Last year, Sheryl Coe and Joan Tyminski-Czapia knew that a Democratic Club was missing in Mt. Arlington. They worked arduously to learn all the ins and outs of forming a club, to recruit members and now one year later have 10 active leaders representing the four districts in town and over 100 members.
Next, the leadership of the club felt it needed a Mission and Value statement that represented what the Mount Arlington Democrats stands for and believes in. We hope the following document represents what our members believe. Please read the following statements and let us know if this reflects your feelings. We would love to hear from you. Tell us what you think by contacting us or coming to our virtual April 12th business meeting at 7:00 pm. We will discuss any suggested changes at this meeting.
— Janet Vignola
Editor, Mount Arlington Democrats
Our Mission Statement
The Mount Arlington Democrats are committed to building a strong organization that will encourage citizens to play an active role through voting, running for office and attending informative meetings. Our work includes but is not limited to supporting the other local, state and national democratic committees and candidates. We resolve to work together towards protecting as well as extending civil rights and liberties, universal health care, affordable housing, equal education, climate change, and strong economic growth.
- All people are entitled to inexpensive health care, affordable housing and to feel safe in their communities.
- Climate change is an ever-present danger and must be controlled.
- In immigration reform that honors our history as a nation of immigrants.
- No person should ever be subjected to bullying, harassment, assault or discrimination because of race, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation, physical disability, economic status or religion.
- In an open, honest, and accountable government at the municipal, county, state and federal levels.
- All students should have equal opportunities to participate in a quality education.
- All citizens should be able to exercise their right to vote without suppression of any kind.
Please take a look at our draft mission statement. If you would like to suggest a change or offer your opinion, please contact us. We will discuss any suggested changes at our April business meeting.