Aug 27

Stand with Kaepernick: A Resolution

 

RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF COLIN KAEPERNICK’S RIGHT TO PEACEFULLY PROTEST

WHEREAS, there is a long history of African American athletes using their celebrity to support civil rights; these individuals include Muhammad Ali, Arthur Ash, Jackie Robinson, Wilma Rudolph, and Peter Norman; and

WHEREAS, said support has been critical to the advancement of civil rights for African Americans and other peoples;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, the California Democratic Party African American Caucus supports the right of Colin Kaepernick and other athletes to peacefully protest the use of excessive force against African Americans by police officers;

THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the California Democratic Party African American Caucus joins the call for Mr. Kaeperinick’s reinstatement to the National Football League; a copy of this resolution shall be sent to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

Author: California Democratic Party African American Caucus Executive Board

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Adopted by the California Democratic Party

African American Caucus on August 25, 2017,

at Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort

Permanent link to this article: http://www.africanamericancaucus.info/2017/08/27/stand-with-kaepernick-a-resolution/

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