Alex DiBlasi for a Green Oregon

  1. Sustainability: The state is growing, but we must keep the long view towards sustainability. If elected, I will introduce a Green New Deal to the Legislative Assembly. This program will revolutionize energy, labor, transportation, and infrastructure across the state.
  2. Grassroots Democracy: We know our current electoral system is in desperate need of reform. In 2016, Benton County Greens led the effort to pass Ranked Choice Voting, a major first, to be rolled out in 2020. In Multnomah County, Greens are aiding in a petition for STAR Voting to get on the ballot. Oregon, let’s have a statewide conversation about these similar, yet different, alternative voting methods.
  3. Nonviolence: We need criminal justice reform. This starts by breaking the school-to-prison pipeline. I believe in a Restorative Justice model over the punitive, classist, and racist system we currently have in place. There has been a rise in violent political rallies, mostly staged by Vancouver, Washington based Patriot Prayer, which white nationalist and hate groups have used as recruiting events for their cause. While it took strong words from Mayor Ted Wheeler to stop an Anti-Shariah march from happening in Portland, local media continually smears activists who are dedicated in the fight against classism, racism, sexism, nativism, homophobia, transphobia, and religious intolerance. As Oregonians, we must say no to those who believe in hate, while also protecting our rights as guaranteed by the First Amendment. Speech that threatens, menaces, or excludes a targeted individual or group of individuals should not be viewed as protected speech.
  4. Social Justice: Hand in hand with Nonviolence is the Green Party’s platform for social justice. This includes economic justice, racial justice, and environmental justice, favoring resolutions based on peace and sustainability. The Green New Deal includes an Economic Bill of Rights that would ensure a right to employment, the end of pay-to-play lobbying efforts, union rights, Medicare-for-All, a tuition free public education system from Pre-K through college, affordable housing that is actually affordable, municipally-run utilities (including broadband and banks), and corporate taxation that is fair. We also need to come together and strengthen our communities as Sanctuaries for our immigrant friends by resisting ICE.

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