Platform

Ownside Platform: Outline

1. End the Drug War
– legalize
– tax
– decriminalize hard drugs
– regulate & license sellers
– pardon & expunge drug offenders

2. Election Reform
– #NoneOfTheAbove
– Recall Them All Option
– Election Day Holiday (Fri-Tue)
– Transparency in funding
— Mandates —
– free ads
– All-In-Voting
– Ranked Choice
– End Electoral College
— 4 Party Debate: left, liberal, moderate, conservative

3. Universal Health Care
– German Style, Private/Public mix
– Employer mandate
– Profit caps
– Incentivize Positive Outcomes
– Expand to mental & dental care
— Pro-rated co-pays

4. No More Terror War
– Accountability for bad actors
– Decrease Drone Usage: increase threshold for use
– End mercenary contracts
– Demand Israel abide by UN 242 (1967 borders)
– Fundamentally refashion (or end) the Saudi relationship
– Embrace Iranian youth/modernization movements
— Stated public policy acknowledging who funds Wahhabist madrases

5. Climate Change Reality
– Modernize Infrastructure
– End common fossil fuel usage
– focus on battery storage
– Retrain workforce

6. Modernize Workforce
– Acknowledge the role of Robotics/Automation
– Address the trend toward dichotimized workforce
– Massive Re-Training program
– college/vocational training
– Cost of Living wage
– benefits
– decrease the “full-time” working hours
– Employee Co-Ownership Profit-to-Employment Benefits/contributions
– subsidies for local businesses
– CEO-to-”Employee” ratio rules

7. Education Reform
– More public schools
>> reduce class sizes
>> Increase role as a community center
>> increase focus on family
>> increase student-teacher bond/interaction
– Parents/Guardians must serve one “staff” day per semester
>> gov’t subsidize ~~ jury duty
– Mandate Civics classes
– Early tech classes
– Change time structure
>> day times & seasons
— Interaction-based primary grading; modeled on Japanese & South Korean schools
– Better mentor/school-to-work programs

8. Mandatory Civil Service
– Focus on Peace Corps/AmeriCorps – not just military
– 2 years
– Vocational > through infrastructure projects
– education/student mentor-ships
– incentivize foreign travel
– election workers
– community oversight/gov’t accountability projects

9. Prison Reform
– Seperate violent & non-violent inmates
– move drugs to drug courts
– end voter disenfranchisement
– release, expunge & pardon all drug convictions
– job training & placement
– end private prisons

10. Cultural retrospectives
– importance of diversity
– damage done by “molds”
– challenge materialism
– public shame ignorance/incompetence
– address our obsolete ideologies
– Ask what is the reflection we want to see in the mirror?