Coffee Party USA's goals & issues
Our goals at Coffee Party USA include electoral reform, corruption law reform, tax reform, inclusive empowerment, and local empowerment.
Unlike short-term or long-term objectives, End-State (or End-Game) Goals are what would complete our mission. These require constant effort to implement, even if milestones are met. End State Goals are a subset of the Vision, going hand in hand with the Vision, the Mission, and the Core Values.
- Voting Rights: Elections should be open and honest, with voting accessible to all citizens. (click here to see position paper)
- Campaigns and Campaign Finance Reform: Pass campaign finance laws that limit the impact of special interest groups such as corporations, major political parties and lobbyists. (click here to see position paper)
- Redistricting: End gerrymandering to protect seats for party control. (click here to see position paper)
Corruption Law Reform
- Public Accountability: Hold public servants (politicians, judges, law enforcement officers, etc.) accountable for their actions and decisions. Public servants must not be allowed to act outside the interest of everyday people. They must be honest and transparent (whether it’s in lobby ties, privacy invasion, labeling, or environmental impact).
- Corporate Reform: Corporations are not people, but consist of people as workers, shareholders, board members et al. End Corporate Welfare and all Cronyism between corporations and government. Corporations have a responsibility to respect and support (employees and the general public).
- Wall Street Reform: Reform banking and corporate oversight laws to protect everyday people. Appropriately fund and improve audit and reporting standards.
- Citizen-Oriented Taxes: Pass or repeal tax laws to reduce our debt, enhance society, and create economic growth.
- Equitable Taxation: The burden of taxation must be applied fairly to businesses and people.
- Simplified Tax Code: The Tax Code should be reformed for simplicity.
- Mutual Respect: Treat everyone with dignity and acceptance regardless of every ethnicity, national origin, religious orientation, sexual identity, age, ability, political outlook, or income level in a manner that is civil and meaningful.
- Inclusive Dialogue: Support an Informed Citizenry with inclusion of all viewpoints with civil presentation and encouragement of civil conversation.
- Constructive Collaboration: Create and support standards and practices for collaborative work and develop a commitment to each other to get to know one another while we impact the country.
- Local Groups: Every community (area code minimally initially, Congressional Districts and cities ideally) should have the ability to have regular meetings of civil discourse, where education and participation of everyday people thrives.
- Townhall Meetings: Establish County and City town hall meetings to voice the public opinion.
- Equal Treatment and Justice: Support and endorse equity in the treatment of people.
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