Convention Central: Our Party’s Platform: First Draft
"The unprecedented decision to expand the drafting process of our National Party platform is reflective of our commitment to addressing the needs of all Americans. From the very beginning of this process I have said that finding common ground is not enough, together we must reach higher ground. We must fight for good paying jobs, reforming our criminal justice system and gun safety. The draft platform we have produced in an open and transparent manner reflects our priorities as Democrats and demonstrates our vision for this nation." -- Platform Drafting Committee Chairman & Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-MD)
The draft is based on the input from delegates, party officials and forum participants, and crafted to best represent the values and ideals of the Democratic Party as a whole.