It is time to join the rest of the modern world by guaranteeing full, comprehensive health care to ALL of its citizens. We need to stop allowing multi-millionaire Health Insurance CEO's from getting rich by denying basic health care to Oregonians and all Americans.
It is simply immoral for a small percentage of people to grow richer and richer while the majority have to fight to keep above water. Level the playing field by raising taxes on the super wealthy, and eliminate loopholes they use to avoid paying taxes.
Return to the values upon which our country was founded. Welcome those seeking asylum and instate humane immigration policies.
Expand background checks and ban the sale of assault weapons.
Everyone has the right to safe and dignified housing. End the stigma and shaming surrounding homelessness and find better ways to help our fellow citizens.
Better salaries for teachers, more public school funding. More programs put in place to encourage and support youth in underprivileged communities - no one can learn if they don't feel safe at school and at home.
Higher education should be available to every person without the burden of massive loan debt just as they are beginning to build a life and career.
Wipe out all current student loan debt. Make public universities free and put an end to the criminal loan companies who charge absurd interest rates.
Every person has the right to bodily autonomy, without exception.
Zero tolerance for intolerance. Enforce and create laws to protect people from discrimination for any reason, including sexual orientation and gender identity or expression. Ensure that gender affirming treatments, including surgery and hormone therapy, are covered under all health plans.
Put an end to for-profit prisons. Legalize marijuana and release inmates currently being penalized for marijuana-related crimes. Focus on rehabilitation instead of retribution.
Expand comprehensive services for veterans, including mental health. Those who have served our country deserve so much more than they are currently provided.
Combat institutionalized racism by providing better services, healthcare, and education to underserved communities. Put a stop to racist policing and train officers to prioritize de-escalation tactics.
We are long overdue in taking climate change seriously as the worldwide crisis that it is. We must take action, individually, in the community, and statewide to prevent further destruction of our planet. It is crucial to research and implement plans to reverse the damage that's already been done.