Priority State Issues 2018

At the Indivisible Arlington Membership Meeting on January 14, 2018, 32 participants were given up to 5 votes each (160 votes possible, 144 votes cast) to vote on priority state issues in six broad categories. Votes were cast for bulleted items within the categories, not for general categories. The numbers next to the categories indicate the total votes cast in each category.

MASS INCARCERATION & POVERTY (38)

  • Support Medicaid expansion (17)
  • Seek criminal justice reform (e.g. stem tide of felonies, decriminalization of cannabis) (10)
  • Support educational reform & criminal justice reform to reduce the school to prison pipeline & disparities due to poverty (4)
  • Restoration of civil rights (felony disenfranchisement) (4)
  • Labor rights / protections / minimum wage (3)

LIBERTY & FREEDOM FROM DISCRIMINATION (37)

  • Support rights of immigrants (12)
  • Develop policies to reduce violence & exposure to trauma (5)
  • Reproductive rights (5)
  • Law enforcement reform (4)
  • Support the Equal Rights Amendment (3)
  • Limit eminent domain (3)
  • Enhance protection under bill of rights / limit surveillance (2)
  • Support privacy rights (2)
  • Fight LGBTQ discrimination (1)

VOTING RIGHTS & GERRYMANDERING (25)

  • Fair redistricting (independent commission) (14)
  • Improve access to ballot box (6)
  • One person one vote (3)
  • Improve transparency (2)

ENVIRONMENT (21)

  • Eliminate dependence on fossil fuels (8)
  • Support public transit (7)
  • Anti-pipeline (5)
  • Clean air & water (1)
  • Public access to parks / Protect parkland
  • Anti-fracking

SOUND GOVERNANCE (14)

  • Eliminate the digital divide (5)
  • Oppose proposed constitutional convention (4)
  • Cybersecurity in essential government functions (2)
  • Support robust ethics standards (1)
  • Support criminal discovery reform (1)
  • Support expanded FOIA access to public records (1)

PUBLIC EDUCATION (9)

  • Disability rights (4)
  • Oppose charters and vouchers (2)
  • School to prison pipeline (discipline to jail) (2)
  • Student rights (1)
  • Support positive school climate