Democratic Party Platform

Every four years, the Democratic Party puts together our party platform, the ideas and beliefs that govern our party as a whole.

What follows is our 2020 platform — created to uplift working people and write out the values that will guide our party for years to come.

This party platform was approved by our membership at the Democratic National Convention in 2020.

Our full party platform is available online here, or you can download a PDF of the platform here.

Here’s a summary of the principles embodied in the platform :

  • Protect Americans and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Build a stronger, fairer economy.
  • Achieve universal, affordable, quality healthcare.
  • Protect communities and build trust by reforming our criminal justice system.
  • Heal the soul of America.
  • Combat the climate crisis and pursue environmental justice.
  • Restore and strengthen our democracy.
  • Create a 21st century immigration system.
  • Provide a world-class education in every Zip Code.
  • Renew American leadership.