Political Rights

Political Rights

 

  1. Public funding of all elections.
  2. Proportional representation in government.
  3. National and open primaries.
  4. Simplification of the primary process and easier voter access.
  5. Legal right to canvass in all apartment buildings.
  6. Elimination of all types of delegates and a party convention to select the nominee. Nominees will be chosen by popular vote.
  7. Election Day shall be a federal holiday.
  8. Free access to all voter data, including software and phone apps utilized by more highly funded campaigns to maximize their efficiency.
  9. Meritocratic-based selection of government officials, thus, discouraging endorsements primarily motivated by job-seeking desires. All candidates running for office will be required to submit outlines of the type of policy changes they’ll want to make and the officials they would like to appoint before the election season is underway.
  10. Elimination of the denial of voting rights based on one's criminal record, skin color, gender, or national origin. 
  11. No-fault absentee ballots and early voting options.
  12. Easy access to get on any kind of political ballot. This includes significantly reducing the number of signatures to get on the ballot, eliminating all discrepancies that may exist when one tries to run third party or unaffiliated, permitting electronic signatures, being allowed to provide a valid signature on multiple petitions (i.e., you will be allowed to help multiple candidates running for the same office position to get on the ballot), and the removal of the need for a witness of signatures.  
  13. Responsibility to set boundaries for election districts will no longer be assigned to government officials, but to a group of diverse citizens, representing various communities. 
  14. Open and transparent platforms and structures of political parties and clubs that are also representative of all who belong to that party. 
  15. Denial of favoritism in the selection of political figures to speak at venues such as colleges and places of religious worship. In order to assure there is a separation between church and state, all candidates should have a right to speak at these venues. Endorsements from religious officials can not be a quid pro quo for any financial gains they may receive for their church.
  16. Right for all unions, organizations and clubs to choose their endorsement based on a democratic process whereby all union members have a right to be heard. No union member shall feel coerced into supporting a candidate simply because their union has endorsed them.
  17. Conducting of elections in such a way that they will be closely monitored, highly regulated and extremely transparent.
  18. Scheduling of political debates at a reasonable viewing time, on channels accessible to all viewers, and all candidates running for office to participate in them. Politicians will be held accountable if they distort the truth in a significant manner at these debates; similarly, moderators will be expected to point out any distortions or characterizations.
  19. Availability to the public of all transcripts from speaking engagements and tax records for any person running for office.
  20. Consistency in the election process, from ballot access to the actual conduction of an election, for all geographical regions that are part of the United States, including Guam, Puerto Rico and American Samoa. (e.g., elimination of caucuses).