as on more than 300 college and university campuses with mandates to spread right-wing propaganda--comes from profits derived from markets they dominant, like paper products; and,

WHEREAS California's state government, its agencies and departments as well as its many counties and municipalities must be purchasers of paper products of all kinds, many of which may be Koch products, thereby contributing to the Koch's ability to carry on its pernicious campaign;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the CDP urges government of the State of California, its agencies and departments, and California’s county and municipal subdivisions to immediately seek alternative sources of paper products and where feasible boycott Koch products;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that California citizens be alerted to personal apps such as “Buycott” and others to help determine if a product is made by Koch Industries; to help in the effort to weaken the Koch brothers malevolent campaign to achieve far-right dominance of US politics and society.

Author: John Burton   

Sponsored by CDP Chair John Burton and 24 DSCC members

Adopted by the California Democratic Party
At its 2017 Statewide Convention
Sacramento Convention Center

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