"As long as there is plenty, poverty is evil. Government belongs wherever evil needs an adversary and there are people in distress.” ― Robert F. Kennedy
Anderson County Democrats believe in the American dream and idea that anyone can pull themselves up by their bootstraps if they work hard enough. However, if you don't already have boots the American dream is out of reach.
We believe that government should exist to help people get their first pair of boots and to provide a safety net for when things go wrong. In addition we believe that if you get sick, you shouldn't have to choose between keeping your home, feeding your family, and going to the doctor; that our economy should work for everyone, not just the top 1%; that if you work full time you should be able to earn a living wage and an equal wage for equal work regardless of your gender; that we must all pay our fair share of taxes; and that we are stronger together as a community and a county.