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Gun Violence & Primary Policy Resolutions


Resolution for Senate to Pass Bipartisan Gun Violence Prevention Legislation Passed in the House during February, 2019


WHEREAS gun violence in the United State of America has been growing for decades, and has reached an intolerable level with the mass shootings in Gilroy, El Paso, Dayton, and Chicago during a one-week period. On average, 100 people die daily from gun violence, accidental shootings, or suicide, and


WHEREAS the House of Representatives passed HR 8, the Bipartisan Background Check Act, and HR 1112, the Enhanced Background Checks Act, during February 2019. Yet, Senate Leader McConnell, continually refuses to allow a vote in the Senate. Last month, McConnell repeatedly refused to call the Senate back into session during the August Recess even though Senators in his own party and all Democratic Party Senators supported returning to work to take up this important legislation, and


WHEREAS Speaker Pelosi and the entire Democratic Party delegation was prepared to return to Washington, DC during the August recess to reconcile differences in the bills already passed in the House with legislation that would be passed in the Senate so that a bill could be sent to the White House for signature last month.


THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the New York’s Tioga County Democratic Committee (TCDC) call on Senator Mitch McConnell to immediately bring to the floor the issues presented in HR 8 and HR 1112, for consideration by the Senate, and


THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the TCDC send this resolution with a cover letter calling for immediate action to Senator McConnell, both New York members in the Senate and Senator Graham who chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee.


In solidarity with the Sonoma County Democratic Committee resolution adopted by New York’s Tioga County Democratic Committee on September 24, 2019



Resolution opposing DCCC’s blacklisting of firms working with primary challenges against incumbent U.S. House Democrats



WHEREAS a primary challenge is one of the most effective ways to hold our incumbent Democratic representatives accountable; and


WHEREAS shielding Democratic incumbents from Democratic primary challenges stifles our party’s democratic process for choosing the best candidates to assertively work for and uphold Democratic values, and principles as expressed in our Platform; and


WHEREAS the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), the House Democrats’ campaign arm, is a Political Action Committee (PAC} that has issued a rule that effectively restricts campaign resources and gives incumbents who already enjoy immense advantages, even further advantage over Democratic party primary challengers;


NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that New York’s Tioga County Democratic Committee (TCDC) disapprove this undemocratic rule that weakens our party’s ability to nominate and elect the strongest Congressional leadership possible, and further erodes Democratic voters’ confidence and faith in our party’s adherence to fair election contests; and


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the TCDC calls upon our representatives to the DNC to demand that this DCCC rule be withdrawn immediately and entirely and that the TCDC send this resolution with a cover letter to Congresswoman Cheri Bustos, DCCC Chairwoman.


In solidarity with the Sonoma County Democratic Committee resolution adopted by New York’s Tioga County Democratic Committee on September 24, 2019

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