It's an honor to be mentioned alongside Presidential Candidates Jill Stein (Green) and Rocky Anderson (justice party).
To fully understand why candidate endorsement of the Unified Progressive Platform is so important, one must go back over the past 40 years. Since the 1970s the middle class has been shrinking, the poor expanding, and the flow of money to the very rich has accelerated. (see http://newprogs.org/blog/2012/03/02/economic-graphs) In the meantime our infrastructure, safety net, and education – the basis for long term economic prosperity - have also been declining. Throughout it all words and political parties have made no difference. The decline is a result of consistent policies by both parties, words and promises to the contrary notwithstanding.
The NPA will support only those who make a formal promise to support the Unified Progressive Platform of peace, people, and the planet. The NPA was founded largely out of frustration with the tendency among dissenters toward splitting hairs when broad agreement on clearly Progressive ideals is what's needed to unify the populace. (The Unified Progressive Platform is a fascinating amalgam of the platforms of two legacy and four current Progressive organizations. It has ten points of Peace First, full employment at a living wage, Saving the Environment, Real Social Safety Net, Medicare for All, Fair Trade, Human Rights/Civil Liberties, Election Reform, Corporate Accountability/Reform, and Infrastructure Investment/Ownership. Full details are here) Should a candidate not keep their promise to support our platform then we will loudly disavow them. To progress we need to avoid empty promises followed by “I am the lesser of two evils based upon my rhetoric.”
If we are to reverse the almost half century of decline of our country we must start by abandoning the democratic-republican Uniparty and support or oppose based on votes and public positions rather than rhetoric, hope, or fear. We hope the below endorsements are the start of that process. The following candidates have endorsed the Unified Progressive Platform. I will keep this list up to date.
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