Children and Families
Our future as a State and nation depends upon strong families from all walks of life -- for the religious faiths they follow, the ethics they practice, the values they instill, the pride they take in their work, and the families they build.
We Democrats strongly support the family and policies that strengthen it.
Democrats pledge our steadfast commitment to improving the well-being of children and families. These efforts includes measures to provide solid education and economic opportunities, to prevent teenage pregnancy, infant mortality, and domestic violence; to create and sustain a safe, nurturing and stable child care system accessible to more families; to encourage adoption
and foster child programs; to improve youth advocacy in our courts and in our communities.
Social Security is an earned benefit for our families, particularly dependent children, widows, widowers, retirees, seniors, and the disabled. This program should never be compromised. We oppose privatization and the diversion of Social Security funds for any other purposes.