Positions

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Alliance Core Values & Current Issues

Alliance core values are the parameters provided to candidates, elected officials and others with the recognition that modification and degrees of flexibility are necessary to represent appropriately and responsibly his or her constituents.

The Alliance does not use a “party whip” to ensure blind compliance or adherence to a specific ideology. We believe that a candidate’s platform is a social contract between the candidate and the district’s voters. While a candidate’s platform is not dictated by the national party, the Alliance expects its representatives to agree with the Alliance core values and make every attempt to implement the intent of those values when determining their specific platform and performing legislative activities.

According to voters, these 16 issues are front and center for the 2020 election cycle. These issues and supporting commentary are intended to provide insight into how the Alliance core values inform our candidate’s positions on issues critical to America. We strongly urge voters to discuss these issues with all candidates and incumbents, regardless of whether they’re members of the Alliance or other parties, in order to make an informed judgement.

Environment

As Edmund Burke once said, the earth, the kind and equal mother of all ought not to be monopolised to foster the pride and luxury of any men." The Alliance Party does not believe that we have to choose between economic growth and the protection of our environment. We are pro-science, pro-technology and pro-innovation preparing to lead America into green prosperity with integral green development.

Through economic diversification we can address our planets issues with a sense of urgency by attracting new industry and business activity with incentives that brings together concerned citizens, community leaders, students, businesses, and organizations to work together to clean our air and water, lessen our carbon footprint and provide a more sustainable future.

National Debt

The national debt is an accumulation of federal budget deficits. Each new program and/or tax cut adds to the debt. The national debt is greater than what America produces in a whole year. This high debt-to-gross domestic product ratio tells investors that the country may have difficulty repaying loans. The national debt is one of the most serious crises facing our country and must be remedied through fiscal responsibility, transparency and better-balanced budgets.

Term Limits

The Alliance seeks to run and elect a diverse group of Americans to public office who are primarily motivated by a desire to provide public service, rather than by having a long career as an elected official. Alliance candidates and elected officials will publicly disclose their intention regarding the duration of their tenure in office, if elected and re-elected. Alliance candidates and elected officials must honor all personal pledges to constituents, including their public declaration regarding their term limits. LEARN MORE

Election Reform

We support initiatives to end gerrymandering, a process by which state legislatures alter the borders of representative districts to increase the chances of their candidates winning their seats and concentrating opponents in specific districts. We aim to end the practice of "the candidates choosing their voters". The Alliance is a proponent of Ranked Choice Voting,  an electoral system whereby voters rank candidates by preference on their ballots leveling the field between candidates. This also forces candidates to appeal to those outside of their established base. We also believe in holding our elected officials accountable, a zero tolerance we adhere to with our own candidates and officials. We look to achieve fairness and accessibility in our electoral processes.

Campaign Finance Reform

We aim to lead a nationwide movement to end corruption in our political system with strong campaign finance reform efforts. This begins with support for the American Anti-Corruption Act, a piece model of legislation designed to limit the influence of money in American politics by overhauling lobbying, transparency, and campaign finance laws.

Education

Education is at the foundation of a great and prosperous nation. We recognize our public education system is in crisis. Educators across America deserve and need our full support and funding. We believe the STEAM educational framework of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math will guide the urgent reform of K-12 public education in America. We must elevate and invigorate our nation’s teaching force – our future makers.

Healthcare

Quality healthcare decision making must be placed back into the hands of accredited, practicing medical professionals. Healthcare must be made affordable and accessible to all Americans. The creativity, innovation and selflessness essential to achieving this very complex and challenging objective should not be an obstacle to repairing this broken system critical to both Americans and to our economy.

Economy

We are prepared to take steps to help the economy achieve goals of growth, full employment, and price stability through bold, yet fair monetary policy and fiscal policy. We believe that a shift to a greener economy creates new innovative industries and new employment opportunities. A  sustainable economy with fair access to opportunity at a time of rising anxiety about the implications of artificial intelligence-driven automation is essential for our nation’s future. We firmly believe in the principle of intergenerational responsibility in this regard.

Equality

We stand for equal civil and economic rights for all American citizens regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation. We strongly support the Fourth Amendment’s prohibition of unreasonable search and seizure and believe that the amendment applies to privacy as well as liberty.

Free Press

We believe a free press is vital to a healthy democracy, and we condemn all attempts by government officials to intimidate, deride, obstruct or undermine the critical role of the press in a free society.

Military & Veterans

We support a robust military force that will meet the nation's legitimate defense needs. We support appropriate foreign policy and humanitarian goals essential to American ideals.

We support our military and veterans’ access to affordable healthcare, education, public safety and civic discourse. LEARN MORE 

Trade

We believe in fair trade and support strong trade agreements with partners and allies around the world.

Farming & Agriculture

To maintain and improve the quality and nutritional value of our nation’s food supply, government policies and programs must include the needs and voices of small and family-owned farms, ranches, and fishing operations – the core of rural and small-town economies – and must be included in all policy decisions that impact our national and local food supply.

Gun Laws

The level of gun violence in America today is unacceptable. America, and especially her children, should feel safe in any environment. We support the Second Amendment and the people’s right to responsible gun ownership. We believe in a rational and reasoned approach to gun legislation that can improve the safety of all Americans without interfering with the right to bear arms as established by the Second Amendment.

Government Shutdowns

If the president and Congress fail the American people with a government shutdown, then all members of Congress, the president, the vice president and all of appointed staff will go without pay for the duration of any government shutdown, including suspension of all benefits. The shutdown must be as painful for the people that allowed it as it is for those who are forced to endure it.

Immigration

As a nation of immigrants, we support legal immigration tied to the country’s economic needs and capacity to assimilate newcomers. We also support reasonable pathways to citizenship for those law-abiding persons in the country without legal residency status, and we support strong borders. We also believe in America’s moral obligation to help genuine asylum seekers. We affirm that part of the definition of self-government is the right of order to define who may and who may not become part of the nation.

    published Positions 2019-12-05 08:28:23 -0500