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512-517-2708

Alan Maki

Alan Maki
Doing research at the LBJ Library in Austin, Texas

It's time to claim our Peace Dividend

It's time to claim our Peace Dividend

We need to beat swords into plowshares.

We need to beat swords into plowshares.

A program for real change...

http://peaceandsocialjustice.blogspot.com/2013/03/a-progressive-program-for-real-change.html


What we need is a "21st Century Full Employment Act for Peace and Prosperity" which would make it a mandatory requirement that the president and Congress attain and maintain full employment.


"Voting is easy and marginally useful, but it is a poor substitute for democracy, which requires direct action by concerned citizens"

- Ben Franklin

Let's talk...

Let's talk...

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Sample resolution on Health Care Reform for precinct caucuses and conventions

Note: This Resolution is submitted for discussion, dialog, debate and action by the Midwest Casino Workers Organizing Council as our part in celebrating the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights on December 10, 2013: http://www.un.org/en/documents/udhr/ Feel free to circulate.


Resolution on Health Care Reform (267 words)

Where as the for-profit health care system has failed to provide the American people with adequate health care;

Where as this for-profit system of health care has resulted in forcing millions of Americans into poverty as a result of huge health care bills;

Where as a National Public Health Care System would create twelve to fifteen million new jobs providing the American people with free health care which is a human right;

Therefore, be it resolved a National Public Health Care System is required;

Therefore, be it resolved health care should be publicly financed, publicly administered and publicly delivered based on the model provided by public education--- everyone in, nobody out.

Therefore, be it resolved a National Public Health Care System should be funded and financed through these various methods in combination:

1. “Peace dividends” resulting from ending militarism and wars.
2. A hefty tax on the wealthy.
3. A payroll tax levied one-quarter on employees and three-quarters on employers.

Therefore, be it resolved that a single-payer universal health care system of short duration is an acceptable first step in implementing a National Public Health Care System;

Therefore, be it resolved the American people are entitled to free health care as a human right;

Therefore, be it resolved that health care will be publicly delivered through a network of neighborhood and community health care centers and shall include: primary health care including, but not limited to, general health care, eyes, ears, dental and mental health; pre-natal through burial.

Therefore be it resolved this becomes the position of (name of organization/party)