- Police oversight – an end to Vallejo’s reign of police terror.
- Comprehensive rent control keeping people in their homes and communities.
- MEDICARE FOR ALL: to provide access to medical care/mental health services for low-income residents and people now houseless.
- Universal housing – end houselessness altogether.
- Student loan forgiveness and postsecondary education access for all.
- No cages, no deportations, no compliance with ICE: NOT HERE. NOT ANYWHERE.
Look around. Ours is a society with more empty homes than houseless people. We produce enough food to feed the world, but people starve while we destroy 40% of our abundance. Profits for pharmaceutical companies are prioritized before health care and life saving medicine for all. We sacrifice human lives to easily prevented diseases in order to enrich CEOs. Theirs is the class that has wielded the mechanisms of power to ravage our hemisphere for over a century through war, sanctions, propping up dictators – all for Wall Street.
When those suffering from this violent legacy come to us for sanctuary from the mayhem we are responsible for, we round them up, separate their families, and cage them. As we argue whether to use the term “concentration camps”, these prisoners– our prisoners– are dying. We gut education funding and spend the money building prisons and militarizing police rather than addressing the poverty from which crime springs. The parasites at the top cultivate ignorance, fuel dangerous conspiracy theories and ignore science. Giant corporations plunder our planet, steering the world into climate catastrophe . And while rainforests burn, corporations conduct studies analyzing ways to cash in on the devastation looming on the horizon.
This is a world centered on profit, not people. One designed to keep billionaires in their mansions while people sleep on the street. We can imagine a better world. To make things better we need deep, systemic change. Join the movement devoted to using the fruits of the labor of we who do the work of the world to feed, clothe, and care for us and for our families, not to buy billionaires yet another yacht for their Pacific fleet. The ballot box can be used to help build this movement. The people, united, will usher in this new world. Please join us in exercising our democratic rights to uplift our demands for a better, more just world, and let’s get to work building it!