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Liberalism 101: Guide to the Democratic Party Agenda

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Liberalism 101: Guide to the Democratic Party Agenda

In 2006, the Democratic Party promised to address six important areas in the 110th Congress:

1. Honest and open government.
2. Real security.
3. Energy independence.
4. A healthcare system that works for everyone.
5. Economic prosperity and educational excellent.
6. Retirement security.

The following articles present the Democratic Party Agenda for these areas and issues.

Liberalism 101: Democratic Party Agenda on National Security - Supports a comprehensive national defense that is strong, tough and smart, honors the sacrifices of our troops, their families and veterans, and includes enactment of the 9/11 Commission recommendations.

Liberalism 101: Democratic Party Agenda on Honest & Open Government - Includes real ethics reform and meaningful finance reform to restore accountability, honesty and openness at all levels of government.

Liberalism 101: Democratic Party Agenda on Health Care - Includes providing access to affordable health care and prescription drugs to every American, and investing in vital medical research.

Liberalism 101: Democratic Party Agenda on Economic Prosperity - Includes creation of jobs that stay in America, raising the minimum wage and establishing fair trade agreements to restore economic opportunity for all Americans.

Liberalism 101: Democratic Party Agenda on Retirement Security - Includes pledges to protect Social Security and to fight for pension reform that protects employees.

Liberalism 101: Democratic Party Agenda on the Environment - Expresses the belief that a healthy environment and healthy economy are not mutually exclusive, and that a sensible energy policy is key to both a strong economy and a clean environment.

Liberalism 101: Democratic Party Agenda on Education - Includes expanding opportunity for a quality education for every child and making college more affordable.

Liberalism 101: Democratic Party Agenda on Energy Independence - Aims to reduce U.S. reliance on foreign oil by developing alternative energy sources and technologies and encouraging energy efficiencies.

Liberalism 101: Democratic Party Agenda on Electoral Reform - Includes fair enforcement of basic voting rights for all Americans.

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