Protecting abortion rights, ensuring voting rights, safe communities for every one, school funding, fighting climate change, transit and transportation funding, affordable housing and healthcare. All of these are and should be legislative priorities.
I support automatic voter registration. This would be the best improvement to our system. Otherwise, we have to maintain the rights we have now and not allow them to be undermined by those who refuse to accept the results of elections because their candidate did not win.
Ensuring that diversity, equity and inclusion are hallmarks of education policy, tax policy, housing policy.
A progressive income tax policy is a good start. Inflation is more of a national issue and it is difficult for state laws to have signficant impact. We certainly want to keep unemployment low and Minnesota has a good record.
Red flag laws, Universal background checks. Banning assault rifles. Maintaining the age of 21 for eligibility to own a gun. Ensuring that current restrictions on conceal/carry provisions regarding the ability for entities to ban weapons in schools, churches, etc.
To strengthen the democratic process and restore faith in government: Replace the 134 single-member, winner-take-all districts of the Minnesota House of Representatives with 20+- multi-member districts where seats are elected in a proportional amount to the support of voters.
To end outdated, racist, and unjust laws: Legal Marijuana Now.
Annex Minnesota to Canada to gain a universal healthcare system.
With proportional representation at about a 5% threshold to begin electing seats a viable multi-party legislature will ensure stronger checks and balances than a two-party system with plurality rule as observed in less dysfunctional representative governments.
End racial and economic segregation.
Establish a Bank of Minnesota and introduce a localized state currency to be used as a supplement to the Federal Reserve Note in order to keep dollars and jobs within the community.
Legalizing and regulating cannabis and other substances will stop enabling the violence inherently guaranteed with inevitable criminal markets; implement a universal healthcare system to ensure better chances for improved physical and mental health; produce a minimal standard of living for everyone to gain equal opportunity.