Know & share our proud Democratic Party history.
Our work for a better future for all is always in progress.
From developing a social safety net through Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Head Start and other programs; protecting workers rights and voters' rights; establishing policies that support and grow a middle class; reducing poverty; improving our health & environment; and protecting the rights of women and minorities, The Democratic Party is proud to have accomplished these things.
President Franklin Roosevelt on the '2nd bill of rights' after the Great Depression & World War II calling for the establishment an American standard of living higher than ever known before. "True individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence. Necessitous men are not free men."
President John F. Kennedy Dares to Put a Man on the Moon. "We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things not because they are easy, but because they are hard...that challenge is one we intend to win."
President Lyndon B. Johnson Improves Civil Rights, the Social Safety Net & Health Care with Medicare & Medicaid with his "Great Society" policies. Think about what America was like before these programs.
Senator Edward Kennedy at the 1980 Democratic Convention--
"...the hope still lives & the dream shall never die."
Governor of NY, Mario Cuomo, addresses the Democratic Convention 1984 about the economic divide caused by Republican policies: his "tale of two cities" speech, where he asks voters to remember how to make this nation remember how futures are built.
Representative Geraldine Ferraro of NY accepts the nomination for the 1984 Vice Presidential slot--the first woman in the US to be nominated.
"America is the land where dreams can come true for all of us."
President Barack Obama announces to the public that Osama bin Laden has been killed by U.S. Special Operations Forces, the most significant achievement in our nation's effort to defeat al Qaeda. "The American people did not choose this fight...yet as a country we will not stand by when our security is threatened...we will be true to the values that make us who we are."
Democratic Party nominates the first woman Presidential candidate of a major party--former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, our neighbor from Chappaqua!
Vice President-Elect, Kamala Harris, makes history as the first woman, first person of color, and first child of immigrants to win election to the Executive Branch. Hers is a great American story, and one that brings hope to future generations.