Marty Block (left) listens as Isadore Hall III speaks at "Dump Trump" announcement.
Marty Block (left) listens as Isadore Hall III speaks at “Dump Trump” announcement.

Democratic members of the State Senate — including Marty Block from San Diego — are backing a resolution calling on California to end business relationships with real estate mogul and presidential candidate Donald Trump.

The resolution, introduced by Sen. Isadore Hall III from Los Angeles’ South Bay area, also encourages private businesses and individuals throughout California to end all ties with Trump and the Trump Organization.

The Republican candidate and reality TV star is under fire nationwide for remarks last month calling Mexican immigrants “racists” and “murders” and refusing to apologize.

“Immigrant families fundamentally enrich the extraordinary character of our state and nation,” said Hall. “California’s short and long-term economic, social, health, security, and prosperity require policies that allow individuals to become legal and enfranchised participants in our society and economy.

“I stand with my fellow State Senators, immigrant families and residents throughout the state in denouncing Donald Trump’s reckless, arrogant and irresponsible actions. The racist statements made by Donald Trump…have no place in our state or national political discourse and no place for anyone who aspires to one day serve in the White House.”

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.