Economic Justice

Fixed Property Taxes for Senior Citizens

Allow senior citizens to lock in real estate taxes on their primary residence at age 65 (or similar rule). This will insulate those on fixed incomes from being priced out of their own home by rising property taxes.

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Oppose Voter ID Laws

Oppose all efforts to implement/restore voter ID laws in Pennsylvania until such laws are proven to be cost-effective and to not disenfranchise or deter voters.

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Implement Term Limits for PA Legislature

Implement term limits for state senators and state representatives serving in Harrisburg.

 

For example, limit each congressperson to two consecutive terms, which would result in 8-year term limits for senators and 4-year term limits for representatives.

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a real, actual, concrete, just solution

Note: the solution can never be less profound than the problem is. The solution to our economic problems, including the problem of economic justice, is a revolutionary monetary system. In this country we have changed our monetary system at least a half-dozen times, counting the times we have or have not had a central bank and the times we have or have not used gold or silver in the monetary system. It is too much ...more »

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Pass a 4th Amendment Protection Act

Petition the PA state legislature to pass a 4th Amendment Protection Act that reaffirms Pennsylvania's commitment to the 4th Amendment and rejects unlawful government surveillance

 

Note: This is a new national movement sponsored by Nullify NSA. Several states are already working on such legislation.

 

Model Legislation: https://s3.amazonaws.com/TAClegislation/4th-Amendment-Protection-Act.pdf

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Bank on Students Loan Fairness Act

Support the Bank on Students Loan Fairness Act proposed by Senator Warren. This legislation would set the interest rate on government student loans to the same rate as government loans to banks, currently 0.75% .

 

More Info: http://www.warren.senate.gov/documents/BankonStudentsFactSheet.pdf

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Pay-it-Forward Student Loan Program

Establish a program through which the state will provide low-interest student loans for degrees in high-demand majors. Graduates repay loans based on actual salary after graduation (as salary increases, so do payments). Graduates fund the current students. (Think "Habitats for Humanity", except education-based.)

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Revoke Corporate Charters (Violation of Public Interest)

Call for revocation of corporate charters of corporations who executives egregiously violate the public interest.

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Total Public Financing for Campaigns

Reform PA's campaign finance laws such that state-level and local campaigns will be completely publicly funded.

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Reform PA Ballot Access Laws

Reform ballot access laws that discriminate against third party or independent candidates.

 

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SB 195 (Voter's Choice Act): http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billInfo/billInfo.cfm?sYear=2013&sInd=0&body=S&type=B&bn=0195

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Reform Voting Methodology

Reform PA's election laws to adopt a new method of voting that provides voters with the most options and flexibility in choosing candidates. Our current system--which uses a simple plurality vote--is unfair to voters due to what is known as the "spoiler effect". In this system, voters often feel compelled to vote for the "lesser of two evils", because they are afraid of who will win the election if they don't. In other ...more »

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Create Public Preschools

Establish a public preschool system that gives disadvantaged children a head start while providing working families with affordable daycare.

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