Pin It

Progressives release platform 

Some of Rochester's progressive groups and activists got together to develop and publish the "Platform for a Progressive Movement," which is exactly what it sounds like: a general statement of common principals that the groups will work toward. They're asking residents to visit and sign on in support.

The agenda includes calls for a fair economy and living wages, universal health care, strong public education and options for free college, affordable and accessible housing, development that respects neighborhoods and protects green space, better access to transit, support for immigrants and refugees, support for the LGBTQ community, and police reform.

The platform wasn't designed as a policy manual, so it doesn't call for specific actions, says a press release.

"The platform provides a clear messaging framework to unite the efforts and vision of progressive organizations in Rochester and Monroe County, bringing progressive policies to the forefront of electoral and legislative agendas and progressive actions to the forefront of public engagement," the release says.

The initial endorsing organizations are the Center for Democratic Values, the Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley, Rochester Area Democratic Socialists, the Finger Lakes Area Regional Chapter of the Physicians for a National Health Program, and ROCitizen, which is the group the formed out of Monroe County for Bernie Sanders.

Comments (3)

Showing 1-3 of 3

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-3 of 3

Add a comment

Readers also liked…

Browse Listings

Submit an event

City of Rochester Public Meetings @ City Hall

Thursday, February 21, 2019 Re: Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting Time: 9:30...
Calling All Superheroes @ Penfield Public Library

Calling All Superheroes @ Penfield Public Library

For Ages 3-7, with an Adult. Come listen to a story, then...

Icky Sticky Squishy @ Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County

Experiment with slime, gak, oobleck, and more. Families with children of all...

View all of today's events »

  • Re: Our national emergency

    • Great discussion. Thank you, Mrs. Towler. But let me add another version of Leonard Cohen/s…

    • on February 21, 2019
  • Re: The F Word: Too much practice is bad for you

    • Amen!!!

    • on February 21, 2019
  • Re: Feedback 2/20

    • I think the project is too small. There should be 3 or 4 stories of…

    • on February 20, 2019
  • More »
  • This Week's Issue

    Cover Story:
    Yarms: a profile in musical curiosity
    If you’ve frequented the folk and singer-songwriter circuits in Rochester in the last 10 years, you’ve probably heard Ryan Yarmel play. Every Wednesday this month at Abilene Bar and Lounge, Yarmel is hosting a stylistically diverse concert series called the “Yarms February Frolic.” read more ...

    Tweets @RocCityNews

    © 2019 City Newspaper.

    Website powered by Foundation.