Our Issues

Economy – Support for jobs, industry development, coal economy solutions; infrastructure investment; livable wage; pay equality; broadband expansion, especially to rural areas.

Education – Support for public education, including early childhood; emphasis on critical thinking; increased teacher salaries; free vocational education and community college; support for STEM, especially for women and minorities.

Energy and Environment – Support for green spaces; safeguarding the EPA mission; clean air and water; land conservation/land use planning; recycling; climate change science; beautification/green space preservation; alternative energy, including community-owned renewable energy grids.

Equality – Opposition to racism and xenophobia; support for more diverse leadership; racial/LGBT/gender equality.

First Amendment Protection – Fight for freedom of the press; separation of church and state; religious freedom.

Gun Safety – Advocate for common-sense gun laws, Second Amendment reform.

Health Care – Universal health care, including access to affordable care, especially in under-served areas; Medicaid expansion; reproductive rights/family planning; mental health parity and access to services; treatment for opioid and other addictions.

Immigration – Uphold rights of immigrants and refugees and support them in our communities; comprehensive immigration reform.

Political Reform – Accountability and transparency; increased vetting of candidates; more diverse representation, including by race, gender, and age; campaign finance reform.

Voting Rights and Reform – Fight voter suppression; improved voter education; expanded voting opportunities; redistricting reform; increasing voter turnout.

It’s Caucus Season!

It’s Caucus and Convention season, and this year we have quite a few.

April

Updated April 25: The 12th District Caucus has been canceled; Chris Hurst ran unopposed for the Democratic nomination, so he will challenge Joseph Yost in November.

Updated April 28: The Montgomery County Caucus to Elect Delegates for Central Reorganization is canceled because we had fewer than twenty delegates pre-filing.

May

The 9th Congressional District Nomination Convention will select twenty members to the Democratic State Central Committee. These members will be chosen from delegates throughout the ninth district; up to twenty of those will have come the Montgomery County Caucus in April.

June

The Democratic Primary is June 13. You can vote at your usual voting location.

Finally, in June we have three concurrent unassembled caucuses (“firehouse primaries”) to select candidates for the Montgomery County Board of Supervisors in districts A, C, and D. You can only participate in the caucus for the district in which you reside.

Unassembled caucuses are structured like primaries or elections; you show up, cast a ballot, then leave.