A Platform Democrats Can Fight For

Opinion polls in the United States demonstrate that these policy positions are overwhelmingly popular. Indeed, throughout the industrialized world these ideas are considered moderate. This is a movement about freedom and justice. And it’s a movement of, by, and for working people. If the Democrats refuse to embrace this platform, they’ll continue to lose, either to Republicans or to us.

Transform Our Economy
We need a bold economic vision that will both reclaim lost capital and put money back in the pockets of hard-working Americans, and create millions of new jobs for those who have been left out of the workforce.
Enact a Federal Jobs Guarantee

The idea behind a federal jobs guarantee is that anyone who wants to work and contribute but can’t find a way to do that in the economy can do that. A federal jobs guarantee program would establish a floor for wages and benefits for the nation’s workforce. This program would provide a baseline minimum wage of $15 an hour and guarantee for public workers a basic benefits package, including healthcare and childcare. By investing in our own workforce, we can lift thousands of American families out of poverty and get people to work doing the work that needs to be done.

Secure a Living Wage and Tie it to Inflation
Create the Renewable Energy Revolution
Build the New New Deal
Block Bad Trade Deals
End Tax Dodging and Loopholes
End Unnecessary Wars and Nation Building
Protect Our Rights
The growing disparities in income and wealth among our nation’s citizenry have long-term impacts on our population — for wealth accumulation, debt reduction, and educational attainment.
Healthcare as A Right

The United States should catch up to every other modern nation and implement a single payer, Medicare for All system. There’s no reason we can’t be #1 in the world instead of #37. It’s time to end the destruction of American health care by rapacious, price gouging, for-profit, private health insurance middlemen.

Tuition-Free Public Colleges and Trade Schools
Defend Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid
Ensure Paid Vacation Time, Sick Time, Family Leave, Childcare
Fight For Racial Justice
Protect Women’s Rights
Combat Homelessness
Law Enforcement Reform
Enact Common-Sense Gun Regulation
Voting Rights
Defend Our Democracy
We cannot afford to continue partisan jockeying on these issues; there is too much at stake. Americans must be provided a better chance to succeed in the face of rising income inequality and continued machinations by corporate giants.
Abolish ICE

ICE was created in 2003 as a reaction to 9/11. Since then, it has turned into a state-funded terror group that regularly violates basic human rights. We don't need a special enforcement agency for undocumented immigrants. We can rely on our existing criminal justice agency to arrest those who have committed a crime, just like we did before 2003.

End Corruption
Stop Constitutional Overreaches
Reform Our Criminal Justice System
Implement Comprehensive Immigration Reform
No Longer Sell Arms to Human Rights Violators
End the Failed War on Drugs
Abolish the Death Penalty
Oppose Bigotry
Defend Net Neutrality