Resolutions

 
 

IN SUPPORT OF A LIVING WAGE

Adopted by ADP Executive Committee 9/20/16

WHEREAS wages that fall below the poverty line causes an undue burden upon taxpayers who have to provide welfare support to an inordinate amount of people; and

WHEREAS it can be reasoned that large companies who have a large population of employees earning less than a minimum wage, in essence are indirectly being subsidized by taxpayers; and

WHEREAS people who have more than one job in order to support their families are, in essence, reducing the number of jobs available to others; and

WHEREAS people who have more than one job in order to support their families are incurring a societal cost to their communities through their absence from their families in that their ability to shape and influence their children’s character and moral fiber is degraded; and

WHEREAS Alaskans have a right to life and liberty, neither of which is possible without a living wage, and

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Alaska Democratic Party supports Fifteen dollars an hour for a minimum living wage indexed to the United States Chained Consumer Price Index, which will lift Alaskans out of poverty, ensure that government resources aren’t stressed, and decrease unemployment by reducing the number of jobs an Alaskan must have to live to one.   

 

RESOLUTION CONDEMNING ANTI-MUSLIM RHETORIC

Adopted by ADP Executive Committee 9/20/16

WHEREAS the genesis of the United States of America was partially in creating a system of governance that not only encourages religious diversity, but enshrines religious liberty in its founding secular documents; and

WHEREAS From its earliest days the United States of America has been made stronger by the many diverse cultures and beliefs of its citizens; and

WHEREAS Increasingly anti-Muslim rhetoric, including the potential exclusion of Muslims based on their country of origin, or solely by virtue of their religion, has been voiced in the national immigration debate, and

WHEREAS Exclusionary and bigoted rhetoric against specific religions serves only to undermine the principles of our nation, and undermine a principle that serves to unify us all despite any differences of spirituality, and

BE IT RESOLVED that the Alaska Democratic Party strongly voices its support for a core value of the founding of the United States, the freedom of religion, and further

BE IT RESOLVED the Alaska Democratic Party stands resolute with its Muslim brothers and sisters, and brothers and sisters of all faiths, in seeking “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness”, and

BE IT RESOLVED the Alaska Democratic Party condemns anti-Muslim rhetoric, so-called ‘faith based vetting’, and religious intolerance, and

BE IT RESOLVED that the Democratic Party strongly voices its support of our many cultures and beliefs and that tolerance, understanding, religious liberty and unity is the best way to attain peace, and

FINALLY BE IT RESOLVED The Alaska Democratic Party will work to defeat the efforts of those who would see us divided along the lines of religion.