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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 and indigenous 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 death with dignity; 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.

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 believe that we must invest in the well-being of children and young people …

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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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Death With Dignity

Death With Dignity

To ensure death with dignity, California Democrats support the right of any competent adult suffering …

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Disabilities

Disabilities

California Democrats believe in the full equality of people with disabilities and oppose ableism in …

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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 believe California must lead in forging …

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Gun Violence Prevention

Gun Violence Prevention

California Democrats recognize the increasing impact of gun violence on the lives of Californians, especially …

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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 diversity, both culturally and geographically. The economy of California is …

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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 recognize that there is systemic ageism in our society and we are committed …

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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 current Republican administration is aggressively demolishing success in American diplomacy achieved in the Obama …

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