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Platform Preamble

The California Democratic Party will fight to defend and promote the rights, opportunities, and safety of all Californians. We envision a California that leads the world as a model of economic prosperity rooted in economic justice, in both our rural and urban communities.

We support an excellent public education system, from pre-K through college, to empower our youth to reach their full potential; a universal, single-payer health care system; good union jobs; sustainably planned communities; a strong democracy from the workplace to the federal government; and, a secure and peaceful world.

Because climate change presents an existential threat to the future of humanity, we will fight to: protect our air, water, and natural resources through renewable energy; locate affordable housing near public transportation; and, develop innovative technology to reduce our carbon footprint.

We honor, celebrate, and support a diverse California, including immigrant communities, veterans, artists, children and seniors, and will work to ensure they receive all needed resources.

We believe in equality, liberty, and justice for all – the right of a woman to choose her own future; the right to fair treatment in the criminal justice system; the right to equal access for those with disabilities; the right to free speech; and the right to live without fear of hate crimes or gun violence.

We believe in gender equality and the right of each individual to express themselves based on the gender identity they feel most comfortable expressing; and we support all methods to guarantee access to gender-affirming healthcare for all ages.

We believe in a child’s right to an education that includes varied experiences and histories and support teachers’ efforts to expose their students to all books, not just the ones approved by the most restrictive parents and school boards.

The COVID pandemic has made us better appreciate the resources we took for granted. Our small business sector – the backbone of our economy – has suffered greatly and we have had to assess our country’s preparedness for future health or natural disaster crises. With focus on our most vulnerable, we will rebuild with resiliency.

This Platform defends and promotes these values that support all people’s hopes and dreams for a vibrant future, founded in an affirmative understanding of the intersectional nature of social and economic equity.

Our Party Platform

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Business and Economy

Business and Economy

A robust economy and business climate that creates jobs and economic opportunity for all is ...
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Children, Young Adults, and their Families

Children, Young Adults, and their Families

California Democrats understand that children and young people are integral to our society. For them ...
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Civil Justice

Civil Justice

California Democrats support a strong and accessible civil justice system to defend public health, safety ...
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Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice

California Democrats are committed to public safety, while supporting a criminal justice system that provides ...
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Culture and the Arts

Culture and the Arts

California Democrats believe in freedom of expression without compromise, public support of the arts, and ...
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Disabilities

Disabilities

California Democrats believe in full equality for people with disabilities and oppose ableism in all ...
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Education

Education

We believe in a universally well-educated population.  To achieve this, California students must have access ...
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Energy and Environment

Energy and Environment

Climate change is an existential threat to humanity. We are in a climate emergency. We ...
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Gun Violence Prevention

Gun Violence Prevention

California Democrats recognize the increasing impact of gun violence on the lives of all Americans, ...
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Equality of Rights and Opportunity

Equality of Rights and Opportunity

California Democrats recognize the growing disparity between the top two percent and the rest of ...
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Health Care

Health Care

California Democrats believe that health care is a human right not a privilege. The CDP ...
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Immigration

Immigration

California is the most diverse state in the nation and reflects the foundation of America’s ...
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Internet and Free Speech

Internet and Free Speech

The fundamental right of free speech requires robust communication technologies, and the Internet has proven ...
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Labor, Economic Justice and Poverty Elimination

Labor, Economic Justice and Poverty Elimination

California Democrats continue to be close partners with organized labor and strong supporters of workers’ ...
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National Security

National Security

California Democrats recognize that providing for the common defense of our nation is a foundational ...
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Political Reform

Political Reform

California Democrats believe that a healthy democracy is based on free and fair elections, with ...
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Rural

Rural

California draws strength from our cultural and geographical diversity. Water, timber, food, fiber, and heritage, ...
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Sustainable Communities

Sustainable Communities

California Democrats seek to build healthy, livable, and sustainable communities that conserve natural resources, promote ...
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Seniors

Seniors

California Democrats are committed to ending systemic ageism in our society, and to recognize the ...
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Veterans and Military Families

Veterans and Military Families

California is home to the largest population of U.S. active military members, veterans and their ...
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Women

Women

California is the proud home of women who have blazed new trails in business, entrepreneurship, ...
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World Peace and International Relations

World Peace and International Relations

The Biden administration has reestablished America’s global standing. The Administration has empowered the State Department ...
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