- Full public financing of political campaigns at all levels of our government (e.g. The California Fair Elections Act and the Fair Elections Now Act)
- Transparency in the funding of independent campaign expenditures (e.g. the California DISCLOSE Act, and the Federal DISCLOSE Act)
- Overturning of “Citizens United” and related court decisions which hold that “corporations are people” and “money is speech”
- Protection of voting rights
- Non-partisan redistricting at both state and federal levels of government
- A woman’s right to choose
- Marriage equality for same sex couples
- Equal rights for women and minorities
- Separation of church and state
- Universal/Single Payer Healthcare
- Vastly expanded drug abuse prevention and treatment programs
- Decriminalization and strict government regulation of the production, distribution, and sale of all recreational drugs (as is currently done with alcohol)
ECONOMIC AND TAX ISSUES
- A progressive tax system that asks all citizens to pay their fair share
- Fair trade, not so-called “Free trade”
- Strong regulation of financial markets
- Renewed enforcement of anti-trust laws to prevent the formation of companies that are monopolies or that are “too big to fail”
- Minimum wage laws to ensure basic levels of financial security & stimulate economic activity
- Fiscal responsibility and long term deficit reduction
- Immediate and intense action to stop and reverse the effects of climate change
- Achievement of a sustainable human population by voluntary means
OTHER CRITICAL ISSUES
- Stopping the “revolving door” of lobbyists and elected officials
- Collective bargaining rights of all employees, public, private, union, and nonunion.
- Employee representation in corporate management.
- True preservation and strengthening of Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security.
- Common sense gun safety laws.
- Comprehensive immigration reform.
- Science based research, analysis, and decision making.
- Repeal of the death penalty at all levels of government.
- Reductions in defense spending consistent with national security.
- Effective international inspections and controls aimed at massive reductions in nuclear arsenals worldwide.