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A Platform to Affirm Fundamental Human Rights [View all]

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First, let's thank Eleanors38, WillyT, and EEO for their help in creating this platform.

Please review this list of 6 Fundamental Rights:

1. The Right to Live
The fundamental right of an Individual

2. The Right to Equal Justice
Every civil liberty is built on this principle

3. The Right to Equal Opportunity
Personal growth is a basic human need - we must provide a level playing field

4. The Right to a Strong Social Safety Net
The measure of a civilization is how it treats its weakest members

5. The Right to Responsible Government
Government must be responsive to the Common Good

6. The Right to True Democracy
The fundamental right of a Society

The principles compiled and categorized below, as collectively voiced by this Group, are offered as some means by which our Fundamental Rights can be protected.

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A Platform to Affirm Fundamental Human Rights

  1. Right to Live

    • Abolish the Death Penalty

    • Food-Water-Air-Environment

      • Strengthen Environmental Protections/Regulations

      • Abolish Fracking

      • Protect ANWAR

      • End Subsidies for big Agro Companies

    • Shelter

      • Affordable housing

      • Foreclosure Protections

      • Regulate Property Tax Seizure

    • Health

      • Medicare for all/Single Payer

      • Treat Drug Addicts as Patient, not Criminals


  2. Right to Equal Justice

    • Marriage Equality

    • Immigration Reform

    • Wage Equality

    • Restore habeas corpus

    • Sovereignty over our bodies

    • Sovereignty over our identities


  3. Right to Equal Opportunity

    • Living wage

    • Free Higher Education

    • College Debt Jubilee

    • Strengthen Union Protections

    • National Jobs Corps

      • Rebuild our Roads & Bridges

      • Rebuild our Telecommunications & Power Grids

      • Rebuild our Dams, Levees, & Waterways

      • Rebuild our Public Schools, Libraries, Hospitals, & Community Centers

      • Rebuild our National, State, & Local Parks


  4. Right to a Strong Social Safety Net

    • Protect Social Security

      • Repay the Debt

      • Increase the Cap

      • No Chained CPI
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    • Expand Medicare/Universal Health Care

    • Expand SNAP (food stamps)

      • Children

      • Elderly

    • Protect Public K-12 Education


  5. Right to a Responsible Government

    • Taxes

      • Tax US Corporations that off-shore jobs

      • Tax Capital gains as regular wages

      • Expand tax credits for small-business start-ups

      • Expand the Earned Income Tax Credit

    • Spending

      • Top to Bottom Overhaul of Defense Budget

      • End No-Bid Federal Contracts

      • End Subsidies for Big Oil, Big Agro, and Big Banks

      • Invest in Renewable Energy Resources

    • Oversight

      • Restore the Glass-Steagall Act

      • Restore Fairness Doctrine

      • Return to Trust Busting

      • Mandate an Aggressive, Populist Justice Department

      • Classify Internet as a Public Utility

    • Environment

      • Strengthen the EPA

      • Acknowledge and act on climate change

  6. Right to Democracy

    • Constitutional Right to Vote

      • Restore All Elements of the Voting Rights Act

    • Abolish Citizens United

    • Abolish Corporate Personhood

    • Campaign Finance Reform

      • No Foreign donations

      • Publicly Funded Elections

    • End Electoral College

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