PLATFORM ISSUES

We Affirm that All Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter is an ideological and political intervention in a world where Black lives are systematically and intentionally targeted for demise.  It is an affirmation of Black folks’ contributions to this society, our humanity, and our resilience in the face of deadly oppression.

MINIMUM WAGE

We support Fight for raising the national minimum wage to $15.  Today’s low-wage workers earn less per hour than their counterparts did 50 years ago. Raising the minimum wage to $15 will be particularly significant for workers of color--Two-fifths (40 percent) of Africans Americans and one-third (34 percent) of Latinos would get a raise if the federal minimum wage were increased to $15. Contact representatives and ask them to support raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour.​  Contact Florida legislators to support raising the minimum wage in Florida and at a national level!

Unequal Sentences for Blacks and Whites

Decades of research have shown that the criminal courts

sentence black defendants more harshly than whites in Florida

an around the country. . An  investigation in Florida by

The Sarasota Herald-Tribune exposes the fact that

African-American defendants get more time behind bars —

sometimes twice the prison terms of whites with identical

criminal histories — when they commit the same crimes under

identical circumstances. 

 

Contact your legislators and ask them to require judges to adhere to the point system in sentencing for ALL defendants.

HEALTHCARE

We support a federally administered single-payer health care program. Universal single-payer health care means comprehensive coverage for

all Americans

EDUCATION

  • We support free high-quality education for students, including early

        childhood, K-12 and college;

  • Quality schools and teachers in all neighborhoods and

       communities;

  • Pomote student loan system, prioritizing student welfare over

        loan-company profits;

  • Defend fair pay, benefits and humane working conditions for

       educators and:

  • Support the DREAM Act