Criminals should be prosecuted; persons with gross conflicts of interest between their public and private lives – like lobbyists – should not be elected to public office.
What happens when one group or party has a monopoly on local government for decades? The results are patronage, cronyism, waste, and fraud.
DEFENDING AND GROWING THE MIDDLE CLASS
It is not “class warfare” to represent the majority of the people. The middle class is being singled out for all of the sacrifice in our economy.
We believe that the best government is one that operates efficiently, but not at the expense of people, ideas and values.
We believe in a government that stands on the side of families – that listens,understands and addresses their concerns.
We believe there is no substitute for strong public participation in the election process to ensure fair and equal representation within our government.
We believe in the equality of all citizens and condemn any discrimination.
We believe in a society that protects all citizens from violence and crime.
We believe in a society that puts the health, safety and prosperity of its citizens first.
We believe in a society that promotes excellence in education, choices in quality health care, and a clean environment for all citizens.
We believe in the rights of all citizens to achieve economic security, to find affordable housing, to find a good job at a livable wage, and to have safe working conditions at their place of employment.
We believe in the rights of all citizens to retire with the resources they need, and have earned, so they may adequately support themselves in their golden years.
We believe in pursuing these ideals with honesty and integrity, and with respect for the freedoms that we are proud to call our own.
We believe that all citizens benefit when we, as Democrats, meet our challenges together.