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Our Platform

Last modified: August 8th, 2019

We believe that a comprehensive platform should be developed democratically at a National Convention, however we do offer the following preliminary outline:

Our aim is to enhance participatory democracy, protect inalienable rights, steward a sustainable environment, and promote the general welfare of the people of the United States of America. It is our hope that our work will help build a political revolution on behalf of economic, social, and environmental justice, as follows:

  1. ECONOMIC JUSTICE: We recognize that we are living in the wealthiest country in human history, yet so many have so little while a small handful of people have so much. Progressives are the only viable leaders that can credibly address the destructive effects of extreme wealth inequality. We are the only ones that refuse the culture and practice of corporate contributions in politics; we understand that working people are not fully represented in a society that accepts corporate personhood. We recognize that the economic challenges we face as Americans can differ between diverse communities and regions. We believe the economy should be democratically owned and controlled in order to serve the needs of the many, not to make profits for the few.
  2. SOCIAL JUSTICE: As Progressives, we understand that all oppressions are interrelated, yet at the core is the underlying question of how we treat each other. We therefore believe in eliminating institutional racism against people of color. We believe in gender equality, equal rights for the LGBTQIA community, the full inclusion of people with disabilities, and protections for immigrants and refugees. We support election integrity, and the right to vote.
  3. ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE: Ecology is the bedrock of our society, including our health, quality of life, and economy. As Progressives, we inherently work to safeguard this foundation, yet understand that there will be limited meaningful progress in addressing climate change and other environmental degradation without simultaneous progress in the areas of economic and social justice. We support divestment from the fossil fuel industry, a transition to renewable energy, and the sustainable use of natural resources.