Where we stand

Democrats believe health care is a right, diversity is a strength, the economy should work for everyone, and facts and truth matter.

PLATFORM PREAMBLE

It is always difficult to fully encompass a political party’s views on key issues, and especially so when it comes to a big tent such as the Duval Democratic Party. We are about as diverse a party as it comes along almost every line imaginable; but through this effort we were able to demonstrate that we do, in fact, stand for something. And not just something, but important, real issues our county, state, and country face at this critical moment in history.

 

The specifics of a particular policy aside, this document is a reminder that we all stand for our core principles of Equity, Justice, and Opportunity for All. It is meant to guide us in our advocacy for a Duval County, Florida, and United States that embraces and invests in every one of us as valuable members of the community. Together we can make a difference in our community by standing for not just ourselves, but our neighbors, as well.

 

United We Stand, Divided We Fall. That is the core of what it means to get involved in our democracy and it is our responsibility to choose, and hold accountable, elected officials who will spend their time working to uphold that ethos, not work to the contrary.

Join us on this journey to raise the bar for ALL of Duval.

OUR PARTY PLATFORM

Economic Equity

Duval County Democrats believe in a robust economy and business climate that creates jobs and invests in people to fulfill the promise of the American Dream...

Environment & Resiliency

Duval County Democrats believe climate change is an existential threat to our community. We believe Duval must take the lead in resilience...

Safety, Justice, & Equity

Duval County Democrats support a strong and accessible civil justice system to defend the public and vindicate the rights of all of our citizens equally...

Education

Duval County Democrats believe in a universally well-educated population. To achieve this, we are committed to providing high-quality education...

Healthcare

Duval County Democrats believe that health care is a human right, not a privilege. We believe affordable, high-quality health care is part of the American promise...

Social Justice & Civil Rights

Democrats have a long and proud history of defending civil rights and expanding opportunity for all. We understand that institutionalized discrimination...

Elections & Voting Rights

Duval County Democrats believe that a healthy democracy is based on free and fair elections, with all eligible voters able to participate. We advocate for a common-sense approach...

Open Government

Duval County Democrats believe in ensuring that government is open, transparent, and responsive to the people. We are committed to enacting sweeping ethics reform...

NATIONAL ISSUES

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) writes and adopts a new party platform at each Democratic National Convention to detail our shared Democratic values and policy priorities. Whether it’s health care, the economy, education, gun reform, equal pay, voting rights, national security, or the climate crisis, the Democratic Party understands that there’s no single issue that matters more than the rest. Democrats are tackling these issues and others every day.