Saturday, November 15, 2008

Learning to Stand Up - Regrowing a National Spine

Power to, for, of and by the people.....add your voice!!!!

The Backbone Campaign is a grassroots effort to embolden citizens and elected officials to stand up for progressive values. We are expanding the political dialogue by providing creative tools for citizens and the progressive movement. The backbone symbolizes an interlocking agenda, a coalition, and the personal courage necessary to fight for a future worthy of our children.

With this platform, we declare our commitment to common cause and our desire for clear commitments from our elected officials. This platform is founded in a shared vision of a sustainable and just economy with respect for the environment, human rights, and a culture of peace. It is grounded in the values of the United States Constitution, and Bill of Rights, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the Earth Charter. Our platform is a bold, uncompromised position on the most fundamental questions of our democracy.

Please feel free to participate in the building of this document, whether that is by making comments on both the listing of issues and the issues themselves.

This Platform tool has evolved over the past year based on input from many people. We're working to improve it all the time.

This is a living document, the contents of which will evolve. We hope the spirit of common cause will guide us toward establishing a foundation built from our ability to agree, rather than our penchant for argument.

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