Club Members Ellen Nash, Chair of the Black American Political Association of California (BAPAC), San Diego Chapter and Alyce Pipkin-Allen, recipient of the San Diego County Democratic Party Chair’s Award, (and both DWC Endorsement Committee members) will bring their resolution before the San Diego County Democratic Party Central Committee Tuesday, June 16. They will be asking for our support before this important vote.
Demand that the San Diego Democrats Refuse Donations from Law Enforcement Unions
WHEREAS, law enforcement in San Diego has a history of racial profiling, discrimination, and violence against Black, Latinx, API, Native American and other communities; and racially biased, militarized policing has been used as a tool to promulgate white supremacy and harm Black members of our community for over 175 years;
WHEREAS, San Diego citizens have struggled for decades to ensure that San Diego law enforcement departments and officers are held accountable to all communities they serve by advocating for reasonable measures such as the community-led Independent Commission on Police Practices to promote responsible, accountable policing and address disparities in policing practices of stops, arrests and use of force;
WHEREAS, the main obstacles to such accountability have been local police unions and the San Diego County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association;
BE IT RESOLVED that the San Diego County Democratic Party shall refuse all donations from Law Enforcement Unions and Associations and demands that all San Diego Democratic elected officials refuse such contributions as well;
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the San Diego County Democratic Party requests that any candidate who has taken money from Law Enforcement Unions and Associations this election cycle contribute said money to community organizations that work on issues such as racial justice, criminal justice reform, or the empowerment of the Black community, indigenous community and other communities of color.