Where We Stand

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Leelanau County Democratic Party

As Leelanau County Democrats, we believe that the citizens of Leelanau County deserve a government:

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Dedicated to reasoned deliberation and civil discourse and to a diversity of views and initiatives for county advancement.

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Working constructively to help people, families, and businesses to flourish in Leelanau County.

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Acting to accommodate the housing needs of the workers Leelanau County needs.

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Doing all this in a fiscally responsible way.

Democracy That Works

For a representative democracy to work, it must work for everyone, not just the rich and well connected. We support:

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Court reform to assure judges are not beholden to political contributors or parties.

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Real campaign reform to eliminate the dominance of corporations, lobbyists, and special interest groups.

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Foreign policy geared to the common good, rather than special interests.

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The right to vote, free of all politically motivated obstruction.

Opportunity for All

A government established by, for, and of the people is obligated to protect those who cannot provide for themselves. We support:

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Insuring that small businesses and family farms can compete fairly in today’s economy.

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A tax system that assures all Americans pay their fair share.

icon-lcdemsInvestment in renewable, nonpolluting energy.

icon-lcdemsAir, water, forests, and public lands protected by vigorous enforcement of laws.

icon-lcdemsA strong national defense, as well as fair compensation and health care for veterans and the active military.

Social Justice

As Democrats, we in Leelanau County stand on the shoulders of giants in advocating for social justice. We proudly support:

icon-lcdemsEqual opportunity for all Americans and vigorous protection against discrimination.

icon-lcdemsEqual pay for women and men performing comparable work.

icon-lcdemsProtection for every woman’s reproductive choices.

icon-lcdemsThe right to organize and bargain collectively.

icon-lcdemsA fair immigration and guest worker policy that respects families.

Security for Our Families

The Democrats of Leelanau County are committed to reversing the decline of the middle class and strengthening our social support networks. We support:

icon-lcdemsAn economy that values labor and rewards honest work with a living wage and good benefits.

icon-lcdemsHelping people and business to thrive by investing in infrastructure.

icon-lcdemsPensions and retirement plans that are secure and portable.

icon-lcdemsA stable, publicly funded (not privatized) Social Security system.

icon-lcdemsAffordable universal health care.

icon-lcdemsUniversal access to quality free public education K-12, and to affordable skilled-trade, college, and university education.

icon-lcdemsAffordable, quality child care and early childhood education.

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