FOOD-AND-FARM PLATFORM for Candidates, Voters, and Media in the 2018 Elections
“Regenerating our Democracy, our Habitats, Ourselves”
2014 – Present
BUILD THE POLITICAL WILL TO UPDATE THE U.S. CONSTITUTION
1. Iroquois Constitution.
Study the U.S. Constitution’s immediate precursor, the Iroquois Constitution — also known as the Great Law of Peace.
2. National book club.
Find partners for a pilot project for a national book club to read the U.S. Constitution.
3. Gaps in our civic knowledge.
Promote public discussions about
a. Food-and-farm system
b. Public money
c. Private banking system, including the Federal Reserve
d. Women’s group authority
e. Real democracy (compared to representative democracy)
f. Capitalism: making a profit or making a living
g. Indigenous peoples’ knowledge
4. Transitional models of human organization.
Identify, evaluate, and promote new models of human relations:
a. Participatory budgeting
b. Cooperative business models
c. Complete Streets (accommodating all transportation modes)
d. Community land trusts for housing, farming
e. Women’s councils, men’s councils
f. Reduced work week
g. Public banks, local currency
h. Single payer health care
i. Living skills education, outdoor education, farm-to-school curriculum