According 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/
- 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.