The following is an excerpt from the WSDC 2022 Platform, approved June 25, 2022:
Health care is a basic human right. Our government should guarantee accessible, high-quality, free at the point of use healthcare for all by law. Patients must have the right to access and choose between all lawful medical treatment options, without hindrance by institutions exercising religious doctrine and regardless of ability to pay. A strong public health system is essential to the well-being of all residents and the health and economic security of this country. As a caring community, we must provide a safety net of social services that meets the basic needs of people, especially those on the margins of society, so they can attain their full potential. The second amendment right to own firearms is subject to reasonable regulation and laws should protect the lives of all people, especially vulnerable populations, such as our school children, from gun violence.
You can find resolutions passed by the WSDCC related to this section of the platform below:
- Health Care
- Human Services
- Gun Safety and Reform