United Democrats of Washington County, Md.
The United Democrats of Washington County (UDWC) was formed in 2015 as an activist, inclusive grassroots organization to revitalize local Democrats and take political action on the local, state and national levels. We welcome and encourage the participation of all who are registered as Democrats in Washington County. See our About page for more information.
UDWC Statement on Discrimination and Racism
We, the United Democrats of Washington County, stand together with people of all colors, creeds, nationalities, sexualities, and abilities to break down the barriers of white privilege, hate, discrimination, and racism and to help pave the way for the promise of our Constitution to truly extend to all Americans.
Our goal is to help both ourselves and others identify and call out racism and discrimination, followed by teachable solutions. This does not mean that we will always get it exactly right. It does mean that our efforts will be directed toward true equality.
Life can be a struggle for everyone, so it is sometimes difficult to see the advantages white people hold and to identify where privilege exists. We must learn how to better fuel our empathy and understanding from the perspective of those who are not white, and to speak and act accordingly. This is imperative to complete our “more perfect union” and live together in sharing the bounty of human rights envisioned for all.
Congratulations to UDWC member Margaret Yaukey, who won a seat on the Williamsport Town Council in the March 1, 2021 election.
UDWC Statement on the Assault on the U.S. Capitol
The January 6, 2021 mob attack upon the United States Capitol was a shameful and reprehensible affront to our democracy. The United Democrats of Washington County Maryland condemn it unequivocally.
Our Constitution protects the rights of free speech and assembly. The Constitution does not protect mob violence, threats to harm public officials, assaults on law enforcement officers, or damage to government buildings. Those who engage in such actions commit crimes. Our criminal justice system must hold them accountable.
We will do all we can to support efforts that ensure that the perpetrators, instigators and collaborators of these seditious acts be held accountable, especially those public officials who violated their oaths of office to "support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic." We will also encourage those who have been silent about these actions to come forward to condemn them for the sake of our democracy.