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.