What Democrats Stand For


Behind the policies Democrats support, there are basic principles that are on the right side of the fundamentals of what makes a healthy democracy and society, and a prosperous economy that works for all.  Too often we hear that people do not know what Democrats stand for.  Here are the basic principles to share with them.

Basic Principles

Prosperous and Shared Economy: Democrats stand for a Prosperous and Shared Economy that we should expect in the 21st century!

Basic Public Investments: Democrats support our Basic Public Investments critical for our people, businesses, and economy to thrive.

Valuing All Our Workers: Democrats value all our workers by supporting a livable minimum wage, equal pay for equal work, and workers’ rights.

Health-Care-For-All: Democrats fight for health-care-for-all as not only morally right but economically smart as this is vital for our businesses and a vibrant economy.

Regulations and Services: Democrats support sufficient regulations and services that enable and protect our people, businesses, institutions, economy, and environment while providing a level playing field and opportunities for our people and businesses.

Elections and Office Holders: Democrats support free and fair elections that enable participation in voting and elimination of dark money and corrupting influences on elections and office holders.

Rights and Liberties: Democrats fight for all our rights and liberties by fighting for the rights and liberties of individual groups except for those that espouse intolerance.

Environment: Democrats fight for our environment which our and our descendants’ existence, health, livelihood, safety, and quality of life are dependent.

Government: Democrats stand for smart, efficient, proactive and capable local, state, and national government.

Overall: Democrats fight for what makes a healthy people, environment, and democracy; a vibrant economy; and a stable and civil society that respects the rights and liberties of all citizens now and for the future.

NOTE: The above list is of basic principles. For the list of more specific goals, see the DNC page on the Party Platform.

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