Platform - Statement of Principles

Kansas Democrats are committed to putting the people of Kansas first by promoting the values and policies that advance the common good and expand opportunities for every resident of our state. Our core values call on us to make our state the best in the nation in which to live, work, and raise a family, not just for ourselves, but for all Kansans.

Kansas Democrats strongly believe in and seek to protect the freedom of the individual, while at the same time believing we must work together and meet our duty to be active contributors to the vibrancy and vitality of our communities. As individuals, we fulfill that duty in different ways, be that through involvement in charities, religious institutions, schools, community organizations, or the political process.

Kansas Democrats believe that to express the democratic will of the people of Kansas our government should encourage the active participation in the political process of all people regardless of their race, color, age, physical abilities, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

Kansas Democrats believe government is at its best when it operates in the spirit of cooperation and compromise, rather than partisanship and enmity. We believe what brings us together is far stronger than what might pull us apart, and therefore the opportunity to come together to advance the common good is always present.

The Kansas Democratic Party asks the people of Kansas to examine our traditions of leadership, upholding core Kansas values, and promoting expanded opportunities for every Kansan, and to then join us in moving our state forward to an even brighter tomorrow.

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