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Virginia’s 11th District
Green Party Candidate
U.S. House of Representatives
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My Top Four Green Values and How they Will Guide My Policy Decisions
Grass Roots Democracy
True democracy demands a government of the people, by the people, and for the people; not a government for and by Wall Street, big multi-national corporations, and other special interests.
I support transparency in government, stronger ethics rules and campaign finance reform needed to prevent cronyism and corruption, and to insure our public representatives are fully accountable to the people who elect them. I oppose gerrymandering and election laws that disenfranchise voters and undermine this accountability.
All persons, regardless of race, religious belief, sex, age, disability or economic status should have the same rights and opportunities to benefit from the resources afforded to us by society and nature.
I oppose federal policies and programs that benefit the wealthy at the expense of middle- and low-income families with little or no regard for the disruption of communities, the loss of affordable housing, the loss of local small businesses, or the growing gap between the rich and the poor II will work to address inequities in our justice system and in our educational system, where too often the outcomes depend on what you can afford. I will support policies that maintain a society in which freedom and diversity are cherished, and the human dignity of every person is respected, and oppose those that do not.
Future Focus and Sustainability
We all have responsibility to future generations to leave this earth as habitable a planet as we found it.
I believe the government, as well as corporations and individuals, should be good stewards of our environment and our natural resources. I will continue to be proactive in improving the quality of the air we breathe and the water we drink, protecting the oceans, increasing the use of clean and renewable energy, and addressing global warming.
Although providing for the safety of its citizens is one of the primary functions of any government, violence and military action should be a last resort, and then only for self-defense or the defense of others who are in helpless situations. They should not be used solely to attain social, economic or commercial goals.
Having spent a decade in defense intelligence, I am not naive about the threats our nation faces, and I support a strong defense capability.. Nevertheless, I believe non-violent means, including economic sanctions, should be used when there is no immediate serious physical threat to the nation. I will also support policies and efforts to reduce or eliminate entirely the availability of weapons of mass destruction throughout the world .
End control of government by Wall Street and big corporations!
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The “People First” candidate, the right choice in 2014!
Joe Galdo for Congress
P.O. Box 2169
Fairfax, VA 22031
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