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 Shores 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.

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 2020.

2020 will be an important election year, 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. will be upon us before we know it, so let’s work together to Mobilize, Organize, Vote, and Win!

The Issues

ECONOMY

The Baldwin County Democrats believe that our economy works best when it works for everyone. Increasing economic opportunity for our citizens means increasing the minimum wage to a livable wage, eliminating the gender pay gap to ensure equal wages for women and minorities, closing corporate tax loopholes, and practicing fiscal responsibility so that we can grow our economy without growing our national debt.

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

Improving infrastructure means more than fixing the roads we drive upon. It also includes expanding and maintaining reliable, cost-efficient public transportation options, addressing the repair of hundreds of structurally-deficient bridges across the state, and expanding affordable broadband internet access to rural and underserved areas. This will help ensure that small businesses and citizens can utilize the tools and technology to compete in the modern workforce, improve communication, and capture innovative ways to increase economic development and improve healthcare outcomes through telemedicine.

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.

HEALTHCARE

Affordable and accessible healthcare should be available to everyone regardless of income level. Nearly 1 out of every 5 dollars in the United States is spent on healthcare. Leaving people uninsured or underinsured isn’t just a moral issue, it’s a significant negative impact on our economy as a whole. We can debate the merits of serious healthcare plans put forward, but there is no longer a debate about the importance of finding real solutions to the healthcare challenges we face. Alabama should immediately expand Medicaid to improve health outcomes and save our rural hospitals from closure.