Representative Government

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.


International Relations

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.


Social Policies

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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In March of 1884: Susan B. Anthony argued before House of Representatives for amendment granting women the right to vote; 1909: International Women's Day declared. MARCH IS WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH


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