Platform

The platform of the Democratic Women's Club of Florida (DWCF) is available in its entirety at  https://www.dwcf.org/dwcf-platform/

Women’s Rights

  • We support the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment.

  • We support full reproductive rights and oppose all state measures to chip away at Roe v. Wade.

  • We support reauthorizing and strengthening the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).

  • We support building partnerships for women’s political and economic participation in all levels of commerce and governance

Voting Rights

  • We oppose laws that place unnecessary restrictions on those seeking to exercise their right to vote.

  • We oppose the use of political motives to disenfranchise American citizens

  • We support the For the People Act.

  • We oppose laws that place unnecessary restrictions on those seeking to exercise their right to vote

Social Justice

  • We support strengthening protections against all forms of discrimination, including racial, religious, ethnic, gender, disabilities, and sexual orientation.

  • We support workplace initiatives outlined in the Healthy Families Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act.

  • We oppose efforts to weaken protections under the First Amendment, including the right to protest

  • We support strategies to prevent gender-based violence.

     

Education

  • We oppose the use of public tax dollars for the construction and maintenance of for-profit charter and private schools and the use of vouchers for school tuition.

  • We support comprehensive objective evaluation of each teacher’s performance.

  • We support every teacher’s right to maintain union membership.

  • We oppose high-stakes testing and support teaching/learning time over training for tests.

Environment

  • We support preserving and restoring habitats for wildlife and at-risk species.

  • We support the allocation of funds for the purchase of land preservation, including the Florida Everglades.

  • We support the preservation of Florida’s Native American lands.

  • We support a statewide ban on fracking.

Healthcare

  • We support the Supreme Court’s decision affirming the full implementation of the Affordable Care Act and all its provisions.

  • We support the implement of the President’s national AIDS strategy that significantly reduces the number of HIV infections through early detection.

  • We support Medicaid expansion, the strengthening of Medicare, and efforts to eliminate fraud in these programs.

  • We support a consistent nationwide policy of family and personal sick leave.