Letter to President Barack Obama from Green Party of Florida

The Green Party of Florida mailed a letter to President Obama on January 9 asking that he consider what legacy he will leave for the people of the U.S. with history as judge, and with respect to the electoral majority who granted him his second term.
 
 
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Jan. 13, 2013 - PRLog -- From: Green Party of Florida

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Steve Showen: seventhgeneration@fastmail.fm, 305-712-2738
Jennifer Sullivan: greencat9@gmail.com, 352-683-3151 (except noon to 4:00pm)

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The Green Party of Florida mailed the below referenced letter to President Obama January 9th. We ask that he consider what legacy he will leave for the people of the United States, and the people of the World, at this critical juncture, with history as judge, and with respect to the expectations of the electoral majority who granted him his second term.

We quote from and summarize the letter below:

Mr. President,

As you begin your second term, we ask that you consider what your legacy will be for the people of the United States and the people of the world.  Please try to imagine some of the questions that future generations, including Malia and Sasha's children, may be asking about your tenure as president. Questions such as: What did you do to deserve the Nobel Peace Prize? What did you do to make the U.S. a more just and democratic society?

The letter includes sections on:

Unemployment and underemployment
Energy and the environment
Militarism and war
Civil liberties
Mass incarceration and the Failed "War on Drugs"
Education
The undermining of democracy by corporate money
Federal budget negotiations

and notes that:

Regarding the ongoing budget negotiations, three issues should not be compromised: cuts to Medicare, cuts to Social Security (including the chained CPI prop osal which would have devastating effects on everyone dependent on Social Security), and tax cuts for the rich (the 1% should pay more taxes, not less). Any concessions in these areas would not only harm your legacy but undermine the legacies of your predecessors.

It closes with:

We recognize that implementation of these suggestions will require broad support from the 30 percent of voters who supported you as well as the 44 percent who did not cast a vote. But with such pressure you could overcome the resistance from the Republican-controlled House and leave a formidable legacy of progressive programs. Should you choose to inspire and motivate your base of support, you will leave an enduring legacy about which you will be proud to tell your grandchildren.

Please feel free to refer to the summary of the Green New Deal and the Green Party Platform for additional ideas for your legacy.

Towards a better tomorrow,

Green Party of Florida

The full text is available at: http://www.gpfl.org/ObamaLetter
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