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RCDP 2021 Resolutions

AB1400 Guaranteed Healthcare For All Aka: CAL CARE

Provide comprehensive universal single-payer coverage & control system To benefit ALL residents of California Services to include CHIP, MCL, MCR, ANCILLARY & SOCIAL, DISABILITY, AND OTHERS Using waivers, approvals, and federal$$$ Reducing high-cost redundancies, spending $$ on services not overhead/admin Start once funding stream established Passed by Riverside County Democratic Party 3/29/2021

Abolish the Filibuster

WHEREAS the Constitution doesn’t require a supermajority for passage of legislation and, in fact, James Madison and Alexander Hamilton specifically argued for simple majority rule in Federalists 10, 22, and 58; and  WHEREAS the genesis of the modern-day filibuster was the work of John C. Calhoun, infamous slaveholding vice president and senator in the 1840s …

Calling for State Audit of the Metropolitan Water District

WHEREAS it has been alleged that the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is an unsafe workplace with rampant sexual harassment, bullying, and retaliation, where 20 current and former employees have described a pattern of harassment of women, LGBTQ+ and other employees who enrolled in the district’s apprentice program; and  WHEREAS since 2005, more than 30% …

Calling On Governor Newsom To Apply, Within The First 150 Days Of The Biden Administration, For All Applicable Waivers Allowing California To Implement A Single-Payer Healthcare System

WHEREAS, the Riverside County Democratic Party recognizes that the COVID-19 Pandemic has laid bare the inherent failures and inequities of our current healthcare system; people of color and underserved communities have disproportionately paid with their lives, and the social and economic destruction caused by the pandemic was only made worse under a system not designed …

Condemn Jan 6, 2021, U.S. Capitol Insurrection and Call for Immediate Disciplinary Repercussions

WHEREAS January 6, 2021, the violent attempted coup in Washington, DC, was propagated by insurrectionists from the entire country,  FBI has received calls from many different law enforcement agencies asking to investigate their personnel for possibly attending January 6th U.S. Capitol Riots; and  WHEREAS FBI arrests and investigations are discovering many insurrectionists have ties to …

Condemning Donald J. Trump and Certain Republican Members of Congress for Seditious Behavior Following the 2020 National Election

Whereas Donald J. Trump obstructed the peaceful transition of power from one Administration to the next, as is the custom and tradition of the United States of America; and Whereas Donald J. Trump attempted to overturn a fair and legal election by claiming voter fraud with no evidence, by pressuring election officials in Georgia to …

Condemning Hate and Violence Against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

WHEREAS xenophobic and racist hate has long been directed at Asian American and Pacific Islander (“AAPI”) communities, from the “Yellow Peril” rhetoric of the 19th century, to the murder of Vincent Chin in 1982, and to the violence directed against South Asians and Sikhs in the aftermath of 9/11; and most recently racism against AAPI …

COVID 19 Vaccinations for Teachers and School Staff in California

WHEREAS the Riverside County Democratic Party recognizes educators have been the backbone of American democracy; and   WHEREAS the spread of COVID 19 has been nearly impossible to contain over the past year and the United States has had over 3.5 Million COVID 19 cases and over 500,000 deaths and Los Angeles County has had over …

Demand for all County Sheriffs and Law Enforcement Officers to Uphold their Oath of Office

WHEREAS the rule of law and the separation of powers are fundamental requirements of a functional democracy enshrined in the laws and constitutions of the state of California and the United States, and the California government code invests emergency public health orders with the force and effect of law, those county sheriffs and law enforcement …

Preserving and Protecting Homeowner Money from Fraud and Embezzlement

Whereas California’s 55,000 homeowner association boards collect an estimated $200 million in assessments annually from homeowners, and association boards now control about $13 billion in cash now on deposit in banks, credit unions, savings and loans, and other financial institutions, and Whereas association boards are unregulated by any state or federal agency, and cases of …

Provide Dental Care at Low or No Cost To Qualifying Constituents

WHEREAS dental care is healthcare and healthcare should be a human right; and WHEREAS private oral and dental care programs are too expensive and limited in coverage, and dental care is not offered by Covered CA, and, WHEREAS oral health is part of overall health and when oral and dental diseases go untreated, it becomes …

Sex Work Decriminalization

WHEREAS, for the first time ever, a majority of American voters support decriminalizing sex work, according to new polling results as part of a broader report from 28 human rights and public health groups; and WHEREAS, the California Democratic Party Platform recognizes “the prevalence and impact of inequitable and inappropriate use of force by law …

Stop the Republican Recall of Governor Gavin Newsom

Whereas, the effort to recall Governor Newsom is a partisan power grab spearheaded by Donald Trump’s National Republican Party, the California Republican Party, and top Trump donors advocating to overturn fair elections, having already worked to delegitimize the American electoral process; and frivolously using California taxpayer dollars to fund this partisan ploy to derail the …