Guiding Principles

**Updated and approved February 14, 2018 by the Bonner County Democrat Central Committee

Honest Leadership

Honest Leadership

We believe in and demand a government of the people, by the people, and for the people through:

  • Transparency
  • Accountability
  • Effectiveness

Equality and Respect for All

Equality And Respect For All

We believe in and work for personal freedoms and justice for all by:

  • Supporting a diverse population
  • Modeling tolerance and acceptance
  • Speaking out against hate, racism, misogyny, and all forms of discrimination in our community.
  • Supporting our LBGTQ and POC community
  • Supporting comprehensive immigration reform
  • Increasing voter participation

Idaho Students Idaho Future

Idaho's Students, Idaho's Future

We believe in and work to uphold the Idaho Constitutional mandate to fully and uniformly educate our students by:

  • Providing debt-free education
  • Providing funding equity for all Idaho school districts with comparable funding to other states

Reduce Gun Violence

Reduce Gun Violence

We believe in and support the 2nd Amendment by:

  • Supporting expanding and strengthening background checks for purchase of firearms
  • Supporting reducing the availability of weapons of war not protected by the 2nd Amendment
  • Supporting reducing gun violence
  • Supporting research on gun violence

Our Planet Our Responsibility

Our Planet, Our Responsibility

We believe in and work to protect the environment by:

  • Reducing the impacts of climate change
  • Supporting renewable energy
  • Supporting sustainability of natural resources
  • Requiring all levels of government join in leading the effort

Thriving Economy Thriving Families

Thriving Economy, Thriving Families

We believe in and work for a growing economy that supports thriving families by:

  • Providing a living wage
  • Assuring affordable access to health care / insurance
  • Providing affordable housing
  • Providing world-class education and workforce training
  • Assuring flourishing small businesses
  • Assuring support of labor unions
  • Assuring first-class roads, bridges, and transportation access

Public Lands for the Public

Public Lands For The Public

We believe in and work for public land policies that provide recreational and economic opportunities while also protecting this legacy for the future by:

  • Assuring clean air and clean water
  • Protecting public access for hunting, fishing, and camping

Affordable Health Care for Idahoans

Affordable Health Care For All Idahoans

We believe in and work for affordable health care for all by:

  • Supporting single-payer health care / insurance
  • Supporting comprehensive coverage for all