A Platform for the People
Super PACs take the power away from the people and give it to corporations and the wealthy. Private donations to politicians and campaigns should be banned and a clean public financing system must be implemented to end the takeover of our government by billionaires. Americans deserve free and fair elections . The Supreme Court has effectively legalized bribery. It’s time for an Article 5 convention to take our Democracy back from the oligarchy of the wealthy, and it's time to give power back to the people.
Build the Energy System of the Future
The world’s climate is changing; there is overwhelming evidence that without drastic action, we have already compromised our future ability to produce food and sustain wild populations of plants and animals. We must address systemic causes of climate change with urgency. I support a Green New Deal, which will provide tremendous employment opportunities for Americans at all levels of education while re-establishing the U.S. as a global leader in the fight against climate change.
Guarantee Healthcare to Everyone
For-profit healthcare has created inequality in quality of care, excluded the most vulnerable from the system, and enabled pharmaceutical-centric healthcare models to dominate the medical field. Not every problem we face has an easy fix; this one does! From my first day in office, I will co-sponsor the current incarnation of a Medicare for All bill to ensure no American ever has to worry about healthcare again.
If you’re a Millennial like me, you’ve probably never lived in an America at peace. We spend more on our military than the next 8 countries combined, yet necessary social safety nets for everyday Americans continue to make their way to the chopping block. This is outrageous, and demands immediate action. I will fight tooth and nail to make sure we stop interventionism, re-assert Congress’s exclusively enumerated power to declare war, cut wasteful military spending, and prioritize the needs of the people.
Lift The Burden Of Student Debt
The total student loan debt of our country now exceeds all credit card debt. Combined with 45 years of wage stagnation, rapidly increasing cost-of-living, and a workforce that is retiring later, we have saddled an entire generation with a big, ugly economic anchor. This is why I support tuition-free public colleges and universities, and immediate, proactive effort to relieve the massive hindrance to our young workers with student loans.
Raise the Minimum Wage
The wages of America’s working people are not keeping pace with the economic value they produce. The economic data is in: that growth has gone straight into the pockets of corporate executives. It’s time for a change. I support a $15 federal minimum wage, tied to inflation, as a good corrective measure for our workers. We cannot expect the people who cook our food, care for our children, and staff the stores in our communities to live on starvation wages; the wealthiest nation on Earth can do better.