As the Cuyahoga County Democratic Party, we believe in a County and State that value opportunity and equality for all its citizens, and respect both the self-reliance of individuals and the benefits of teamwork, to meet the challenges of a fair and just society.
We believe that the best government is one that is efficient, yet understanding – a government that is based not on systems or bureaucracies, but on people, ideas and values.
We believe there is no substitute for fair and equal representation and strong public participation in a government chosen by election.
We believe in a government that stands on the side of families – that listens, understands and addresses their concerns.
We believe that all reap benefits when we meet our challenges together.
We believe in the equality of all citizens and condemn any discrimination, including, but not limited to, classifications based upon race, sex, gender identity or sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin or disability status.
We believe in a society that strengthens families and protects our children.
We believe in the rights of all to achieve economic security and find affordable housing; to seek good jobs at a livable wage; and protection for our workers in a growing robust economy.
We believe in a society that puts the health, safety and prosperity of its citizens first; that promotes excellence in education, choices in quality health care and a healthy environment for all citizens.
We believe in a society that values community and protects all citizens from violence and crime.
We believe in a society that respects our elders, who deserve the right to retire with the resources they need and have earned to support themselves in their golden years.
And we believe in pursuing these ideals with honesty and integrity, with respect for the freedoms that we in Cuyahoga County and Ohio are proud to call our own.