Open States' stated mission is to improve civic engagement.
To be true to that goal, we can not stand by and be silent when a large portion of Americans face systemic racism and other forms of oppression. That oppression has meant being excluded from civic participation at the ballot box, being called un-American for peaceful protests, and being denied justice for crimes committed against them.
This measure adopts the Joint Rules of the Senate and Assembly for the 2009â€“10 Regular Session, as set forth in Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 1, as the Joint Rules, except as specified, for the 2009â€“10 Seventh Extraordinary Session.