Political Partisanship Kills Morrell Resolution Honoring the Boy Scout’s 102nd Anniversary
SACRAMENTO – Today, political partisanship killed Assembly Concurrent Resolution 94 in the Assembly Judiciary Committee that would have honored and commemorated the 102nd Anniversary of the Boy Scouts. ACR 94 was authored by Assemblyman Mike Morrell (R – Rancho Cucamonga).
“It is unfortunate that the Legislature could not move past its own political agenda to simply honor an organization like the Boy Scouts for their community service for over a century,” said Assemblyman Morrell. “I am honored to support the Boy Scouts and their many avenues of tireless giving to our communities.”
ACR 94 simply recognizes the history of the Boy Scouts, their accomplishments, and contributions in forming mature young men who passionately serve their neighbors and nation. This Resolution was killed on a party-line vote, with Republican members supporting, and majority members voting no on the measure. Morrell refused to politicize the issue and declined to take an amendment from the Democrats which included language that would have chastised the Scout’s resistance on the matter of sexual orientation in leadership.
“I authored ACR 94 for us to join together and honor the Boy Scouts. This body should not inject their will or their politics into this private, non-profit organization, continued Morrell. “I just simply wanted to honor and say ‘thanks’ for the Scout’s long-standing 102 years of contributions to our nation and our world. This is one small way to recognize an organization that started the training in young men that led to achieving medical breakthroughs, astronauts, politicians, and civic leaders that have transformed our communities.”
Assemblyman Mike Morrell represents the 63rd Assembly District in the California Legislature, which includes the communities of Fontana, Grand Terrace, Highland, Loma Linda, Moreno Valley, Rancho Cucamonga, Redlands, Riverside, San Bernardino, Upland and Yucaipa.