Essentials of Opportunity
Without these basic essentials, opportunity is hard to come by. We need a renewed commitment to Education, Healthcare, and the Environment for our state to reach its full potential.
- Children aren’t a commodity, so why are our schools funded based on property values? We need a fairer funding formula, so our rural and urban schools can keep pace with wealthier districts.
- All schools meet expectations when we meet students’ needs. Community schools can help close the achievement gap.
Free 2-year college and debt-free 4-year college are within our reach. We must invest in our future generations!
- It's time we accept all available federal funding for healthcare, including the Obamacare Medicaid expansion, and create a BadgerCare "public option" for everyone.
- Your doctor bill shouldn’t give you a heart attack. Healthcare costs should be fully transparent, and all costs should be negotiated in the best interest of the patient.
- You shouldn’t have to pee in a cup in order to get a checkup - invest in prevention, not drug testing
- Our water belongs to all of us. We can't allow private corporations like Foxconn to abuse our natural resources. We must rein in corporate exemptions, or we risk turning our state into a dumping ground.
- We must invest in renewable energy - its the fastest-growing sector of the economy, and if we don't, others will
- Polluters shouldn’t write the laws that govern pollution - we need a rejuvenated DNR to hold corporations to account.
A Fair Economy
Our system is rigged, but that doesn't mean it has to stay that way. When Wisconsinites have what they need from the essentials of opportunity, our state is a better place to live, work, and thrive.
- A Wisconsin that works must work for all Wisconsinites. It's why we must raise the minimum wage and index it to the cost of living.
- No more "race to the bottom" when it comes to corporate subsidies. We should only invest in companies that hire locally and treat their employees well.
- Nobody would ever vote to outsource their own job. Wisconsin should help entrepreneurs form employee-owned cooperatives. Company profits belong in worker’s paychecks, not CEO bonuses.