Number 10: Democrats welcome diversity and believe healthy democracy is based on dialogue and respect.
Number 9:Democrats have done better job reducing American dependence on foreign oil and promoting sustainable energy sources including solar and wind energy.
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Number 8: The American economy and American manufacturing jobs grow faster under Democratic Administrations.
The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) increases under Democratic presidents are 50 percent higher than under Republican presidents. Click HERE for a graph.
Since 1948, manufacturing job creation under Democrats has averaged about 1,000,000 per term while the average under Republican president lost over 1,000,000 manufacturing jobs. Click HERE for the facts.
Number 7: Democrats get more world-wide respect and are
stronger on foreign policy and national security.
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Number 6: Democrats do a better job protecting our water, land and air.
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Number 5: Democrats are committed to protect the rights of women to control their own bodies, to have access to contraceptives, and to receive equal pay for equal work.
Number 4: Democrats want everyone to have access to the health care they need.
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Number 3: Democrats do a better job growing the middle class in America.
Number 2: Democrats will fight to protect our safety net for seniors, the poor, and those with disabilities.
Number 1: Democrats want every citizen to vote and will work to assure easy access to polling places so they can exercise their fundamental right to vote.
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By Dick Barkey, Farmer and Progessive Activist, Fort Lupton Colorado
|President Obama came into office facing two wars, a collapsing automobile industry, and a sick and corrupt financial system, all of which pushed our country to the edge of a 2nd Great Depression.
Now General Motors is selling more cars than any other auto manufacturer in the world, our economy is improving, we are out of Iraq, and Osama bin Laden is dead.
… you believe a quality PUBLIC education is the cornerstone of our democracy
… you believe in clean air, clean water, and responsible land use
… you value the contributions of ALL working people
… you believe every eligible voter should be allowed to vote and that every vote is counted
… you believe government should be open, honest, and fiscally (financially) responsible
… you think medicine, blankets and food are better diplomatic tools than land mines, smart bombs, and nukes
… you believe in government of the people, by the people, and for the people
… you believe our support for the troops does not end on the day of their discharge
… you believe our national security depends upon our energy independence
May 30, 2007 consensus of the Communication Committee Issues Workgroup