It is time for all Americans to realize that the current “Corporate State”, made up of the right wing Republican Party and the left wing Democratic Party are no longer committed to the safety and welfare of the American People. Both parties are owned and controlled by the donations and back room deals with PACS and billionaire donors.
WE MUST change the system by bringing Independent voices into our government .
Bernie Sanders can lead “The REVOLUTION”, but he cannot do it alone. WE have to elect members to Congress that are committed to serving the people of Oregon.
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In a country as rich as the United States, blessed with talented medical professionals, world-class hospitals and research institutes, and an almost unparalleled capacity for technological innovation, the lack of universal health coverage should be a national scandal. It is all the more scandalous given the extremely high cost of the US health care system, which takes up 17.1 percent of Gross National Product. This is 40 percent higher than the average for high-income countries, but the heavy reliance on private financing leads to severe inefficiencies and inequalities within the system. Around a third of health expenditure is spent on administrative costs rather than infrastructure or patient care.
The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was negotiated behind closed doors with hundreds of official corporate advisors. NAFTA’s proponents promised it would improve the U.S. trade balance with Mexico and Canada, create 200,000 American jobs per year in its first five years, and raise wages here and in Mexico. Twenty-three years later, there are more than 910,000 specific U.S. jobs certified as lost to NAFTA under just one narrow government program. Candidate Trump said he would make NAFTA “much better” for working people by reducing the deficit and creating American jobs. But the administration’s recently released negotiating plan would not eliminate NAFTA’s most damaging terms. But it does call for worrying provisions from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) to be added. NAFTA must be replaced just to stop its ongoing damage, much less to actually benefit working people in the NAFTA countries.
The United States must lead the world in tackling climate change. If we are to make certain that this planet is habitable for our children and grandchildren we must transform our energy system away from polluting fossil fuels, and towards energy efficiency and sustainability. To limit the most damaging impacts of climate change, we need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions globally. Early action to reduce emissions – here and elsewhere – can help reduce future costs. Investment in and development of low-carbon technologies will put the US at the forefront of new and expanding global markets. It will take more than just legislation to ensure we tackle the problem. Change will involve a combination of new technologies, processes and human behavior. The US will need to prepare for more flooding, greater pressure on water resources, damage to natural habitats, and risks to human health from heat waves. This is the only course of action that we can take to assure the survival of the planet and to protect the lives of our children for generations to come.
The Supreme Court’s 2010 decision in Citizens United v. F.E.C. completely changed the landscape of American elections. It further established the legal basis for the idea that “corporations are people” and opened the door for billionaires and special interests to spend unlimited, untraceable money in America’s elections.It's time to fight back.
Millions of Americans are working for totally inadequate wages. We must ensure that no full-time worker lives in poverty. The current federal minimum wage is starvation pay and must become a living wage. We must increase it to $15 an hour over the next several years. We support Bernie's campaign to stand up for higher wages for American workers.
It's a set of moral principles for building economic institutions to create opportunity for each person to create a sufficient material foundation upon which to have a dignified, productive, and creative life. The goal is to remedy income inequality and to provide funds for social services, public infrastructure, and education. Earned income credit, affordable housing, and need-based federal financial aid for college students are other examples of economic justice institutions.
We have provided Information that we hope will inform and provide context for the fight to save America, regain control of our government, secure economic and social justice and preserve our planet.
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Next Progressive Party Meeting: November 20th 7:00 P.M,
411 SW 2nd Ave, Suite 200
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Sunday November 26th 1-4 PM Sunnyside Community House
3520 SE Yamhill St Portland
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