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The California Democratic Party Platform Committee, including Calitics' own Dante Atkins, is beginning our work putting together the 2008 Platform. In order to start the process, the Committee crafted a draft Blueprint for the Golden State and encourages all to participate in sending testimony. We invite all Democrats to help shape our Blueprint for 2008. Please share your values and priorities at [email protected].
The Regional Directors will be convening regional meetings in October 2007 that will include platform hearings. Please stay tuned for a full calendar of events.Look forward to working with everyone. To read the 2006 Platform, please follow this link: http://www.cadem.org…
CA Democratic Party Platform Chair
Here is the Blueprint:
America's strength derives from people coming together and working for the common good. We believe in a strong economy that increases political, social, and cultural opportunity. We believe in inclusion and equality so that all can reach their fullest human potential. We are committed to upholding our Federal and State Constitutions, protecting and defending ourselves and our civil liberties, and ensuring justice, freedom, and equal opportunity. We believe that by standing firm and acting positively on these values, America can reclaim her vision and lead the world as a beacon of optimism and unity.
The people of California deserve a government that supports their hard work and shares their hopes for the future. Our Platform represents the Democratic vision for our State, embracing and implementing the dreams of Californians. We firmly defend these American beliefs, values, and traditions and will work with elected officials and activists to achieve our vision in government and in our communities.
The California Democratic Party will:
Promote peace, real security, the rule of law, and human rights both at home and abroad
Provide guaranteed support for first responders, military servicemembers, and veterans
Fight to restore the Constitutional balance among the branches of the federal government
Create a 21st century economy built on a diverse workforce educated by quality public schools with the right to organize
Promote access and equality in employment, educational, and economic opportunities
Ensure universal, comprehensive, and affordable health care for all Californians
Protect a woman's right to choose how to use her mind, her body and her time
Secure a dignified retirement for our seniors, including Social Security and Medicare for future generations
Make California the most energy-independent state, build new industries in the effort to fight global warming and pollution, and protect our natural resources
Build smart, sustainable, safe, environmentally sound, and caring communities
Support the arts, especially in our public schools
Insist upon fiscal common sense, responsibility, and accountability in California and Washington