November 13, 2012, 3:54 pm

FCWPP Public Policy Priorities for 2013

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September 21, 2012; Updated November, 2012

Criminal Justice

  • Restorative Justice: Support educational programs for and increased use of restorative justice programs as options for diversion of juvenile offenders

  • Repeal the Death Penalty

  • Gun Violence: Study the causes of and possible ways to reduce gun violence

  • Legalization of Marijuana, treating its abuse as a public health issue. I-502 has passed, with support from FCWPP.

Equality and Economic Justice, including Health Care

  • Marriage Equality. R-74 has been approved, with support from FCWPP.

  • Social Safety Net: Protect and repair what is left of the social safety net, including expanding Medicaid to restore coverage formerly provided through Basic Health Plan and Disability Lifeline

  • Women’s Health and Family Planning: Increase state support

  • Tax Reform: Make the state tax structure more equitable and create revenue needed to restore and retain basic services such as education and health care

Local Responses to Global Challenges

  • Oppose attempts to weaken, delay, or roll back state environmental laws

  • Advocate energy generation methods with the least impact on the environment and oppose ports for the transmission of coal

  • Support efforts to increase state resources by creating a state bank

Proposed legislation will be monitored and supported or opposed as it is found in keeping with our values and public policy priorities. See the FCWPP website /priorities/draft-fcwpp-public-policy-work-plan-2013.html for the more detailed FCWPP Public Policy Work Plan for 2013.

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