ABOUT US

Mission

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.

Vision

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!

The Issues

ECONOMY

A quality system of public education is the cornerstone of all our attainments and the foundation of our hopes for the future; that we must relentlessly strive to attain such a system so that every child is afforded full opportunity to realize his or her God-given potential.

EDUCATION

A quality system of public education is the cornerstone of all our attainments and the foundation of our hopes for the future; that we must relentlessly strive to attain such a system so that every child is afforded full opportunity to realize his or her God-given potential.

EQUALITY

Every citizen, no matter their race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation, no matter their social, professional, or economic status, is entitled to equal treatment before the law and to an equal vote at the ballot box. We are dedicated to protecting those rights.

INFRASTRUCTURE

In recognition of our dependence on modern links of transportation, we seek not only major expressways, but also airways, railways, waterways, and local roadways extending to even our most remote areas. We are determined to develop transportation facilities that are second to none.

ENVIRONMENT

We are committed to clean air and water. We recognize that the complex problems of our era necessitate governmental action, control of which must be in the hands of the people and not those whose regulation has become unavoidable. The preservation and protection of our natural resources is a sacred obligation to unborn generations of Alabamians; that the development of our parks, recreational facilities, historical sites and wildlife is among the highest duties of our state.

TAX REFORM

The distribution of our state’s tax burden should be without discrimination either for or against any region. Those who benefit most from our free enterprise system should bear a proportionate cost of its maintenance. We condemn all schemes of taxation, which shift a disproportionate burden of government onto to the shoulders of those who are least able to pay.