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We Believe In:

  • Equal opportunity for all citizens;

  • Rewarding honest, hard work with a living wage and fair tax system;

  • Family values that are more than a political slogan;

  • Quality education that gives all citizens the opportunity to reach their potential;

  • Freedom from government interference in our private lives and personal decisions;

  • A diverse population and the benefits derived from diversity;

  • Security in our homes and safety on our streets;

  • Separation of church and state to preserve individual freedom, as set forth in the Constitution;

  • A strong United States - morally, economically and militarily;

  • Laws that protect and preserve our environment, including commonsense reforms for cleaner and safer air and water;

  • An honest and open government that is accountable to the American people;

  • And providing affordable and quality healthcare to all Americans.

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I Am A Democrat

Who We Represent/What We Advocate

  • We represent the union worker, the minimum wage earner, the person struggling to make a livable wage;

  • We believe in healthcare for all, help for the mentally ill and addicted;

  • We believe all people are created equal in the eyes of the law, regardless of race, creed, or nationality;

  • We advocate for the immigrant, the minority, those who work with their hands and those who work with their minds;

  • We believe that sexual orientation is not a basis for discrimination;

  • We represent those in professions and those in vital service industries;

  • We advocate for the veteran—who gave more to this country than most of us can possibly imagine;

  • We represent the child, the woman, the elderly, and believe no one should live in fear; and

  • We are ever changing, willing to reach out to a fluid society and tackle each obstacle that materializes.

These Are Some Of Our Issues

  • We denounce white supremacy and police violence in all its forms. 

  • We are appalled by the murder of George Floyd and other people of color by police.

  • We do NOT condone violence and looting at protests; violence on all sides must end. 

  • We condemn attacks on peaceful protesters and the use of regular military and federal law enforcement against peaceful protesters.

  • Virtually every recent federal and state civil rights legislation has been spearheaded by Democrats; it is incumbent on us to follow that lead.

  • We charge our elected officials to improve and expand civil rights efforts. We condemn any effort to whittle away at these protections.  Institutionalized racism must end.

  • These turbulent times require that members of communities beyond just the ones under attack stand up and speak out.

  • Racism, white supremacy, and state-sanctioned violence are issues we all need to stand against.

  • We must do everything we can to modify the systems that perpetuate racial injustice in policing, health care, employment, housing, and voting. 

  • Silent agreement can be seen as supporting the status quo. It behooves all of us to educate ourselves about the silent, insidious, unaware racism that surrounds us. Resources are available from many organizations, including the Southern Poverty Law Center’s “Teaching Tolerance” (www.splccenter.org/teaching-tolerance ), and STAND earth (www.STAND.earth ).

The Campaign To Reduce Police Violence

Campaign Zero has a list of eight things that can reduce police violence by 72%.

• Ban chokeholds and strangleholds,

• Require reporting of all force,
• Require de-escalation,

• Exercise a duty to intervene,
• Require warning before shooting,

• Establish use of force continuum,
• Exhaust all alternatives before shooting, and

• Ban shooting at moving vehicles.

(Find more information at www.8cantwait.org.)

These suggestions are among many helping to provide effective ways to channel our energy in support of people's lives and systemic reform. Our police and responders need training in all of these ways to help them do their vitally important jobs. 

Adams County Democratic Committee will support local advocacy efforts and coordinate with established and ad hoc groups who are keeping this incredibly important matter visible and audible by making our members and friends aware of local events and activities.

We support President Biden, Governor Shapiro and Senators Casey and Fetterman in their efforts to make our country and our Commonwealth just and equal for all, especially including the all-important November 5th election to put Democrats back in charge.

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