Sponsored by: Dave Conklin Approved: 04/25/2005
A RESOLUTION OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF OREGON
A RESOLUTION OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF OREGON strengthening our Right to Vote. A resolution to endorse House Joint Resolution 28, an amendment to the Constitution of the United States regarding the right to vote, and to call on others to support HJR 28.
WHEREAS some citizens of the United States are disenfranchised by the laws of some states, and
WHEREAS some U.S. citizens were disenfranchised de facto in the November 2004 election by long delays in polling places and other voting process problems, and
WHEREAS the U.S. constitution does not currently contain a provision guaranteeing the right to vote to all citizens of voting age,
NOW, THEREFORE, THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF OREGON RESOLVES AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. The Democratic Party of Oregon endorses House Joint Resolution 28, an amendment to the U.S. Constitution regarding the right to vote, and
Section 2. The Democratic Party of Oregon calls on Senators Wyden and Smith, Congresswoman Hooley, and Congressmen DeFazio, Wu, Blumenauer, and Walden to support HJR 28.
ADOPTED BY THE Democratic Party of Oregon on 24th day of April, 2005.
Resolution submitted by Dave Conklin of Benton County
Platform and Resolutions Committee recommends adoption.