The Democratic Party
WHO WE ARE – Our Party
For more than 160 years, Democrats have represented the interests of working families, fighting for equal opportunities and justice for all Americans.
Our party was founded on the conviction that wealth and privilege shouldn’t be an entitlement to rule and the belief that the values of hardworking families are the values that should guide us.
We didn’t become the most prosperous country in the world by rewarding greed and recklessness or by letting those with the most influence write their own rules. We got here by rewarding hard work and responsibility, by investing in people, and by growing our country from the bottom up.
Today Democrats are fighting to repair a decade of damage and grow an economy based on the values of Main Street, not greed and reckless speculation. Democrats are focused on rescuing our economy not just in the short run but also rebuilding our economy for the long run—an economy that lifts up not just some Americans, but all Americans.
To learn more: http://www.democrats.org
The Democratic Platform
September 4, 2012 – The Democratic Party becomes the first major U.S. political party in history to publicly support same-sex marriage on a national platform at the Democratic National Convention.
* Responsibly Ending the War in Iraq
* Disrupting, Dismantling, and Defeating Al-Qaeda
* Responsibly Ending the War in Afghanistan
* Preventing the Spread and Use of Nuclear Weapons
* Countering Emerging Threats
* Strengthening Alliances, Expanding Partnerships, and Reinvigorating International Institutions
* Promoting Global Prosperity and Development
* Maintaining the Strongest Military in the World
* Advancing Universal Values
Democratic National Convention Committee Convenes Mid-Atlantic Democratic Platform Forum
Democrats Asked to Make their Voices Heard by Providing Written Testimony, Submitting Video Testimony or Requesting to Appear in Person
Jun 07, 2016, 14:23 ET from 2016 Democratic National Convention Committee
PHILADELPHIA, June 7, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/
On Wednesday, June 8th and Thursday, June 9th at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C., the 2016 Democratic Platform Drafting Committee will hold the first in a series of regional events designed to engage every voice in the Party. Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Platform Drafting Chair Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), and Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) CEO, Rev. Leah D. Daughtry will deliver opening remarks at the forum. The Drafting Committee will then hear from policy experts and Democrats from all walks of life to inform the Democratic National Platform.
In an effort to welcome every voice in the Party, the DNCC has announced multiple ways in which the public can participate in the series of regional events. Democrats interested in providing testimony can go to http://www.demconvention.com/platform to submit written or video testimony. Members of the public interested in attending the events can also RSVP online; seating will be available on a first come, first served basis.
2016 Democratic National Convention Committee Platform Meeting
Forums will be held in the following regions:
Mid-Atlantic – Washington, DC on June 8th and 9th (forum with testimony)
Southwest – Phoenix, AZ on June 17th and 18th (forum with testimony)
Midwest – St. Louis, MO on June 24th and 25th (drafting committee meeting)
Southeast – Orlando, FL on July 8th and 9th (platform committee meeting)
Democratic National Committee (DNC): http://www.democrats.org/
Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (DLCC): http://dlcc.org
Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC): https://www.dscc.org/
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC): http://www.dccc.org
Democrats Abroad: http://www.democratsabroad.org/