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!