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Response to Eleanors38 (Original post)

Mon Nov 17, 2014, 01:04 PM

10. That's quite a laundry list

I agree with much of what is on
the shopping list, and why it's relevant.
However there is redundancy
and a lack of internal coherence.

For example:
13) End pay inequality, voter suppression
20) Candidates receive $ only from constituents
22) Nat'l voting rights act for fed elections.
24) End Electoral College
30) Fund public elections

And these are all essentially
"Reforming the Election Process" issues.
Pay inequality, voter suppression
are not normally connected.
#20 and #30 seem contradictory

For "average voters" these issues are relevant.
It is unrealistic and overwhelming for average voters to
follow policy and comprehend a patchwork quilt of legislation.
There needs to be some internal coherence that UNIFIES
why these issues "should" be important to voters.

Take Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs as an example.
In order for a human to "THRIVE" there is a
hierarchy needs that must to be fulfilled and maintained
to ensure health, well-being and growth.
ANYONE can understand that access to food, water,
and shelter are necessities.

The following bullet points are the base of the pyramid, "survival".
1) Right to Roof, Right to Eat, Right to Health
2) Living wage
3) Protect our water
10) End child hunger, end poverty

The Following bullets points are the "safety/security" needs
11) End War on Drugs, medically treat addicts
16) Single-payer health care
21) Sovereignty over your body
27) Restore habeus corpus

Connecting basic human needs to policy
provides a coherence and easily relate able
platform for just about any voter.

There is loads more so this is just a very brief
and very rough sugestion.
IOW, 2 cents worth

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