"The elites have failed us," the platform reads. "We need a political movement that fights to take back our government from those who have corrupted and subverted it."
Roger Hickey, co-director of CAF and one of the architects of the platform, said in an interview with the Huffington Post that this objective cannot be achieved by those who are merely anti-Trump.
"There's a large number of people who think all we need to do is oppose Trump, who think all we need to do is find an attractive candidate who runs on the platform of 'I'm not Trump,'" Hickey noted. "If the Democrats don't start talking about a fundamental restructuring of the economy, either they will lose, or when they win, they will fail."
Here are the 11 planks of the agenda, which supporters believe can both turn out the Democratic base and win over millions of non-voters:
- Jobs for All—Created by Rebuilding America
- Invest in a Green Economy
- Empower Workers to Reduce Inequality
- Opportunity and Justice for All—With Focus on Communities Harmed by Racism
- Guarantee Women's Economic Equality
- High-Quality Public Education—Pre-K to University
- Medicare for All—and Shared Economic Security
- Make Corporations and Wealthy Pay Their Fair Share
- A Global Economic Strategy for Working People
- Close Wall Street's Casino
- Rescue Democracy from the Special Interests
"We need to fight to make government an instrument of the common good, not the special interests," the platform concludes. "That requires a powerful, unified movement for economic justice that will take back our democracy."
Orignal source: Common Dreams
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