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.
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.
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.
The WCDP is committed to tearing down barriers of oppression based on race, religion, gender, socioeconomic status, LGBTQ+ identity, disability status, and age.
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.
A healthy democracy stems from a well-educated citizenry. The WCDP is dedicated to ensuring that our local schools are safe, properly resourced, and providing students with the opportunities they need to succeed.
The Washtenaw County Democratic Party hosted the 7th Congressional Distinct County Convention on August 15th, 2020 where the following resolutions were passed. These resolutions will be considered by the Michigan Democratic Party's Platform & Resolutions Committee...
Resolution in Support of the Michigan Democratic Party’s Commitment to Israeli Palestinian Peace and Opposition to Occupation, Settlement Expansion, and Unilateral Annexation of Territory in the West Bank
Passed by the Washtenaw County Democratic Party Executive Committee on Tuesday, May 19, 2020. WHEREAS the Democratic Party, in its national platforms, has repeatedly expressed its commitment to the security of the state of Israel, and called on the United States and...
Resolution in Support of Including a Statement in the Platform of the Democratic Party Condemning the Chinese Government’s Policy of Cultural Genocide in Xinjiang
Passed by the Washtenaw County Democratic Party Executive Committee on Tuesday, May 19, 2020. WHEREAS since 2016 the Chinese government has “partly or completely demolished” numerous mosques and other Muslim religious sites in Xinjiang Province, as documented by...
Resolution Condemning the Actions of Ypsilanti Township Clerk Karen Lovejoy Roe and Trustee Heather Jarrell Roe in the 2020 Democratic Primary
Passed by the Washtenaw County Democratic Party Executive Board on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 WHEREAS Ypsilanti Township Clerk Karen Lovejoy Roe and Trustee Heather Jarrell Roe announced publicly and filed paperwork to run for re-election to their respective positions and...
The following resolutions were passed at the March 7, 2020 General Membership meeting: Resolution to support a "yes" vote on the 2020 WCC Millage Renewal and Restoration - Passed unanimously. Resolution to support a "yes" vote on the 2020 Scio Township Parks &...
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...