By Gordon Davis
The Green Rainbow Party came into existence in the last decade from a merger of the Green Party and the Rainbow Coalition Party, a coming together of racial justice, social justice, peace, and green environmental issues. It is the part of the nation Green Party in the USA.
The Green Rainbow Party is different from any of the other political parties in that it does not accept any contributions from incorporated entities and therefore is not influenced by corporations. All of the funding for the Green Rainbows is donations from individuals. The Green Rainbows have self imposed public campaign financing without government help.
It is common knowledge that the very rich and corporations have influenced the policies of both the Democrats and the Republican parties. Many of the policies of the Democrats and the Republicans are disguised as helping middle class and poor people, but are in reality hurting us. The regressive tax is an example. High tuitions at state colleges are another. The future of this Commonwealth should be a government which has policies with no corporate strings attached.
The Green Rainbow party has developed several goals for Massachusetts which we call the Community Uplift Initiative. These policies are not influenced by corporations, but only by the desire of good public policy. The three candidates of the Green Rainbow Party have dedicated themselves to effectuation of the goals. Please look for and consider them on your ballot:
MK Merelice, who is running for State Auditor
Danny Factor, who is running for Secretary of the Commonwealth
Ian Jackson, who is running for Treasurer of the Commonwealth
The community uplift initiative of the Green Rainbow party includes the following:
1. An Economic Bill of Rights that says that every human being deserves to live a life of dignity and respect, and an end to discrimination
2. A Community Uplift Initiative to end poverty and unemployment – breaking from the current Beacon Hill approach of spending on corporate welfare, enriching the wealthy, and leaving the poor and middle class struggling with rising cost of living and stagnating wages. An emphasis is on green jobs.
3. A minimum wage of $15 per hour and ultimately a living wage for every worker.
4. Ending the patronage system on Beacon Hill
5. Tuition-free higher education to end the student debt crisis – with government takeover of existing student debts.
6. Universal single-payer health care that includes everyone and excludes no one.
7. Getting big money out of politics through public campaign financing.
8. A progressive income tax to fund government rather than gambling casinos that exploit the unwary.
9. Establishing a public bank of the Commonwealth that will honestly serve the banking needs of the people and help us downsize Wall Street.
1. An action plan to lead Massachusetts to 100% renewable energy by 2035. This would make it unnecessary to spend billions on more fossil fuel infrastructure – like gas pipelines – which will make it impossible for us to address climate change.