There’s an opportunity now to link racial, economic, and climate justice issues and galvanize a larger audience, Janet Redman told the Real News Network.
The platform shows the limits of party politics while corporate and military interests dominate both parties — and the necessity of social movements to challenge those limits.
Tax reform, Wall Street accountability, and the racial wealth divide are all acknowledged in this year’s agenda.
Janet Redman, who provided testimony at the DNC Platform Committee, and Wenonah Hauter, the executive director of Food & Water Watch, address the draft’s shortcomings on the carbon tax, TPP, fracking, and fossil fuel extraction
Advocates will continue to push for the tax on Wall Street that could raise billions in revenue over 10 years.
IPS’s Janet Redman testified at the DNC Platform Committee Hearing for a non-military response to the potentially catastrophic security risk posed by climate change.