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Welcome to the new Democrats.org. Today we’ve launched a new website and updated our look. We are focused on how Democrats can come together to win elections and move America forward. We are also proud of our party's past. We've fought to make our country better—not for a select few, but for all Americans.

The new Democrats.org gives the Democratic Party a home for powerful tools that will empower Democrats across the country to connect with one another and with the party. It shows that we're ready to use every single tool in our toolbox—from the tried and true to the best of the new—to help the President and Democratic leaders to keep moving our country forward.

Throughout history, Democrats have worked from the ground up to bring about change that matters. The look and feel of the new website reflects that commitment to local, grassroots organizing. We’re going to share the information people want and need so they can connect with state parties, as well as local candidates and campaigns, to spread the word about our work, and to help elect Democrats in their communities.

The website also serves as a window into what Democrats are doing, all across the country. There is no single picture of a Democrat. Our party is as diverse as it is large. Like Democratic President Andrew Jackson throwing open the doors of the White House to the American public—today's Democratic Party welcomes all comers.

I’m sure you’ll also notice our new look. Some may think: it’s just a logo—it’s just a brand. Well I don’t believe the Democratic Party is a logo or a brand—we are much more than that. We are Democrats. We create change that matters. Ours is a party of ideas and ideals, of policies and people, history and purpose.

So call it what you will—this new identity for our party captures the spirit that unites us all. Democrats—all of us—are working for the change that matters.

In the most challenging periods of American history, Democrats dreamed of a brighter future. In the face of America’s biggest challenges, Democrats have fought for solutions that benefit the American people and set a positive example for the world.

That’s why I’m proud to be a Democrat.

Growing up in Kansas City, Harry Truman—the former President and the man from Independence – was very much a local hero. And I got the sense—from him and from others—that the Democratic Party was the party that stood tall around the world and pushed for greater equality at home. That took special care to watch out for those in need. That stood up for all Americans, for our American future, and for the American Dream.

That’s our party. We are Democrats. And we’re delivering change that matters.

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