DCDW was founded in February 2004 as the contentious presidential race was starting. The turnout was amazing at that first historical meeting, and soon afterwards our membership had more than doubled.
Those in attendance were able to capture the high energy of that first meeting by immediately asking for committee volunteers and setting up the next meeting to elect the first DCDW slate of officers. In order to elect a Democratic President decisions had to be made, and a strategy to make our voices heard was born.
The short history of DCDW has already included political candidates from the membership, including University Regent, US Congressional candidate, elected School Board members, County Commissioner candidates, and State Assembly candidates.
To be a powerful force building the future of American democracy
To promote social and economic security, equality, justice, and opportunity for all.
To provide grassroots input into the political process, identify and promote local, regional, state, and national political issues and positions embraced by Douglas County Democratic Women. To be an effective action forum supporting candidates and issues.
- It is our duty to protect and defend our environment
- Everyone deserves access to quality health care
- An educated citizenry is essential to a functioning democracy
- Truth is at the core of a democratic society
Click below for a downloadable DCDW Membership Application