Democratic Position Statements
Welcome to the Daviess County Democratic Party’s new website page, “Democratic Positions.” This is where we’ll bring party and candidate position statements to your attention and facilitate your access. Our focus is on issues we believe important to the Owensboro, Daviess County, and Western Kentucky communities. And, we will pay particular attention to HEALTH CARE, the ENVIRONMENT, the ECONOMY, LABOR, and EDUCATION. We hope this resource will prove useful. As always, whatever your choice, PLEASE BE SURE TO VOTE!
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Democratic Party Platform
Democratic Party Platform
“America is an idea—one that has endured and evolved through war and depression, prevailed over fascism and communism, and radiated hope to far distant corners of the earth. Americans believe that diversity is our greatest strength. That protest is among the highest forms of patriotism. That our fates and fortunes are bound to rise and fall together. That even when we fall short of our highest ideals, we never stop trying to build a more perfect union. When the American people go to the polls this fall, we will be choosing more than a candidate. Character is on the ballot in this election. The character of our President, yes, but more than that: the character of our democracy, our society, and our leadership in the world.” READ MORE
Daviess County Democratic Party Endorses Linderman’s Contract For Rural & Working America
On Saturday, August 8, 2020 the Executive Committee of the Daviess County Democratic Party voted to support Hank Linderman’s Contract for Rural and Working America. Read more at https://www.hank4ky.com/Contract-For-Rural-And-Working-America.pdf.
Amy McGrath ~ On social justice
Amy McGrath states that “Our country has a long way to go to fulfill our Constitution’s promise of equality for every American.” The Associated Press reports that McGrath “. . . said her racial justice plan takes aim at closing the nation’s wealth gap, overhauling the criminal justice system, expanding voting rights, creating health care equity and closing the funding gap between majority white and majority nonwhite school districts.” Read more from Amy McGrath ‘s “Equality for All.”
Ben Chandler ~ Congress must act now to preserve integrity of and faith in our electoral process
“Months prior to an election, state and local election officials plan and prepare tirelessly to protect the safety and integrity of our elections. Now, less than 100 days before a general election that will take place amid a global pandemic, election officials across the nation are preparing to conduct an election in conditions unlike any we’ve seen in our lifetimes. As chair of the Kentucky Board of Elections, I know we are ready to meet this challenge. But we can’t do it alone.” Read more
Kentucky Center for Economic Policy ~ Statement on U.S. Senate COVID Aid Proposal
“The Senate proposal released yesterday provides nowhere near the aid Kentucky and the nation need to get through the resurging COVID-19 economic and health crisis. Its inadequacies will leave Kentucky families struggling, particularly those hardest hit by the pandemic including laid off workers, Kentuckians of color and people with low incomes. And by neglecting the strategies that will keep our economy going, it will make the recession deeper, longer and more painful.” Read more
Hank Linderman ~ The Contract for Rural & Working America
“For far too long, rural America has been abandoned, by government and by business. This has left large parts of the country devastated – with not nearly enough good paying jobs, insufficient health care, obstacles to education and opportunity, and a general feeling of being left behind. This is why I helped create ‘The Contract For Rural & Working America‘, a set of aspirational goals for government, including the adoption of Medicare For All and the Green New Deal, and how to apply those goals to the very specific needs of rural and working America. And, as you read this collection of proposals, understand that implementing these will lead to more opportunity and economic security for the rest of America as well.” ~ Hank Linderman (D) For Kentucky. Read more at https://www.hank4ky.com/Contract-For-Rural-And-Working-America.pdf
Biden commits to a more aggressive & progressive climate plan
Joe Biden has committed to a national effort aimed at creating the jobs we need to build a modern, sustainable infrastructure now and deliver an equitable clean energy future. This $2 trillion accelerated investment, with a plan to deploy those resources over his first term, will set us on an irreversible course to meet the ambitious climate progress that science demands. Read more at https://joebiden.com/clean-energy/.