NYRA’s Orange County chapter recently attended a meeting of the California Democratic Party’s resolutions committee. NYRA-OC members introduced two resolutions at the meeting – one recognizing the human rights of all people regardless of age, and another calling for an end to compulsory school attendance laws. The committee rejected the resolution regarding compulsory attendance, and even went so far as to vote in opposition to it. NYRA-OC attributes much of this opposition to the California Teachers Association. The other human rights resolution received unanimous support from the Senior Caucus. When it was brought up for a vote it was referred back to the author, but NYRA-OC thinks it could be passed and prioritized in the future.
Written by: NYRA December 14, 2006