RNC 2016: Lebanon

Posted on August 04, 2016 in Platforms

"Hezbollah, controlling over 100,000 missiles in Lebanon, must be isolated and Lebanon’s independence restored."

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RNC 2016: Immigration

Posted on August 04, 2016 in Platforms

"Our immigration system must protect American working families and their wages, for citizens and legal immigrants alike, in a way that will improve the economy. Just as immigrant labor helped build our country in the past, today’s legal immigrants are making vital contributions in every aspect of national life."

"We are particularly grateful to the thousands of new legal immigrants, many of them not yet citizens, who are serving in the Armed Forces and among first responders. Their patriotism should encourage all to embrace the newcomers legally among us, assist their journey to full citizenship, and help their...

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DNC 2016: Right to Privacy

Posted on August 04, 2016 in Platforms

"Democrats reject the false choice between privacy interests and keeping Americans safe. We need liberty and security, and each makes the other possible. We will protect the privacy and civil liberties of the American people—standing firm against the type of warrantless surveillance of American citizens that flourished during the Bush Administration. We support recent reforms to government bulk data collection programs so the government is not collecting and holding millions of files on innocent Americans."

"We will support a national commission on digital security and encryption to bring together technology and public safety communities to address the needs of...

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RNC 2016: Equal Rights and Ending Discrimination

Posted on August 04, 2016 in Platforms

"We reaffirm the Constitution’s fundamental principles: limited government, separation of powers, individual liberty, and the rule of law. We denounce bigotry, racism, anti-Semitism, ethnic prejudice, and religious intolerance. Therefore, we oppose discrimination based on race, sex, religion, creed, disability, or national origin and support statutes to end such discrimination. As the Party of Abraham Lincoln, we must continue to foster solutions to America’s difficult challenges when it comes to race relations today."

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DNC 2016: United Nations

Posted on August 04, 2016 in Platforms

“Democrats believe that global institutions—most prominently the United Nations—and multilateral organizations have a powerful role to play and are an important amplifier of American strength and influence. Many of these organizations need reform and updating, but it would be reckless to follow Donald Trump and turn our back on the international system that our country built. It has provided decades of stability and economic growth for the world and for America."

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DNC 2016: Immigration

Posted on August 04, 2016 in Platforms

"We support President Obama’s call for an international summit to address this crisis so that every country assumes its responsibility to meet this humanitarian challenge [the global refugee crisis]."

"While Donald Trump proposes banning Muslim refugees, we will look for ways to help innocent people who are fleeing persecution while ensuring rigorous screening and vetting."

"We reject attempts to impose a religious test to bar immigrants or refugees from entering the United States. It is un-American and runs counter to the founding principles of this country."

"The immigration bureaucracy is full of backlogs that result in U.S....

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DNC 2016: Middle East

Posted on August 04, 2016 in Platforms

"We must defeat ISIS, al Qaeda, and their affiliates, and prevent other groups from emerging in their place. Democrats will continue to lead a broad coalition of allies and partners to destroy ISIS’ stronghold in Iraq and Syria. We will press those in the region, especially the Gulf countries and local forces on the ground, to carry their weight in prosecuting this fight. We will dismantle the global network of terror, which supplies terrorists with money, arms, and fighters, and stop them from recruiting and inspiring potential radicals. We will improve our intelligence capabilities, with appropriate safeguards here at home,...

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DNC 2016: Foreign Policy

Posted on August 04, 2016 in Platforms

 "We believe that development assistance is an essential instrument of American power. It can prevent threats, enhance stability, and reduce the need for military force."

 "We will support local development efforts, recognizing the self-determination of the peoples and countries we assist to direct their own futures. We will also learn from recent conflicts to improve civilian capacity for conflict prevention and stabilization"

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DNC 2016: Civil Liberties/Detention

Posted on August 04, 2016 in Platforms

"The Democratic Party remains committed to closing the detention facility at Guantánamo Bay and ending indefinite detention without trial or conviction. Keeping the facility open is a blemish on our record, serves as a recruiting tool for extremists, and undermines our standing in the world."

"We will always seek to uphold our values at home and abroad, not just when it is easy, but when it is hard. That is why President Obama banned torture without exception in his first week in office and why Democrats condemn Donald Trump’s statements that he would engage in torture and other war...

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Countdown Vol. 14 No. 21: Guess Who's Back, Back Again

Posted on August 04, 2016 in Countdown
95 days until the Election! This week on Countdown: convention chaos, Israeli settlement controversy, voting rights wins, CVE in the classroom + more!
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