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Safeguarding the Equal Rights, Inclusion and Protection of All People

Title: Safeguarding the Equal Rights, Inclusion and Protection of All People

Summary:

This resolution supports the equal rights, inclusion and protection of all people regardless of race, gender (sex) and gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic status, disability, etc. and condemns all forms of discrimination and hatred.

Resolution Language:

WHEREAS, we take a firm stand against the degradation and mistreatment of all women – particularly women of color who disproportionately face discrimination and harassment;

WHEREAS, it is our responsibility and moral obligation to continue to support the awareness of the effects of bullying on our youth.

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, the Florida Democratic Party will condemn all acts of discrimination and bullying concerning, but not limited to, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, xenophobia, sexual orientation, religious beliefs or lack thereof, creed, belief, sex and gender/gender identity, race and/or color, age, family and/or marital status, source of income, veteran status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, conscience, national, ethnic or social origin, political, language, age and culture.

BE IT ALSO RESOLVED, the Florida Democratic Party supports religious liberty and free speech, we do not support any individual or group using religion or free speech to justify discrimination. Both can be used to block LGBT+ Americans from achieving full civil rights including protections in employment and housing, the freedom to marry, the right to adopt, and other rights and protections guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution;

BE IT ALSO RESOLVED, the Florida Democratic Party supports that equality of rights under the law should not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex, race, color, physical or mental disability, marital status, gender and gender identity, religion, creed, conscience, belief, national, ethnic or social origin, sexual orientation, political, language, age, and culture.

The Florida Democratic Party stands with policies that support these rights, including a state and national constitutional amendment.

BE IT ALSO RESOLVED, the FDP, DECs, Clubs, and Caucuses will provide a mechanism for attendees with disabilities to make requests for reasonable program modifications of meetings and events.

BE IT ALSO RESOLVED, the members of the Florida Democratic Party are committed to supporting candidates, legislation, and policies that are committed to giving persons with disabilities, their loved ones, and their caregivers compassion and an equitable opportunity for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The Florida Democratic Party acknowledges that disability rights are civil rights.

The Florida Democratic Party will model these values by working together to create disability inclusive policies that lead to more civic engagement and voter turnout for people with disabilities. We will model these values by using technology to create accessible, culturally competent, relevant messaging; conducting voter outreach and political education to people with disabilities; with accessibility to and in the Florida Democratic Party’s events and campaigns and by increasing opportunities for people with disabilities within the Party’s leadership, staff, and within our bench of candidates.

BE IT ALSO RESOLVED, in addition to condemning all acts of discrimination, the Florida Democratic Party will strive to protect and support the civil rights and liberties of all people.