Democratic Party Reform

We can compromise on policy, not our values.
— Matthew J. Sutherland

In the past decade, the Democratic Party has lost over a thousand races. There are 32 state legislatures and 33 governor’s mansions in the control of the Republican Party; we’ve lost both houses of Congress and most visibly, we’ve lost the White House. The reason this happened is simple: we forgot our origins, the very spirit of the working class and the disenfranchised. We forgot that we were the party of the New Deal, the Rural Electrification Act, the party that led America through the Civil Rights Act and the creation of the Affordable Care Act.

The Democratic Party writes off Eastern Washington and the 5th Congressional District every election year. It’s time to start contesting races, running candidates and opposing incumbents who do not represent our values.