What Do Chesco Dems Stand For?

In summer 2017, the CCDC Communications Committee named a task force to set forth what Chester County Democrats stand for. The work was completed in early fall and approved by the CCDC Executive Committee on September 27, 2017.

Download the full 5-page document here: 2017 Chesco Dem Values & Issues

Download the 2-page summary (derived from the lead paragraphs of the full version) here: Values & Issues summary 9-27-17

We understand that Democrats may have a diversity of views on values and issues; we invite interested parties to offer constructive comments and input by emailing communications@chescodems.org. It is important that Democrats identify and take seriously their central principles in order to help inform voters and guide candidates. We must also dialogue among ourselves to reach a position of consensus and respect, within a context of evolving political and civic life. Thus the Values & Issues documents are not immutable in their content and wording, not a one-time campaign platform, but living statements subject to updating.

What do Dems stand for nationally? See DNC video here.

See also the policies described in the following documents, which have been accepted by the PA State Dem Committee and by Chester County Dem Committee:

For a moratorium on fracking (2013): see here.

For open internet (2017): Open internet v. FCC resolution

Against gerrymandering (2017): Fair districts v. gerrymandering resolution

For more women in office (2017): Women in office resolution

For marijuana legalization (2017): Cannabis legalization resolution

For statewide single payer healthcare (2017): Single payer healthcare resolution

On gun violence prevention, read about CCDC’s resolution (2018) and download the full resolution here.

In addition, see Plan For PA, launched 1/1/18, or in its longer title “Pennsylvania House Democrats have a Plan for PA, a New Way Forward that puts People First with Good Jobs, Quality Schools and Fair Taxes,” with policy positions on many issues often tied to current pending legislation.

See also these statements by the Chesco Young Democrats:

Against hatred and racism, after the Charlottesville attack here.

In favor of DACA recipients and the DREAM Act here, in English and Spanish.