Many Democrats hide from the progressive title—but not me. I know that Progressives are the future of the Democratic Party and the future of our state and nation. We had a bad year in 2016, but the elections on Nov. 7th, 2017, showed us that the Resistance is winning.
We will continue to win because our message of strengthening the middle class and fighting for just policies resonate all over our country.
Here are some of the Progressive Issues We Believe in:
Single Payer Healthcare
Increasing taxes on the Wealthy
Common Sense Gun Regulation
Good Jobs and the Right to Unionize
Making the Wealthy Pay their Fair Share
Paid Family and Medical Leave
Legalization and Taxation of Marijuana
Criminal Justice Reform
Equal Pay For Equal Work
Political Party Affiliation
Income from investments should be taxed the same as all other income.
I support a Universal Basic Income.
The banking industry bailout was an exercise in corporate welfare.
Citizens should have access to the same level of healthcare as Members of Congress.
As citizens of the US we have the right to access clean water.
It is necessary for our government to regulate industry.
Corporations should favor profits over the communities in which they operate.
Corporations should decide the value of labor without minimum wage restrictions.
Citizens should trust Party Leaders to choose the candidates we will vote on and eliminate the primaries.
The electoral college is necessary to keep things fair in the general Presidential election.
Voter ID laws serve well to help control rampant voter fraud.
We should legalize the recreational use of Marijuana.
Only people who break the law need worry about mass surveillance.
Privatized prison systems are the most effective tool to rehabilitate prisoners.
Immigrants should only be allowed into the country if they share our values and beliefs.
Abortion should be made illegal.
The United States of America should not have to follow International Law from the UN.
The US military and its allies are responsible for increased terrorism activity.
Negotiations are a better path to peace than war fighting efforts.
Privatized Education such as Charter Schools or Private Universities should receive no Taxpayer Funding.
Humanity has a responsibility to reduce pollution and leave Earth to the next generation in a better state than we received it.
We need stricter emissions standards to continue to cut down on pollution.
If a substance is unhealthy to breathe, then machinery shouldn't be allowed to release it into the atmosphere.
Religion has no place in government.
Transgender individuals deserve the right to use the restroom of the gender with which they identify.