Bound by the Constitution of the United States of America and the Constitution of the State of Utah, aware that a political party must be responsive to be worthy of responsibility, and recognizing that a party which asks for the people’s trust must prove that it trusts the people, we pledge ourselves to open, honest ideals in the workings of this party, and to that end elect those Democrats to local, state, and national office who will best represent and carry out those principles set forth herein.
These words are from the Preamble of the Utah Democratic Party’s Constitution. Integral to our party’s mission to elect Democrats is the bond of trust between the party and those we seek to represent. Trust in American institutions is at an all-time low, and this is a major reason a Democratic Party with every demographic advantage has virtually no power in America today.
My primary goal as Utah’s Chair has been to earn back the public’s trust in our Party, and that goal must guide our actions and public conduct this election season. This is the long view, and to build a formidable party we will need to place our faith in the process. Integrity matters.
Next year, our organizing year, we can take a scalpel and/or a hatchet to that process. But with the clock clicking down towards Election Day, it is now our duty to focus all efforts on supporting our nominees up and down the ballot to victory, just as our nominees have a duty to best represent and carry out the principles of our party.
We are unified in purpose and we must be likewise unified in action. We need volunteers to knock doors, make phone calls, and support our statewide organizers in the field and at UDP HQ in Salt Lake. Now is the time to rally together.
Utah Democratic Party Chair