Whereas, the Battle Flag of the Confederacy in America, akin to the Swastika in Germany, is the ultimate emblem of inequality, injustice, and intolerance representing the darkest hours of human history that perpetuates hatred, discrimination, and violence;
Whereas, in eliminating the presence of this hateful symbol from the Golden State, State Assembly Member Isadore Hall introduced AB 2444 to ban the display and the sale of the Battle Flag of the Confederacy by the State of California; the legislation passed the California State Legislature with overwhelming bipartisan support and the Governor signed the bill into law;
Whereas, Republican State Senator Steve Knight, a candidate for U.S. Congress, defied common sense, progress, and human decency by voting against banning the sale and display of the Battle Flag of the Confederacy by our state; his inexcusable and offensive vote is the prima facie evidence that his extreme ideology represents a giant leap backward from achieving liberty and justice for all, which does not belong in the State Legislature, the U.S. Congress, and anywhere in our diverse communities;
Be It Resolved, that the Los Angeles County Democratic Party condemns State Senator Steve Knight for voting against banning the sale or display of the Battle Flag of the Confederacy by the State of California; and
Be It Further Resolved, that the Los Angeles County Democratic Party demands a public apology from State Senator Steve Knight for his despicable display of support for perpetuating the symbol of discrimination that has no place in America, and calls on Republican State Assembly candidate Tom Lackey to join our call in demanding public apology from State Senator Steve Knight.
Sponsored By: Eric C. Bauman, LACDP Chair
Adopted by LACDP 10/14/14