Self government of District of Columbia;
An accountable, representative, responsive government process;
Fair apportionment of elected legislative bodies based on population;
Improved methods of financing political campaigns;
Citizen participation in the political process and government decision making;
National elections by direct popular vote;
Abolition of the Electoral College;
Protection against threats to basic constitutional rights ;
Individuals right to make reproductive choices.
Cooperative work with other nations and strengthening international orgaization;
Strengthening the United Nations;
Reduction of trade barriers;
Presidential authority to negotiate trade agreements;
U.S. policies that meet long-term social and economic needs of developing countries;
Arms control measures;
Continuous examination of defense spending;
Management of natural resources with responsibility shared by all levels of government;
Adequate supplies of food and fiber at resonable prices to consumers;
Economically viable farms, environmentaly sound farm practices and increased reliance on the free market.
Equal rights and opportunity for all and ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment;
Equal access to education, employment and housing;
Affordable, quality child care for all;
A quality health care system for all U.S. residents and control of health care costs;
Adequately funded programs to reduce poverty, promote self-sufficiency and provide for essential support services;
Income assistance programs based on need that provide decent standards for food, clothing and shelter;
Policies to provide a suitable living environment for every American family;
Protection of the economic health of cities;
Violence prevention programs in all communities;
Regulation of the ownership of handguns and semi-automatic weapons;
Regulation of firearms for consumer safety;
Progressive overall tax system that relies on a broad-based income tax to provide adequate funding of gov’t programs;
Responsible deficit policies.
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