Don't 'dump' social safety net, tax
rich not workers, fairer voting system, full healthcare and get state troops
out of the wars.
GREEN PARTY OF CALIFORNIA PRESS RELEASE
SACRAMENTO (Dec 30, 2010) - The Green Party of California's
2011 New Year Resolutions implore the state and residents to not dump
the "social safety net," and calls for citizens to vote their
conscience and not the lesser of two evils; a more fair electoral system;
an end to the state national guard's participation in the wars in Iraq and
Afghanistan; full healthcare and full civil rights for all Californians and
taxing the rich instead of the working poor. The full list of 2011
That voters be encouraged to vote their conscience, and not lesser of
two evils, Prop14 be repealed and we create a more fair electoral system, with
proportional representation, ranked choice voting and public financing to
minimize the power of special interests.
That the Legislature pass, and Governor sign a measure providing
single payer universal health care for all Californians.
That Californians help prevent climate change by using less fossil
fuel, supporting "alternative" forms of power such as wind and
solar, recycling and eliminating their consumption of single-use plastic
bottles and shopping bags.
That the tax system be overhauled so that the very wealthy pay their
fair share, instead of putting such a heavy burden on working families.
That full human rights and civil rights be extended to all Californians,
regardless of race, sex, age or sexual orientation.
That the California Public Utilities Commission move immediately to
promote decentralized, community power generation (which benefits the
community economically and is inherently more secure than the mega-projects
now planned) as the PRIMARY means of meeting California's Renewable
Energy goals for 2020.
That California institute a fair immigration policy, and offer full
citizenship to anyone who wants it.
That California address problems that disproportionally affect women,
including human trafficking and unequal pay for equal work.
That California defend the "social safety net," and provide
assistance when needed, including to the poorest, sickest and oldest, instead
of forsaking 98 percent of Californians for lower taxes on the wealthiest
That the Legislature vote to immediately end the participation of the
California National Guard in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.