East Hillsborough Democratic Club




Our core values include a stronger economy, better quality education, an improved health care system, support for families and communities, protection of the environment, and greater American effectiveness in the world.

If by a "Liberal" they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people — their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights, and their civil liberties — if that is what they mean by a "Liberal," then I'm proud to say I'm a "Liberal.“

                                              - John F Kennedy (May 29, 1917 – Nov. 22, 1963)

Here’s what some of our members have to say about what it means to be a democrat:

I Believe it is the role of government to take care of those unable to speak, act, or educate

Holly Janis

I believe in equal rights for all

I love my grandchildren. I want them to have a safer, cleaner, fairer, healthier, and more just country.

Human rights for everyone - not just the rich.

I believe the democrats represent the majority of the people. They believe all people should be made equally.

I believe Democrats are the party of the middle-class and working people.

The openness we feel toward everyone, no matter color, religion or not. Our ability to look ahead and not cling to old outdates ideas. Believing we can work with government to achieve goals. I am proud to be a Democrat.

Mary Sheppard

Freedom of speech  - Reality

Criminal Justice Platform

i believe the Democratic party is the best chance we have to obtain justice for All. Both criminal and economic. It is the party most suited to assure that all people have equal rights and a planet that supports life.

Chris Radulich

Because I believe that in order for our voices to be heard, we need to elect people that will be our voices and fight for us.  Our founding fathers said it . . . We the people!  They not say, only the property owners, business owners and those that  make $250,000 per year will reap the benefits of our labor.  It's for all Americans, those born here and those that have come to this great country and have become citizens.

  - Michele Yarbrough, Seffner​​

  • In a Stronger America:  We believe in a stronger economy, education, healthcare system, families, communities, environment and effectiveness in the world.
  • Broader Prosperity:  Free markets are not free. They are built to benefit someone. That doesn't make for the broadest prosperity. They should be built for the widest possible prosperity.
  • A Better Future:  All Americans deserve a better future - economically, educationally, environmentally. Lowering taxes for the elite rich and defunding programs such as Head Start doesn't propose a better future for all.
  • An Effective Government:  Smaller government doesn't always mean better - sometimes it just means ending social programs. Americans deserve an effective government.
  • Mutual Responsibility:  Conservative family values center around "every man for himself," discipline/punishment and are hierarchical. We believe in equal, two-way, shared responsibility that is built around caring and strength.

These beliefs were created from the Democratic Party platform, the Wellstone model and G. Lakoff's written works.

Other values that guide the EHDC include:

  • Securing our nation while protecting our civil rights and liberties;
  • Strong economic growth and expanding opportunities for all;
  • Affordable healthcare for all;
  • Retirement security; and
  • Open, honest, and accountable government.