Our 2018 Legislative Agenda

On November 12 we will meet statewide via teleconference to set priorities from the following issues:

Economic Justice

  • Reform state tax and funding structure
  • Support $15 minimum wage 
  • Advocate paid “sick and safe” leave

Preservation of the Democratic Process

  • Redress Citizens United 
  • Challenge voter limitations (prisoners/felons)
  • Add elections performance audit 
  • Pass legislation to end state’s restrictions on at large voting in local elections

Environmental Justice

  • Ensure carbon pollution accountability 
  • Provide local control and regulation of oil and coal terminals, and transportation of dangerous substances
  • Require that environmentally sensitive industries carry adequate liability coverage
  • Protect public lands from the selling of water and mining rights

Criminal Justice Reform

  • Support Black Lives Matter: end racism in policing; improve accountability and community engagement
  • Promote Restorative Justice: repairing harm; education & rehabilitation
  • End cash bail
  • Reform the Legal Financial Obligation system

 

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commented 2017-01-24 13:33:41 -0800 · Flag
With Trump’s ascension we have multiplied the challenge of pulling the world away from planetary genocide. It is important to realize where we are in the CO2 Crisis. We need not speculate what will happen, its happening and with grave consequences for us in Washington. In this is, the anti-science, “alternative fact” age where is our leverage? Dr James Hansen who has always been an guarded optimist responds to this inquiry, “Will We Miss Our Last Chance to Save the World From Climate Change? Rolling Stone interviews James Hansen
”http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/features/will-we-miss-our-last-chance-to-survive-climate-change-w456917">http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/features/will-we-miss-our-last-chance-to-survive-climate-change-w456917 We can only, continue the effort to push ourselves away from the precipice with all our will and fierce love

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