Winston’s top priority is a genuinely democratic Congress that passes the legislation that a majority of voters want passed. His plan for helping elect a Congress that reflects the will of the people is “Our Promise to America.” The ten pieces of legislation included in Our Promise to America can be divided into three major goals:
An “Economic Bill of Rights”
A full employment act that guarantees every worker a socially-useful job at a living wage, with an initial focus on moving to clean energy; an Employee Free Choice Act; a public option for health insurance; and federal funding for locally-controlled public schools.
A fair and simple tax code
A tax code that makes sure “the wealthiest Americans and largest corporations…pay their fair share of taxes,” offers tax relief to working-class and middle-class families, and are subject to regulation by the governments of the United States and of the states.
A public financing option for candidates, ranked-choice voting for members of the U. S. House of Representatives; and amendments for direct election of the president and vice-president and that make it clear that corpora-
tions are not people.
Meet Winston Apple
Winston has been described as the Bernie Sanders of Missouri. He is committed to doing his part within the grassroots movement to take control of our government from corporate interests and reestablish a government of, by, and for the people. With Our Promise to America, he has a plan to help voters elect a Congress that will enact an Economic Bill of Rights, improve the quality of public education, enact a fair and simple tax system, and make our government more genuinely democratic.
“Our Promise to America”
“Winston Apple is the kind of public servant that will work for his district unwaveringly, and with the utmost commitment to their well-being. He believes that government has the ultimate responsibility to help society be better. I endorse Winston Apple because I believe that he is good for Missouri and good for America.” – Rev. Darryl Gray
“Most of us are tired of “politics as usual.” Winston’s “Our Promise to America” addresses the issues that most affect the vast majority of us – employment with a livable wage, affordable health care, and support for public education. This is not politics as usual, but an actual vision and plan to realign government with the needs of the People.” – Jerry Steele
“Winston is a great friend and even better advocate for progressive change. I look forward to getting sworn into Congress with him!” – Brent Welder
“Winston cares deeply about his community and doesn’t back away from a challenge. He’s a born leader. Most importantly, he cares deeply about helping those who need help the most. His love of country is what fuels him. His deep passion to improve the world where it desperately needs improvement, is what energizes him.” – John Messmer
“Winston understands the daily struggle and wants to make our city, state, and country a better place. I believe that Our Promise to America is one of the best ideas a politician has proposed in years. All 10 items will massively improve the lives of every single American.” – Eliot O’Callaghan