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2018 Democratic Primary Ballot Propositions

Our Texas Bill of Rights

It’s not enough to just be against Trump Republicans. We must have big, bold ideas for Texas families. Thatā€™s why we’re calling for a Texas Bill of Rights.

Our State Democratic Executive Committee authorized the following ballot propositions to be placed on the 2018 Democratic Primary Ballot. Learn more about our Texas Bill of Rights that will be on your 2018 Democratic Primary ballot:

Proposition #1
Right to a 21st Century Public Education:

Should everyone in Texas have the right to quality public education from pre-k to 12th grade, and affordable college and career training without the burden of crushing student loan debt?

Proposition #2
Student Loan Debt:

Should everyone in Texas have the right to refinance student loan debt with the Federal Reserve at a 0% interest rate, as relief for the crushing burden of debt and an investment in the next generation of Americans?

Proposition #3
Right to Healthcare:

Should everyone in Texas have a right to healthcare, guaranteed by a universal, quality Medicare-for-all system?

Proposition #4
Right to Economic Security:

Should everyone in Texas have the right to economic security, where all workers have earned paid family and sick leave and a living wage that respects their hard work?

Proposition #5
National Jobs Program:

Should the Democratic Party promote a national jobs program, with high wage and labor standards, to replace crumbling infrastructure and rebuild hurricane-damaged areas, paid for with local, state, and federal bonds financed through the Federal Reserve at low interest with long-term maturities?

Proposition #6
Right to Clean Air, Safe Water, and a Healthy Environment:

Should everyone in Texas have the right to clean air, safe water, and a healthy environment?

Proposition #7
Right to Dignity & Respect:

Should everyone in Texas have the right to a life of dignity and respect, free from discrimination and harassment anywhere, including businesses and public facilities, no matter how they identify, the color of their skin, who they love, socioeconomic status, or from where they come?

Proposition #8
Right to Housing:

Should everyone in Texas have the right to affordable and accessible housing and modern utilities including high speed internet, free from any form of discrimination?

Proposition #9
Right to Vote:

Should every eligible Texan have the right to vote, made easier by automatic voter registration, the option to vote by mail, a state election holiday, and no corporate campaign influence, foreign interference, or illegal gerrymandering?

Proposition #10
Right to a Fair Criminal Justice System:

Should everyone in Texas have the right to a fair criminal justice system that treats people equally and puts an end to the mass incarceration of young people of color for minor offenses?

Proposition #11
Immigrant Rights:

Should there be a just and fair comprehensive immigration reform solution that includes an earned path to citizenship for law-abiding immigrants and their children, keeps families together, protects DREAMers, and provides workforce solutions for businesses?

Proposition #12
Right to Fair Taxation:

Should everyone in Texas have the right to a fair tax system, where all interests (business, corporations, and individuals) pay their share, so that state government meets its obligations?

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