Our Platform

The following is the Table of Contents and Summary of the National Democratic Platform for 2016 (scroll down).  If you’d like to read the full copy (which is 51 pages) and or download the pdf, click here.  It was voted  upon and passed during the 2016 National Convention.

 

If you’d like to compare the Republican 2016 Platform to ours, you can read theirs here.

 

Preamble

Raise Incomes and Restore Economic Security for the Middle Class

  • Raising Workers’ Wages
  • Protecting Workers’ Fundamental Rights
  • Supporting Working Families
  • Helping More Workers Share in Near-Record Corporate Profits
  • Expanding Access to Affordable Housing and Homeownership
  • Protecting and Expanding Social Security
  • Ensuring a Secure and Dignified Retirement
  • Revitalizing Our Nation’s Postal Service

Create Good-Paying Jobs

  • Building 21st Century Infrastructure
  • Fostering a Manufacturing Renaissance
  • Creating Good-Paying Clean Energy Jobs
  • Pursuing Our Innovation Agenda: Science, Research, Education, and Technology
  • Supporting America’s Small Businesses
  • Creating Jobs for America’s Young People

Fight for Economic Fairness and Against Inequality

  • Reining in Wall Street and Fixing our Financial System
  • Promoting Competition by Stopping Corporate Concentration
  • Making the Wealthy Pay Their Fair Share of Taxes
  • Promoting Trade That is Fair and Benefits American Workers

Bring Americans Together and Remove Barriers to Opportunities

  • Ending Systemic Racism  Closing the Racial Wealth Gap
  • Reforming our Criminal Justice System
  • Fixing our Broken Immigration System
  • Guaranteeing Civil Rights
  • Guaranteeing Women’s Rights
  • Guaranteeing Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Rights
  • Guaranteeing Rights for People with Disabilities
  • Respecting Faith and Service
  • Investing in Rural America
  • Ending Poverty and Investing in Communities Left Behind
  • Building Strong Cities and Metro Areas
  • Promoting Arts and Culture
  • Honoring Indigenous Tribal Nations
  • Fighting for the People of Puerto Rico
  • Honoring the People of the Territories

Protect Voting Rights, Fix Our Campaign Finance System, and Restore Our Democracy

  • Protecting Voting Rights
  • Fixing Our Broken Campaign Finance System
  • Appointing Judges
  • Securing Statehood for Washington, D.C
  • Strengthening Management of Federal Government

Combat Climate Change, Build a Clean Energy Economy, and Secure Environmental Justice

  • Building a Clean Energy Economy
  • Securing Environmental and Climate Justice
  • Protecting Our Public Lands and Waters

Provide Quality and Affordable Education

  • Making Debt-Free College a Reality
  • Providing Relief from Crushing Student Debt
  • Supporting Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority-Serving Institutions.
  • Cracking Down on Predatory For-Profit Schools
  • Guaranteeing Universal Preschool and Good Schools for Every Child

Ensure the Health and Safety of All Ame ricans

  • Securing Universal Health Care
  • Supporting Community Health Centers
  • Reducing Prescription Drug Costs
  • Enabling Cutting-Edge Medical Research
  • Combating Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Treating Mental Health
  • Supporting Those Living with Autism and their Families
  • Securing Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice
  • Ensuring Long-Term Care, Services, and Supports
  • Protecting and Promoting Public Health
  • Ending Violence Against Women
  • Preventing Gun Violence

Principled Leadership

Support Our Troops and Keep Faith with Our Veterans

  • Defense Spending
  • Veterans and Service Members
  • Military Families
  • A Strong Military

Confront Global Threats

  • Terrorism
  • Syria
  • Afghanistan
  • Iran
  • North Korea
  • Russia
  • Cybersecurity and Online Privacy
  • Non-Proliferation of Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Weapons
  • Global Climate Leadership

Protect Our Values

  • Women and Girls
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People
  • Trafficking and Modern Slavery
  • Young People
  • Religious Minorities
  • Refugees
  • Civil Society
  • Anti-Corruption
  • Torture
  • Closing Guantánamo Bay
  • Development Assistance
  • Global Health
  • HIV and AIDS
  • International Labor

A Leader in the World

  • Asia-Pacific
  • Middle East
  • Europe
  • Americas
  • Africa
  • Global Economy and Institutions