Precinct Caucus Resolution Supporting Affirmative Action
Institutionalized racism is still firmly in place and entrenched in all aspects of life Minnesota.
Institutionalized racism has resulted in horrendous and disgraceful unemployment and poverty afflicting communities of people of color far exceeding that of the general population.
No place is the effects of institutionalized racism more evident than in Native American Indian communities and on Indian Reservations.
Affirmative action is the only remedy to discriminatory practices in hiring resulting from institutionalized racism.
State agencies and departments are required by statute to enforce affirmative action in hiring as the way to end historic patterns of discrimination against people of color, women and the disabled.
The required enforcement of affirmative action has not been taking place in Minnesota.
Whereas the Minnesota Democratic Farmer-Labor Party is not presently on record supporting affirmative action;
Be it resolved the Minnesota Democratic Farmer-Labor Party supports the strict enforcement of all affirmative action guidelines and policies; and, when missing, but required, affirmative action plans must be drawn up and implemented to become part of all projects in Minnesota--- including as part of the initial planning process and in all stages thereafter.
Be it resolved that Affirmative Action shall become a part of the Minnesota Democratic Farmer-Labor Party’s “Action Agenda” and it shall become the responsibility of all public officials--- elected and appointed--- to see to it that affirmative action is fully enforced on all public works projects and any projects involving public participation by local, state or federal government bodies in Minnesota employing more than ten people and/or involving more than $50,000.00 in public investments.
Moved for support by: