Health Care

I support a single-payer, Medicare-for-all system, as a way to lower prescription and medical care costs, and to ensure universal coverage.

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Paid Leave

The United States is the only country not to guarantee some form of paid leave for workers, which holds back productivity and harms families – this has to change.

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Child Care

In order to increase workforce participation and lower the cost of living, I propose a more robust childcare credit for the middle class and a subsidy for the working class.

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Minimum Wage

A consumer economy depends upon money in the hands of ordinary workers, and wages have not kept up with inflation or productivity gains, so I support a $15 an hour minimum wage tied to future inflation.

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Drug Enforcement

The war on drugs has been a costly failure, leading to massive incarceration with no reduction in use, so I favor legalization of cannabis, decriminalization of other drugs, amnesty for non-violent offenders, and addiction treatment programs.

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Immigration Reform

To end the scourge of illegal immigration, I propose comprehensive reform, with a path to citizenship for those already here and the total admitted each year set to the needs of industry rather than a too-low arbitrary figure.

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Higher Education

To prepare for the jobs of the future, public colleges, universities, and vocational schools should be made tuition-free using a small tax on Wall Street speculation.

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K-12 Education

To ensure a quality education for all, I oppose standardized tests and charter-school vouchers, and support better teacher pay and school lunches as a right.

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Gun Rights

The issue of gun violence should be addressed, not by bans, but through expanded background checks with no loopholes, and training and certification requirements.

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Veterans Affairs

Supporting the troops does not mean cheering on endless war – it means providing top-notch services, letting qualified citizens serve, and getting our fighting men and women out of danger.

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Foreign Policy

I am a principled non-interventionist, hoping to limit US involvement in foreign wars and reduce the influence of the military-industrial complex.

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Campaign Finance

To break the power of big money and ensure clean elections, I propose public financing of campaigns, banning cash lobbying, and overturning Citizens United.

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Banking Reform

So that the taxpayer can stop bailing out Wall Street, a 21st-century Glass-Steagal act is needed, and banks “too big to fail” should be broken up.

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Media Regulation

To combat the spread of bias and fake news, I propose restoration of the Fairness Doctrine, and creation of strict firewalls between corporate owners and editorial boards.

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Balanced Budgets

Congress can maintain balanced budgets and pay down the federal debt if taxes on the wealthy are restored to where they were after the Kennedy/Johnson tax cuts.

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Climate Change

I support the essence of the Green New Deal, with its calls to invest in renewable energy and transform our infrastructure to minimize the damage from unfolding shifts in the climate.

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