Democracy – We believe all of our citizens deserve a voice in the political discussion. The true power driving democracy is the participation of all of us, rather than our current system which continuously represents only the powerful. We support public financing of elections, inclusive debates, election integrity and transparency, ballot access reform and, in some cases, term limits and open primaries. Political power is built from the grassroots and grows from there. We strongly support civic and community involvement beyond politics as a means of service and movement building around our collective needs.
Ecology – Climate issues, pollution and destructive economic policy requires an understanding of just how delicate and interconnected all life is, and that we need to be better stewards of the environment. This pillar also reflects our policy of revamping our agriculture and food production and distribution policy. We believe food policy should be grown from the local level up. Ecology must be considered along with other scientific disciplines regarding policy decisions, as opposed to only considering profit motives.
Justice – Both economic and social justice requires inclusion of, and respect for, all members of our community, regardless of age, race, sex or sexual orientation, religion, gender, class, geography, etc.; all people deserve dignity and opportunity. Workers deserve a living wage. Full, comprehensive healthcare should be provided to all citizens. This pillar includes policies regarding homelessness, reducing prison populations, preserving Social Security and other issues centered on justice and equality.
Peace – Peace in policy can be expressed through the Greens anti-war stances, calls for changes in policing and incarceration and through ending perpetual war-for-profit foreign policy. It is also demonstrated through our outreach to all citizens, regardless of political preferences.
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