Steve’s Platform

An economy for working people! Public ownership of banks to ensure pro-worker economic development. Nationalize the energy industry under workers’ control to transition away from fossil fuels. Heavily tax the rich and corporations to increase Social Security and to fund universal, free healthcare, childcare and college. Cancel student debt. Expand public housing and end homelessness. Crack down on predatory landlords and real estate developers. Raise the federal minimum wage.

Support strong unions! Stop the Freedom Foundation and anti-union “right to work” laws. Stiff penalties for bosses who retaliate for union organizing. Ban permanent replacement of strikers. Government jobs programs that guarantee employment at union wages.

Equal opportunity and social justice NOW! Enact and enforce strong laws against discrimination based on race, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion, and immigration status.

Stop deportations and disband ICE. Restore affirmative action. Elected community review boards to rein in police violence. End mass incarceration. Defend First Amendment rights. Honor Native American treaties.

Expand women’s rights! Prioritize meeting the needs of women of color because they face the highest barriers to equality. Access to abortion and employer paid reproductive healthcare. Vigorous enforcement of laws against sexual harassment. Equal pay for equal work. Outlaw separating immigrant parents and their children.

Bring the troops home! Close U.S. military bases around the world. Retrain soldiers for peacetime production. For a foreign policy based on solidarity among workers of all countries.


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