Democrats are passionate advocates for social and economic equality, and are dedicated to defending the middle class and those striving to join it. They believe in fairness, justice and equality for all, and favor greater government intervention in the economy, while opposing government involvement in private non-economic affairs. Democrats are committed to protecting the environment, equal pay, and fighting against special interests. They strive to create an economy that works for everyone, not just the wealthy few.
To fund initiatives, Democrats often support a progressive tax. In addition, they are passionate advocates for civil rights of minorities, and support a safety net for people in need, including Medicaid and food stamps. Democrats also believe that all citizens should have access to quality education, healthcare, and a secure retirement. They are dedicated to improving the lives of families across the country through gun control, less stringent immigration laws, and worker rights.