Proposed Platform Language to Unites Democrats Around Historic Democratic Principles
"We respect the conscience of each American and recognize that members of our party have deeply held and sometimes differing positions on issues of personal conscience, such as abortion and the death penalty. We recognize the diversity of views as a source of strength, and we welcome into our ranks all Americans who may hold differing positions on these and other issues.
However, we can find common ground. We believe that we can reduce the number of abortions because we are united in our support for policies that assist families who find themselves in crisis or unplanned pregnancies. We believe that women deserve to have a breadth of options available as they face pregnancy – including, among others, support and resources needed to handle the challenges of pregnancy, adoption, and parenthood; access to education, healthcare, and childcare; and appropriate child support. We envision a new day without financial or societal barriers to bringing a planned or unplanned pregnancy to term."
Not all Democrats agree that abortion should be legal in all circumstances, yet the National Democratic Platform and Platforms in a majority of states represent only one position. We support language that represents all Democrats. How can you help?
1.) Contact your local Party and tell them you support the language listed below.
2.) Ask 10 friends to contact their local Party.
3.) Make a contribution to DFLA so we can continue to promote Big Tent language.