Draft GPUS Platform Amendment Call To Action

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Greens believe in grassroots democracy, social justice, sustainable economics, ecological wisdom and non-violence.

(Marnie is drafting new text. Will post asap. Here are some ideas)

GREEN NEW DEAL -Institute a single-payer “Medicare for all” healthcare system -Enact a revenue-neutral carbon tax, with all revenues returned to taxpayers as payroll tax cuts -Institute free public higher education -Enact a federal living wage, indexed to inflation, and repeal the anti-union Taft-Hartley Act -Re-regulate the financial sector and enact a Tobin tax of 0.25% on all cross-border financial transactions -Cut military spending by at least 50% and invest the dividend into public works programs to: -give America a world-class public transportation system -retrofit 10 million homes with energy-conserving insulation -power America with 50% renewable energy by 2020, 100% by 2030 -Legalize, regulate, and tax marijuana