The Populist Platform

The Populist 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.

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.

A bill that creates A Renewable Energy Project because we believe that Americans deserve the jobs and security that come from our country becoming the clean energy superpower of the 21st century. [The “100 by ’50 Act” (S.987) and the “Off Fossil Fuels for a Better Future Act” (H. R. 3671).]

An “Employee Free Choice Act” to promote the right of every worker to join a union.

Affordable health care for every member of our society. [The Expanded and Improved Medicare For All Act – H.R. 676.]

Meaningful reform of our electoral system to make our political system more genuinely democratic:

• “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.
• A constitutional amendment that replaces the Electoral College with ranked-choice voting for president and vice-president.
• 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.

Access to affordable public education. [“America’s College Promise Act of 2017” (H. R. 3709).]

Fair taxation to make sure corporations and the wealthiest among us pay their fair share of taxes. [The “Paying a Fair Share Act of 2017” (S. 955 and H. R. 2159).]

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.