Your Call: Is the Democratic Party platform the most progressive ever?

Jul 12, 2016

On the June 12th edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss the Democratic Party platform, which adopts many of Senator Bernie Sanders’ policies

Committee members voted to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour, end the death penalty, legalize marijuana, and regulate fracking. They failed to find common ground on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) or illegal settlements in the West Bank and Gaza. They also voted against single payer healthcare.

What’s the significance of the platform?  It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

Bill McKibben, founder of 350.org, Senator Bernie Sanders appointee 

Jonathan Tasini, author of The Essential Bernie Sanders and His Vision for America, Senator Bernie Sanders appointee

Web Resources:

2016 Democratic Party Platform

Washington Post: Democrats shift to the left in this past weekend’s platform fight

The Nation:  What the Democratic Party Platform Tells Us About Where We Are on War

Politico: Sanders takes aim at Democratic platform, As committee prepares to vote, the Vermont senator is threatening a fight over TPP, fracking, and other issues.

MiniPost: Will the Democratic Party’s platform actually matter this year?

Politico: The Clinton Campaign Is Obstructing Change to the Democratic Platform, As one of Bernie’s delegates, I’m disappointed so far. But we’re still fighting hard.