Who We Are

We are the York-Poquoson Democratic Committee (YPDC). 

 

We are a local organization of the Democratic Party of Virginia. 

We are ordinary citizens working to make a difference in York County and Poquoson, Virginia. 

"Political action is the highest responsibility of a citizen."

John F. Kennedy

Subcommittee for Diversity, Equity and Recruitment 

We recognize the need for diversity and equity in our local politics. Join the Diversity, Equity and Recruitment SubcommitteeContact us at: YPDC.DER@gmail.com.

Mission:

  • Increase cultural understanding of social, eductional, health and economic impacts of systemic racial injustice on people of color

  • Understand and influence the legislative and policy processes at county, city, state and national levels in shaping and implementing reforms to improve the quality of life of marginalized communities

  • Recruit and support the election of diverse leaders in county, city, state and national government to reflect the diverse makeup of our population

What Do We Stand For?

The York-Poquoson Democratic Committee is the official representative of the Democratic Party of Virginia for the County of York and the City of Poquoson, Virginia. We believe in the democratic process and the constitutional rule of law. We support the Bill of Rights, and all other explicit or implicit human rights. We believe that the political process should be used for the common good: to solve problems, not to create them. We believe in protecting our environment for the benefit of future generations. We exist to help get Democrats elected locally and on the state and federal level.

 

Democratic Party Platform summarized by Franklin Delano Roosevelt:

“The basic things expected by our people of their political and economic systems are simple. They are: Equality of opportunity for youth and for others. Jobs for those who can work. Security for those who need it. The ending of special privilege for the few. The preservation of civil liberties for all. The enjoyment of the fruits of scientific progress in a wider and constantly rising standard of living. These are the simple, the basic things that must never be lost sight of in the turmoil and unbelievable complexity of our modern world.”

-- Four Freedoms speech, 1941