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Democratic Convention Pledge to Fight Against Bigotry

The Democratic Party, at its national convention here, today pledged itself to continue efforts "to eradicate discrimination based on race, religion or national origin" and strengthen the administrative machinery for the protection of civil rights. "A resolution to this effect adopted by the convention reads:"The Democratic Party is community ### support and advance the individual rights and liberties of all Americans ### country is founded on the proposition that all men are created equal. This ### that all citizens are equal before the law and should enjoy equal political ### They should have equal opportunities for education, for economic advance ### for decent living conditions.

"We will continue our efforts to end discrimination based on race, religion or national origin. We know this ta### action, not just in one section of the nation, but in all sections. It requires cooperative efforts of individual citizens and action by state and local government ### It also requires Federal action. The Federal government must live up ### of the Declaration of Independence and must exercise the powers vested in the Constitution.

"We are proud of the progress that been made in securing equality of treatment and opportunity in the nation’s armed forces and the civil service and all areas under Federal jurisdiction. The Department of Justice has taken an important part in successfully arguing in the (###) the elimination of many illegal discriminations, include those involving (###) own and use real property, to engage in gainful occupations and to enroll in (###) supported educational institutions. We are determined the Federal government (###) continue such policies.

"At the same time we favor Fe(###) effectively to secure these rights for every one: (1) The right to equal (###) for employment; (2) The right to full and equal participation in the nation(###) life, free from arbitrary restraints. We also favor legislation to perfec(###) Federal civil rights statutes and to strengthen the administrative mach(###) the prorection of civil rights."

The convention also adopted two (###) on aid to Israel and other countries in the Middle East and on the revis(###) the McCarran immigration law as presented by the Resolutions Committee. (Both were published in yesterday’s Bulletin.)

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