Mission and Values

Our Mission

The 32nd Legislative District Democrats work to build vibrant and tolerant societies whose governments are accountable and open to the participation of all people.

We seek to strengthen the rule of law; respect for human rights, minorities, and a diversity of opinions; democratically elected governments; and a civil society that helps keep government power in check.

We help to shape public policies that assure greater fairness in political, legal, and economic systems and safeguard fundamental rights.

We implement initiatives to advance justice, education, public health, and independent media.

We build alliances across borders on issues such as corruption and freedom of information.

Working in every part of our district, we place a high priority on protecting and improving the lives of people in marginalized communities.

Our Values

We believe in fundamental human rights, dignity, and the rule of law.

We believe in a society where all people are free to participate fully in civic, economic, and cultural life.

We believe in addressing inequalities that cut across multiple lines, including race, class, gender, sexual orientation, and citizenship.

We believe in holding those in power accountable for their actions and in increasing the power of historically excluded groups.

We believe in helping people and communities press for change on their own behalf.

We believe in responding quickly and flexibly to the most critical threats to open society.

We believe in taking on controversial issues and supporting bold, innovative solutions that address root causes and advance systemic change.

We believe in encouraging critical debate and respecting diverse opinions.

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Candidates who desire our endorsement must pledge to uphold 

Our Civility Pledge

As a candidate for elective office, I pledge to uphold the following principles in my campaign. 

  1. I will respect and listen to those who bring different points of view to the public arena, including those with whom I disagree. 
  1. I will insist that my campaign message, literature, slogans, radio and TV ads, paid staff, 

              and volunteers respect the dignity of all people – no matter what their background may   

              be. I will demand corrective action if violations do occur. 

  1. I will represent myself and my beliefs in an honest and forthright manner, and I will be  

clear with voters about the programs and policies that I plan to promote if elected. I will not use deceptive campaign tactics. 

  1. I will challenge any attempts to stifle public debate and I will protect everyone’s right to 

express their beliefs and views without the threat of harassment, intimidation, or violence. 

  1. I will honor the spirit as well as the letter of all campaign finance laws and honestly  

report, as fully as possible, all expenditures made on my behalf. 

Candidate’s Name______________________________________________________ 

Elective Office__________________________District/Position__________________ 

    Yes, I agree to uphold the “Civility Pledge” in my campaign. 


   No, I do not agree to uphold the “Civility Pledge” in my campaign.