About Yahya Yuksel:

Yahya Yuksel Still Forcing Himself On CD2
Aug. 1, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
 
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RESOLUTION

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RESOLUTION OF THE PIMA COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY TO

WITHDRAW SUPPORT FOR AZ CD-02 CANDIDATE YAHYA YUKSEL.

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WHEREAS, in 2018 and onward, it is incumbent upon the Democratic Party to make the prevention
and punishment of sexual assault a top priority of its criminal justice agenda;
 
WHEREAS, the Pima County Democratic Party (PCDP) strives to help enable the voices and stories of
sexual assault survivors, and strives to promote awareness of how pernicious the crime of sexual
assault is in our society;
 
WHEREAS, this is a particularly critical election year, and the Pima County Democratic Party is focused
on electing a Democrat in the AZ CD-02 race who shares the above-mentioned values;
 
WHEREAS, Mr. Yahya Yuksel is a Democratic candidate for AZ CD-02 and the policy of the Pima
County Democratic Party is to promote all Democratic primary candidates equally and offer identical
support to each and;
 
WHEREAS, Mr. Yuksel's failure in 2018 to fully and transparently discuss the concerns of voters
regarding a past allegation of sexual assault is not in line with the above-mentioned values of the
Democratic Party, and will draw the focus of volunteers and voters away from the main objective of
our Party;
 
WHEREAS, Mr. Yuksel's name will appear on the Democratic Primary ballot regardless of whether he
withdraws his candidacy or not, giving voters the opportunity to vote for him;
 
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that, in order to promote the current need for transparency and
accountability in response to sexual assault allegations, and in order to maintain focus on the critical
importance of electing a Democrat who shares our values to represent AZ CD-02, the PCDP will no
longer support the candidacy of Yahya Yuksel for AZ CD-02, including but not limited to the
promotion of Yuksel campaign events, and the inclusion of Mr. Yuksel in Party events. The PCDP
encourages all voters to cast a ballot for one of our other six Democratic candidates.
 
THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the PCDP recognizes that this allegation of sexual
assault, and the unacceptable way it was addressed by Mr. Yuksel was not an isolated incident, and is
instead symptomatic of how this issue has been dealt with in the past by far too many local and
national candidates and public figures of all political parties, the PCDP rededicates itself to confronting
rape culture in all of its manifestations, and doing all that it can to support victims, hold offenders
accountable, and build a society free of sexual violence.
 

July 18, 2018

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PAID FOR BY THE PIMA COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY
4639 E. FIRST ST, TUCSON AZ 85711

DR. JO HOLT, CHAIR - MORGAN ABRAHAM, TREASURER

 
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