United We Win!
Winston’s focus is on the issues that unite us – legislation that polls indicate has broad support from voters across the political spectrum. He does not duck discussion of the “wedge issues” that have been used to divide us. In fact, even on those issues, Winston works hard to find agreement and common ground.
Those two types of issues are divided into separate sections below. Ten proactive issues that unite us are included in “Our Promise to America” are listed first. Winston’s position on the four main “wedge issues” follows.
“Our Promise to America” is the centerpiece of Winston’s campaign because it is the
key to electing a genuinely democratic Congress that will pass the legislation that voters
want passed. The ten pieces of legislation included in Our Promise to America are
drawn from the Democratic Party platform.
Corporate interests and the Republican Party have long used a handful of “wedge issues” to divide us – making it easier for them to conquer us and maintain power. “Our Promise to America” deliberately avoids these issues and focuses instead on proactive proposals that unite us because they have broad support across the political spectrum. A careful reading of Winston’s positions on these wedge issues will reveal an attempt on his part to compromise and find as much agreement as possible even on these divisive issues.