DUMP TRUMP: Calif. State Senate Calls on California to Divest from Donald Trump

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The California State Senate has approved a measure by Senator Isadore Hall, III (D – South Bay) that publicly condemns Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump for his repeated racist remarks against immigrant families and calls upon the State of California to divest any business relationships with Donald Trump, the Trump Organization or any of his affiliated business entities. The resolution also encourages private businesses and individuals throughout California to end all business ties with Donald Trump, the Trump Organization or any of his affiliated business entities. The measure was approved on a 25 to 1 vote.

“Immigrant families fundamentally enrich the extraordinary character of our state and nation,” said Senator Isadore Hall. “California’s short and long-term economic, social, health, security, and prosperity require policies that allow individuals to become legal and enfranchised participants in our society and economy. I stand with my fellow State Senators, immigrant families and residents throughout the state in denouncing Donald Trump’s reckless, arrogant and irresponsible actions and call upon the State of California to divest from Donald Trump and the Trump Organization. The racist statements made by Donald Trump have no place in our state or national political discourse and no place for anyone who aspires to one day serve in the White House.”

Mr. Trump recently created a firestorm of outrage across the country when he stated that, “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re bringing rapists.”

California is home to the largest population of immigrants in the United States, whose contributions help to drive this state to be the most economically successful and prosperous in the nation. A recent study by the University of California, Los Angeles, found that legalizing the status of undocumented immigrants working and living in the United States would create approximately $1.5 trillion in additional gross domestic product growth over the next 10 years and increase wages for all workers.

Companies throughout the nation responded to Trump’s racist comments by ending their business relationship with him including NBC Universal, ESPN and the Professional Golf Association. CalPERS, the nation’s largest public employee pension fund has identified real estate investments in New York State valued in the millions of dollars that would be impacted by California’s divest from the Trump Organization. Joined by nine Senate co-authors, SR 39 would make California the first state in the nation to publicly call for its government to divest from Trump and encourages the state’s businesses and 38 million residents to join California’s efforts to DUMP TRUMP.

Isadore Hall, III, represents California’s 35th Senate District that includes the communities of Carson, Compton, Gardena, Harbor Gateway, Hawthorne, Inglewood, Lawndale, Lennox, Lynwood, North Long Beach, Rancho Dominguez, Rancho Palos Verdes, San Pedro, South Los Angeles, Torrance, Watts/Willowbrook and Wilmington.

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