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The current system is embedded with corruption and entangled in legislation that protects and encourages the oppression of people. These issues require our party's immediate attention.

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"Corporate person-hood" and "Corporate free speech" are incompatible with democracy. We believe corporate voices should be constitutionally prohibited from political participation.

Large corporate banking institutions continue to destabilize our economy. We support breaking up large corporate banks, encouraging the growth of community-based credit unions, and developing public banking options.

We call for a universal Right to Vote with automatic voter registration and ballots that allow us to rank candidates in order of preference. We call for an end to voter suppression, the electoral college, and politically gerrymandered districts.

The United States is the leading arms dealer to the world and our engagement in that industry further destabilizes the world. We call for an end to bombing foreign nations, military bases occupying foreign countries, massive Pentagon and military spending, and the U.S. Government's sanction and approval of perpetual nationalistic profit-seeking interference in the sovereignty of other nations.

Our most vulnerable citizens are our future citizens. Mass deportations rip our people from their communities, destabilizing their families and traumatizing them against our nation. Mass deportations are the barbarism and cruelty expressed by xenophobic policy. They have no place in a country built by immigrant populations.

We recognize that all people are equally deserving of basic human rights and dignity. We will work tirelessly to bring Americans all the basic human rights afforded to them under International Human Rights Law, including freedom from discrimination.

"Corporate person-hood" and "Corporate free speech" are incompatible with democracy. We believe corporate voices should be constitutionally prohibited from political participation.

We stand in solidarity with the Movement for Black Lives, its leaders, its supporters, and its protesters as they demand an end to institutional racism and police brutality. We will use their understanding and principals to guide legislation surrounding law enforcement practices. We begin with demanding an end to federal funding for police militarization and the racist "War on Drugs"
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We respect tribal nations and governments and their autonomous self-governance and demand the U.S. government respect and honor the treaties they have made with those nations and governments.

The United States is the leading arms dealer to the world.
We call for an immediate end to the bombing of foreign nations, military bases occupying foreign soil, massive U.S. military spending, and the U.S. role as leading arms dealer to the world.

We believe healthcare is a human right and support Medicare For All and Disability Integration Act legislation.

We believe there is opportunity to protect and preserve our environment, produce what our people need sustainably and responsibly, and provide well paying jobs in green industries and in the development of green technologies. We support Green New Deal legislation as proposed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

We believe we should halt new construction of oil pipelines and coal terminals. We believe in a graduated shut down of fossil fuel extraction and an end to fracking. We demand a just transition for all energy industry workers and those in interdependent industries.

A college education is no longer just a useful investment a person can choose to make in their future. It is a necessity in many decent paying occupations. Higher education teaches the valuable critical thinking skills adults need to make good choices in their lives. Our people should not be penalized for pursing an education that is used by corporations to make profit and by government to better the conditions of our society. We advocate for the elimination of all student debt. Education from childhood through adulthood should be free and accessible to everyone.

Surveillance technologies and techniques once reserved for hostile foreign governments are routinely deployed against the American people. We must have our Fourth Amendment rights fully restored.

People deserve an honest wage for honest work. Minimum wage should reflect the real, material, costs people pay to live and participate in their society. The current metrics for determining poverty must be also updated to accurately reflect the cost of living and participating in our society. No worker, no American, should live in poverty.

Big Tech and therefore Big Data play an increasing role in our lives from our interactions with social media to banking and GPS. We must have transparency to know who is using our data and how they are using it. We must have control over when and if our data is collected and what ways it may be used. We should not be compelled to offer our data for free in exchange for tech services. 

America has an ongoing responsibility to all its citizens. We demand the pardon and repatriation of prisoners and exiles such as Chelsea Manning, Edward Snowden, Mumia Abu-Jahmal, and Leonard Peltier.

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