Union County Democrats Platform

Platform and Principles of the Democratic Party of Union County Oregon

(Adopted November 1, 2017)

We, the People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

Preamble to the United States Constitution

We, the members of the Democratic Party of Union County Oregon, seek a better future for the present generation and generations to come. We recognize our rights and responsibilities as citizens of our local communities, our state, our nation and the global community. We hold that every person is guaranteed the rights to equity and life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. We are confident that every one of us can maintain these rights while sustaining the interdependent web of life on this planet.

As Union County Democrats, we assert that as citizens of our county, our state and our country, we are the government, and promise to uphold the protections granted to us by our state and national constitutions. We stand firmly opposed to any attempt to compromise those rights and liberties in the name of governmental convenience or security. Where those rights and liberties are not fully realized, we pledge to help everyone within our borders to regain them.

The rise of runaway inequality and the failure of the liberal establishment to address it is an inescapable problem. We Democrats, who once spoke for working people, are in real danger of losing them. Since 2008, we have given up 917 state, local and federal elected offices. There are now 33 Republican governorships. Between 1980 and 2014, the income gap between the top 100 CEOs and the average worker climbed from $40-to-$1 to an incredible $844-to-$1. During that time the real income of the average worker (after accounting for inflation) actually declined. All boats are not rising. Both Republicans and Democrats alike rushed to deregulate Wall Street, which is a major cause of these enormous gaps.

As Union County Democrats we are committed to building a fairer and more just society through unity, progressive vision, massive education and organizing to restore democratic government of, by and for the people. We invite all Americans to join with us to affirm our democracy as a beacon of opportunity, tolerance, and freedom admired throughout the world.

We, the members of the Democratic Party of Union County Oregon, support the platform of Progressive Democrats of America: