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Purpose

The purpose of WPDS shall be to work toward restoration of citizen ownership of our
democracy by mobilizing grassroots participation in the political process; to support
candidates and issues through a combination of education, community organizing, and
direct action at the local, state and national levels; to hold elected officials accountable to
the electorate; and to promote progressive policies.

Progressive policies include but are not limited to universal health care; human and civil
rights for all under the law; protection of our environment; fair trade; abolition of the
death penalty; and promoting fairness, peace, justice and sustainability within our
community, our state, our country and the world. The progressive guiding principles of
WPDS may be found in the Statement of Principles of the Progressive Caucus of the
California Democratic Party.