Clean Campaign Resolution
Whereas, California will suffer irreparable harm to our economy, education and health care systems, environment, infrastructure and more, unless we elect a Democratic governor in 2010; and
Whereas, the Republicans are on track to nominate a candidate for governor who is independently wealthy and who will invest tens of millions of dollars in negative attacks on the Democratic nominee; and
Whereas, Democrats cannot afford a negative, bruising primary that leaves our nominee weakened and damaged going into the general election.
Therefore be it resolved, that the Los Angeles County Democratic Party urges Democrats to work together in a way that guarantees a Democratic victory in November by requesting any current and prospective Democratic gubernatorial candidates to sign a Clean Campaign Pledge which includes campaigning in an open and fair manner, without resorting to defamatory attacks or unwarranted invasions of personal privacy issues, and
Be it further resolved, that the Los Angeles County Democratic Party contact each candidate to make its position known and ask the candidate to sign such a pledge.
Eric C. Bauman, Chair, Los Angeles County Democratic Party
Aaron Peskin, Chair, San Francisco County Democratic Party
Passed by LACDP 8/11/09