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2008-Democratic-Platform-final - T HE 2008 D EMOCRATIC N...

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Unformatted text preview: T HE 2008 D EMOCRATIC N ATIONAL P LATFORM R ENEWING A MERICA S P ROMISE As Approved by the 2008 Democratic National Convention Monday, August 25, 2008 Denver, Colorado Copyright 2008 by the 2008 Democratic National Convention Committee, Inc. For more information, contact: Democratic National Committee 430 South Capitol St., SE Washington, DC 20003 202-863-8000 www.democrats.org i Table of Contents Renewing Americas Promise Preamble I. Renewing the American Dream Introduction Jumpstart the Economy and Provide Middle Class Americans Immediate Relief Empowering Families for a New Era Affordable, Quality Health Care Coverage for All Americans Retirement Good Jobs with Good Pay Work and Family Poverty Opportunity for Women Investing in American Competitiveness New American Energy A World Class Education for Every Child o Early Childhood o K-12 Higher Education Science, Technology, and Innovation Invest in Manufacturing and Our Manufacturing Communities Creating New Jobs by Rebuilding American Infrastructure A Connected America Support Small Business and Entrepreneurship Real Leadership for Rural America Economic Stewardship Restoring Fairness to our Tax Code Housing Reforming Financial Regulation and Corporate Governance Consumer Protection Savings Smart, Strong, and Fair Trade Policies Fiscal Responsibility ii II. Renewing American Leadership Introduction Ending the War in Iraq Defeating Al Qaeda and Combating Terrorism Win in Afghanistan Seek a New Partnership with Pakistan Combat Terrorism Secure the Homeland Pursue Intelligence Reform Preventing the Spread and Use of Weapons of Mass Destruction A World without Nuclear Weapons Secure Nuclear Weapons and the Materials to Make Them End the Production of Fissile Material End Cold War Nuclear Postures Prevent Iran from Acquiring Nuclear Weapons De-Nuclearize North Korea Biological and Chemical Weapons Stronger Cyber-Security Revitalizing and Supporting Our Military, Keeping Faith with Veterans Expand the Armed Forces Recruit and Retain Rebuild the Military for 21st-Century Tasks Develop Civilian Capacity to Promote Global Stability and Improve Emergency Response Do Right by Our Veterans Lift Burdens on Our Troops and Their Families Restore the Readiness of the Guard and Reserve Allow All Americans to Serve Reform Contracting Practices and Make Contractors Accountable Working for Our Common Security Support Africas Democratic Development Recommit to an Alliance of the Americas Lead in Asia Strengthen Transatlantic Relations iii Stand with Allies and Pursue Diplomacy in the Middle East Deepen Ties With Emerging Powers Revitalize Global Institutions Advancing Democracy, Development, and Respect for Human Rights Build Democratic Institutions Invest in Our Common Humanity...
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