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Our organization and movement can be summed up by three key values:
- Social and economic justice – Everyone should have the right to a dignified, productive, and creative life. Every member of society deserves fair and equal treatment. The resources of the Earth and the wealth created by working people should result in broadly shared prosperity. We oppose every form of racism, sexism, ageism, and bigotry by which elites attempt to divide the 99% and thwart people’s movements for justice.
- Environmental sustainability – Everyone, including future generations, should have the right to live in a clean and safe environment. Fighting human-induced climate change, protecting biodiversity, and limiting pollution are critical not only to human quality of life but also to the long-term survival of our species. We oppose the shortsighted greed of big corporations and their allies that despoil the planet and suppress climate science for their short-term profits.
- True democracy – Everyone, regardless of wealth or status, deserves an equal voice in a participatory democracy. Existing public institutions should be made to better represent the will and interests of the people. New democratic bodies should be organized wherever elites control decision-making. Workplaces should be made more democratic. Greater political democracy requires greater economic democracy. We oppose the domination of our political system by corporations and the illegitimate treatment of corporate political spending as free speech.
To learn more about specific ways we are fighting for these values, check out our PROJECTS.