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Economic Justice

Establish a Living Wage

Revise PA's minimum wage laws so that the state's minimum wage will automatically increase each year based on the current cost-of-living within the state. The minimum wage will be calculated such that two working adults will be able to support a family of four WITHOUT relying on government subsistence.

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Economic Justice

Increase Public Transportation

Support better funding for public buses and other forms of transportation, and installation of new transportation facilities (light inner-city rail, etc). Better public transportation reduces economic and environmental costs and provides more opportunity to citizens, especially lower-income ones.

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Economic Justice

Amend U.S. Constitution to Reverse Citizens United

Advocate for an Article V constitutional convention to establish a 28th amendment to the US constitution that reverses Citizens United and declares that corporations are not people under the law.

 

Sample Amendment: https://movetoamend.org/wethepeopleamendment

 

Active Legislation: http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/BillInfo.cfm?syear=2013&sind=0&body=H&type=R&bn=539

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Environmental Justice

Stand in Opposition on HB 1576 "Endangered Species Act"

The basis is that PA would have to wait for federal government to list an animal endangered before the state can. If the animal is specific to PA and not the entire country the government may not move fast on it as opposed to an animal found widely across many states. https://secure.humanesociety.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=6307&s_src=sh_tw_ty6307 HB 1576 is a solution in search of a problem and ...more »

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Environmental Justice

Stand in Support of Drilling Moritorium in State Forests & Parks

Corbett wants to balance budget by ruining our parks and rec areas.

 

It is especially troubling that the governor intends to raise $75 million by ending the ban on gas drilling beneath state forests and parks.

 

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/2014/02/10/Corbett-is-exploiting-public-lands-as-cash-cows/stories/201402100024#ixzz2vrGbFgaU

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