Values & Mission
Tennessee Democrats believe that all Tennesseans, no matter who you are, what you look like, or where you live, should have the opportunity for a better life for yourself and your family.
The Tennessee Democratic Party exists to cultivate an environment where Democrats can promote the values of the Democratic Party, win elections, and create opportunity so that all Tennesseans can build a better future for themselves and their families.
TENNESSEE DEMOCRATS STAND FOR:
- Opportunity for All
- Strong Families and Communities
- Investing In Your Future
Opportunity for All
Tennessee Democrats stand for opportunity for all and we work to build a Tennessee that can offer all Tennesseans – no matter who you are, what you look like, or where you live – the opportunity for a better life for yourself and your family.
Tennessee Democrats believe in a strong middle class because we know that a strong middle class is the engine that drives our economy.
We work to help middle-class families reclaim economic security and low-income families to build economic security.
Tennessee Democrats believe in good jobs that pay well for a hard day’s work so that you can all pursue your dreams, educate your children, and live and retire with security.
Tennessee Democrats believe that businesses and working families should partner with each other to create jobs and sustain economic growth and opportunity. Businesses and working families are the engines that drive a robust economy and so we are committed to making it easier for businesses to interact with government, make investments, create jobs, hire more workers, and increase wages – and we will hold them accountable if they break their promise to do so.
Tennessee Democrats believe that education is the key to opportunity and that every child should have access to a quality education that fits their vision for a better future.
At the core of the Democratic Party value of opportunity for all is that we’re all Tennesseans and we should have each other’s backs. In other words, every Tennessean should have the opportunity for a better life for themselves and their family no matter who they are, what they look like, or where they live and no Tennessean should face discrimination or be denied justice for any reason or at any time on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, language, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability.
Strong Families and Communities
Tennessee Democrats believe in strong families and communities. We value the diversity of families as well as the traditions, customs, and faiths of every Tennessean.
In other words, we’re all Tennesseans and we should have each other’s backs.
We believe in policies that create a pathways for every family to be secure in their future – including good paying jobs, quality education that fits your vision for a better future, access to affordable, high quality health care so that every family can have a family doctor, and a secure, healthy, and dignified retirement.
Tennessee Democrats know that to have strong families and communities we must protecting them with common sense regulations that protect our children, the air we breathe, the water we drink, and our treasured public lakes, rivers, mountains, and caves. Democrats are stewards for our beautiful state and support policies that protect our green spaces in both rural and urban communities.
Investing In Our Future
Tennessee Democrats believe in a government that works to ensure that all Tennesseans, no matter who they are, what they look like, or where they live, have the opportunity for a better life for themselves and their family.
We believe in a government that invests in our families and communities and stands strong for the values and interests of all Tennesseans.
Tennessee Democrats believe in investing in our future, not selling it off to the highest bidder. We believe in investing in our kids, our schools, our roads, bridges and public transport systems, our workers, and our businesses. We are committed to strengthening job creation and the economy to build a better future for all.
Tennessee Democrats are committed to investing in a rural economy built to last. We are committed to creating more opportunity for those in rural Tennessee with investments in the creation of job that pay well and education that fits your vision for a better future for yourself and your family.
Too many Tennesseans live without the confidence that they will have a better future for themselves and their family. We are committed to working on a “big picture” approach to promoting opportunity for all with investments in early learning such as Universal Pre-K programs, affordable college, career and technical education pathways.Tennessee Democrats believe in a well-run and fiscally responsible government. We know that an effective government is not intrusive, oppressive, or wasteful.