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Our Platform

Adopted March 23, 2024

Proposed Woodbury County Democratic Party Platform

Submitted by the Platform Committee

to the County Convention, March 23, 2024

We are proud of our Democratic Party as the party of our nation’s heritage,
accomplishments, and diversities. No part of that heritage is more valuable than our
belief in the inclusion of all and commitment to all, with recognition of the rights and
worth of each human being.
We, the People of the Democratic Party of Woodbury County, affirm the following:
We support the US Constitution, its amendments and all our founding documents.
We support the right of all human beings to be treated fairly and equally under the law.
We support the use of restorative justice. We oppose the racial and economic disparity
in the criminal justice system. We support judicial discretion in the use of alternative
interventions to promote healthy and safe communities.
We condemn all forms of discrimination. Whenever the rights of any citizens are
threatened, the rights of all are endangered. We support all Iowans regardless of their
sexual orientation or gender identity, regardless of their physical or mental abilities, and
regardless of their religious or nonreligious affiliation. We take seriously the obligation to
preserve, protect, and secure basic constitutional and civil rights.
We support people who demand freedom, justice, and opportunity. We support the right
to vote as guaranteed by the US Constitution and its amendments. We condemn
barriers designed to deny citizens access to the democratic process.
We support our military and Veterans in war and in peace. We honor their service by
supporting a strong VA that provides timely healthcare for all Veterans including all
forms of mental health counseling.
We support individuals and families in their desire to become healthy, educated and
contributing citizens. We support their freedom to plan their family without interference
from politicians. We support programs that enable families to grow and thrive.
We believe in the success of our families. Families deserve our support, which we can
offer through paid family leave and equitable access to quality childcare.
We believe that healthcare is a basic human right. We support everyone’s access to
affordable, equitable, and quality healthcare.
We condemn the exploitation of working people. We support the right to organize, to
achieve living wages with retirement benefits and a safe workplace in both the private
and public sector. We believe that equal work deserves equal pay and that no one
should face workplace discrimination or harassment.
We support policies that enhance the rights of workers, including the right to organize
and negotiate.
We support local, independent Iowa farmers in their pursuit of prosperity and economic
security as they ensure a strong and safe supply of food for the world.

We support our elders in their right to self-determination, dignity, income and healthcare
We support parents, students, and educators in their quest to achieve equitable and
excellent education. We support free and open access to knowledge and information.
We condemn the restriction of free and independent thought in all literary forms and
support the right of free speech of every citizen. We support a strong, stable, and lasting
funding system to ensure that our public schools are properly funded. We condemn the
use of public funds for private schools. We oppose attempts to distort science and
humanities education.
We support intellectual freedom by protecting the rights of all to have equitable access
to information.
We support a clean environment. We support a responsible, prosperous and
sustainable existence with nature. We support clean water and acknowledge that
climate change is real. We support the development of programs that protect the health
of our planet.
We believe that alternative energy and other practices should be adopted to ensure that
coming generations live in a clean, more sustainable environment.
We support economic diversification and the development of local businesses. We
support a fair, clear, and transparent taxation system that provides a quality life for all
We support common sense reforms that balance public safety with Iowa’s hunting
We believe that civil, transparent debate is the pathway to a civil society, and demand
the respect of others when negotiating points of conflict.
We believe in and will continue to work for a truly representative government, where our
elected officials work for the good of all Iowans in a compassionate, responsible, and
progressive way that works to achieve peace, prosperity, and an outlook of confidence
and hope.

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