We reaffirm our commitment to the full and equal protection of the lives, liberties, rights, and properties of all citizens and residents of North Carolina.
All human beings deserve the opportunity to realize their own potential.
We support the provisions of the Geneva Convention, and believe any American departure from it undermines our moral standing in the world, thereby threatening our soldiers and citizens abroad.
CIVIL LIBERTIES: We support the fundamental rights to freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of association and assembly and the right not to be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law. We oppose efforts to limit or eliminate these fundamental constitutional rights.
We believe that all persons should have access to our courts and that our judicial system be fully funded in order to better serve the people of North Carolina.
DISCRIMINATION: We oppose discrimination of any kind - whether in employment, health care, education, retirement programs, housing, or any other area – because of gender, ethnicity, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, veteran status, religious affiliation, or spiritual beliefs. We encourage vigorous enforcement of existing civil rights laws and a periodic reexamination of their adequacy. Furthermore, we support the federal Equality Act of 2015 as an amendment to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, and sex relating to employment, housing, public education, and federal funding.
LGBT RIGHTS: We firmly support the legalization of equal marriage rights to all loving and committed partners as was recently granted by the United States Supreme Court and fundamentally reject any efforts to remove these rights granted to all North Carolinians.
North Carolina has denied human rights to a traditionally discriminated against minority with the passage of House Bill 2. The North Carolina Democratic Party demands the immediate repeal of House Bill 2 and rejects the notion that human rights should be eligible for a vote by the populace. Human rights are fundamental to one’s sense of security and well-being in an advanced society
such as ours, and the removal of said rights should not be subject
to the will of the people.
PRIVACY: We continue to support responsible measures to limit the amount of information gathered by governmental agencies and corporations about individuals and to prohibit the improper use of such information.
Government and corporations must respect individual liberties and refrain from intruding into our private lives and interfering with our personal decisions.