California Dems ask DNC to dump Phoenix convention bid

California Dems ask DNC to dump Phoenix convention bid

by: Matt

Fri May 14, 2010 at 22:56:08 PM EDT


The first major organization within the Democratic party has called for Phoenix’s bid to host the 2012 Democratic Convention to be dropped:

California Democratic Party Chairman John Burton thinks it would be a grand mistake for Democrats to head to the Grand Canyon State to pick their party nominee in 2012.

Burton has asked the head of the Democratic National Committee to nix Phoenix as a possible location for the party convention in protest of the state’s controversial new law targeting illegal immigration.

“As the Party committed to rewarding hard work, respecting and celebrating diversity and ensuring equality under law, it is the least that Democrats can do,” he wrote in the letter to DNC National Chairman Tim Kaine. 

Phoenix’s bid to host the 2012 Democratic Convention needs to be put of of its misery.

The full letter is after the break.

Charlotte, Cleveland, Philadelphia, Phoenix, St. Louis
2012 Democratic National Convention Site Selection News

 

Matt :: California Dems ask DNC to dump Phoenix convention bid
May 14, 2010

Governor Tim Kaine
Chairman
Democratic National Committee
430 S. Capitol St. SE
Washington, DC 20003

Dear Governor Kaine,

Like you, I have watched with dismay at the disastrous results of the draconian and misguided Arizona anti-immigrant law.

I believe it prudent for the Democratic National Committee to remove Phoenix, Arizona from the list of cities eligible to be awarded the 2012 DNC national convention unless and until this law is overturned. As the Party committed to rewarding hard work, respecting and celebrating diversity and ensuring equality under law, it is the least that Democrats can do.

President Obama has said that Arizona’s anti-immigrant law threatens to “undermine basic notions of fairness that we cherish as Americans, as well as the trust between police and their communities that is so crucial to keeping us safe.”

I urge you to communicate my request with the site committee and take the necessary steps to disqualify Phoenix as a potential host city for the 2012 Democratic National Convention unless and until the Arizona law is repealed.

Peace and Friendship,

John

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