Community, Security, Liberty
We've come a long way together over the years. We've had many victories. We’ve had our share of setbacks, too.
The next few years aren't going to be easy. We're going to need to fight to stop right-wing Republicans and big corporate interests from rolling back the progress we've made. We'll need to work harder than ever to accomplish real change and elect progressive majorities throughout the country.
But we've never been afraid of hard work. We've never sat back and hoped for change. We have always done what it takes to make it happen.
Republicans and big corporations often play to the worst impulses in human nature and separate people from each other, scapegoating minority groups and dismantling our community.
We have a better answer. We can unite people behind our shared values of community, security and liberty and never back down. We must rally behind candidates and causes that share these values and work together to create a more fair and equal society.
We believe in community. We care about our neighbors and we help each other. We can provide a bright future for our children with a quality education and we can provide a secure retirement free from poverty and dependence for our grandparents. We can accomplish these things within a reasonable budget so we don't leave a burden of debt on the next generation. Democrats are responsible and balance budgets. Progressives lift up the community and make sure that everyone has a chance for a future.
We believe in security. We will foster strong partnerships with other nations to ensure the secure and safe prosperity for all. We will reduce our dependence on resources that make us vulnerable to attack. We will use our American ingenuity to strengthen our own economy and our environment. We won't start wars of choice and then perpetuate them to keep the military contractors in business. We will fund schools and investment in green jobs over bombers and missile defense our military doesn't need or even want.
We believe in liberty. We respect every American's right to practice their own religion and to live a life free from bigotry, abuse and harassment. We will fight discrimination and deliver on the promise of equality for all Americans. We believe that no one, not multinational corporations nor the government, has the right to your personal information to keep tabs on you for profit or unwarranted policing.
When it comes to fighting for the values that we hold dear -- whether we are fighting against corporate greed or right-wing attacks -- we have just one question: Are you with us?