The People’s Platform
We the People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, hereby set forth this platform describing the legislation we want Congress to pass into law. We expect all candidates for Congress who desire our support to endorse this platform as part of their campaign.
An Economic Bill of Rights
A “full employment act” that guarantees everyone a job that pays enough to raise a family and live in dignity with a sense of purpose.
The “100 by ’50 Act” [S.987] and the “Off Fossil Fuels for a Better Future Act” [H. R. 3671] because we believe that Americans deserve the jobs and security that come from our country becoming the clean energy superpower of the 21st century.
Medicare For All [S. 1804 and H.R. 676] (expanded and improved) to provide truly affordable health care to every member of our society.
The “College for All Act of 2017” [H. R. 1880] to ensure that students have access to higher education, regardless of their income level or the income level of their families.
The “Workplace Democracy Act” [S. 2810 and H. R. 5728] to promote the right of every worker to join a union.
A Fair and Simple Tax Code
The “Paying a Fair Share Act of 2017” [S. 955 and H. R. 2159] to make sure corporations and the wealthiest among us pay their fair share of taxes. Combined with significant tax relief for working-class and middle-class taxpayers.
• “The Government by the People Act” [H. R. 20], which provides a public financing option for candidates.
• The “Fair Representation Act” [H. R. 3057] to end gerrymandering and make our government more genuinely democratic by incorporating ranked-choice voting and multiple-representative districts.
• A constitutional amendment to replace the Electoral College with direct election of the president and vice-president, using ranked-choice voting.
• The “Corporations are not People Amendment” to the Constitution of the United States, making it clear that corporations are not people and are subject to regulation by the governments of the United States and of the states.
As candidates seek our support for their election, we offer this platform to make clear to them what we expect in return for our support.