Issues and Actions

Fighting for economic justice
With legislation that helps ALL of us in the short-term by implementing the five things we all agree on

  1. Get money out of campaigns and politics!

  2. Quality public pre-K-16 education 

  3. Universal Healthcare for all

    1. The right for women to manage their healthcare without impediments of any kind from any person or institution

    2. Treatment for addictions, not punishment

    3. Legalized medical marijuana

    4. Expansion of HIV education and treatment in South Carolina

    5. An end to profiteering off the misfortune of others

  4. STRENGTHENED SOCIAL SECURITY WITH PAYMENTS THAT REFLECT THE COST OF LIVING IN AMERICA TODAY

  5. FULL LIFETIME SUPPORT FOR OUR MILITARY VETERANS. IF WE CAN SPEND A MILLION DOLLARS TO TRAIN A MAN TO BECOME A KILLING MACHINE, WE CAN SPEND A MILLION DOLLARS WHEN HE GETS OUT TO TRAIN HIM TO BE A PRODUCTIVE MEMBER OF A PEACEFUL SOCIETY  

Then let's work on the things that will make america what we've always known it can be.

  • A minimum wage that is a living wage

  • Guaranteed family leave, Maternity leave, sick leave, and vacation

  • Financial support for local small businesses and entrepreneurial education programs

  • An end to corporate welfare and cronyism for the Fortune 1000 companies

  • The right to collective bargaining and organizing for all employees

  • International trade agreements that mutually benefit average people for the long-term betterment of all of civilization, not agreements that only provide short-term benefits to the already rich

  • A fair, humane and economically sound immigration policy that acknowledges the coming wave of climate change refugees as demonstrated by the Syrian exodus into Europe

  • A PATH TO CITIZENSHIP FOR EVERYONE LIVING IN aMERICA 

  • Affordable, safe and convenient housing at numerous price points that includes the homeless

  • Planning for a gradual retreat from rising seas that outlaws profiteering

  • Sensible gun purchase and ownership laws that reduce gun deaths by half or more

  • Full support for our current military service members - no more wars for profit

  • A "citizen's justice system" that presumes innocence, not a "criminal justice system"

    • A "nobody dies" policy for all police actions, as practiced by other countries

    • Rehab not revenge for the incarcerated 

    • An end to the school to prison pipeline

    • Demilitarization of police forces

    • Elimination of the slavery exception clause in the 13th Amendment

  • A regulated and legal cannabis and hemp industry 

  • An end to voter suppression and election fraud 

  • An end to institutionalized racism in all its forms

  • Equal opportunity, pay, justice and rights for ALL of us regardless of gender expression, race, culture, religion, sexual orientation, political affiliation, health, wealth, abilities, country of birth, or native language!  

Long-term Investments that ensure our kids, grandkids and all of humanity will live long and prosper

  • AN END TO AMERICAN IMPERIALIST MILITARY INTERVENTIONS THAT GET OUR KIDS KILLED ONLY TO PROTECT AN OUTDATED AND DESTRUCTIVE ENERGY SYSTEM BASED ON FOSSIL FUELS

  • A RECOGNITION THAT WE CAN'T KILL THE BAD GUYS NEARLY AS FAST AS WE CAN CREATE THEM BY MAKING THEM HATE US. IT'S TIME TO TRY OUTSIDE-THE-BOX THINKING IN THE MIDDLE EAST so fewer people have a reason to hate the US and all it represents.  

  • Public infrastructure improvements to ensure a better society for our kids and grandkids, one that doesn't require automobiles to survive

  • A carbon-free economy

  • Local entrepreneurs

  • American kids = Global citizens

  • Responsible Corporations

  • American Jobs program

  • Invest local not global

  • Greed Management - as a form of risk management. We know how personal greed destroys everything. It's time we legislated against its worst effects

  • Fair markets, not free markets that allow established businesses to keep new businesses from competing

  • Healing the earth, so our kids and grandkids have enough biodiversity in their environment to survive into the future

  • Saving the humans, by preparing for rising seas with a graceful retreat from the coasts that saves family wealth and prohibits profiteering off the misfortune of lowcountry residents forced to relocate to higher ground

  • Finding planet “B”