The Labor Party
The labor Party is made up of men and women who do and do not have jobs. They believe themselves to be the keepers of the American dream, providing opportunity and justice. They believe that every American has the right to a decent paying job and a good place to live, that by joining the union there should be no fear of getting fired, to free, quality public education for themselves and their children, to universal access to publicly fund, comprehensive, quality health care for all residents.
5 issues that the Labor Party supports:
1.Guarantee Everyone a Job at a Living Wage- They believe that Corporate America and the rich and powerful and taking millions of jobs for other people. At this point the labor party believes that there are no longer enough jobs to go around. They feel that there needs to be a right to a lining wage job that pays above poverty level wages and is able to go up. They believe that this should be written into the Constitution.
2.Pay laid-off workers- when a large corporation lays off a worker, the value of their stocks goes up. It is also proven that in family with a laid off worker, they experience increases in illness and social problems. On this issue they feel that if a worker is laid off, the company or corporation that they had worked for should pay the salary for every year that they had worked for them.
3.An injury to one is a injury to all- states that the labor party enforces full rights to all, they are fighting to make sure that women are paid the same that men are. They believe that it does not always only hurt the women being paid less, but the nation as a whole. At the moment this party is starting anti-discrimination programs to stop all unfairness, whether it be race, sex, or heritage.
4.Universal access to health care- Because health care is one of the most important things in the United States today, the Labor Party is annotating that it too does not treat people fairly. Health care is a very large issue because without it people are more prone to becoming ill or sick. Eighteen percent of Americans who are working full time do not have health insurance. The labor Party is strongly pushing for all American to have health insurance. They believe that whether or not a family is making enough money to have health insurance, they should still have the right to have it for the sake of their family, and the future of America.
5.Protect our families- they feel that every worker in America in the United States should have the right to benefits such as paid family leave, flexible work hours, and affordable child and elder leave. However over half of the workers in the United States are not getting more than half of these benefits. They believe that every worker should have the option to select a package in which there work will accommodate such choices.
The Grassroots Party
Was formed 14 years ago to stop the prohibition of marijuana in the United States. This party is made up of both Republican and democrats, who believe that marijuana should become legal. The Grassroots Party are strong supporters of American Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
5 issues the Grassroots party believes in:
1.Increase Jobs- They believe that if marijuana was legal, that it would provide America with more working opportunities and better paying jobs. As a source of pulp for paper, one acre of hemp yields as much as four acres of trees. Marijuana seeds also contain more highly digestible protein than soybeans leaving more room for other important natural resources.
2.Sustainable Economy and Healthy Environment- By legalizing pot in American, it can be tasted to help reduce debt in the United States, and provide sick people with it to help reduce their pain and ease their suffering. It is such a safe drug that is has never killed anyone from and overdose, and while on it has never cause someone to do anything illegal.
3.Education- With young children every day turning to drugs, the Grassroots Party believes that pot should me a government-controlled drug. In order to get it you must go through the government. They also support the taxpayers and feel that if it was taxed the government would get more out of the situation.
4.Families and the Community- With most of the questions coming from the anti-pot smokers, they do not see what good this could do for the community that they live in. But the Grassroots Party believes that
5.Better World- They believe that by legalizing marijuana, it could only make America a better place. Because there is no proof that pot has in any way done anything bad to a person or the people around them for that matter, they feel that legalizing it is the only way to go. But with many people skeptical about the whole issue, it has been touch for the Grassroots party to get enough votes to make it legal throughout the United States.
The Green Party has been around for decades; it is one of the very first political parties. It has support nation wide and has also formed other parties throughout the world in Britain, Asia, and South Africa. They believe in equal opportunities and the environment as a whole. They also do not feel that the government is not taking care of the environment like they should. They are wasting away natural resources that in the future could greatly hurt the earth.
1.Grassroots Democracy- Every human being deserves a say in the decisions that affect their lives and not be subject to the will of another. Therefore, we will work to increase public participation at every level of government and to ensure that our public representatives are fully accountable to the people who elect them. We will also work to create new types of political organizations, which expand the process of participatory democracy by directly including citizens in the decision-making process.
2.Non-violence- it is essential that we develop effective alternatives to society’s current patterns of violence. We will work to demilitarize, and eliminate weapons of mass destruction, without being naive about the intentions of other governments. They recognize the need for self-defense and the defense of others who are in helpless situations.
3.Community-Economics and justice- We recognize it is essential to create a vibrant and sustainable economic system, one that can create jobs and provide a decent standard of living for all people while maintaining a healthy ecological balance. A successful economic system will offer meaningful work with dignity, while paying a “living wage” which reflects the real value of a person’s work. Local communities must look to economic development that assures protection of the environment and workers’ rights; broad citizen participation in planning; and enhancement of our “quality of life”.
4.Personal and global responsibility- we encourage individuals to act to improve their personal well being and, at the same time, to enhance ecological balance and social harmony. We seek to join with people and organizations around the world to foster peace, economic justice, and the health of the planet.
5.Feminist and gender equality- we have inherited a social system based on male domination of politics and economics. We call for the replacement of the cultural ethics of domination and control with more cooperative ways of interacting that respect differences of opinion and gender. Human values such as equity between the sexes, interpersonal responsibility, and honesty must be developed with moral conscience. We should remember that the process that determines our decisions and actions is just as important as achieving the outcome we want.
Common Good Party
The Common Good Party works in conjunction with the government of the people social movement. There is to implement the actions needed to bring about the common good state, initially in America and eventually worldwide, as the next higher level of human societies. The common good state has to replace the dysfunctional traditional state, to ensure continued human progress and survival.
1.Government for the people- designed to effect the needed changes for our society. A powerful grassroots efforts can be mounted, to reach out to the millions of concerned citizens ready and able to bring about the needed improvements to our society and the world. A prosperous democracy should not have a disillusioned citizenry, which stays out of the political process. Nor should we have the kind of problems that diminish our well-being as a society. Is it desirable that 40 million Americans are not covered by health insurance?
2.National Renewal- Our extensive intellectual resources can easily form the basis of the political program needed to institute our national economic and social revival. However, even the best ideas will not be accepted without a strong motivating factor. Here the Common Good Covenant’s has a powerful feature — the emphasis on morality based on traditional American religious values. Trust in government, and a sense of community must be restored before meaningful political actions can be undertaken in creating a just and humane society.
3.Moral Values- The increasing fragmentation of the American public by political mismanagement is eroding the feeling of a common nationality and citizenship. Not having a national goal and purpose, unfair taxation, perceptions of political favoritism to selected constituencies and other similar causes create a climate of indifference to suffering and deprivation. This in turn contributes to a lack of interest in solving many of our social problems.
4.Infrastructure Deficit- Public investment in streets, highways, bridges, water and sewer systems and other components of our infrastructure has declined during the past decades. This in turn contributes to diminished economic productivity, and creates variations among different states and regions in ability to attract or maintain production facilities.
5.Trade- The industrial decline relative of the United States relative to the rest of the world is a major cause of our continuing deficit of goods and services. International competitive positions have been lost by many industries, such as automobiles and consumer electronics. Our excessive military expenditures subsidize the research efforts of such industrial powers as Japan and Germany. Consumers find imported products of better quality and value than American ones.
Peace and Freedom Party
People who wanted to vote for something they could support founded the Peace and Freedom Party on June 23, 1967. The Democrats were leading the nation in the war against Vietnam. As the military drained the domestic economy, Republicans and Democrats called for “law and order” to repress Americans who wished to improve their own lives. On both the state and national level, we have shown a willingness to work with other like minded groups, trying to build a mass based socialist party throughout the country.
1.Environment- The PFP from the very beginning has been a strong advocate for the protection of the environment from pollution and nuclear waste. They honor all treaties with Native Americans. They support the right of all people to self determination. They recognize each person’s right to determine her or his own sexual preferences. They respect the right of all individuals to control their own bodies, including free abortion on demand. They call for free access to a full education for every person at any point in life. We fight for each person’s right to be well clothed, well housed, and well fed.
2.Feminist- the Peace and Freedom Party actively supports the struggle to eliminate oppression and discrimination based on sex or sexual orientation. Sexual oppression, abuse, and violence in our personal lives are intimately related to authoritarianism and hierarchical institutions, oppression and abuse on the job, and to the violence of war. The struggle against sexism and the struggle for democratic and nonviolent human relations cannot be delayed but must be pursued actively at the same time as the struggle to eliminate oppression and discrimination based on class, race or nationality, age, or physical disability.
3.Political Repression- has organized fights against redevelopment plans, which would have pushed low income people out of their communities, and has organized tenant unions to obtain some justice for renters. The PFP has been a leading force fighting against rip off schemes by big business. Food co ops, free health clinics, and community newspapers have had long lives after being established by the PFP.
4.Socialist Economy- industries, financial institutions, and natural resources are owned by the people as a whole and democratically managed by the people who work in them and use them. This would be a big change from the present corporate capitalist economy. The richest 1% of the population has half of all privately owned stock in U.S. corporations and controls most of theinstitutional stock. They control the policies of business, government, and the media. The capitalist economy starts out with competition for personal profit and ends up with huge monopolies which waste resources.
5.Capitalist Economy- They don’t care if they endanger the planet by making useless or even harmful products, so long as they make money. Under capitalism, millions of people are jobless, homeless, often hungry, and without proper medical care. Even those with decent jobs live with the fear of war, nuclear destruction, and environmental pollution of our food, air and water.