Resolution Concerning Spending of Federal Economic Renewal Grants to California
Whereas, Congress has approved and President Obama has signed into law a taxpayer-sponsored economic recovery package that will provide billions of dollars to help economically devastated cities and states immediately to provide jobs to millions of out of work Americans through considerable infrastructure rebuilding, green energy projects and other projects that will require manufactured components and
Whereas, any domestically produced products that are purchased with economic recovery plan monies will immediately help struggling American families and will help stabilize our greater economy, and
Whereas, any economic recovery plan spending should -to every extant possible-include a commitment from not only the State of California, but every California city as well as every public entity that receives Stimulus monies for Stimulus projects, to use goods that are manufactured in the United States of America.
Therefore be it resolved that, the California Democratic Party ask the State of California as well as any public entity that receives Stimulus money, to work to maximize the creation of American jobs and restoring economic growth and opportunity by spending economic recovery plan funds on products and services that both create jobs and help keep Americans employed and
Be it further resolved that, the California Democratic Party ask the State of California as well as any public entity to commit to purchasing only products and services that are made or performed in the United States of America whenever and whatever possible with any economic stimulus monies provided to the State of California and any public entity by the American taxpayers and also commit to publish any requests to waive these procurement priorities so as to give the American workers and producers the opportunity to identify and provide the American goods and services that will maximize the success of our nation’s economic recovery program.
Robert “Big Red” Rankin, Democratic National Committee Member
Passed by LACDP 7/14/09