Progressives and Democrats are at a fork. They can decide if they want to win big, a blue wave, or if they're going to coast to possible victory. These five issues I am sure will guarantee the tsunami. It is imperative that these points are addressed now so that Americans feel Democrats will get the job done.
Five issues Democrats must have on the tip of their tongues
The Democratic Party divided Texas into six regions. Southeast Texas Regional Director Sanjanetta Barnes appeared on Politics Done Right to discuss the Texas Democratic Party goals in organizing the state. They divided the state into six regions. She said they would be investing resources in ensuring a victory.
I explained to the director that no amount of organizing would create a win unless the party is willing to tackle real issues that materially impact poor and middle-class America and all the permutations in between.
Progressives must define their opponents first so that it is them who are on the defensive. Then, tell poor and middle-class America in a district-specific manner, what is in it for them. It must be clear to them what they expect out of voting for Democrats.
- Democrats will fix the health care issue once and for all with a single-payer Medicare for All system.
- Democrats will provide student loan relief.
- Democrats will provide need-based subsidized child care for anyone who wants to work.
- Democrats will decriminalize marijuana and treat drug use as the disease that it is.
- Democrats will make the criminal justice system live up to the "Justice is Blind" motto.
Those five bullet points expressed in different terms will work in every district in America. It appeals to millennials, people of color, all working class people, parents, and every demographic in between. Most importantly these bullet points afford Americans a path to self-sufficiency It frees them from aberrations in the economy that stunts innovation, the inability to start one's business, and the dependency and the enslavement to the corporation. One would hope that every Democrat who gets on Fox News, MSNBC, CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, HLN, or any other network would steer every topic to these bullet points.
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