Santa Clara County Democratic Club
Issues We Care About
· 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 .
Effective international inspections and
controls aimed at massive reductions in nuclear arsenals worldwide .
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