Why It Is Smart To Attend A Caucus

PlatoAccording to Plato:

  • Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
  • He who wishes to serve his country must have not only the power to think, but the will to act.
  • The price of apathy towards public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.
  • One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.  http:www.Plato/2/

 Caucus info:

  • Date and Time: Tuesday, January 21, 7 pm
  • Volunteer to be a precinct chair or get on a working committee.
  • Offer some resolutions to be voted on for the party platform.

Here are some ideas for resolutions for your caucus.

Net Neutrality:  The 2012 IDP platform includes support of net neutrality.  Because the free and open internet just took a hit by a U.S. appeals court,  large corporations may now legally block any website they choose. Therefore,  it is vital that the principal of net neutrality remains in the Democratic party platform.

Minimum Wage: Raise the minimum wage to a living wage, and index it to keep pace with inflation.

Save the USPS: Support 6 day delivery and stop the privatization of the USPS, oppose the closing of rural post offices and/or any reduction in delivery standards.

Vote By Mail: Support the establishment if voting by U.S. Mail where every eligible resident receives a ballot in the mail.

Overturn Citizens United: The rights protected in the U.S. Constitution are the rights of persons not corporations.

Bring Jobs Home: Stop incentives for off-shoring, reorient our economic policies to make the economy work for working people and make corporations pay their fair share of taxes.

Social Security: Oppose cuts to Social Security Benefits, oppose raising the retirement age, and any attempt to privatize Social Security.

Health Care: Support universal health care. Medicare for all.

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1 Response to Why It Is Smart To Attend A Caucus

  1. John Deeth says:

    Johnson County Democrats hosting caucus training Sunday at Iowa City Public Library Room A. Two sessions, 1 and 3 PM. Contact me for more info


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