Our Political Standpoint
We stand for those who have been excluded by the structure of vested interests,
those who work hard and pay taxes, and for people who strive for independence
despite difficult circumstances.
In other words, we represent citizens,
taxpayers, and consumers. We do not seek a panacea either in the free
market or in the welfare state. Rather, we shall build a new road of the
democratic center towards a society in which self-reliant individuals
live and work together for the common good; and the government's role
is limited to building the necessary systems.
First of all, we shall build a society governed with transparent, just,
and fair rules. Secondly, while the free market should permeate economic
life, we aim for a society which guarantees security, safety, and fair
and equal opportunity for each individual.Thirdly, we shall devolve the
centralized government powers to citizens, markets, and to local governments,
and build a decentralized society in which people of all backgrounds participate.
Finally, as amember of the global community, we shall establish international
relations on the fraternal spirit of self-reliance and cooperation, and
thereby restore the world's trust in America.
Realizing Our Philosophy
We shall rally around us a political force capable of gaining power, present
ourselves as a choice to the people, and thereby establish a government
for realizing our philosophy.
The VYD Creed
"We, the members
of the Virginia Young Democrats, in order to further the ideals and principles
of the Democratic Party, improve our society through peaceful reform and
effective government, and serve those in need in our community..."
Our goals are:
- To support and
elect Democratic candidates for public office
- To widen and increase
the interest and knowledge of young people in government and the political
- To train and develop
young people for positions of leadership
- To increase the
role of under-represented people in our Party, government, and society
To serve those
in need in our community