Wellstone Club Resolution on California as a Sanctuary State

Resolution on the Declaration of Sanctuary Cities in Alameda County

And Declaration of California as a Sanctuary State

Presented to and passed by the Alameda County Democratic Central Committee, January 4, 2017

By the Wellstone Democratic Renewal Club

Whereas:
President – Elect Donald Trump has made credible threats of mass deportations of immigrants determined, by yet unspecified procedures, to be undocumented; threatening the withholding of federal funds to Sanctuary Cities; and

Whereas:
President – Elect Donald Trump has made proposals that all Muslims be required to register with unspecified authorities; has not distanced himself from “white nationalists” who claim to speak in his name; has encouraged hatred of the LGBTQ sectors of our society; and

Whereas:
President – Elect Donald Trump has declared his intention to appoint to Administrative and Cabinet level positions men who have proven records of racism, anti -semitism, and disregard for the basic civil rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution; be it

Resolved:
That the Alameda County Democratic Central Committee urges the Alameda County Board of Supervisors and the City Councils of all cities in Alameda County to refuse to honor any request by the Trump Administration to use any of their resources, including Police and Sheriff’s Deputies to participate in any mass arrests or internments
mandated by the Trump Administration; and be it further

Resolved:
That the Alameda County Democratic Central Committee urges the California Democratic Party, the Legislature, and the Governor to offer full support for such actions of non compliance by declaring California a Sanctuary State.