Resolutions

  • Resolution to Protect Juristac
    • WHEREAS the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band is composed of descendants of Indigenous peoples who inhabited their ancestral lands in the Greater Monterey Bay region for thousands of years and hundreds of generations before they were forcibly removed and taken to Missions San Juan Bautista and Santa Cruz; who experienced three periods of colonization under Spanish, Mexican, and U.S. Californian rule, in which the colonizer attempted to dehumanize the Amah Mutsun and destroy their culture…

  • Resolution Supporting County Purchase of South County Hospitals
    • WHEREAS the private owner of St. Louise Regional Hospital in Gilroy, DePaul Health Center in Morgan Hill, and O’Connor Hospital in San Jose has filed for bankruptcy, potentially leaving residents of Gilroy, Morgan Hill, and San Martin with no access to emergency and other medical services in their own communities if these facilities were to close; and WHEREAS Santa Clara County has stepped forward as the sole entity willing to purchase and…

  • Resolution on Youth Voice in the County Democratic Party
    • WHEREAS persons under age 18 make up about 22 percent of Santa Clara County’s population (thus, about 420,000 youth live in Santa Clara County), yet this age group is completely unrepresented on the Santa Clara County Democratic Central Committee; and WHEREAS youth have shown their powerful and important political voices at all levels, from local youth commissions and student councils to the national March for Our Lives movement; and WHEREAS the…

  • Resolution Regarding State Civic Education
    • WHEREAS research and recent experience show that too few people in California understand the basic principles and functions of our state and local government; and WHEREAS since the founding of our Nation we have relied on our education systems to prepare young people to participate actively in civic life; and WHEREAS in the current political environment, more than ever, it is essential that California’s Youth be prepared, encouraged, and…

  • Resolution to Streamline and Support Record Expungement Information and Processes
    • WHEREAS individuals with criminal records are stripped of the basic rights of citizens, including but not limited to: voting, jury duty, running for public office, and potentially freedom of movement, and criminal records further prevent employment in a number of industries due to background checks that prevent employment and economic mobility, compounded by a rising cost-of-living; and WHEREAS a 2013 study from Stanford University found that…

  • Resolution Regarding Mental Illness Within Youth
    • WHEREAS youth in Santa Clara County are increasingly susceptible to mental illness – almost 420,000 students don’t have a standardized quality platform to reach out for help with mental health needs; and WHEREAS these students leave the education system as broken, discouraged members of society who then lead inefficient lives, in some cases take lives, and a direct correlation can be shown through social context and gun violence;  and WHEREAS…

  • Resolution to Support Equal Pay and Oppose Gender Pay Inequity
    • WHEREAS, in the United States, women are approximately half of the workforce, but current statistic show that there is STILL a significant gap in earnings between men and women of the workforce in all 50 states, in virtually every occupations; research done in 2016 showed that full time and year round female employees earned only 80.5 cents for every dollar which men earned, therefore making a wage gap of 19.5%; and WHEREAS, research shows that…

  • Resolution to Repeal the Arbitrary Ratification Deadlines for the Equal Rights Amendment
    • WHEREAS, the proposed Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) states that the rights guaranteed by the Constitution apply equally to all persons regardless of their sex; first submitted by Congress to the states for ratification on March 22, 1972, it failed to be ratified by its final deadline of June 30, 1982, although 37 states of the required 38 states have ratified the ERA; and WHEREAS, ratification of the ERA can have a domino effect on other issue of…

  • Resolution to End Family Separation at the Border
    • WHEREAS, currently, children and families are being inhumanly detained at our border, held in rooms, surrounded by chain link fences and crammed in with two thousand others, where they are also being separated from their parents and relocated throughout the states without parents’ consent, detained migrant children being left to mostly care for themselves in centers that are so understaffed that children are left to change each other’s diapers;…

  • Resolution Encouraging Santa Clara County Democratic Candidates to Scrutinize Campaign Contribution Sources
    • WHEREAS since the Supreme Court decisions in Buckley v. Valeo and Citizens United v. FEC, the American political system has seen an enormous influx of money from corporate sources; and WHEREAS this increased corporate influence has resulted in policy regarding numerous issues being tailored for the interests of big business and against the common good, and such corporate influence in the political system and political donations with undisclosed…

  • Resolution Condemning the Conduct and Candidacy of Pierluigi Oliverio
    • WHEREAS, the Santa Clara County Democratic Central Committee advocates for policies and people who value gender equality and respect for others; acknowledges the importance of safety of all women, especially in the workforce; and believes no human being should ever be subjected to any type of sexual, verbal, mental or physical abuse in the workplace; WHEREAS, former San Jose City Councilmember Pierluigi Oliverio and the City of San Jose were…

  • Resolution in Opposition to Proposed Evergreen Senior Homes Ballot Initiative
    • WHEREAS the proposed Evergreen Senior Homes Initiative would enact sweeping changes to the San Jose General Plan that would apply to many parcels throughout the city and would exempt developers from requirements for pedestrian and bike connections, walkable communities, and multifamily housing, instead allowing these developers to build single-family market-rate houses in gated communities (which are not allowed under existing law); and WHEREAS…

  • Resolution in Support of the Fair Pricing for Dialysis Act
    • WHEREAS, kidney failure is a growing national health concern, and most patients who suffer from kidney failure must visit a dialysis clinic three days a week to have their blood emptied, cleaned, and returned in an exhausting three to four hour process that requires having a tube connected to a patient’s arm or neck leaving them susceptible to bloodstream infections; and WHEREAS, the two largest dialysis corporations – DaVita and Fresenius –…

  • California Democratic Party Resolutions, August 2017
    • The Executive Board of the California Democratic Party adopted 61 resolutions on August 27 in Anaheim. Click here to read through all the resolutions.

  • Resolution in Opposition to Industrial Development in North Coyote Valley
    • WHEREAS Coyote Valley is a unique and irreplaceable open space area that is critically important for wildlife migration, greenhouse gas reduction, groundwater filtration, and food production; and WHEREAS industrial development in Coyote Valley is unnecessary, given that capacity for development exists within San Jose, and in any event any economic benefit of such development would be more than offset by the economic and other loss from…

  • Resolution to Remedy Voter Suppression and Ensure Transparency and Integrity of Elections
    • WHEREAS voter suppression efforts were open, systematic and widespread in the 2016 election, and the rights to vote of Black, Asian, Hispanic, and other Americans were denied or abridged through use of the Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck (IVRC) Program, long voter lines, unreasonable and unfair voter ID requirements, reduced numbers of polling locations, and other voter suppression measures; and WHEREAS the use of proprietary voting and…

  • Resolution in Favor of AB 14, the California DISCLOSE Act
    • WHEREAS ever-increasing amounts of funds are raised and spent in support of and opposition to state and local ballot measures and candidates, especially in the form of advertisements; and  WHEREAS misleading political ads are often paid for by persons who avoid having their identities disclosed on election-related advertisements by channeling funds through one or more groups before those funds are received by a committee, thereby undermining the…

  • Oppose Attempts to Remove Executive Director of the Coastal Commission Charles Lester
    • WHEREAS, the 1976 California Coastal Preservation Act states that, “the California coastal zone is a distinct and valuable natural resource of vital and enduring interest to all the people and exists as a delicately balanced ecosystem,” that “the permanent protection of the state’s natural and scenic resources is a paramount concern to present and future residents of the state and nation,” and sets as a goal to “Protect, maintain, and where…

  • Resolution In Opposition To The City Of Morgan Hill Annexation Of The South East Quadrant
    • WHEREAS southern Santa Clara County contains the majority of the remaining irreplaceable farmland that contributes significantly to the overall quality of life of all county residents and that the County is committed to protecting this resource and WHEREAS agriculture continues to be a growing and viable industry in Santa Clara County- with an annual output equaling $1.6b, contributing $830 million to the County’s economy and providing 8,100…

  • Resolution In Opposition To The North-Gilroy Neighborhood Development Proposal
    • WHEREAS Santa Clara County can build affordable, resilient and sustainable communities while meeting its population growth needs; safeguarding our natural resources  to ensure  a healthy quality of life for ourselves and future generations and WHEREAS agriculture continues to be a growing and viable industry in Santa Clara County with an annual output equaling $1.6b, contributing $830 million to the County’s economy and providing 8,100 jobs for…

  • A Resolution Supporting a General Plan Amendment to Prohibit New Oil and Gas Exploration in Santa Clara County
    • WHEREAS, the State of California, including Santa Clara County, is suffering an unprecedented extreme drought and water resources are declining at an historic rate requiring all citizens to reduce their usage by  30 percent, and the fact that oil and gas exploration requires thousands of gallons of potable water and WHEREAS, Santa Clara County lies within one of the most seismically active areas in the State of California, with the San Andreas…
  • Medicare Part B – Reduce Chances of Penalties
    • WHEREAS, current regulations for Medicare Part B state that if you choose not to enroll when you are first eligible at the age of 65, you may permanently increase costs if you decide to enroll later with Part B premiums increasing by 10 percent for each 12 month period you delay enrollment in Part B, and   WHEREAS, the regulations regarding enrollment in Medicare Part B are very confusing and there are circumstances when one does not need…

  • California Democratic Party Resolutions, May 2015
    • The California Democratic Party passed a series of important resolutions at the CDP Convention on Sunday, May 17. Trans-Pacific Partnership Make California Work Better for Working Women Repealing California’s Personal Belief Exemption to Mandatory Vaccinations Resolution on Fighting Inequality by Expanding Economic Opportunity Rebuild California by Making the Commercial Property Tax Code Fair Calling for the Republican Party to…

  • Resolution on Equal Representation in Elected Office and the SCCDP’s Commitment to Improving the Status of Women In Santa Clara County
    • WHEREAS, women make up 50% of the population in Santa Clara County but face significant economic disparities, with an average pay difference that is larger than the national wage gap of $.72 for a man’s dollar, with women holding advanced degrees earning roughly $40,000 less than their male counterparts, and 11% of the County’s female population living in poverty and approximately 33% of the homeless population being women and girls , and…

  • Resolution on Santa Clara County Detainer Policy
    • WHEREAS, on October 18, 2011, Santa Clara County instituted a policy not to submit to any detainer requests from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), effectively separating local law enforcement from federal immigration enforcement.  This policy promotes equal treatment of everyone in the justice system and prevents a two-tiered system where criminal cases involving immigrants are treated more harshly and  denied constitutional…

  • Northern Santa Clara County Representation on the Caltrain Board
    • WHEREAS, Palo Alto and Mountain View have the second and third highest ridership stations on the Caltrain corridor and currently account for 57% of the average weekday boardings in Santa Clara County; and WHEREAS, these and other northern Santa Clara County cities, including Los Altos and Los Altos Hills, currently lack representation on the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board (PCJPB), which owns and operates Caltrain; and WHEREAS, the Santa…

  • Supporting Fair Trade and Sustainable Development
    • WHEREAS, U.S. trade negotiators have crafted the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) according to the outdated architecture of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the World Trade Organization (WTO) using a secretive and deeply flawed negotiation process; and WHEREAS, agreements built according to NAFTA/WTO architecture have caused millions of US. job losses, substantially contributed to dismal growth in real wages, and allow foreign…

  • Resolutions Adopted by the California Democratic Party, April 2013
    • Affirm Continuing Support of CEQA Supporting Fair, Accountable, and Representative University Governance Support of Hospitable Distinct Part Skilled Nursing Facilities Charter Cities Should Pay Prevailing Wage Resolution Supporting Efforts to Reduce Gun Violence and Mass Shootings Do Not Repeal the Voting Rights Act Condemning Republican Efforts to Promote and Pass Voter ID Laws Support of the…

  • Moratorium on Hydraulic Fracking
    • WHEREAS, hydraulic fracturing, commonly referred to as “fracking,” is a drilling technique that injects water, sand, and toxic chemicals at high pressure deep into the ground, often traveling horizontally, to extract oil or gas from shale or other dense rock; WHEREAS, fracking uses large amounts of water, thus reducing its availability for agriculture and other public use; uses chemicals that can contaminate the water supply and can cause cancer…

  • “Fiscal Cliff” Resolution
    • WHEREAS  President Barack Obama has decisively won re-election with the aid of thousands of volunteers nationwide who supported his plan to end the massive tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans enacted under President George W. Bush, while preserving the current tax rates for those earning less than $250,000, and preserving Medicare, Medicaide, and Social Security benefits, and WHEREAS over 2/3 of voters polled, including over 1/2 of …

  • California Democratic Party Resolutions, November 2012
    • View All November Resolutions Resolution of Support for Yosemite Nat’l Park Administrative and Visitor Services Plans Resolution Supporting Funding for the University of California Riverside (UCR) School of Medicine Stop Outsourcing Government Work Buy American Religious Tolerance Filibuster Reform Department of Defense Clean Energy Initiatives Rectify Veteran/Military Discharge Tax Returns of Presidential Candidates…

  • California Democratic Party Resolutions, July 2012
    • Applauding President Obama for Supporting Marriage Equality Businesses in “Right-to-Work” States Seeking Local and State Contracts Commending President Obama, Leader Pelosi & Democratic Congress for Passing the Affordable Care Act Emergency Resolution Supporting Senator Wyden’s Call for Immediate Support and Assistance to Japan Gulf of the Farallones and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary Boundary Modifications…

  • California Democratic Party Resolutions, November 2011
    • California Democratic Party Resolutions, November 2011      Adopted Nov. 20, 2011, CDP Executive Board The California Democratic Party Stands Behind President Obama Support of Occupy/99% Movement In Support of Eliminating the Time Limit for Ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment Resolution on Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid Timely FEMA Funding Extend Unemployment Benefits…

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