Whereas, the effort to recall Governor Newsom is a partisan power grab spearheaded by Donald Trump’s National Republican Party, the California Republican Party, and top Trump donors advocating to overturn fair elections, having already worked to delegitimize the American electoral process; and frivolously using California taxpayer dollars to fund this partisan ploy to derail the progress Governor Newsom has made to save lives, provide a safety net for struggling Californians as we are making significant strides returning our lives to normal; and
Whereas, the pro-recall ranks are filled with a coalition of anti-vaxxers, Q-Anon conspiracy theorists, and militia groups whose aim is to disrupt and distract from California’s progress on COVID-19 recovery, equitable mass vaccinations, and school reopenings while their leaders disseminate anti-vaccination and anti-immigration propaganda on social media sites, actively work against public interest and advocate for the microchipping of immigrants, and
Whereas, by uniting, Democrats will prevent Trump’s Republican Party from taking over the California government and will stand united against any candidate who seeks the office and helps Republicans succeed.
Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved:
that the Marin Democratic Party (Democratic Central Committee of Marin) opposes the recall of Governor Gavin Newsom.
Passed unanimously, Democratic Central Committee of Marin, April 1, 2021
Resolution to reform law enforcement and reallocate funds to reimagine public safety in California Adopted by the Democratic Central Committee of Marin July 2, 2020
Whereas, in June, 2020, the Democratic Central Committee of Marin (DCCM) passed a resolution calling for, “meaningful systemic change against institutionalized racism, economic suppression and opportunity inequalities”; and California Attorney General Becerra called for, “broad police reforms and proactive efforts to protect lives”, and hundreds of thousands of people, in protests and in council chambers throughout California and across the nation, have called for an end to excessive and militarized policing; and
Whereas, police reform and use of force guidelines are only a first step toward ending the violence against marginalized communities which are still traumatized and brutalized by existing policing practices, and reform and oversight alone have proven ineffective in ending the violence; and
Whereas, dismantling systemic racism, and the policies that support it, will take a full reimagining of public safety to include investing in our communities for schools, jobs, housing, health and welfare, reallocating resources to those programs, and employing mental health, medical and other professionals to replace much of conventional policing.
Therefore, be it resolved that the DCCM calls on state and local elected officials, and law enforcement agencies, to immediately adopt AG Becerra’s use of force recommendations, and, in addition, begin reallocating money away from law enforcement budgets and into alternatives for public safety that invest in communities, and broader oversight and accountability, and do so with all deliberate speed, to enact meaningful change within this fiscal year; and
Be it further resolved that this resolution be sent to state and local elected officials, and law enforcement agencies, and that a DCCM Reimagine Public Safety ad hoc Committee be formed to monitor progress and report regularly to DCCM.
Resolution in Support of the Arrest and Prosecution of all Officers in George Floyd’s death and for a Full Investigation and Reform of Police Culture that Allows Brutality and Racial Injustice to Exist Adopted by the Democratic Central Committee of Marin June 4, 2020
Whereas, for too long law enforcement in this country has targeted African Americans and other people of color, often unjustly arresting, beating and even killing them, for minor crimes or no crimes at all; and
Whereas, George Floyd was only the latest victim in this string of injustices, brutally assaulted and killed under the knee of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin on May 25, 2020, while other officers abetted his actions in front of many bystanders and TV viewers across the country; and
Whereas it is up to people of all races, ethnicities and colors, particularly white people, whose silence in the face of this injustice equates to condoning violence, to speak out and take action against these tragedies that terrorize people of color.
Therefore, be it Resolved that the Marin County Democratic Central Committee condemns the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police and asks that police culture that allows this brutality anywhere in the U.S. be investigated and corrected and that federal policy be enacted as needed. and
Let it further be Resolved that we acknowledge Mr. Floyd’s death as part of the ongoing problem of systemic racism throughout our nation’s history that must be faced and reconciled; that we call for meaningful systemic change against institutionalized racism, economic suppression, and opportunity inequalities; that we support the California Democratic Party African-American Caucus and ask that the California Democratic Party join us in this effort.
Resolution of the Democratic Central Committee of Marin in support of the adoption of a new name for Sir Francis Drake High School
Whereas, the Democratic Central Committee of Marin embraces social and economic equity for all Californians; and
Whereas, Resolution 20-1 of the Tamalpais United High School District “recognizes that institutional racism within our system has created harmful environments for our (students who identify as) Black, Indigenous and People of Color” and commits the Tamalpais United High School District Board of Trustees “to address the symbols of institutional racism and white supremacy;” and
Whereas, our historical understanding of Sir Francis Drake’s significance in Marin is constantly evolving, with renewed awareness of his actual participation in the Atlantic slave trade and his symbolic role in legitimizing colonialism, white supremacy, and Indigenous erasure during the 19th and 20th centuries; and
Whereas, we recognize that these associations can alienate some community members but not others, which has divided the school community of Sir Francis Drake High School and created a barrier to belonging that is racially and ethnically inequitable; and
Whereas, members of the Sir Francis Drake High School community have sought to address these problems by adopting a new name that better represents its inclusive values, so that the school is currently operating under the temporary name of High School 1327; and
Whereas, we recognize that it is in the interest of everyone in the community to conclude the renaming process promptly, to prevent further unnecessary conflict over the name;
Therefore, Be It Resolved
That the Democratic Central Committee of Marin supports the adoption of a new name for Sir Francis Drake High School by the Tamalpais United High School District without delay.
Adopted May 10, 2021
Resolution to Change the Name of the Dixie School District in Marin County
Adopted: January 3, 2019
Whereas, the Democratic Central Committee of Marin embraces social and economic equity for all Californians; and
Whereas, our nation has long-standing struggles with racism and the current climate is one in which neo-Confederates and white nationalists are attempting to reverse decades of progress on civil rights and equality among all peoples, the Democratic Central Committee of Marin recognizes the impact of historical symbols of racism and oppression and condemns their continued use in public symbols and venues; and
Whereas, local residents, as well as elected officials and nonprofit leaders such as Congressman Jared Huffman, State Senator Mike McGuire, Supervisor Damon Connolly, County Superintendent of Schools Mary Jane Burke, San Rafael Mayor Gary Phillips, and Marin Community Foundation President Thomas Peters are urging this change;
Therefore, be it RESOLVED that the Democratic Central Committee of Marin supports the efforts of local, regional, state, and national voices in encouraging the trustees of the Dixie School District in San Rafael to change the name of the District and, by forwarding this resolution, encourages the current Dixie School Board, other Marin elected officials, the media, and supporters of social justice and equity, to support this and similar efforts.
Resolution on Immigration Democratic Central Committee of Marin County Adopted July 5, 2018
Whereas, the Trump Administration and the Republican Congress have not taken any productive action on Immigration Reform, and instead have taken several destructive actions, including:
Cancelled the DACA program
Implemented a zero-tolerance policy at our Southern border, making all entry into the U.S. a federal crime
Separated children from their parents, without background checks, adequate tracking or oversight for children
Disregarded United Nations Human Rights Office standards for the treatment of refugees
Criminalized individuals and whole families even though many are lawfully seeking asylum from deadly and dangerous circumstances in other countries, and now putting them in prison in contravention of U.S. law
Denigrated people of color and falsely characterized them in sub-human terms; and
Whereas, the Trump administration has fueled an atmosphere of hatred and discrimination against all immigrants seeking refuge in the United States, which has led to intolerance and an increase in discrimination and poor treatment of immigrant communities;
Therefore, now be it resolved, that the California Democratic Party affirms its commitment to undertake affirmative immigration reform, and take action against the abusive, immoral, inhumane, and illegal treatment of migrant children at our Southern border, and calls upon the Democratic Delegation of Congress to take immediate steps to ensure that migrant children are tracked for rapid family unification and, if necessary, placed with organizations designed to care for the emotional, physical, medical, and educational needs of minors, with proper oversight and monitoring by independent institutions; and
Be it further resolved, that a copy of this resolution be sent to Democratic members of Congress, media outlets, and the Democratic delegation of our CA State Legislature.
Jimmy Carter Jamboree 2017 – adopted September 7, 2017
Resolution Honoring 39th U.S. President Jimmy Carter October 1–8, 2017
WHEREAS, the 39TH President of the United States and Navy veteran, Jimmy Carter implemented clean energy and environmental conservation policies and practices, including installing solar panels on the White House, instituting recycling programs across federal government departments, environmental protection legislation, and establishing the Department of Energy to ensure an environmentally sustainable world; and
WHEREAS, Carter’s commitment to peace, democracy, human rights, and humanitarian values that respect all people were recognized by being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United Nations Human Rights Prize, and have been displayed in numerous ways including giving speeches in Spanish, and his ongoing work to resolve conflict, promote democracy, protect human rights and alleviate human suffering in the U.S. and globally through The Carter Center and helping low-income people build their own housing through Habitat for Humanity; and
WHEREAS, the Democratic Central Committee of Marin affirms these values, has benefitted from Carter’s leadership and service, wishes to honor Carter on his 93rd birthday and supports the Jimmy Carter Jamboree being launched for the week of October 1–8 in the County of Marin to celebrate his birthday;
Now, therefore, the Democratic Central Committee of Marin does hereby recognize and honor 39th U.S. President Jimmy Carter October 1–8, 2017 throughout Marin County and encourages all of our citizens to participate in local events recognizing President Carter for the significant impact he has made on our nation, state and county and in honor of his 93rd birthday, October 1.