The Democratic Party’s 2016 Political Platform is Set

The Democratic National Committee has written its most Progressive policy agenda in modern history. Their platform includes language on breaking up “too-big-to fail” banks and reinstating a new version of the Glass-Steagall Act, which requires commercial banking and securities activities be separated.

They’re also calling for abolishing the death penalty; and fighting for a Constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Citizen’s United case, which barred the government from restricting political spending by nonprofit corporations. It also calls for the creation of a $15 per hour minimum wage, a price on carbon emissions and the complete decriminalization of marijuana.

The document also encourages the use of body cameras, the end of racial profiling, and requires the Department of Justice to investigate all questionable or suspicious police-involved shootings. What it doesn’t include is language that opposes the Trans-Pacific Partnership or any other global initiative.

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About Tom Darby

French-born, American-raised, U.S. citizen, husband, father, friend, veteran, and writer.
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