Resolution #1: Denounce the influence of Money in politics, and act in accordance with the California Democratic Party Platform – to CADEM (California Democratic Party)
Round 1: On April 23, 2017, the Club unanimously voted to endorse the resolution “Denounce the influence of money in politics, and act in accordance with the California Democratic Party (CDP) platform”.
- 200 signatures from state delegates
- Congressman Ro Khanna from the San Jose area
- presented to the state party at CADEM 2017 state convention May 19-21, 2017
- ruled “out of order!” Find out all the gory details here , from the pressure to withdraw it, the removal of Christine Pelosi’s name, etc.
Feel the Bern Resolution video: background to creating the resolution
Round 2: On August 20, 2017, the Club unanimously endorsed the revised resolution Denounce the influence of money in politics, and act in accordance with the California Democratic Party (CDP) platform” for submission to CADEM Executive Board, Aug 25-27, 2017
- Co-sponsored by Congressman Ro Khanna
- The Revision: in order to reflect the issues the Resolutions Committee expressed to the writers in May at the State Convention hearing, removing “dereliction of fiduciary duty”.
- The Result: The Resolutions Committee voted to postpone the vote until the November convention, giving time to make further changes.
Round 3 – PASSED!: On October 23, the Club endorsed a third version of the Resolution to Denounce the influence of politics and act in accordance with the CADem Party platform for submission to CADEM E-Board November 17-19, 2017. It was co-sponsored by over 60 state delegates and three other Democratic Clubs. It was approved, but not before the resolutions committee a few changes.
Resolution #2: In support of Divest LA, Public Bank LA and Responsible Investing
- Endorsed by the Club August 20, 2017
- Resolution: Divest LA _public bank Resolution
- Community Support letter to City Council
Resolution #3: LA County Dem. Party to adopt Public Bank
- Approved unanimously by the Club March 25, 2018
- Revised and unanimously approved by LA County Dem. Party resolutions committee April 3, 2018; April 10, 2018 approved by LA County Dem. Party
WHEREAS, the Los Angeles City Council created a motion in July 2017 calling for a study on a Public Bank of Los Angeles that could redirect funds to affordable housing and other needs of the City; and
WHEREAS, socially responsible Public Banks have the ability to address the needs of the public they serve by returning profits back into the community, including affordable housing, renewable energy, local infrastructure and other public services;
THEREFORE, the Los Angeles County Democratic Party supports the creation of state-chartered public banks and call for such financial entities to responsibly serve the public and the interests of economic, racial and environmental justice.
Submitted to the LACDP by Feel the Bern Democratic Club with the support of Public Bank LA
Resolution #4: Abolish ICE
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that ICE, the immigration enforcement agency, must be abolished; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that any reorganization of the U.S. immigration enforcement scope and functions must be done so in a manner that permits complete oversight and accountability and that reflects the highest regard for due process and the American values of family unity, human rights and dignity.
Resolution #5: Support Unity Reforms at the 2018 Chicago DNC Meeting
Whereas, the Unity Reform Commission was established at the 2016 Democratic National Convention, the highest authority in the Democratic Party, which was unanimously approved by all in attendance at the 2016 Convention, in order to study and address concerns that arose regarding the presidential nominating process to review the nominating process to ensure that it is accessible, transparent, and inclusive;
Whereas, there are four specific areas of review that are set forth in the mandate, wherein the first area relates to the manner of voting during the presidential nominating process and making recommendations that will increase participation and inclusion in the primary process;
Whereas, the second area focuses on how to make the caucus process less burdensome and more inclusive, transparent, and accessible to participants;
Whereas, the third area of review relates to revising and reducing the role that unpledged delegates play in the process;
Whereas, the fourth area of review relates to party reforms with the specific focus on making our party and our candidates competitive in every region, broadening the Party’s base, and empowering Democrats at the grassroots level, as well as expanding the Party’s donor base;
Whereas, the Unity Reform Commission passed their recommendations to the DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee and the DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee has adopted the essence of those recommendations into official DNC documents with the goal of making the Democratic Party more democratic;
Therfore Be it Resolved,that Feel the Bern Democratic Club, Los Angeles calls on our DNC members to use their vote to support the reforms supported by both the Unity Reform Commission and the DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee and to support a roll call of the vote.
Passed July 22, 2018