Families and Children

  1. We need social policies to focus on protecting families. The young— our citizens of tomorrow— are increasingly at risk. Programs must ensure that children, who are among the most vulnerable members of society, receive basic nutritional, educational, and medical necessities. We should support and expand Head Start and Pre- and neo-natal programs. A Children’s Agenda should be put in place to focus attention and concerted action on the future that is our children.
  2. We need a universal, federally funded childcare program for pre-school and young schoolchildren should be developed.
  3. We need family assistance such as the earned income tax credit. These programs should be maintained and increased to offset regressive payroll taxes and growing inequalities in American society.
  4. We need to support working poor families in which the parent supports and lives with the children.
  5. We need a living family wage that is vital to the social health of communities.
  6. We need to protect and expand social security which is essential to the well-being of our seniors, and the maintenance of the system’s integrity is an essential part of a healthy community. We need to oppose privatization of social security, call for the program to remain under the aegis of the Federal Government, and seek to expand its effectiveness.
  7. We need to support the leading-edge work of non-profit public interest groups and those individuals breaking out of “careerism” to pursue non-traditional careers in public service.

Sources: Green Party

About mekorganic

I have been a Peace and Social Justice Advocate most all of my adult life. In 2022, I am again running for U.S. Congress in CA under the Green Party. This Blog and website are meant to be a progressive educational site, an alternative to corporate media and the two dominate political parties. Your comments and participation are most appreciated. (Click photo) .............................................. Paid for by Michael Kerr for Congress with Peace and Justice C00803577
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