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The Democratic Platform for America: Strong at Home, Respected in the World, the Party Platform of the Democratic National Committee, approved July 2004

Click here for 58 full quotes from Democratic Party in the book The Democratic Platform for America.
OR click on an issue category below for a subset.
   Pursue embryonic stem cell research.
   Support right to choose even if mother cannot pay.
Budget & Economy
   Cut the deficit in half over the next four years.
Civil Rights
   Strengthen some parts of Patriot Act and change other parts.
   Support affirmative action to redress discrimination.
   Racial and religious profiling is wrong.
   Keep marriage at state level; no federal gay marriage ban.
   Tax credits and investment support for small business.
   Transparency in corporate accounting.
   End corporate welfare as we know.
   Crack down on gangs and drugs.
   Bring to justice those bringing drugs to America.
   Support lifelong learning and Distance Learning.
   Bush broke promise of NCLB by not funding it.
   Standardized tests to advance learning, not bureaucracy.
   Charter schools OK, vouchers not.
Energy & Oil
   Energy independence to avoid dealing with repressive regimes.
   Develop renewable energy and efficient vehicles.
   We cannot drill our way to energy independence.
   Reject choice of healthy economy vs. healthy environment.
   Honor hunting & fishing heritage via more conservation lands.
Families & Children
   Family is the center of American life.
Foreign Policy
   Bush bullies when he should instead persuade.
   US leadership in Africa for economic & humanitarian goals.
   Commit to "One China" policy but support Taiwan.
   Asia: Enhance relations with Japan, S.Korea, India, Pakistan.
   Community of the Americas for US-Latin American relations.
   End Castro regime, but allow travel.
   Russia: work on nukes, human rights, and democracy.
Free Trade
   Knock down barriers to free, fair and balanced trade.
   Review all trade agreements; investigate China rights abuses.
Government Reform
   Line-item veto to root out pork-barrel spending.
   Ensure accessible, independently auditable, accurate voting.
Gun Control
   Reauthorize assault weapons ban, close gun show loophole.
Health Care
   Bush's Medicare Rx program helps companies more than seniors.
   Expand coverage and cut healthcare costs.
Homeland Security
   We respect and honor our veterans.
   3 challenges: War on Terror; WMDs, stable world democracy.
   Reform intelligence community internationally and locally.
   Safeguard nuclear material and stop creating new material.
   Add 40,000 new soldiers and keep military all-volunteer.
   Focus on cargo containers and border security.
   Path for undocumented aliens to earn citizenship.
   A strong America begins with good jobs that support families.
   Change tax system to not encourage shipping jobs overseas.
Principles & Values
   New vision for America: strong at home, respected abroad.
Social Security
   Bar practice of keeping retirement funds in company stock.
   Oppose privatization and oppose raising retirement age.
Tax Reform
   Cut taxes for middle class, not the wealthy.
   Put science ahead of ideology in research and policymaking.
   Vigorous federal highway and transit initiatives.
War & Peace
   "Name and shame" terrorist sponsors, tough on Saudi Arabia.
   Focus on Afghanistan to avoid renewing terrorist haven.
   Focus on preventing terrorism by education in Muslim world.
   Need a plan to "win the peace" in Iraq.
   Internationalize Iraqi military and political presence.
   Committed to Israel but support Palestinian state.
Welfare & Poverty
   Raise EITC & minimum wage to $7 & expand middle class.

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