WHEREAS, the Santa Clara County Democratic Central Committee advocates for policies and people who value gender equality and respect for others; acknowledges the importance of safety of all women, especially in the workforce; and believes no human being should ever be subjected to any type of sexual, verbal, mental or physical abuse in the workplace;
WHEREAS, former San Jose City Councilmember Pierluigi Oliverio and the City of San Jose were...
WHEREAS the proposed Evergreen Senior Homes Initiative would enact sweeping changes to the San Jose General Plan that would apply to many parcels throughout the city and would exempt developers from requirements for pedestrian and bike connections, walkable communities, and multifamily housing, instead allowing these developers to build single-family market-rate houses in gated communities (which are not allowed under existing law);
WHEREAS, kidney failure is a growing national health concern, and most patients who suffer from kidney failure must visit a dialysis clinic three days a week to have their blood emptied, cleaned, and returned in an exhausting three to four hour process that requires having a tube connected to a patient’s arm or neck leaving them susceptible to bloodstream infections;
and WHEREAS, the two largest dialysis corporations – DaVita and Fresenius –...
The Executive Board of the California Democratic Party adopted 61 resolutions on August 27 in Anaheim. Click here to read through all the resolutions.
WHEREAS ever-increasing amounts of funds are raised and spent in support of and opposition to state and local ballot measures and candidates, especially in the form of advertisements; and
WHEREAS misleading political ads are often paid for by persons who avoid having their identities disclosed on election-related advertisements by channeling funds through one or more groups before those funds are received by a committee, thereby undermining the...
WHEREAS voter suppression efforts were open, systematic and widespread in the 2016 election, and the rights to vote of Black, Asian, Hispanic, and other Americans were denied or abridged through use of the Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck (IVRC) Program, long voter lines, unreasonable and unfair voter ID requirements, reduced numbers of polling locations, and other voter suppression measures; and
WHEREAS the use of proprietary voting and...
WHEREAS Coyote Valley is a unique and irreplaceable open space area that is critically important for wildlife migration, greenhouse gas reduction, groundwater filtration, and food production; and
WHEREAS industrial development in Coyote Valley is unnecessary, given that capacity for development exists within San Jose, and in any event any economic benefit of such development would be more than offset by the economic and other loss from...
WHEREAS, the 1976 California Coastal Preservation Act states that, “the California coastal zone is a distinct and valuable natural resource of vital and enduring interest to all the people and exists as a delicately balanced ecosystem,” that “the permanent protection of the state's natural and scenic resources is a paramount concern to present and future residents of the state and nation,” and sets as a goal to “Protect, maintain, and where...
WHEREAS southern Santa Clara County contains the majority of the remaining irreplaceable farmland that contributes significantly to the overall quality of life of all county residents and that the County is committed to protecting this resource and
WHEREAS agriculture continues to be a growing and viable industry in Santa Clara County- with an annual output equaling $1.6b, contributing $830 million to the County's economy and providing 8,100...
WHEREAS Santa Clara County can build affordable, resilient and sustainable communities while meeting its population growth needs; safeguarding our natural resources to ensure a healthy quality of life for ourselves and future generations and
WHEREAS agriculture continues to be a growing and viable industry in Santa Clara County with an annual output equaling $1.6b, contributing $830 million to the County's economy and providing 8,100 jobs for...
WHEREAS, the State of California, including Santa Clara County, is suffering an unprecedented extreme drought and water resources are declining at an historic rate requiring all citizens to reduce their usage by 30 percent, and the fact that oil and gas exploration requires thousands of gallons of potable water and
WHEREAS, Santa Clara County lies within one of the most seismically active areas in the State of California, with the San Andreas...
WHEREAS, current regulations for Medicare Part B state that if you choose not to enroll when you are first eligible at the age of 65, you may permanently increase costs if you decide to enroll later with Part B premiums increasing by 10 percent for each 12 month period you delay enrollment in Part B, and
WHEREAS, the regulations regarding enrollment in Medicare Part B are very confusing and there are circumstances when one does not need...
The California Democratic Party passed a series of important resolutions at the CDP Convention on Sunday, May 17.
Make California Work Better for Working Women
Repealing California's Personal Belief Exemption to Mandatory Vaccinations
Resolution on Fighting Inequality by Expanding Economic Opportunity
Rebuild California by Making the Commercial Property Tax Code Fair
Calling for the Republican Party to...
WHEREAS, women make up 50% of the population in Santa Clara County but face significant economic disparities, with an average pay difference that is larger than the national wage gap of $.72 for a man’s dollar, with women holding advanced degrees earning roughly $40,000 less than their male counterparts, and 11% of the County’s female population living in poverty and approximately 33% of the homeless population being women and girls , and...
WHEREAS, on October 18, 2011, Santa Clara County instituted a policy not to submit to any detainer requests from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), effectively separating local law enforcement from federal immigration enforcement. This policy promotes equal treatment of everyone in the justice system and prevents a two-tiered system where criminal cases involving immigrants are treated more harshly and denied constitutional...
WHEREAS, Palo Alto and Mountain View have the second and third highest ridership stations on the Caltrain corridor and currently account for 57% of the average weekday boardings in Santa Clara County; and
WHEREAS, these and other northern Santa Clara County cities, including Los Altos and Los Altos Hills, currently lack representation on the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board (PCJPB), which owns and operates Caltrain; and
WHEREAS, the Santa...
WHEREAS, U.S. trade negotiators have crafted the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) according to the outdated architecture of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the World Trade Organization (WTO) using a secretive and deeply flawed negotiation process; and
WHEREAS, agreements built according to NAFTA/WTO architecture have caused millions of US. job losses, substantially contributed to dismal growth in real wages, and allow foreign...
Affirm Continuing Support of CEQA
Supporting Fair, Accountable, and Representative University Governance
Support of Hospitable Distinct Part Skilled Nursing Facilities
Charter Cities Should Pay Prevailing Wage
Resolution Supporting Efforts to Reduce Gun Violence and Mass Shootings
Do Not Repeal the Voting Rights Act
Condemning Republican Efforts to Promote and Pass Voter ID Laws
Support of the...
WHEREAS, hydraulic fracturing, commonly referred to as "fracking," is a drilling technique that injects water, sand, and toxic chemicals at high pressure deep into the ground, often traveling horizontally, to extract oil or gas from shale or other dense rock;
WHEREAS, fracking uses large amounts of water, thus reducing its availability for agriculture and other public use; uses chemicals that can contaminate the water supply and can cause cancer...
WHEREAS President Barack Obama has decisively won re-election with the aid of thousands of volunteers nationwide who supported his plan to end the massive tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans enacted under President George W. Bush, while preserving the current tax rates for those earning less than $250,000, and preserving Medicare, Medicaide, and Social Security benefits, and
WHEREAS over 2/3 of voters polled, including over 1/2 of ...