Proposed Resolutions for the August 2018 Resolutions Committee
Meeting
1. Resolution to Fight for the “Kitchen Table” Issues that Matter Most to Working Families
2. Resolution to Protect the Affordable Care Act and Fight for Universal Access to Quality
Affordable Health Care
3. Resolution to Protect Roe v. Wade and Women’s Access to Health Care
4. Resolution Supporting the Labor Community
5. Resolution Opposing the Cruel Immigration Policies of the Trump Administration
6. Resolution to Keep Investing in and Building Lasting Party Infrastructure for Long-term
Growth and Electoral Success
7. Resolution on Fair and Transparent DNC
8. Resolution Expressing the Sense of the DNC that Climate Change Poses an Urgent and
Severe Threat to our National Security
9. Resolution Supporting Net Neutrality
10. Resolution Stressing the Importance of Cybersecurity and Combating Foreign
Interference in American Democracy
11. Resolution Supporting Efforts in Pursuit of 100 Percent “Buy American” for Defense
Procurement
12. Resolution in Support of Immediate Action to Address the Shortfall of Federal
Investment in National Infrastructure Funding
13. Resolution for the Increased Adoption of Diversion Programs for the U.S. Prison System
14. Resolution Supporting Local Democracy
15. Resolution Calling for More Disaster Aid to Puerto Rico
16. Resolution Regarding Faith-based Discrimination Against LGBTQ+ Community
17. Resolution Supporting Better Accountability and Transparency for Law Enforcement
Officers
18. Resolution Commending Educators’ Efforts to Use Their Voices to Bring Positive
Change to Public Schools
19. Resolution Recognizing Taiwan as a Vital, Constructive and Reliable Partner in Asia,
Supporting its Freedom from Coercion and its Ability to Make Positive Contributions to
the International Community
20. Resolution Calling upon Congress to Reassert its Congressional War Powers and
Expressing Support for Bipartisan Efforts to Establish Congressional Oversight of U.S.
Military Involvement in Yemen
21. Resolution Reaffirming the DNC’s Commitment to Inclusive and Participatory National
Conventions
22. Resolution to Establish the DNC Council on Poverty
23. Resolution Honoring the Life and Career of Daniel Akaka
24. Resolution Honoring the Life and Career of Linda Brown
25. Resolution Honoring the Life and Career of Chuck Campion
26. Resolution Honoring the Life and Career of Ron Dellums
27. Resolution Honoring the Life and Career of Herman Farrell
28. Resolution Honoring the Life and Career of Kevin Kamenetz
29. Resolution Honoring the Life and Career of Peg Lautenschlager
30. Resolution Honoring the Life and Career of Vel Phillips
31. Resolution Honoring the Life and Career of Dovey Johnson Roundtree
32. Resolution Honoring the Life and Career of Louise Slaughter
33. Resolution Honoring the Life and Career of Togo West
Resolutions Adopted by the DNC Executive Committee
Resolution Honoring the Life and Career of Leonard Leroy Boswell
Resolution Honoring the Life and Career of Ken Carter
Resolution Honoring the Life and Career of Aretha Franklin
Resolution Honoring the Life and Career of Arvonne Fraser
The following Resolution was considered by the Democratic National Committee’s Resolutions
Committee at its meeting on August 23, 2018, in Chicago, IL, and recommended for adoption by
the full Democratic National Committee at its meeting on August 25, 2018.
Submitted by: Tom Perez, DNC Chair/Maryland
Cassie Pugh, At-Large/District of Columbia
Casey Steinau, Chair, Alaska
Gus Bickford, Chair, Massachusetts
Stuart Appelbaum, New York
Betty Richie, Texas
Rion Ramirez, At-Large/Washington
Nikema Williams, Georgia
Ai Jen Poo, At-Large, Illinois
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Resolution to Fight for the “Kitchen Table” Issues that Matter Most to Working Families
WHEREAS, President Trump’s policies are driving up the cost of living for hardworking
American families on multiple fronts; and
WHEREAS, corporations have used their windfalls from the Republican tax scam to line the
pockets of their rich executives instead of raising wages for workers and the Republican tax
scam blew a hole in the budget which Trump proposed to fill by cutting Medicare, Medicaid, and
Social Security; and
WHEREAS, rising gas and drug prices and skyrocketing health care costs are driving many to
cut back on other essentials, leading to a diminished the quality of life for millions of Americans;
and
WHEREAS, the extremely high cost of post-secondary education has forced many qualified
students to decide against enrolling; and
WHEREAS, compared to prior generations, new college graduates are burdened with extreme
debt and high student loan payments that leave them unable to start families, buy homes, or make
other investments that would contribute greatly to our economy; and