The Democratic Party has for return to its roots as a party of ALL Americans rather than a party that has the one note of women’s rights. Of course, Democrats should protect women rights, but that alone will not win elections. So, here is a possible program:
1. Raise the minimum wage over a five year time period to $15 an hour.
2. Offer students in debt an option of the 2% plan. They could opt to pay 2% of their wages until the loan is paid off. In other words, if a student has a $30,000 debt and is earning $30,000 a year their payment would be $50 a month.
3. Present a ten year program to rebuild the infrastructure of this country that would provide jobs.
4. Have the Federal government work with community colleges to create job training programs that offer those interested in a college program leading to a job.
5. End the war on drugs and legalize marijuana. Place a detour on the road to prison.
6. In Federal prisons allow those in jail for drug use to go home. Empty the prisons of non-violent crime offenders.
7. Initiate law suits against Wall Street types who robbed the American people. How about a few months in prison for those Criminals!
8. Initiate a ten year program that will result in high speed trains– just like those in Europe and Asia!
9. Offer a law that provides a month paid leave for wives and husbands who want to remain home with the newly born baby.
10. Offer a ten year program leading to universal child care.
Now, this might just result in people voting!