RESOLUTION CONDEMNING TRUMP’S BIGOTED and DISCRIMINATORY ACTIONS and STATEMENTS in the MANAGEMENT of the COVID-19 CRISIS

RESOLUTION CONDEMNING TRUMP’S BIGOTED and DISCRIMINATORY ACTIONS and STATEMENTS in the MANAGEMENT of the COVID-19 CRISIS

WHEREAS, the actions of the Trump Administration that deny stimulus checks to American families who have been affected by the COVID-19 crisis simply because one of the spouses is an immigrant; that plan to change Federal regulations to allow hospitals and healthcare providers to discriminate against LGBTQ+ families and individuals; and that exhort Trump’s followers with hate speech that target immigrants and minority groups, such as he is now doing against Asian-Americans, are against our party’s belief in diversity, common values, and commitments that unite all people, and

WHEREAS, the California Democratic Party’s platform states: “Racism is a public health issue that affects the physical and emotional well-being of persons of color” and that “everyone in this country deserves the opportunity to participate fully in the economic, cultural, political, religious, and social facets of society … regardless of age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, cultural heritage, national origin, citizenship status, disability, physical attributes, socioeconomic status, gender, race, or personal views on religion;” and

WHEREAS, we are reminded daily of the power of truth, and of our shared responsibility to stand against hate.  Silence is complicity, and we will never sit silently in the face of Trump and the GOP radicalizing COVID 19 by using terms such as “Chinese Virus” and “Wuhan Virus,” and adopting unfounded conspiracy theories about the origins of the virus, which has led to a surge of violence against Asian-Americans due to the perception that they are responsible for the pandemic, and

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Valley Grassroots for Democracy Democratic Club condemns these actions of the Trump Administration; and affirms our commitment to the full equality, inclusion, and acceptance of people of all races, gender identities and gender expressions in both legislation and official statements made; and, we reject the misuse of race to discriminate and exclude Americans from fair and equal treatment, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that copies of this resolution be sent to Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris; and Congressmembers Brad Sherman, Tony Cardenas, and Adam Schiff, so that they work to oppose discriminatory actions.

May 16, 2020

Written by Jane Wishon, Political VP, Stonewall Democratic Club

Cindy Kalman, President, Valley Grassroots for Democracy

Adrienne Burk, Past President, Valley Grassroots for Democracy

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