Resolutions

  • 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...



  • 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...



  • 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...



  • 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...



  • 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...



  • 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...



  • 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;...



  • 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...



  • 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...



  • 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...



  • 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 –...



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



  • 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...



  • 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...



  • 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...



  • 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...



  • 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...



  • 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...



  • 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...



  • 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...



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