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Final Draft GPNYS Plaform

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Green Party of NY Platform.
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Green Party of New York State2006 Draft Platform
May 20, 2006
 
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Green Party of New York State 2006
 
Platform
Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION...............................................................................................................................................................4
OUR PLATFORM IS INFORMED BY OUR TEN KEY VALUES:...........................................................................4
ECOLOGICAL SUSTAINABILITY................................................................................................................................5
FOOD AND FARMING..................................................................................................................................................5A SAFE AND SUSTAINABLE ENERGY ECONOMY.............................................................................................10WASTE MANAGEMENT AND CLEAN-UP.............................................................................................................13CLEAN
 
WATER............................................................................................................................................................15CLEAN AIR...................................................................................................................................................................15 NEIGHBORHOOD DESIGN........................................................................................................................................19URBAN REFORESTATION A
 ND
OPEN SPACE IN CITIES...................................................................................19PROTECTION OF ANIMALS AND WILDLIFE.......................................................................................................20THE INDUSTRIAL HEMP ACT..................................................................................................................................21REDUCTION OF TOXINS...........................................................................................................................................21MAKE KODAK CLEAN UP........................................................................................................................................21ENVIRONMENTAL RACISM.....................................................................................................................................22LEAD POISONING.......................................................................................................................................................22HOME RULE ON GRAVEL MINING........................................................................................................................23
HUMAN RIGHTS AND SOCIAL JUSTICE................................................................................................................23
CRIMINAL JUSTICE....................................................................................................................................................23END THE DRUG WAR IN NEW YORK....................................................................................................................25COMMUNITY CONTROL OF THE POLICE............................................................................................................26CIVIL LIBERTIES.........................................................................................................................................................27PROTECTION OF CHILDREN....................................................................................................................................27INDIGENOUS NATIONS.............................................................................................................................................28ENDING SEXISM.........................................................................................................................................................28ENDING RACISM.........................................................................................................................................................29ENDING HETEROSEXISM.........................................................................................................................................30 NYS HUMAN RIGHTS ENFORCEMENT.................................................................................................................30DISABILITY RIGHTS..................................................................................................................................................30
GRASSROOTS DEMOCRACY.....................................................................................................................................31
PARTICIPATORY DEMOCRACY .............................................................................................................................31COOPERATIVE BUSINESSES...................................................................................................................................32ECONOMIC DEMOCRACY........................................................................................................................................33IRV
AND
PROPORTIONAL REPRESENTATION.....................................................................................................34PUBLIC CAMPAIGN FINANCING............................................................................................................................34VOTING RIGHTS AND ELECTION LAW REFORM..............................................................................................36
ECONOMIC JUSTICE....................................................................................................................................................38
FULL EMPLOYMENT: JOBS FOR ALL AT LIVING WAGES..............................................................................38WORKERS RIGHTS.....................................................................................................................................................39SOCIAL SECURITY.....................................................................................................................................................41COMPARABLE WORTH.............................................................................................................................................41UNIVERSAL, AFFORDABLE CHILD CARE...........................................................................................................41WELFARE REFORM....................................................................................................................................................42 NUTRITION...................................................................................................................................................................43AFFORDABLE HOUSING...........................................................................................................................................43
 
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CURBING CORPORATE ABUSE.................................................................................................................................45
CORPORATE WELFARE REFORM..........................................................................................................................45HOLD CORPORATIONS ACCOUNTABLE..............................................................................................................46RETURN THE RIGHT OF THE PEOPLE TO CONTROL
 
CORPORATE POWER...............................................46
HEALTH……....................................................................................................................................................................48
UNIVERSAL, SINGLE-PAYER HEALTH CARE.....................................................................................................48PREVENTION...............................................................................................................................................................49REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS..........................................................................................................................................49LONG-TERM CARE.....................................................................................................................................................49FAMILY MEDICAL LEAVE.......................................................................................................................................50AIDS / HIV.....................................................................................................................................................................50MENTAL HEALTH.......................................................................................................................................................51ETHICS...........................................................................................................................................................................51
EDUCATION.....................................................................................................................................................................52
FREE PUBLIC EDUCATION THROUGH UNIVERSITY LEVEL FOR ALL........................................................52TEACHING METHODS...............................................................................................................................................53LITERACY AND ADULT EDUCATION...................................................................................................................54TECH-PREP CENTERS................................................................................................................................................54MAINSTREAMING......................................................................................................................................................55PEACE............................................................................................................................................................................55
PARTICIPATORY CULTURE & MEDIA...................................................................................................................55PUBLIC FINANCE...........................................................................................................................................................56
PROGRESSIVE TAX SYSTEM...................................................................................................................................56STATE BUDGET PROCESS REFORM......................................................................................................................57 NO MANDATES WITHOUT MONEY.......................................................................................................................58DEMOCRATIC PUBLIC ENTERPRISE.....................................................................................................................58DEMOCRATIZE INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITIES, THE NEW YORK POWER AUTHORITY, AND OTHER PUBLIC AUTHORITIES............................................................................................58SOCIAL AND ECOLOGICAL ACCOUNTING.........................................................................................................58ECO-TAXES AND TRUE COST PRICING................................................................................................................59DEMOCRATIC AND ECOLOGICAL INVESTMENT OF PUBLIC PENSION FUNDS MANAGED BY ASTATE BANK................................................................................................................................................................59
INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY................................................................................................................................60
A PRO-DEMOCRACY FOREIGN POLICY...............................................................................................................60PEACE CONVERSION.................................................................................................................................................61BAN US WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION: UNILATERAL NUCLEAR, BIOLOGICAL,
 
ANDCHEMICAL DISARMAMENT....................................................................................................................................61COOPERATIVE SECURITY……………………………………………………………………………………..61DEMOCRATIZE THE UNITED NATIONS...............................................................................................................61CANCEL THE DEBT....................................................................................................................................................61FAIR TRADE.................................................................................................................................................................62

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