Respect for and conservation of the earth and its living systems.
Pure food and drug. Stop the use of heavy metals and brain and nerve tissue from dead animals in fertilizer. Heavy fines for malicious spraying of neighbor’s organic fields.
Genetic labeling/right-to-know.Label Genetically-Modified foods.
Focus on alternate fuels and energy. Take the tax off biodiesel fuel and fuel alcohol until popularity makes the price go down. Encourage solar energy–including the manufacturing of solar panels.
Encourage small farms, small businesses.Lower the B&O tax by taxing profits, not money in. Allow for a “Green Belt” Tax exemption for working farms over 5 acres. Stop handouts as tax cuts to major corporations.
Although we would prefer Proportional Representation, we are backing Instant Runoff Voting as a good first step. Clean elections laws need to be passed immediately, and Lobbying laws modified to stop unfair influences. We oppose the use of touchscreen voting machines without a paper ballot.
If those dwelling in the same household want the right to make medical decisions together, pay taxes as domestic partners, or even to marry, as long as they are not first degree relatives–it is not up to the state to interfere. Those married, as well as single people, who are able to provide a safe and loving home should be able to adopt.
Full equality, including equal pay for equal work, the right to make medical decisions with her doctor–without state interference.
Such as buying fair trade coffee, chocolate for use in state offices, cafeterias. No treaties with other nations that undercut Fair Trade.