The Delaware Democratic Party believes that it is government’s responsibility, as custodians of the public health and welfare, to protect the air, land, and water of our state. We believe that government has a duty to invest in the future of our state by providing quality education for all of Delaware’s youth and that it’s our responsibility to promote healthy communities by ensuring access to affordable healthcare. We believe that economic opportunity is crucial to the wellbeing of every Delawarean, and that measures encouraging economic growth can be compatible with a safe and healthy environment.
We believe that government is accountable to all Delawareans, and that public funds are the people’s money. We believe that government must exercise wise and prudent stewardship of revenue funds, and that taxes should be kept low for working class Delawareans, while protecting our most vulnerable citizens: our elderly and our youth population.
We believe in the innate dignity of all Americans, and that our rights as Americans apply to every Delaware citizen. We believe our citizens have the right to feel safe in their communities, and support measures to prevent crime, and protect Delawareans from those who would commit crimes, as well as from those who would abuse power.
We believe that inclusiveness is vital to our collective strength. We pledge to recruit and organize at all levels of government, because a government that utilizes this strength to guarantee rights and services is more influential and effective than individuals working alone. Further, we pledge to seek out and listen to fresh ideas from newly involved Democrats, to bring them into the process and ensure that they have a voice in our Party, and a place at the table.
We believe we are stronger when we have an economy that works for everyone—an economy that grows incomes for working people, creates good-paying jobs, backs the current working class, and puts a better life within reach for more Delawareans. We need an economy that prioritizes long-term investment over short-term profit-seeking, rewards the common interest over self-interest, and promotes innovation and entrepreneurship.
We, the Democratic Party of Delaware, dedicate ourselves to maintaining and improving our leadership in government. We encourage participation of all Delawareans - those in our Party, those seeking affiliation, and those who have a broad thirst for ensuring equality for all. We support candidates that promote personal freedom, economic and educational opportunity, efficient and effective government, and justice for all. We believe that cooperation is better than conflict, unity is better than division, empowerment is better than resentment, and bridges are better than walls. Through these principles, we can preserve and create a stable and thriving Delaware.