35 years of “Trickle-Down” economic policy out of Washington, D.C. have now left almost 50% of Americans unable to cover a $400 expense, such as a broken fuel pump or an unexpected medical bill for their child. And many of our communities are now strained to the breaking point.

Paul believes in an entirely different approach of making the government work for us instead of solely for wealthy and powerful political interests. By increasing the buying power of struggling families, every dime of increased money in their monthly budget will go right back into the economy: buying a new pair of shoes for the kids, buying food, or repairing cars. This creates economic demand, which in turn creates more jobs and sustainably grows our economy “From the Roots Up.”

Alongside this bold economic plan, Paul recognizes that many of the systems currently in place to serve Americans, be they veterans, seniors, or students, simply are not working. That is why Paul will fight to achieve equity for all Americans by promoting progressive ideals such as a just healthcare system through Medicare For All, fighting for true social equity regardless of background, and ensuring veterans receive the benefits they have so rightfully earned.

Paul is running a different kind of campaign which rejects all special interest money so he can focus on policies that help regular people. Will you join us?

Medicare For All

For too long, Americans’ access to affordable healthcare has been dependent on having a good job with a large employer. With Expanded and Improved Medicare For All, we can insure all Americans and reduce bureaucratic waste. Even with the Affordable Care Act, many students, caregivers, self-employed individuals, those who work for small businesses, or those between jobs, cannot afford healthcare coverage. Continue reading

Amplifying Rural Connectivity and Reviving Abandoned Economies

The economic chasm that has opened up between rural and urban/ suburban communities has grown increasingly stark as access to broadband internet has become ever more critical to economic viability. Many rural communities either have little access to broadband of any sort, or can only access it through a single provider, which often charges incredibly high prices for modest speeds. Continue reading

Establishing Postal Banking and Realizing Economic Justice

Since the massive destruction of middle and lower class wealth during the Great Recession, another lingering crisis has become more and more apparent in this country: the enormous number of individuals who are unbanked or underbanked. These people lack access to banks in their neighborhoods and many do not have the minimum amount to open accounts at most traditional banks. As of 2014, 88 million people, or 38% of the population of the United States, fell into this category. Continue reading

Combating Diabetes and Empowering Local Farmers

  The human and economic toll of chronic disease in the United States has risen to an unsustainable level over the last few decades to the point at which now over 75% of all health care expenses in the U.S. can be attributed to chronic disease. Instead of treating only the symptoms of chronic diseases, we should focus our healthcare dollars on preventing the causes of chronic diseases. Continue reading

Restoring Black Wealth and Obtaining Long-Denied Equity in Communities of Color

While social inequality runs rampant in the United States, systemic racism makes the issue catastrophic to communities of color. While our nation has historically oppressed black and brown Americans and deprived them of the means to build wealth, recent history has erased what little progress has been made on this front.  Continue reading

Guaranteeing Affordable Housing and Protecting Quality Living

  The current affordable housing voucher program, Section 8, greatly benefits those who receive it, but the program is woefully underfunded and applies only to the poorest Americans. Like healthcare, we must stop thinking and speaking about housing as something we supply to the poor only when they hit a rough patch in life; instead, we must see it as a right due to every American. A new solution for housing must approach the issue on two fronts: making renting affordable and dignified and creating a clear, equitable path to home ownership. Continue reading

Eliminating Student Debt and Securing Economic Futures

  One of the greatest hindrances our nation and our economy currently faces is the massive debt with which we have burdened our young people. Over 44 million Americans currently owe over $1.4 trillion in student loans. To put this into perspective, the total GDP of the United States currently stands at $18.57 trillion. Our young people are forced to put their lives on hold, not buying cars or homes, because of mountains of debt. Continue reading

Issues Continued

  Continue reading our positions and platform here: Campaign Finance and Ethics, Racial and Social Equity, Seniors, Veteran Care, Immigration, Education, Rural Economy, Environment, Labor Rights, Paid Maternity Leave, Equal Pay, and Abortion.  Continue reading