The Horry County Democratic Party fully supports and complies with the South Carolina Democratic Party Platform as well as the Democratic National Committee Platform
We believe... healthcare is a right, not a privilege. The COVID-19 Pandemic has shown how important healthcare is to every American, but especially to those in rural areas and low-income households. The novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 is not the first, nor will it be the last virus that will spread around the world. The federal and state government reaction to a global pandemic can result in containment or chaos and rising mortality rates for months, or even years. There must be a federal plan based on science, not politics, and implemented across the country before another potentially catastrophic pandemic arises.
We believe... the environment must be protected, not just for us, but for future generations and that the infrastructure in South Carolina needs to be drastically improved as it impacts so much more than transportation.
We believe... unity is better than division and we can work together to protect civil rights, voting rights, women’s rights, workers’ rights, LGBTQ rights, and the rights of people with disabilities.
We believe... Black Lives Matter.
We believe... that although the United States Constitution guarantees the right to bear arms, but it does not mean guns should be readily available to anyone who wants one; there must be sensible gun laws to protect all Americans.
We believe... veterans are heroes who should be treated with dignity and respect for their service to America.
We believe... voting is a right that should be protected, not suppressed for political gain.
We believe... Social Security and Medicare are binding contracts between the United States and seniors who need guaranteed healthcare and a pension, which they paid into, when they retire. These programs need to be expanded, not destroyed.
Finally, we believe that we can all work toward a better America for everyone! An America where justice really is blind and where all police can be trusted and respected, not threatening and feared. An America where we never again have to be afraid our hard-won democracy may be destroyed by our elected leaders.
The Horry County Democratic Party would like to thank all of the writers who contributed to these issue papers: John Bitzegaio, Henry Garbelman, Doneva Garcia, Bob Gatty, David Higham, Mike Hodges, Jeremy Holland, V. Susan Hutchinson, Donusia Lipinski, Alex Mendiola, Richard Moniz, Rick Patelunas, Andrew Pauly and Susan Rose McMarr Schroeder.