We believe that climate change is the biggest challenge facing our generation today and we support legislation to protect and preserve our environment. We recognize that as we approach the point of no return, for the survival of the human race, drastic measures are necessary.
We promote sustainable energy sources and increased government regulation of corporations and the economy in order to force corporations to put the environment (and people) ahead of profits. We support an end to all Hydraulic Fracturing. We support legislation that incentivizes companies for preserving the environment, that increases the proliferation of renewable energy sources, and that limits carbon emissions. We do not support the “exploration” of Alaskan oil resources due to the environmental destruction that could occur. We support research and development of Thorium-based Molten Salt Reactors and Stellarator-type fusion reactors, as well as other modern forms of renewable energy, with a focus on moving towards a sustainable, 21st century power solution in the near future. We do not support the proliferation of clean coal or liquid coal technologies as coal is one of the least environmentally friendly energy sources available to us and any technology that increases its use will have poor long-term environmental implications.
We support the preservation of wildlife in America through the Natural Parks Service. The further preservation of wildlife can be best accomplished through energy and industry reform.
In general, we support a move toward heavier regulation than our current system, particularly in education, welfare, and healthcare. Economic policies must be handled on a case-by case basis, and the far-reaching consequences of each must be considered, so we will make no blanket statements regarding all economic policy. We wish to work within the current system- whatever that may be- to achieve environmental reform.
We believe in putting people ahead of corporations, and that group entities should not be guaranteed the same universal human rights human beings are guaranteed. To this end, we support the removal of the doctrine of corporate personhood from all codified law and the reversal of the Citizens United decision.
We believe that the US needs to modernize its stance on maternity leave to include a mandate to businesses to provide paid maternity leave. This would be a step toward bringing the US up to international standards as 97% of countries offer some sort of paid maternity leave.
We believe no one should have the power to prevent the free exchange and expression of ideas or creative works. We believe in an open and transparent government in which activities are not hidden from the public. We believe that all individuals should be guaranteed the right to privacy; and must be free to make any personal decisions that do not bring harm to others. We believe that no corporation shall be able to monopolize an industry to prevent ideas and work from being freely used, expressed, or exchanged.
We believe in protecting all speech, including symbolic speech such as the burning of the American Flag.
We are against censorship including that of material deemed by some to be obscene on the grounds that obscenity is subjective and that all material, symbolic or verbal, is protected under the doctrine of free speech, except for child pornography or any coerced pornography. We support the passage of IHPA and the protection of a free and open internet. We stand in opposition to legislation attempting to censor the internet. We wish to shorten copyright protection and decrease radical Intellectual Property protections.
We believe that a woman has the right to determine matters involving her body. We support allowing abortion under any circumstance in which the mother desires one before viability. However, we recognise that abortion is a controversial issue, and one that weighs on the conscience of the nation. Most people agree that an abortion is the necessary result of unfortunate circumstances, and one that should be avoided if possible. To this end, we support an increase in contraceptive education and access, and we stand in opposition to sex education classes that do not provide contraceptive education.
We believe that the right to marry the person of one’s choice is a fundamental human right on which the government should not impede. To this end, we believe that all states should move toward legalizing same-sex marriage. We believe that the full faith and credit clause extends to all state-issued documents, including marriage licenses given to same-sex couples.
We believe in social and economic equality in order to provide a level playing field to all individuals. We will fight against discrimination of race, origin, beliefs, gender, and sexuality. We believe in an open and collaborative government to allow citizens to help construct public policy and have a more direct say. We believe in the use of direct democracy to make decisions on referendums, but we promote and support a representative democracy as the foundation of our government.
We believe that all citizens have a right not only to an elementary and high school education but also to higher education. Giving students the opportunity to pursue an education creates an educated workforce, which is vital to a healthy economy.
We stand with the other green parties of the world as anti-interventionist. Very rarely has U.S. foreign involvement yielded a net positive to the people of the world and to the global environment.