FDP Platform

The Florida Democratic Party supports a living wage, fair compensation, paid sick and family leave, collective bargaining rights, green job creation, investment in our crumbling infrastructure, and policies that aim to address economic inequality by ensuring that working people receive their fair share of Florida’s prosperity.

The Florida Democratic Party believes every American deserves access to a free, accessible, equitable, high-quality education from pre-K through post-secondary education—whether that’s through a college education or a trade and technical school. We call for an end to the for-profit education industry that take funds from public education—there must be a moratorium on charter expansion until safeguards that ensure accountability are in put in place.

The Florida Democratic Party supports the equal rights, inclusion and protection of all people regardless of race, sex and gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, socioeconomic status, disability, etc., and condemns all forms of discrimination and hatred.

The Florida Democratic Party supports building a justice system that is truly just by putting an end to racial discrimination, disproportionate incarceration, police brutality towards minority communities, militarization of police and prisons, and the death penalty.

The Florida Democratic Party supports environmental protections, renewable energy, clean air, food and water for all Floridians.

The Florida Democratic Party supports the automatic restoration of voting rights to Floridians with felony convictions after they have completed all terms of their sentences.

The Florida Democratic Party believes that voting is a sacred and fundamental right that must be protected. Maximizing voter participation is a Democratic core principle and we support policies that expand voter participation.

The Florida Democratic Party supports home rule as critical to accomplishing progressive change at the local level, and encourage municipalities to enact policy changes in an attempt to create fair, public financing of elections.

The Florida Democratic Party supports passing compassionate immigration policies that are consistent with the values of freedom, opportunity, and respect for human rights that our country seeks to uphold.

The Florida Democratic Party supports quality and guaranteed health care as a right for all Floridians and supports policies that work towards a more progressive health care system.

The Florida Democratic Party supports protecting ownership of Florida’s public lands and beaches.

The Florida Democratic Party supports responsible gun ownership and supports reasonable actions to address and decrease gun violence.

The Florida Democratic Party aims to identify veterans and military families to enlist them in defense of their benefits. We advocate for adequate funding for veteran health care through the VA and other benefits.

The Florida Democratic Party believes Young Democrats are critical in deciding elections–both in voting bloc size as well as the person-power they provide to our candidates and campaigns. We aim for fair representation of young people in Democratic organizations and activities.

The Florida Democratic Party believes the opioid epidemic is a crisis and it has been declared a State of Emergency in Florida. We support public health focused, comprehensive, outcome driven treatment and recovery support systems in order to reduce tragedies and save lives.

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