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 on the date of the adoption of Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 5, adopts the proposed Joint Rules of the Senate and Assembly for the 2013â€“14 Regular Session, as set forth in that measure, as the Joint Rules, except as specified, for the 2013â€“14 First Extraordinary Session.