The Manistee County Democratic Party will meet Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 7:00 pm by ZOOM. Program will presentation on MAPS Bond Issue.
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Officers for Local Executive Board
At the county Democratic party convention on Saturday, a new slate of county officers and executive ommittee was chosen. Lets welcome them and work support our democratic values.
Mandatory Members of the Manistee County Committee
Slate of Remaining Members of the Manistee County Committee
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As Democrats we believe a country should take care of its weakest members. A country cannot call itself civilized when its children, disabled, military veterans, sick, and elderly are neglected. We are all basically just one strand of DNA or one health crisis away from a situation where we will need help to survive. Help to keep a roof over our head or food on the table. We believe robust, fairly administered social safety nets must be in place to serve the needs of those who have not been as fortunate or had the same opportunities for success as most people in this country.
This does not mean that Democrats believe your money should be taken from you and given to people who do not want to work. There is a massive moral problem with a society where a handful of people can possess most of the wealth while there are people literally starving to death, freezing to death, or dying because they cannot afford to go to the doctor. Fair wages, lower housing costs, affordable healthcare, properly funded public education, and the wealthy paying their share would go a long way toward alleviating this. Believing in those things does NOT make anyone a socialist or a communist.
Democrats believe that our elected officials should do the difficult work of communicating, collaborating, and compromising with members of the opposing parties to develop win/win outcomes. When faced with arbitrary refusal to negotiate in good faith, we support leaders who courageously move by changing the rules to bring forward legislation that benefits the greater good for all the people. We want to elect candidates that will strive to make our representative form of government work for the people instead of working to dismantle it. All elected officials should be more focused on representing their constituents than worrying about getting re-elected or building a personal seat of power and wealth.
Democrats also believe that our elected officials should not be afraid to tell the truth even when the truth is not exactly aligned with what we desire to hear from them. The United States of America and all its citizens would be in a much better situation today if we had been told the truth from the beginning about the Covid-19 virus and not been lied to about the 2020 Presidential election by the candidate who lost.
Finally, Democrats believe in leadership that is based in compliance with moral and ethical standards. We hold our leaders accountable to these basic tenets. We are a party of ideas and ideals, not a personality cult that requires absolute loyalty to one individual who instills fear by focusing on revenge and destruction of those who have the courage to disagree with him.
We look forward to continuing to provide you with more information on what Democrats believe in our future submittals. Thanks again for the privilege of this opportunity to connect with you.
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