Our Values

Our Democratic over-arching core value is that of Empathy/Caring about the physical, emotional, and social well-being of ourselves and others.  We act on our empathy by taking responsibility for both ourselves and others.

DEMOCRATS INVEST OUR RESOURCES FOR THE COMMON GOOD

    • Citizens bring together their resources to build an infrastructure that benefits all
    • The private depends on the public
    • NO ONE makes it on his/her own without the public
    • Examples of our shared resources that WE ALL invest in to benefit all of us, include:
      • Bridges, roads, ports, airports
      • Public schools, universities
      • Public health
      • National monuments, parks
      • Public safety-fire, police, courts
      • National defense

DEMOCRATS EMPOWER ALL EQUALLY

    • Strengthen everyone equally
    • Provide the same opportunities to all
    • There is no fulfillment without freedom, no freedom without opportunity, and no opportunity without prosperity
    • Level the playing field
    • Examples of what we support to empower EVERYONE EQUALLY, include:
      • Education
      • Healthcare
      • Equal Pay for Equal Work
      • Job training
      • Living wages
      • Voting rights
      • Workers’ rights
      • Civil rights
      • Employment

DEMOCRATS BELIEVE IN PROTECTING ALL FROM HARM AND DURESS

    • Human dignity: there is a baseline of human well-being below which no one should fall in a wealthy, civilized country
    • Effective government that keeps Americans safe and secure at home and abroad
    • Examples of how we can and should PROTECT EVERYONE, equally, include:
      • Safety net
      • Healthcare
      • Minimum wage
      • Social Security
      • Courts/judicial
      • National defense
      • Disaster assistance
      • Consumer protection
      • Food/water safety/air
      • Public safety
      • Immigration rights

We believe in harnessing the full potential of everyone, equally.
WE’RE DEMOCRATS. Join Us!