- Call for an end to the criminalization of the Black and Brown communities, to eradicate poverty, to invest in education, healthcare and the restoration and protection of human rights.
- Call for an end to the official support of any remaining symbols of slavery, and specifically call for the removal of the Confederate battle flag from all government buildings.
- Condemn the practice of racial profiling by law enforcement agencies, which are guilty of stopping motorists, harassing individuals, or using unwarranted violence against suspects with no other justification than race or ethnic background.
- Favor strong measures to combat official racism in the forms of police brutality directed against people of color.
- Build programs to assist communities that suffer insufficiencies due to racial discourse.
- Women earn only 77% of men's wages for equal work, despite outnumbering men in the workforce and despite the U.S. 1963 Equal Pay Act, I support intensified effort to see this unfair gap closed, including support for the Paycheck Fairness Act and similar legislation, and greater effort at enforcement.
- Nobody that works 40 hours a week should be living in poverty. We have more families working 2, 3, or 4 jobs just to make ends meet. I support a $15/hr minimum wage increase, phased in over a period of no more than 4 years.
- Call for canceling of student debt. This would be the stimulus package of our dreams, allowing millions of young people the opportunity to buy homes, vehicles, start families, start businesses, and give the economy the biggest boost of our lifetime.
- Overturn Citizens United, giving way to free and fair elections. Getting money out of politics will allow voters to choose candidates by their ideals, not their pockebooks.
Single-Payer Healthcare/Medicare for All:
- The ACA has given access to millions of Americans who otherwise would not have had medical insurance. In the meantime, insurance premiums have skyrockets, out-of-pocket and deductibles have become outrageous. We need to continue our work to provide free basic medical to all as a human right. No person should have to make the decision to go to the doctor or pay their mortgage/rent.
Voting as Right:
- Over the last 15 years, voting has become more difficult for many Americans, from voter registration requirements, to access to polling places, to polling hours.
- Call for automatic voter registration on 18th birthday.
- Election day should be a National Holiday, or we should allow for a several day voting period at polling places, to allow more voters greater access to the voting process.
- Ban party registration requirements in states that currently require party registration to vote in primaries.
- Allow for same day registration at polling places.