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Mission and Purpose

The Yale Law Democrats come from a variety of personal backgrounds and cut across the political spectrum. While we do not all agree on the details of every legislative proposal, there are some basic values that unite Democrats: opportunity, freedom and fairness. We belive in an America that can and will vigorously prosecute the war on terrorism without infringing on our rights or the rights of others. We envision an America where people of all backgrounds have the opportunity to prosper and to secure a better future for their children, and where decent education, including vocational and higher education, is seen as a basic right for all. We envision a country where hospital ER rooms aren't the sole providers of medical care for the poor. We want our government to act as a responsible steward for the environment. And finally, we envision a civic America where all people desire to be engaged in their communities and with their country.