Issue-Specific Discussion Groups Are Being Formed.
Please stop in DCD Headquarters, add your contact information to the appropriate sign-up sheets, if you wish to be involved (to any degree) with one of thediscussion groups that we hope to start up. Please contact Jacob at Jacob@delawarecountyohiodems.org for more info
You do NOT need to be an expert on the issue to be a part of a group.
The end goal of the group can be to bring together information about this issue, discuss the possibilities and impacts of future legislation, help create info documents for public distribution, plan events related to the issue, and help to share related information with the larger Delaware Democratic Party.
The following issues have sign-up sheets available (listed in no particular order):
Voting Rights: Ballot Box Access, Redistricting, Voter ID Requirements
Health Care: Implementation and better understanding of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).
Women's Health: Access to Health Services, Protection from legislative over-reach, Fighting disinformation, support of women's health organizations, support of the Violence Against Women Act
Equal Rights: Unrestricted access to all provisions and rights of the Constitution to all peoples, regardless of sex, race, creed, or orientation. Includes Marriage Equality.
The Environment: Clean Air, Clean Water, Pollution, Alternative Energy, Climate Change, options like "Cap and Trade" and how they are being implemented in other parts of the world.
Worker’s Rights: Fair Pay, Safe Working Conditions, Reasonable Hours, Job Security, the right to organize, promoting "Made in America" products, and the oncoming "Right to Work" bill.
Gun Control: Understanding all the varied options of gun control. Understanding the differences, and what politicians / parties / organizations are trying to accomplish.
Welfare: Protections of the poor and working poor. Unemployment benefits. Under-Employment benefits. Food Stamps. SCHIP. School lunches.
Medicare / Social Security: Better understanding these programs, their true costs, the benefits seen from them, and possible future changes
Immigration: US Immigration Policy, the Dreamers, Defending the 14th Amendment
Public Services: Public Schools, Parks, Privatization of Utilities, College Loans, Police, Firefighters, etc.
Taxation: Understanding and sharing how the Progressive Tax System works. Highlighting loopholes that should be removed. Comparing the Progressive Tax System to alternatives such as a "Flat Tax".
Military / Foreign Policy: Discussion of alliances, military action, intervention in foreign wars, effect on the military, the Veterans Administration
*More groups will be added as needed, and some may be merged in the future.