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Final 2020 WDP Platform

2020 Platform

Adopted June 6, 2020


PREAMBLE

The Wyoming Democratic Party seeks to ensure that all people enjoy the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness guaranteed by our U.S. Constitution. We are dedicated to ensuring that every personregardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, ability, and political affiliationhas a voice in how we are governed. We work for equality, domestic tranquility, the common defense, the general welfare, and liberty.

We envision a Wyoming in which all people are treated with respect and dignity. A state in which every person has access to justice, housing, healthcare, well-paying jobs, quality public education, public lands, a healthy environment, and the ballot.

As Democratsand more importantly, as citizens of this state, nation, and worldwe are dedicated to working together to make this vision a reality now and in years to come.  

SECTION 1: FAIRNESS & EQUALITY

Wyoming Democrats embrace the charge of our state and national constitutions: that all humans are equal and that this principle should be reflected in our local, state, and national laws, business, and societal practices.

SECTION 2: GOVERNMENT PRACTICES

Wyoming Democrats know that our government works best when it is transparent, accessible, and promotes public involvement.

SECTION 3: VOTING AND ELECTIONS

Wyoming Democrats are dedicated to ensuring that election processes and voting are fair, transparent, and accessible to all citizens, and we believe that unaccounted-for money and influence in politics is detrimental to the integrity of electoral systems.

SECTION 4: HEALTH CARE

Wyoming Democrats understand that access to health careboth physical and mentalshould be considered a right and not a privilege, from birth to the end of life, including reproductive health care according to personal choice.


SECTION 5: EDUCATION

Wyoming Democrats believe in supporting robust investments in public education and agree with the state constitutional mandate that higher education be “as nearly free” as possible.

SECTION 6: ECONOMY, EMPLOYMENT, AND TAXES

To achieve prosperity, Wyoming Democrats promote policies and practices that protect workers’ safety and rights, cultivate economic diversity, and consider important tax reforms.

SECTION 7: PUBLIC LANDS, CONSERVATION, AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Wyoming is home to and known for the beauty of our diverse and dramatic natural environments. The access we have to public lands and spaces is unique and worth preserving. Wyoming Democrats recognize the importance of conserving wildlife, wildlands, and our rich legacy of connecting with the environment.

SECTION 8: IMMIGRATION

Our country was built on immigration. Today, it continues to weave a rich tapestry of diversity that improves our communities. Wyoming Democrats appreciate and welcome those who choose to come to this country.

SECTION 9: CIVIL RIGHTS, LAWS, AND JUSTICE

Wyoming Democrats recognize the need to protect the well-being of all people in our state and nation through our services, justice system, and laws.


SECTION 10: INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

Wyoming Democrats recognize that we are global citizens and have a role to play in promoting peace and prosperity across the globe.

COMMENDATIONS

The Wyoming Democratic Party would like to recognize the work, contributions, and accomplishments of the following individuals, groups, and organizations: