Educate, Organize & Mobilize Cuyahoga County

Mission

We seek to EDUCATE, ORGANIZE, and MOBILIZE our grassroots networks brought together by the progressive political revolution of 2016, to ensure that our call for change can manifest into thoughtful and tangible action. 

Core Values

Cuyahoga County Progressives share a basic core of values. The following is an outline of the values that our organization aims to embody. From this platform we intended to take up causes that fall along these lines. The following is not an exhaustive list core values rather they are examples of the types of causes, issues and campaigns we as progressives will support. 

Economic justice

  • Raise the minimum wage to make it into a living wage.

  • Create stronger benefits for workers, including mandatory sick time and maternity leave, among others.

  • Vocally advocate for equal pay for women.

  • Make healthcare affordable and accessible to everyone through enacting universal health care (healthcare justice.)

  • Support effective and affordable public utilities, transportation and education systems and oppose efforts to privatize, sell-off or lease assets that are publicly owned.

  • Raise taxes on the wealthy and large corporations to provide support for public needs, including infrastructure, education, and healthcare, among others.

  • Change trade agreements so they promote fair trade, not a rigged definition of free trade.

  • Make public higher education affordable, including free tuition at public colleges and universities for low and moderate income families (education justice)

  • Create stronger penalties and prosecution for corporate misconduct and crimes.

Political justice

  • Get big money out of politics, including eliminating SuperPACs, drastically limiting maximum contributions, curbing “dark money,” and other steps.

  • Maximize voter participation and turnout through easier registration, more opportunities to vote and reducing obstacles to voting, such as voter ID laws.

  • Reduce the power of lobbyists, including stronger limits on politicians lobbying the legislative bodies they had previously been in.

Racial justice

  • Reduce incarceration for minor and nonviolent crimes, including eliminating mandatory minimum sentences, increasing job training and opportunities for ex-offenders.

  • Vigorously prosecute police for wrongful shootings.

  • Never be silent when a minorities comes under threat.

Environmental justice

  • Reduce dependency on fossil fuels

  • Increase investment in Clean Energy

  • Support strong and rational regulation in support of clean water, soil, air and transportation.

International justice

  • Negotiate first; make military action a last resort.

  • Support actions that allow non-citizens to stay without threat of removal, while creating a path towards citizenship.

 

 


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