Why We Are Democrats?

Here are some views on why we are Democrats:

Democratic response to the State of the Commonwealth, January 18, 2010,
Senator Mamie E. Locke, 2nd District

As we work through this challenging legislative session, we will never forget what it means to be a Virginia Democrat. A Virginia Democrat focuses on results, not processes, places pragmatism above partisanship, and values reality above ideology.  We are not in Richmond for personal achievement, nor to embark on ideological crusades, nor to go to battle against perceived foes.  You have sent us here with an expectation that we will maintain the progress made in recent years and continue to move the Commonwealth forward, even in difficult times, and that is what we will do.


I am a Democrat because of what the party stands for – inclusion, fairness, equality, and opportunity.  –Anonymous


As a democrat, I believe that in order to achieve a cohesive and strong society you must first make sacrifices for the greater good. With hard work, communication, and education, we can all create a better world around us. I believe in equality, community, and action. It is more about how you hold yourself, how you treat those around you, and what you stand for than if you are red or blue. ” – Erin Bonilla, Graphic Designer

Below you will find the Democratic National Platform for 2012 to get a more in depth explanation of the Democratic guidelines:

2012 Democratic National Platform: Moving America Forward