∼The 2017 Democratic Party Platform∼

Fractal31The 2017 Democratic Party platform is exceptional and an inspiring statement of values embracing The Common Good. This platform is truly the political version of The Golden Rule. The year 2017 is a good time to re-vision the party as :The Democratic Party, Serving The Common Good.”

“What for decades was unsayable is now being said out loud – free college tuition, double the minimum wage, 100 percent renewable energy. And the crowds are cheering. With so much encouragement, who knows what’s next? Reparations for slavery and colonialism? A guaranteed annual income? Democratic worker co-ops as the centerpiece of a green jobs program? Why not? The intellectual fencing that has constrained the left’s imagination for so long is lying twisted on the ground. A movement with a bold plan for humanizing and democratizing our common lives for The Common Good will feel like a path to an exciting, never-before-attempted future.”  – Naomi Klein, political writer

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Reprinted from 2016 Democratic Party Platform where you can read more detailed descriptions of this platform.

“Every four years, the Democratic Party puts together our party platform, the ideas and beliefs that govern our party as a whole. What follows is our 2016 platform — our most progressive platform in our party’s history and a declaration of how we plan to move America forward. Democrats believe that cooperation is better than conflict, unity is better than division, empowerment is better than resentment, and bridges are better than walls.”

CONTENTS


RAISE INCOMES AND RESTORE ECONOMIC SECURITY FOR THE MIDDLE CLASS

CREATE GOOD-PAYING JOBS

FIGHT FOR ECONOMIC FAIRNESS AND AGAINST INEQUALITY

BRING AMERICANS TOGETHER AND REMOVE BARRIERS TO OPPORTUNITIES

PROTECT VOTING RIGHTS, FIX OUR CAMPAIGN FINANCE SYSTEM, AND RESTORE OUR DEMOCRACY

COMBAT CLIMATE CHANGE, BUILD A CLEAN ENERGY ECONOMY, SECURE ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE

PROVIDE QUALITY AND AFFORDABLE EDUCATION

ENSURE THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF ALL AMERICANS

PRINCIPLED LEADERSHIP

SUPPORT OUR TROOPS AND KEEP FAITH WITH OUR VETERANS

CONFRONT GLOBAL THREATS

PROTECT OUR VALUES

A LEADER IN THE WORLD

 

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