Issues

Our Priorities:

• We can create jobs by investing in infrastructure — roads, bridges, transit, and broadband internet to rural areas.

• Clean energy, green jobs, and a progressive strategy to deal with climate change for our state. Minnesota can lead the way on a path to environmental stewardship. We are the land of 10,000 lakes and we need to provide clean water for future generations.

• Building an economy that works for all Minnesotans, not just the wealthy few. A level playing field provides everyone an opportunity for success.

• Making higher education more affordable.

• Investing in our families and schools

• Increasing local government aid (LGA) to help lower property taxes.

 

Environment

  • Should be our top priority – 100% Renewable Energy by 2030
  • Solar, Wind, and Geo-thermal
  • End subsidies to large agri-businesses
  • Encourage smaller farms and reward sustainable practices

Education

  • Work to close the achievement gap
  • Make education affordable (or free!)
  • Encourage two year degree programs, matching education to jobs market
  • Teach Secular Ethics

Jobs

  • Tax the top 1%ers (the billionaires & millionaires); not businesses
  • Legislate businesses to provide paid maternity leave, sick days, and vacation
  • In favor of a $15 per hour minimum wage
  • with amendment to protect/exclude small businesses
  • More jobs related to transportation & infrastructure
  • Strong supporter of Complete Streets & Safe Routes to School
  • Finish the Northstar Corridor project
  • Create more jobs in renewable energies, tree planting, and traditional farming
  • Encourage jobs of right livelihood – not mindless consumerism

Healthcare

  • Not the same as sick-care
  • Encourage more preventative education
  • Advocate for therapeutic massage to be covered through insurance
  • Increase funding for Minnesota Department of Health
  • Especially for mental health and senior citizen care
  • Legalize Marijuana
  • The criminal justice system is for those who have caused others harm

Guns

  • Common sense laws to keep weapons from falling into the wrong hands
  • Ban private ownership of military grade weapons

Reproductive Rights

  • Pro-Choice
  • The government has no right to interfere between a woman and her doctor
  • More resources for supporting poor children and families
  • Added support for foster care, and adoption options
  • Emphasis on teaching Sex Education and Preventative Planning

Voting Rights

  • Automatic Voter Registration for all Citizens when they turn 18
  • Felons who have completed their sentence should be allowed to vote
  • Make election day a National Holiday
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