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Human and Constitutional Rights

Our Values
Respect the equality and dignity of all people and affirm all human rights as guaranteed by the US Constitution and written in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. We honor the rich diversity of society and our party.

Support complete equality and seek to end all discrimination based upon age, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, race, religion, and sexual orientation.

Support the right to observe any or no religion. We honor all forms of religious and spiritual diversity. We adamantly support our American tradition of separation of church and state at all levels of government.

Support the right of people to be provided with contraception and medically accurate, comprehensive, age-appropriate sex education and the right of women to make reproductive and medical choices without criminal repercussions to women or medical professionals.

Endorse the right of adults to form families of their choosing and oppose definition of marriage by all levels of government.

Support the right to vote for all voting age U.S. Citizens.  

We oppose all laws that restrict this right, include those which create artificial barriers to voting.

No one should have to wait more than 30 minutes to vote.

We support safe and healthy housing for all. We support enforcement of landlord/tenant and fair housing laws through a policy of rental licensing and inspection.

2014 Policy Priorities
Washington State Legislature: Pass an inclusive Employment Non-Discrimination Act.

Federal Government and state governments: Support marriage equality laws nationwide.

Washington State Legislature and other state legislatures nationwide: Ratify the Equal Rights Amendment.

U.S. Congress: Repeal the PATRIOT ACT.

All levels of government: Prohibit warrantless domestic spying by intelligence services, other governmental bodies and private companies acting on their behalf.