PREAMBLE: Party Principles

We, the members of the Ferry County Democratic Party, do ordain this Platform and affirm that the Party stands for representing and promoting the interests of the citizens of Ferry County, Washington State, the United States of America, and for international peace and cooperation. We further attest that:


The Ferry County Democratic Party advocates and works toward:
  1. Promoting governments at all levels that are truly representative of and responsive and accountable to the people;

  2. Active participation by all citizens in governmental and community activities and affairs;

  3. Diverse and sustainable local, regional, state, national, and international economies;

  4. A sustainable Ferry County economy based on traditional practices of ranching, mining, and forest management and on development of other industries and business, which will enhance the natural environment and maintain our way of life;

  5. Local community and economic development based on life-long educational excellence, social equality, environmental and fiscal responsibility, openness to full public participation, and a spirit of cooperation;

  6. Communication and cooperation among all people for sustaining local, regional, state, national, and international communities;

  7. Sovereignty of Native Tribes, honoring of Native Treaty Rights, and social, economic, and political self-determination of Native peoples;

  8. The principle that everyone is responsible, first and foremost, for maintaining one’s own welfare and well-being and, secondly, that we are responsible for the welfare and well-being of others who cannot provide for themselves, locally, nationally, and internationally;

  9. Honoring those who serve and have served us: police, fire, emergency and health services, and military service personnel, and veterans of these services, and provide for them.

  10. Limiting the political, social, and economic power and influence of corporations or other entities not answerable to the people;

  11. US foreign policy that includes:
  12. US domestic policy that includes:

  13. An economic and taxation policy that rewards work more than capital.

  14. A quality health care system available to all Americans that emphasizes effective prevention and treatment.

  15. Our immigration system must be revamped, recognizing and applying the understanding that the issue is highly complex and requires new, sensitive, and enforceable provisions.