Vision and Values

We are committed to fighting for the freedom and dignity of all people. We fight against the toxic cultures and systemic power structures that historically and currently dehumanize women, people of color, the LGBTQ+ community, and low-income and underserved communities.

When we build a new majority within the Franklin County Democratic Party, we will:

  • Democratize and re-energize the county party
  • Cultivate leaders at all levels
  • Redefine what it means to be a Central Committee member

Our Values

We trust in people and our capacity to make decisions for our communities.

We work toward a fairer and more equitable economy and society.

When democratic participation is small and people are divided, the wealthy and powerful win. When we all come together, we can transform our communities.

We aim to help build a society that embraces new tools and processes for sharing and cooperation.

We help create more sustainable, vibrant and resilient communities.

We believe decision-making should be open, transparent, collaborative and focused on those who will be most impacted. We aim to rebuild trust in our neighborhoods and provide people with meaningful opportunities to provide feedback and input.

Our Vision

Here’s our vision for the future of the Franklin County Democratic Party:

Here’s our vision for the role of Central Committee members:

How will we achieve our vision?

First, we need to understand political power and how to build it at a local level. Watch this video to learn more about “how to work the political machine.”

Second, we need to understand the Franklin County Democratic Party apparatus. Here’s a brief overview:

Every four years, primary voters elect 152 people all across the county to serve as a “ward” representative on the Franklin County Democratic Party Central Committee.

The Central Committee makes decisions for the party. Their primary function is to determine which candidates are on the “sample ballot.”

A much smaller group makes initial decisions about which candidates run and which candidates receive support from the party machine. The Central Committee is intentionally kept a secret, so a small group of people can maintain power and control.