Our mission is to find, train, support, and elect Democrats at the local, state, and national levels. We work on individual campaigns, precinct organizing, fundraising, public service, and events to promote the issues and values we care about.
Our vision is to build a strong, vocal Democratic Party in Baldwin County.
We are all quite fortunate to live in such a lovely and enticing part of the state, surrounded by intoxicating natural beauty. Many of us choose to be here because of proximity to the beautiful Gulf Shore beaches and Mobile Bay. Of course, we are also here to enjoy a comfortable life for our families and to contribute to the happiness and prosperity of our communities.
But Baldwin County has its challenges and deficits. As of 2016, our poverty rate was 13%, while 16% of our neighbors under the age of 65 still do not have health insurance. Our water supply and clean air remains vulnerable to threats enabled by Alabama’s under-regulated industries.
On the plus side, our community is becoming more diverse each year, and we continue to rank among the wealthiest counties in the state. And 28.6% of us have graduated from college.
Opportunities to succeed remain scarce for many people, and we are deeply divided on many important social issues. Republicans may have a large majority of the electorate, but this should not deter us from our purpose and staying focused on the task at hand: electing more democrats in 2018.
2018 will be an important mid-term election, and it is our civic duty to ensure that the balance of power envisioned by our countries’ founders, and enshrined in our Constitution, is restored. Democrats need a net gain of three Senate seats in an election year when many more of our seats will have to be defended. Our greatest opportunity to re-balance power in Washington, D.C. is just twenty-four months away, so let’s work together to Mobilize, Organize, Vote, and Win!