What Do Democrats Believe?

2016 U.S. Presidential Candidates


Democrats are known to fight for social issues and push for higher taxes on the 1%. But what does it actually mean to be a Democrat?

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The 2012 Democratic Party Platform
“What follows is our 2012 platform – a declaration of how we plan to move America forward during President Obama’s second term. Our next platform will be released in the summer of 2016.”

New Deal
“When President Franklin Roosevelt took office in 1933, he acted swiftly to try and stabilize the economy and provide jobs and relief to those who were suffering.”

Why Obama says TPP is historic for workers – and why US labor unions hate it
“First, they say, the labor protections are similar to those in previous trade agreements, rather than truly game changing. And second, they argue that though the commitments sound nice on paper, they may not make much of a difference in the real world.”

The Trans-Pacific Partnership Is a Bad Deal for American Workers
“But nothing we know now about the TPP gives me any confidence that workers will end up with the good jobs and protections they deserve.”

Who Is Running for President?
“More than a dozen Republicans and a handful of Democrats have announced they are running for their party’s 2016 presidential nomination.”

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