Democratic Party Credo
  1. A society where the elderly and the disabled can lead lives of dignity and where Social Security remains an unshakeable commitment;
  2. A society where all people can find jobs in a growing full-employment economy;
  3. A society where all workers are guaranteed without question the legal right to join unions of their own choosing and to bargain collectively for decent wages and conditions of employment;
  4. A society where taxes are clearly based on ability to pay;
  5. A society where the equal rights of women are guaranteed in the Constitution;
  6. A society where the civil rights of minorities are fully secured and where no one is denied the opportunity for a better life;
  7. A society where both public and private discrimination based upon race, sex, age, color, creed, national origin, religion, ethnic identity, sexual orientation, economic status, philosophical persuasion or physical disability are condemned and where our government moves aggressively to end such discrimination through lawful means;
  8. A society where we recognize that the strengthening of the family and the protection of children are essential to the health of the nation;
  9. A society where a sound education, proper nutrition, quality medical care, affordable housing, safe streets and a healthy environment are possible for every citizen;
  10. A society where a strong national defense is a common effort, where promoting human rights is a basic value of our foreign policy, and where we ensure the future by ending the nuclear arms race.