What We Stand For
We firmly believe all people are created equal and “all” means without exclusion, everyone.
We believe Americans have the right to a safe and secure life, the freedom to follow their aspirations, and the privilege to pursue happiness.
We believe the purpose of government includes maintaining a strong defense to protect life, preserving and expanding liberties, and empowering us in our pursuit of happiness.
We believe education creates a progressive nation, a tolerant social order and must be an equal right to all.
We believe diplomacy and respect to all nations are the groundwork for strong allies and promotes human rights across the world.
Ways We Unite
When essentials of every day life for hard working Americans become unattainable, we seek solutions. Affordable food, health care and housing are a few examples.
When Americans are born into disadvantaged conditions, we insure they too have a fighting chance to pursue the American dream. This is a land of opportunity for everyone.
When courageous people break their silence seeking justice, we join them as one voice for change. Times Up for those who violate others in any way.
When minorities are ostracized and their rights infringed, we pursue justice together as one majority. Prejudiced profiling is unacceptable.
When people around the world are escaping oppressive governments and leave their homes in fear, we along with our allies provide sanctuary and work to elminate the injustices. We are a nation of immigrants with empathy to their plight, and we adhere to Lady Liberty’s motto.
To serve as the organizing body of the Democratic Party within the Winchester – Frederick County Area;
To encourage voter registration and voting by qualified residents of the Winchester – Frederick County Area;
To raise funds for the Democratic Party and Democratic candidates for office at the local, state and national levels;
To organize and appoint election officials to work all general and special elections in the Winchester – Frederick County Area; and
To adhere to and implement the policies and platform contained in the national and state Democratic Party Plans and Platforms.
The Democratic local Committee is dedicated to progressive values. We believe in the universal value of education as a proven means of overcoming poverty. We believe in compassion and that government has a responsibility to do for people what a person cannot do alone, fixing our bridges, paving highways, providing safe drinking water and air that is fit to breathe. We believe this not only because it is inherently right but also because these pursuits provide good jobs that people can be proud of.
We believe we must stop attacking other countries simply because they do not hold our beliefs. We believe we must stop sending our best and brightest to foreign lands to die. We believe we must offer aid to countries in desperate need. We must be prepared to defend our freedom when it is challenged but not find threats behind every utterance. Most of all, we believe the United States and our leaders must stop behaving no better than a schoolyard bully.
We believe that in the richest country ever to grace the face of the earth, that it is unimaginable that children go to bed every night hungry. We need to do more to fight hunger and poverty wherever it lives. We cannot support government tax policies that fail to make economic opportunities available to every citizen. We support efforts to provide vocational and technical training, provide employment for public improvement projects and encourage on the job training opportunities, and apprenticeships.
We believe in reasoned immigration policies. We do not believe that the god you worship makes you a terrorist. Many people all over the world want to come to our great nation and frankly, many have skills that we desperately need. Whether they are agricultural workers, or computer scientists, or researchers looking to us as a free and open society to better themselves or families, we owe them and ourselves a reasoned and carefully planned immigration policy. Not all who wish too can become citizens, but we can and must do better.
We believe every citizen should have the right to affordable medical care divorced from where they are employed. Further, We believe that it is intolerable that medical expense is the leading cause of personal bankruptcy.
We believe in these progressive values because we believe that every citizen of this great nation can and should believe that our children can have a better future than their fathers and their forefathers. We are Democrats because we believe these things.