I’m a Democrat because …

Simply put, this party belongs to the people. That’s why we asked members of our community to tell us why they’re Democrats.

This is a sample of what we heard. If you’d like to share your thoughts on what being a Democrat means to you, please tell us using the form below, as we will be adding to this page over time.

Judy Bradford, South Bend

“I’m a Democrat because when people have no or little money, even though they are working their tails off, they need a party that can represent their interests in a political system that seems to favor the rich.”

Sally D., Granger

“I’m a Democrat because I believe that freedom is only possible through healthcare for all, a living wage for work, and the same rights for every citizen.”

Susan V. Siemers, Mishawaka

“I’m a Democrat because the party stands for what I stand for: fairness for all and programs that help people break into a better way of life, from education and pay scale to access to national parks and participation in the arts.”

Joseph Carbone, Osceola

“I’m a Democrat because I am a second-generation American who believes in the right to organize.”

Ken Riches, South Bend

“I’m a Democrat because I believe that our society needs to do better at helping those who face challenges beyond their immediate control.”

Don Briggs, Michigan City

“I’m a Democrat because I believe our government should work for the long-term benefit of all people, not for the short-term benefit of the 1 percent.”

Barbara W., South Bend

“I’m a Democrat because of my father, the son of an English coalminer. He fought in World War II, went to college on the GI Bill, and earned a Ph.D. at age 49. This happens in America.”

Jamie Yoko, Granger

“I’m a Democrat because I believe everyone should have the same rights.”

Cheri Smith, South Bend

“I’m a Democrat because this is the party that cares about the future of our country, particularly with regards to our environment, education, and healthcare.”

Rosemary Bell, South Bend

“I’m a Democrat because I believe in caring for those less fortunate and standing up for the rights of all people, not just people like me.”

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