Progressives across the nation strongly urge the 2020 candidates to take daring and fearless stances on a number of coverage points from immigration to a Inexperienced New Deal to Medicare for All.
The outcomes are in!
In current weeks, MoveOn despatched a 2020 Nationwide Presidential Survey to tens of 1000’s of MoveOn members and different progressives across the nation as a part of a junk mail fundraiser. As a result of the survey was a part of a junk mail fundraiser, it’s not consultant of the broader MoveOn membership. The survey was a chance for MoveOn members and different progressives to share what they anticipate from our leaders. Protecting a broad vary of points, from huge cash in politics to the local weather disaster to gun management, the outcomes of the survey are detailed beneath.
Right here’s what’s clear: grassroots progressives anticipate our elected officers to take daring and fearless positions that uphold and enact the values that may make our nation work for all of us.
Donald Trump has escalated his all-out assault on immigrant communities and other people in search of asylum—growing brutal deportations, separating households, demanding extra funding for deportation companies ICE and CBP, and extra. However MoveOn members and different progressives need totally completely different immigration insurance policies from the subsequent president. When requested to pick the insurance policies they anticipate the presidential candidate of their option to embrace, that is what survey respondents mentioned: 92% wish to maintain households collectively, 87% help passing the DREAM Act, 83% desire a roadmap to citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants, 82% oppose a bodily border wall, 78% wish to defund Trump’s deportation machine, and 63% help decriminalizing border crossings. Lastly, virtually all respondents–92%–mentioned they’d by no means help a candidate who backed a ban on members of any spiritual, ethnic, or minority group.
Local weather Disaster
Survey respondents expressed very robust help for a Inexperienced New Deal. A decisive majority, 89%, mentioned it was both “crucial” or “essential” that their most well-liked 2020 candidate helps laws for a Inexperienced New Deal that addresses local weather change with the urgency it deserves. Just one p.c of survey respondents mentioned help for a Inexperienced New Deal was “not essential.”
The very fact is that until darkish cash from the likes of the Koch brothers, Massive Oil, the fossil gas business, Massive Pharma, and others is eradicated from politics, our elected officers won’t ever actually be representing their constituents.That’s why 91% of survey respondents mentioned they’d require that their alternative for presidential nominee in 2020 help overturning Residents United by a constitutional modification to ban huge, darkish cash in politics.
NRA & Gun Violence
MoveOn members and progressives across the nation are standing with younger folks in taking the combat on to the NRA to interrupt its stranglehold on American politics. 93% of respondents anticipate the 2020 presidential candidate to shut the background verify gun present loophole. 91% urge the 2020 presidential nominee to ban all assault weapons, 80% help requiring a gun registry, and 75% help community-based intervention applications.
Well being Care & Reproductive Justice
At this very second, the Trump administration is combating to see that Obamacare is overturned, which might trigger about 20 million folks to lose their well being protection and hundreds of thousands extra to lose hard-fought protections like protection for pre-existing circumstances. On the identical time, state after state is transferring aggressively to ban abortion particularly and undermine reproductive justice typically.
70% of respondents help a Medicare for All program in order that ALL Individuals will lastly be assured well being care, irrespective of their age, gender, revenue, or background. 19% of respondents have been uncertain, and solely 6% oppose Medicare for All.
88% additionally mentioned they consider the Democratic nominee for president should prioritize enabling reproductive freedom of their administration by taking motion starting from repealing the Hyde Modification to nominating fair-minded Supreme Courtroom justices.