Sponsored by: Moses Ross Approved: 06/26/2010
A RESOLUTION OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF OREGON
WHEREAS, The true spirit of our country is grounded in immigration and the willing participation and shared responsibility of ordinary working men and women;
WHEREAS, Hispanic people have lived in the American southwest for more than 400 years, far longer than Anglo-American people;
WHEREAS, violence on both sides of the border is being manipulated to distort the debate for true comprehensive reform;
WHEREAS, the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers and effects against unreasonable searches and seizures shall not be violated; and
WHEREAS, Arizona State law SB1070 violates civil rights by enacting a program of government sponsored discrimination, racial profiling and harassment of Hispanics and others;
THEREFORE, THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF OREGON RESOLVES AS FOLLOWS, the Democratic Party of Oregon, its officers and members shall take every responsible action, private and public, to oppose this legislation. And, the Democratic Party of Oregon calls on President Obama and Attorney General Holder to take all appropriate legal actions to protect the civil rights of Arizona residents.
Resolution submitted by Moses Ross, SCC member, Multnomah County.
Resolution approved as modified by the DPO Platform and Resolution Committee, and referred to the DPO State Central Committee with a recommendation to adopt.
Adopted by the Democratic Party of Oregon on June 26, 2010.