The American Compact
An agreement with the American People
Free public education pre-K through post-12, reflecting that a high school diploma alone is no longer the ticket to the middle class
National standards for fair federal elections including a common ballot design and common 24 hour election day (10pm EST the first Monday in November to 10pm EST the first Tuesday in November, worldwide)
Nonpartisan congressional redistricting (and at the state level, nonpartisan legislative redistricting)
Fair and Simple progressive no-deductions income and payroll tax
Fair Social Security funding (lift the income limit, add progressivity) to guarantee solvency and meet our moral obligation
Health care for every child as a step to health care for every American
Expanding, retraining and reequipping the National Guard as our “first line of defense” for Homeland Security. Return the militia to its role of protecting its community.
“For the Troops” – Spend tax dollars on the military prioritized to support the soldiers, sailors and airmen, not enrich the defense contractors
Pass legislation to enforce equal protection under the laws for all Americans as guaranteed by the Constitution
Progress toward energy independence by applying American technology for common-sense conservation and the use of government grants and incentives to encourage purchase and installation of home and community based sources of solar, wind and other inexhaustible, renewable energy.