We are Democrats for many reasons. As Democrats, we focus on what we are for, not what we are against:
Voting rights for all citizens. Every citizen should have access to the polls.
The social safety net, Social Security and Medicare etc. not being privatized.
Public schools. Public tax money should be spent to educate our young not create a profit.
Unions for workers’ rights. Equal treatment, equal pay (for both men and women) and job protection (this is not a job guarantee).
Protecting our environment.
A fair tax system.
Equal rights for all citizens despite their race, religion, sexuality and gender identity. Discrimination is wrong.
The elimination of fraud, waste and abuse within government.
Taking care of our veterans, not the Military Industrial Complex.
Using our military for self-defense, not regime change.
There are many other things that we are. We encourage you to consider joining us in our pursuit of fairness, of equality and the protection and growth of the middle class. We are inviting you to join us in the discussions to further these positive ideas. We look forward to meeting you. If you are interested in getting to know us better or need additional info, please contact us or follow us on Facebook.
County Chairman: Roger Gauthier
Vice Chairwoman: Joanne Cromley
Treasurer: Linda Rogers
Corresponding Secretary: Cyndi Kress
Recording Secretary: Susan Gauthier
After more than a half-century of trying to achieve universal health care, we have made the largest stride our country has ever taken toward that dream. The Michigan Democratic Party holds firm the belief that no Michigan citizen should be without access to affordable, quality health care. To that end, the MDP maintains that the best way to achieve universal health care is through a federal, single-payer system. The Cheboygan County Democratic Party supports expanded health care for all who live or work in Cheboygan County. This must include the many seasonal workers in our county and must also include adequate programs for those who need help escaping addictions.
Our Michigan is a very special place. To generations who have moved here and generations yet to come, Michigan’s appealing beauty and natural resources offer wonderful benefits. The Cheboygan County Democratic Party has called for a restriction of the cargo in the Line 5 pipeline under the Straits of Mackinac. We support all efforts to transition to renewable energy, noting that nuclear is not a renewable energy source. We support a fair, effective, county-wide recycling program.
Michigan workers must be able to earn wages which provide them and their families with a sustainable standard of living without depending on help from other sources. The Cheboygan County Democratic Party echoes this call for a living wage for all workers in Cheboygan County. We note that the poverty level in Cheboygan County is higher than the state average. Establishing a living wage would be a positive step toward addressing this situation.
Education has long been the means that people rely upon to achieve a better quality of life. The Cheboygan County Democratic Party supports the creation of more opportunities for post-secondary education and specialized training in Cheboygan County. We also support increased emphasis on environmental education at all levels.