PPDC Resolution in Support of SB-2

Pacific Palisades Democratic Club Resolution of Support for SB-2

Whereas, the murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer has raised public awareness of the fear that millions of Black citizens feel when in contact with law enforcement;

Whereas, Black Americans are killed at 2.6 times the rate of white people in police shootings; are 2.5 times more likely than white men to be killed by police; and are more often stopped by the police, who use force disproportionately against them, as compared to other racial groups; 

Whereas, bias in administrative police records has resulted in the level of racial bias in policing to be underestimated or has even masked discrimination entirely;

Whereas, police officers fired for misconduct are frequently rehired;

Whereas, California is one of only four states lacking a process to decertify police officers who abuse their power or engage in serious misconduct;


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PPDC supports Citizens' Initiative Review

At our March board meeting, PPDC voted to support Healthy Democracy's Citizens' Initiative Review proposal.

Healthy Democracy is a US-based nonpartisan nonprofit that designs and coordinates innovative deliberative democracy programs.

They pioneered the Citizens’ Initiative Review process, which provides voters with high quality information on initiatives and referenda. This is voter information written by voters, for voters.

Read more about Healthy Democracy here, and the Citizens' Initiative Review pilot project for California here.