South San Francisco, CA July 28, 2020 Press Release
On July 20, 2020, the San Mateo County Republican Party (SMGOP) issued a Proclamation (Public Behavior and Decorum) which was presented to the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors on July 21, 2020.
The proclamation encourages policies and best practices that foster good public behavior and decorum by government, law enforcement, residents and guests. The San Mateo County Republican Party is grateful and recognizes the collaboration, organization, and execution of peaceful protests without incidents in June.
According to Christina Laskowski, SMGOP Chair, “we are proud to be part of a responsible, respectful and civil community. San Mateo County is an example to the Nation that community members, citizens and guests can exercise their first amendment right without violence and property destruction.”
RESOLVED, by the San Mateo County Republican Party (SMGOP) of San Mateo County, California that the SMGOP encourages policies and best practices that foster good public behavior and decorum by government, law enforcement, residents and guests;WHEREAS, our Nation has experienced the tragic, wrongful killing of George Floyd by a police officer on May 25, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota that was followed up by lawful citizens protests that often turned into violence, vandalism, destruction of historical monuments, arson, assaults and even more deaths;WHEREAS, the tension of George Floyd incident coupled with the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown had created a perfect storm for domestic terrorists, anarchists, and criminals to take advantage of the situation to create mayhem and fear;WHEREAS, the SMGOP recognizes, appreciates and praises the collaboration and conduct of local government leaders, law enforcement, social, and religious organizations to allow and conduct peaceful protests;WHEREAS, the SMGOP supports reforms that improve safety, health, and good governance at a cost that San Mateo County residents and tax payers can afford;WHEREAS, SMGOP encourages individuals to take personal responsibility to respect each other and their property;WHEREAS, the SMGOP does not support nor tolerates false representation of worthy concerns duping people to exacerbate discord among the citizens rather than repairing social problems. We should be concerned with all crimes that affect every citizen in addition to isolated incidents involving law enforcement;WHEREAS, groups, individuals, elected bodies that pander to organizations that use bullying tactics is a disservice to the community, themselves and limits the ability to resolve issues in a civil manner;WHEREAS, demonizing is divisive and solves little, and instead we should work together with dignity for the greater good;NOW, THEREFORE IT IS APPROVED that the San Mateo County Republican Party encourages policies and best practices that foster good public behavior and decorum by government, law enforcement, residents, and guests.
Signed in the city of San Mateo, California and on behalf of the San Mateo County Republican Party on the 20th day of July in the year of our Lord two thousand and twenty.
About the San Mateo County Republican Party: The mission of the San Mateo County Republican Party Central Committee is to increase the number of Republican voters in the county, recruit and support candidates for local office, and maximize Republican voter turnout.
Along with the California Republican Party, we envision a vibrant, prosperous, and safe California defined by a robust and growing world-class economy, strong and healthy families, educational opportunity, and reformed and responsive state and local governments serving the people while protecting individual liberty. We are boldly confident about California’s future and hold dearly all that is good about California’s people.
The San Mateo County Republican Party is a volunteer organization that depends on financial support from local Republicans in order to work to defend freedom and liberty.