Bylaws, Resolutions, Platform and Policy Directions


The Lancaster County Democratic Party, hereafter referred to as the “County Party,” recognizes the basic worth of all people and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, physical handicap, ethnic background or cultural heritage.

The purpose of the County Party is to serve the public interest by providing the ongoing structure to ensure the election of Democrats to both partisan and non-partisan offices; to retain and recruit Democrats, and encourage potential candidates for public office; and to provide our membership with a forum on matters of political interest.

The County Party also provides education and training. The intention of the County Party is to approach its tasks with integrity and honor and to involve as many people as possible in the process.

The goal of the County Party is to build a Party whose strength is in its solidarity.

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Resolutions of Lancaster County Democratic Party

(Approved during the 2016 County Party Convention.)

We praise President Obama’s leadership in reducing the danger of global warming by regulating greenhouse gas pollution.
We must reduce the use of fossil fuels and increase usage of clean renewable energy, especially wind and solar.
We support consideration of a carbon tax to reduce use of fossil fuels, while protecting the most vulnerable members of our society.

2016 Platform of the Lancaster County Democratic Party

Reflects our pride in the fact that our party welcomes people with diverse opinions. We are also proud that whatever our differences on specific issues, we as Democrats are committed to a set of principles about how government ought to work and what should be the outcomes of government actions…

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Policy Directions of Lancaster County Democratic Party

(Approved during the 2016 County Party Convention.)

Reflecting the principles above, we, the Democratic Party’s candidates, officers and active members, wish to be recognized by the following intentions and goals:
We promote the freedoms and protections provided for all people in the Constitution of the United States America.