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Am I a Democrat or Republican?



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This page is currently being updated. Until then, we encourage you to visit the national party websites to learn more about the platforms of the Republican and Democrat parties.

Additionally, be sure to listen closely to the words of the party leaders' full speeches--not the sound bites the media shares. We encourage you to visit the websites of these leaders and read their press releases, as they are carefully crafted by their own staff. It is easy for phrases to be taken out of contest and shared multiple times in ways that do not accurately represent the individual.

It is also important to visit the websites of those who have run for office in the past and have not been elected. What was the individual's platform? Did the majority of the party vote for that individual? That would indicate they represent their party's views. If not, it would indicate they do not represent the majority in their party.

To continue your research, look up how the individual has voted. (See our page on Voting for links.) Look up the supporting organizations.


Democratic Party Platform

From the website: 2016 platform -- our most progressive platform in our party's history and a declaration of how we plan to move America forward. This party platform was voted on and passed by our membership at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia in 2016. The platform will be updated and re-approved at the 2020 Democratic National Convention.

Republican Party Platform

From the website: With this platform, we the Republican Party reaffirm the principles that unite us in a common purpose.


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