Resolution on Convention for the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women
Whereas, the Convention for the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women, known as CEDAW, was adopted by the United Nations in 1979 and establishes the fundamental rights of women; and
Whereas, it has now been adopted by more than 180 countries and yet has not been adopted by the United States of America, the only Western nation not to do so; and
Whereas, a new campaign has begun to encourage U.S. Cities to adopt it, beginning with the City of San Francisco in 1992, as a means to encourage the U.S. Senate to ratify it and the President to sign it; and
Therefore be it resolved, that the Los Angeles County Democratic Party asks the Los Angeles City Council, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, and the California State Legislature to adopt CEDAW and ask Senator Diane Feinstein and Senator Barbara Boxer to seek Senate ratification of CEDAW and ask President Barack Obama to sign it.
Presented by Beach Cities Democratic Club
Passed by LACDP 3/12/2013
Contact: Agi Kessler