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Climate Change

Tax carbon emissions and reduce oil and gas drilling. Supports nuclear power as a sustainable energy alternative. 

Immigration

Decriminalize illegal border crossings, making them civil offenses rather than crimes. Protect DACA and create a path to citizenship for Dreamers.

Gun Control

Implement universal background checks and a federal ban on assault weapons. Calls for a voluntary buyback program for assault weapons. Create a national gun licensing program to “increase accountability for both sellers and buyers.” (Politico)

Criminal Justice

Abolish the death penalty, the cash bail system, private prisons, and mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent drug offenses.

Healthcare

Opposes Medicare For All for its costs and lack of choice; allow people to keep their private insurance while also making a government plan available. Expand coverage and lower drug prices using international reference pricing.

Economy

Stimulate the rural economy by investing in training programs for workers. Raise the federal minimum wage to $15/hour and provide paid family and sick leave. Invest federal funds into building or restoring homes for low-income people.

Education

Increase financial aid to prevent students from having to take out loans, cancel loan debt for students who participate in national service programs, and increase teacher pay. Opposes charter school growth.

Military

Increase defense spending but bring overseas troops home.

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