No Veto Resolution

WHEREAS we recognize that disclosure and contact vetoes, mandatory intermediaries and registry provisions are an affront to the dignity of adopted persons in California and a violation of their right to due process and equal treatment under the law,

WHEREAS there has been a demonstrable negative effect on the ability to pass unconditional open records in other states that have passed veto legislation and/or any provisions that are less than unconditional access on demand by the adult adoptee,

WHEREAS our primary goal is to restore the unrestricted right of adult adoptees in California to be treated as equal citizens under the law,

WE HEREBY DECLARE that under no circumstances will we accept the addition of a disclosure veto, contact veto, intermediary or registry provisions, or any conditional provision to our legislation that would be less than unconditional access for adult adoptees to the original record of their birth. All legislative authors, sponsors, members, and coalition partners of this organization will be informed of our policy on this matter to ensure that the bill is pulled promptly, in the event of such revisions. We will work publicly, diligently, and actively to oppose any legislation or amendment to legislation containing such conditional provisions.

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