Resolutions

Immigration, Civil, and Legal Rights – March 2, 2017

Resolution in Support of SB 54, AB 3 and SB 6

Whereas the Democratic Central Committee of Marin (DCCM) passed the resolution, “OPPOSING SHIFTS IN FEDERAL IMMIGRATION POLICY AND UPHOLDING RIGHTS OF ALL OUR CITIZENS” on January 5 2017, and resolved “to respond rapidly to reaffirm the right of everyone residing in or visiting Marin County, and the State of California, to be free of discrimination and hate violence, whether physical or verbal, and prohibit the enactment or use of a watch list, a registry, surveillance, and/or monitoring based on characteristics of race, gender, age, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, or disability”; and
Whereas the California State Legislature currently has three bills pending, SB 54,SB 6, and AB 3, that would prevent the use of state and local resources to aid ICE in deportations and expand fiscal support for legal assistance for detained individuals and to protect the rights of our immigrant population; and
Whereas, the DCCM resolved to resist and prevent changes in our federal immigration policy that would be detrimental to our residents and visitors, our neighbors and our diverse communities;
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Democratic Central Committee of Marin calls on the State Legislature to pass SB 54, SB 6, and AB 3 and calls on the Marin Board of Supervisors to resolve to support these bills; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Democratic Central Committee of Marin will forward this resolution to the President pro Tem of the Senate, Kevin De Leon, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, the Marin Board of Supervisors, Senator Mike McGuire, Assembly Member Marc Levine and the California Democratic Party.
Immigration – January, 5, 2017

OPPOSING SHIFTS IN FEDERAL IMMIGRATION POLICY AND UPHOLDING RIGHTS OF ALL OUR CITIZENS

WHEREAS, the Marin Board of Supervisors found that, “the population of Marin County is comprised of people of various racial, religious and ethnic groups, a growing senior population, and persons with disabilities” and that the “practice of discrimination adversely affects these groups and the community” and “it is public policy of the County of Marin that all persons residing in or visiting Marin County,” “may enjoy an equal opportunity to live, grow, learn, work, play, and worship unhampered by invidious discrimination”; and

WHEREAS, the President-Elect of the United States, Donald Trump, has called for banning people believing in Islam from entering the United States and creating a Muslim ‘watch list’, and called for mass deportation of undocumented immigrants, and supports stop-and-frisk law enforcement tactics which disproportionately target people of color, and has selected advisors who spread messages of hate in their speech, and selected the Vice President-Elect who has expressed that the LGBT community should undergo conversion therapy; and

WHEREAS, hate crimes and violence have increased since the November 2016 general election and people targeted by the President and Vice President-Elect in their campaign are fearful for their lives, the well-being of their families and children, and that their constitutional, legal and moral rights will not be protected;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Democratic Central Committee of Marin calls on the Board of Supervisors of Marin County, the State Legislature, our elected Members of Congress, and the California Democratic Party to respond rapidly to reaffirm the right of everyone residing in or visiting Marin County, and the State of California, to be free of  discrimination and hate violence, whether physical or verbal, and prohibit the enactment or use of a watch list, a registry, surveillance, and/or monitoring based on characteristics of race, gender, age, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, or disability; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the above-named bodies will enact laws, uphold existing laws, adopt resolutions, and otherwise resist and prevent sudden changes in our federal immigration policy, and that this intent will be forwarded to the President-Elect and the leaders of both parties of the U.S. House and Senate, and to the U.S. Department of Justice.