Our actions and policies should be motivated by long-term goals.
Friends of Joseph Naham is guided by the Ten Key Values of the United States Green Party. The Ten Key Values are Grassroots Democracy, Social Justice and Equal Opportunity, Ecological Wisdom, Non-Violence, Decentralization, Community Based Economics, Feminism and Gender Equity, Respect for Diversity, Personal and Global Responsibility and Future Focus and Sustainability. Joseph Naham is currently running with Allison Blanchette for Long Beach City Council. Joseph's campaign is interested in creating a local movement, a people's movement with a focus on improving our communities infrastructure, economy, and environmental actions with an emphasis on recognizing the freedom and dignity of all humans.
Democracy is for representing the people, and now it needs to include not only representation of the people and their communities but the sustainability of the environment. Our voice is our power and our environment is our gift.
Joseph Naham, and Allison Blanchette are not afraid of giving members of the local Long City Council a visual look at the effects of our choices:
What we want to achieve
- Commit to developing clean renewable energy technologies
- Improve recycling programs to include composting
- Protect our land and marine ecology
- Focus on crime prevention, mental health resources instead of harsher sentences
- More drug counseling and treatment
- Civilian review of community police behavior
- Provide living wages, not just the minimum
- Women's right to control their bodies is non-negotiable
- Confront barriers of racism, sexism, heterosexism, and ageism
- Decentralize economic institutions and empower individuals
- Promote environmental justice
- Safely dispose of or “unmake” all waste we create
- Stand in solidarity with the black lives matter movement