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Making a Resolution

Resolutions are a way to speak the will of the members of the 23rd Legislative District Democrats Central Committee.  Resolutions directed to the Washington State Democrats Central Committee must comply with the rules of the state party (link to state rules) and use the state approved format found in the state rules document. Resolutions may be directed to other persons or organizations, being sure that the person or organization is noted in the “Resolved” portion of the document. i.e. “Therefore be it resolved that the 23rd Legislative District Democrats call upon our elected …”

Who can make a resolution?

Any member of the 23rd Legislative District, the LD Chair, a member of the Executive Board or of other Democratic Organization in the 23rd Legislative District. (the last might need board approval.)

How do I submit a resolution?

  • Resolutions should follow the format here: (link to state format)
  • Resolutions may be submitted as a printed document or as an electronic document in a common format
  • They may be submitted to the Chair or to any Member of The Executive Board or the Chair of any Standing Committee, (Membership, PCO, Communication
  • The submitted document must have the Sponsors name and contact information and if printed must have the sponsor’s signature.


  • 7 Oct 2019 8:19 PM | Douglass MacKenzie (Administrator)

    WHEREAS the third round of renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has concluded, and it is still unclear whether U.S. negotiators are going to demand the removal of the controversial NAFTA provision known as Investor State Dispute Settlement; 


    WHEREAS at the heart of these agreements is a process known as Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS); 


    WHEREAS ISDS formally prioritizes corporate rights over the rights of sovereign governments to regulate for the public interest, worker safety, and protections against climate change;


    WHEREAS using ISDS corporations only need to convince a panel of three corporate lawyers that a law designed to protect public health, job safety, or the environment violates their special NAFTA rights


    WHEREAS those corporate-friendly tribunals have the power to levy fines in the millions and billions of dollars against our governments for loss of the corporations’ hypothetical future profits which we, the taxpayers, will ultimately pay;


    WHEREAS the threat of fines levied has a chilling impact on the willingness of governments to regulate for the public interest, worker safety and climate change;


    WHEREAS workers and communities can’t sue for unfair job practices which have been adversely impacted by these companies;


    WHEREAS ISDS makes it easier for big corporations to move jobs to locations where workers are the most exploited and environmental regulations are the weakest; 


    WHEREAS ISDS puts democratically enacted public interest laws such as fracking moratoriums, laws regulating oil and gas pipelines, and ‘buy local’ programs in jeopardy both at home and abroad;


    WHEREAS ISDS will drive down labor and environmental standards at a time when we need those standards to fight climate change and to encourage sustainable communities;


    THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Washington State Democratic Central Committee (WSDCC) to call upon our federal elected officials - Senator Cantwell, Senator Murray and our Congressional Representatives - to oppose a renegotiated NAFTA (or any future trade deal) if it includes ISDS provisions; and


    THEREFORE BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED that the WSDCC ask our Members of Congress to vote to remove NAFTA 2.0 from the Fast Track Process, if the Trump Administration submits an implementing bill prior to getting changes based on rules that are fair and transparent, and seek to enhance prosperity, stability, freedom and the quality of life.

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    Submitted by the 23rd Legislative District Democratic Central Committee for consideration at the 27-28 September 2019 WSDCC Meeting in Yakima.


    Approved by the 23rd Legislative District Democratic Central Committee on July 25, 2019.


    Approved at the 28 September 2019 WSDCC Meeting in Yakima.


  • 7 Oct 2019 8:17 PM | Douglass MacKenzie (Administrator)

    WHEREAS a free exchange of ideas is a foundational cornerstone of our democracy and suppressing speech is an anathema to our Party platform and values; 


    WHEREAS the Democratic National Committee (DNC) has a history of allowing non-DNC sponsored debates and has not sanctioned candidates who participated in them; 


    WHEREASmaking reasoned, well informed decisions are of the utmost importance in choosing our representatives and most importantly, the President of the United States of America; 


    THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Washington State Democratic Central Committee (WSDCC) urges the Executive Committee of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) to allow, without sanctions, Democratic candidates to participate in any debates as the candidates so choose provided transcripts or recordings of said debates are made available to all Democratic organizations; and 


    THEREFORE BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED that the WSDCC send this resolution to each known candidate for the Democratic nomination for U.S. President in 2020.


    Submitted by the 23rd Legislative District Democratic Central Committee for consideration at the 27-28 September 2019 WSDCC Meeting in Yakima.


    Approved by the 23rd Legislative District Democratic Central Committee on July 25, 2019.

    This resolution has not been approved by the Washington State Committee.

  • 7 Oct 2019 8:13 PM | Douglass MacKenzie (Administrator)

    Resolution for a Climate Change Debate


    WHEREAS climate change is the most critical, pressing and conflicted issue of our generation; and


    WHEREASmaking reasoned decisions on climate change options and seeing the depth of commitment to these changes are of utmost importance in choosing our representatives and most importantly, the President of the United States of America;


    THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Washington State Democratic Central Committee (WSDCC) urges the Executive Committee of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) to establish, coordinate and invite the Democratic presidential field to meet for a debate on climate change and a just transition; and


    THEREFORE BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED that the WSDCC send this resolution to each known candidate for the Democratic nomination for U.S. President in 2020.



    Submitted by the 23rd Legislative District Democratic Central Committee for consideration at the 27-29 September 2019 WSDCC Meeting in Yakima.  (Date Submitted 8/21/2019)


    Amended and approved at the September 28, 2019 WSDCC Meeting at Yakima.

  • 6 Oct 2019 7:38 PM | Susan Haussmann-Collins (Administrator)

    This is a blog post that could be used to communicate resolutions that have been accepted. Because it is a blog post, people could "subscribe" to the rss feed and get automatic updates when resolutions are added. Only and administrator can add a blog post (resolution) to this page.



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