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Table of Contents

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT 4

PREAMBLE 5

PROTECTING AMERICANS AND RECOVERING FROM THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC 8

BUILDING A STRONGER, FAIRER ECONOMY 13

  • Protecting Workers and Families and Creating Millions of Jobs Across America 14
  • Raising Wages and Promoting Workers’ Rights 14Enacting Robust Work-Family Policies 16
  • Investing in the Engines of Job Creation 16
  • Building A Fair System of International Trade for Our Workers 20
    Putting Homeownership in Reach and Guaranteeing Safe Housing for Every American 20
  • Leveling the Economic Playing Field 22
  • Reforming the Tax Code to Benefit Working Families 22
  • Curbing Wall Street Abuses 23
  • Ending Poverty 23
  • Protecting Consumer Rights and Privacy 25
  • Tackling Runaway Corporate Concentration 25
  • Guaranteeing a Secure and Dignified Retirement 25

ACHIEVING UNIVERSAL, AFFORDABLE, QUALITY HEALTH CARE 26

  • Securing Universal Health Care Through a Public Option 28
  • Bringing Down Drug Prices and Taking on the Pharmaceutical Industry 29
  • Reducing Health Care Costs and Improving Health Care Quality 29
  • Expanding Access to Mental Health and Substance Use Treatment 30
  • Expanding Long-Term Care Services and Supports 30
  • Eliminate Racial, Gender, and Geographic Health Inequities 31
  • Protecting Native American Health 32
  • Securing Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice 32
  • Protecting and Promoting Maternal Health 33
  • Protecting LGBTQ+ Health 33
  • Strengthening and Supporting the Health Care Workforce 33
  • Investing in Health Science and Research 34

PROTECTING COMMUNITIES AND BUILDING TRUST BY REFORMING OUR CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM 35

HEALING THE SOUL OF AMERICA 39

  • Protecting Americans’ Civil Rights 39
  • Achieving Racial Justice and Equity 39
  • Protecting Women’s Rights 42
  • Protecting LGBTQ+ Rights 42
  • Protecting Disability Rights 43
  • Honoring Indigenous Tribal Nations 44
  • Ending Violence Against Women 47
  • Ending the Epidemic of Gun Violence 47
  • Supporting Faith and Service 48
  • Supporting Press Freedom 48
  • Supporting the Arts and Culture 49

COMBATING THE CLIMATE CRISIS AND PURSUING ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE 49

RESTORING AND STRENGTHENING OUR DEMOCRACY 55

  • Protecting and Enforcing Voting Rights 55
  • Reforming the Broken Campaign Finance System 57
  • Building an Effective, Transparent Federal Government 57
  • Making Washington, D.C. the 51st State 58
  • Guaranteeing Self-Determination for Puerto Rico 59
  • Supporting the U.S. Territories 59
  • Strengthening the U.S. Postal Service 60

CREATING A 21ST CENTURY IMMIGRATION SYSTEM 61

PROVIDING A WORLD-CLASS EDUCATION IN EVERY ZIP CODE 64

  • Guaranteeing Universal Early Childhood Education 65
  • Supporting High-Quality K-12 Schools Across America 66
  • Making Higher Education Affordable and Accessible 69
  • Providing Borrowers Relief from Crushing Student Debt 70

RENEWING AMERICAN LEADERSHIP 72

  • Revitalizing American Diplomacy 73
  • Rebuilding America’s Tool of First Resort 73
  • Reinventing Alliances 74
  • International Institutions 74
  • Foreign Assistance and Development 75
  • Transforming Our Armed Forces for the 21st century 75
  • Ending Forever Wars 75
  • Securing our Competitive Edge 76
  • Defense Spending 77
  • Keeping Faith with Our Veterans and Military Families 77
  • Civil-Military Relations 78
  • Mobilizing the World to Address Transnational Challenges 78
  • Global Health and Pandemics 78
  • Climate Change 79
  • Technology 80
  • Nonproliferation 81
  • Terrorism 81
  • Democracy and Human Rights 82
  • Advancing American Interests 85
  • Global Economy and Trade 85
  • Africa 86
  • Americas 87
  • Asia-Pacific 87
  • Europe 89
  • Middle East 90

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