At the beginning of the year, the Washington State Democrats released the above video. We also asked for your input about why you're a Democrat.

The response was overwhelming.

We heard from folks in every corner of the state who wanted to share their stories and tell us what Democratic values and policies mean to them. This website is the collection of those stories.

While people's reasons for being a Democrat differ, there are common themes that flow through all of their stories -- some of the themes we touched on in our initial video in January.

Being a Democrat is about community. It's about having your neighbor's back, and knowing they'll have yours. It's about knowing that when you feel the most alone, you're not.