A Progressive Platform for Everyday Americans

The proposed 2016 Democratic Party platform represents a progressive agenda that promises to be more protective of eroding workers’ rights and reflects the promise of a woman who is a champion for everyday Americans.

This year’s platform commits to breaking up the too-big-to-fail financial institutions that pose a systemic risk. We must appoint regulators who aren’t beholden to the industries that they represent and will defend the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. We propose a surtax on multi-millionaires to ensure the richest among us pay their fair share to build an economy that works for everyone; and we propose expanding Social Security benefits by raising more revenue above the $250,000 salary threshold. The platform opposes cuts to Social Security and privatization of public services.

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AFSCME’s members provide the vital services that make America happen. We advocate for prosperity and opportunity for all working families.

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AFSCME’s members provide the vital services that make America happen. We advocate for prosperity and opportunity for all working families.