We must adhere to the fundamental principles of a fair, honest, and open government, broader rights and better wages, a strong American economy, a quality public education, justice and equality for all, health care and retirement security, clean and safe environment, and a peaceful and secure world. A progressive Democratic Party can help us in this fight.
This platform was created to clarify and expand upon the mission and values of the Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida in order to provide guidance to local caucus chapters and to progressive candidates seeking support from the DPCF. We strongly believe the key to increasing Democratic victories in the state of Florida and across the nation is for the party to refocus on its historic, core progressive values; for candidates to run on these progressive issues; and for Democratic candidates to honor these positions when elected. Economic justice is the issue of our time, and nearly all the issues discussed in this platform impact or relate specifically to economic justice.
Our progressive platform is divided into eight categories, each guided by our values. In most categories, we separate issues and legislation into FLORIDA and NATIONAL sections. While we may mention specific legislation, few issues, except those related to foreign policy, are exclusive to any level of government. We anticipate this platform may be implemented either through legislation, regulation, executive action, or constitutional amendment.