Speakers During DNC Shows Democrats’ True Colors

Speakers During DNC Shows Democrats’ True Colors

iVoterGuide: Your ‘GPS’ for Navigating the Changes Made to The Basic Statement of Beliefs for Democratic Candidates

August 24, 2020

AUSTIN, Texas—Last week’s Democratic National Convention included a line-up of speakers reflecting the current direction of the Democratic Party – and encapsulating their vision for the future. Additionally, last Tuesday night, the delegates approved a new party platform containing statements addressing where Democrats stand on the issues, but the fundamentals of the party seem to be quietly shifting.

Passage of the party platform is critical and serves as a basic statement of beliefs for Democratic candidates, and yet it was perhaps one of the most overlooked parts of the convention. Why?

iVoterGuide President, Debbie Wuthnow, says, “National party conventions provide unique opportunities for each party to put their best foot forward and highlight speakers and topics they believe represent not only the present, but the future, of their party.” 

Conventions are a time for each party to build the narrative of what they are “selling” the American people.  “At iVoterGuide, we believe that voters should not only listen to what candidates say, but even more importantly, should look at what candidates and elected officials actually do,” says Wuthnow. “That’s why we work hard to provide scorecards, endorsements, contributions, and questionnaires from many of the people you’ve heard from at the Convention, from Biden and Harris to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Jim Clyburn, iVoterGuide gives you important information on what the candidates have done – not just what they say they’ll do.”

iVoterGuide reminds voters that the letters, ‘D,’ ‘R,’ ‘I’ or other letters after candidates’ names on their ballots are not random. Each candidate has to choose which party’s platform most represents their views and the fundamentals of those views are reflected in each party’s platform. This past Tuesday night, the Democrats adopted an updated platform with the most notable differences being around climate change and COVID-19. But where does each party stand on issues most important to voters?

“iVoterGuide provides the answers by giving you side-by-side comparisons of the party platforms on the right to life, religious liberty, immigration, health care, foreign policy, and the economy,” says Wuthnow. “We encourage all voters to take a look at our issue pages and see which party really represents your views.”

Providing the most comprehensive, educational information on nearly every race in the country, iVoterGuide has researched over 24,000 candidates in more than 11,000 races and offers sample ballots, voting information and candidate evaluations. From election dates to voter registration deadlines and polling locations, iVoterGuide has resources to help turn out 2.2 million voters across all 50 states in the 2020 primary and general elections in order to restore the principles of limited government, free enterprise and traditional American values. Learn more at ivoterguide.com.

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