Issues and Resolutions

Democrats fight for issues that impact everyone.
The Democratic Party brings together a diverse coalition of people with different and sometimes contradictory ideologies, motivations, and values. However, there are broad-based problems that all Democrats care about, problems that require both national and local solutions. That’s why organizations like the WCDP are so important. The WCDP’s commitment to the issues below is reflected in the party’s events, programs, community engagement, endorsements, and electoral politics. To further clarify its commitment to these issues, the WCDP’s Executive Board, Executive Committee, and its general membership have passed a number of resolutions, also listed below. 

Grassroots Democracy

It’s important that all voices are heard. That’s why we are working to increase voter turnout, encouraging citizens to run for office, and getting people to attend events like school board and township meetings.

Environmentalism

The WCDP supports efforts by local governments and organizations committed to environmental preservation, the reduction of greenhouse gases, and ensuring the safety of our drinking water.

Social Justice

The WCDP is committed to tearing down barriers of oppression based on race, religion, gender, socioeconomic status, LGBTQ+ identity, disability status, and age.

Local Economics

We support local entrepreneurs and locally owned businesses in an effort to maintain Washtenaw County’s unique identity and financial sustainability.

Respect for Diversity

The party recognizes the inherent value of cultural, racial, spiritual, and gender diversity within our communities. Supporting events that celebrate our differences fosters the kind of respect, understanding, and sense of community that we want to see in our county.

Quality Education

A healthy democracy stems from a well-educated citizenry. The WCDP is dedicated to ensuring that our local schools are safe, properly resourced, and proving students with the opportunities they need to succeed.

Resolutions 2020

Resolution to support a “yes” vote on the 2020 WCC Millage Renewal and Restoration – Passed unanimously on March 7, 2020

Resolution to support a “yes” vote on the 2020 Scio Township Parks & Pathways millage – Passed unanimously on March 7, 2020

Resolution in support of the Fair and Equal Michigan ballot initiative – Passed on March 7, 2020


Resolutions – 2019

Resolution On Diversity in Appointments and Endorsements– passed by the Washtenaw County Democratic Party on November 2, 2019. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s response.

Resolution in Support of the One University Campaign– passed by the Washtenaw County Democratic Party on September 7, 2019

Resolution in Support of Congresswomen Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib – passed by the Washtenaw County Democratic Party on May 4, 2019

Resolution to Compensate Veterans for their Service – passed by the Washtenaw County Democratic Party on January 20, 2019

Resolution Condemning the use of the term “Redskins” – passed by the Washtenaw County Democratic Party on January 20, 2019


Resolutions – 2018

Statement Of Understanding For The Washtenaw County Democratic Party (WCDP) Executive Committee And Executive Board Conduct – passed at the Washtenaw County Democratic Party Executive Committee Meeting on December 16, 2018

WCDP Prevailing Wage Resolution – Passed at the Washtenaw County Democratic Party 2018 County Convention on March 25, 2018

WCDP Marijuana Resolution – Passed at the Washtenaw County Democratic Party 2018 County Convention on March 25, 2018


Resolutions – 2017

Resolution to Boycott Nestle Waters North America, Inc. – Passed by the Washtenaw County Democratic Party General Membership on May 6, 2017.

Resolution in Support of Willow Run Bomber Plant Memorial – Passed by the Washtenaw County Democratic Party General Membership on May 6, 2017.

Resolution Opposing the NEXUS Gas Transmission Project – Passed by the Washtenaw County Democratic Party General Membership on April 1, 2017.


Resolutions passed at the 7th Congressional District County Convention – January 29, 2017

These resolutions were passed to be sent to the Michigan Democratic Party for the Statewide Convention on February 11, 2017.

WCDP Resolution 1 – MDP Member Comment

WCDP Resolution 2 – Notice of Meetings and Elections

WCDP Resolution 3 – Eliminating the Power of Super-Delegates

WCDP Resolution 4 – Filing to Run for Party Office

WCDP Resolution 5 – Distance Participation and Absentee Voting

WCDP Resolution 6 – Redistricting Commission


Resolutions – 2015/2016

Resolution to Create an Economy That Works for All People – Passed by the Washtenaw County Democratic Party Executive Committee on January 7, 2017.

Resolution Urging Support For A Unity Candidate For Ann Arbor School Board – Passed by the Washtenaw County Democratic Party Executive Committee on December 10, 2016.

Resolution to Support Advancing Civil Rights & Diversity Education in Michigan Schools – Passed by the Washtenaw County Democratic Party General Membership on August 13, 2016.

Resolution to Expand the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act 453 of 1976 – Passed by the Washtenaw County Democratic Party General Membership on August 13, 2016.

Resolution To Abolish Private Prisons – Passed by the Washtenaw County Democratic Party General Membership on January 31, 2015.