Coffee Party USA empowers and connects communities to reclaim our government for the people.
Coffee Party USA envisions a nation of diverse communities sharing a culture of informed public engagement that sustains a tradition where our solemn duty to vote is the currency of our democracy.
As a member or supporter of the Coffee Party, I pledge to conduct myself in a way that is civil, honest, and respectful toward people with whom I disagree. I value people from different cultures, I value people with different ideas, and I value and cherish the democratic process.
We live by the values we want to see in our government.
We empathize and engage with one another exercising humility, listening, honesty and respect, in order to provide an emotionally safe environment even when we disagree.
We seek the truth, learn the facts, and share with others to make informed decisions relevant to the ongoing improvement of ourselves, the nation and our shared, overlapping lives.
Authenticity & Transparency
Because we are human, in our genuine quest to restore our republic's representative democracy we may stumble, but we will do so in plain sight, with trust and expecting a hand up from one another.
Integrity & Clarity
We say what we mean, and do what we say and in so doing we strive to create a country that is whole and undiminished.
We reach out, engage and connect with people from diverse communities, backgrounds, cultures and political perspectives.
Transpartisan / Independence*
We engage in political and social bridge-building for the sake of finding solutions to common problems, working above and beyond ideological dogmas, putting the country first.
End State Goals
Unlike short term or long term objectives, End State (or End Game) Goals are what would complete our mission. These require constant effort to implement, even if milestones are met. End State Goals are a subset of the Vision, going hand in hand with the Vision, the Mission, and the Core Values.
Campaigns and Campaign Finance Reform: Pass campaign finance laws that limit the impact of special interest groups such as corporations, major political parties and lobbyists. (click here to see position paper)
Corruption Law Reform
Public Accountability: Hold public servants (politicians, judges, law enforcement officers, etc.) accountable for their actions and decisions. Public servants must not be allowed to act outside the interest of everyday people. They must be honest and transparent (whether it’s in lobby ties, privacy invasion, labeling, or environmental impact).
Corporate Reform: Corporations are not people, but consist of people as workers, shareholders, board members et al. End Corporate Welfare and all Cronyism between corporations and government. Corporations have a responsibility to respect and support (employees and the general public).
Wall Street Reform: Reform banking and corporate oversight laws to protect everyday people. Appropriately fund and improve audit and reporting standards.
Citizen-Oriented Taxes: Pass or repeal tax laws to reduce our debt, enhance society, and create economic growth.
Equitable Taxation: The burden of taxation must be applied fairly to businesses and people.
Simplified Tax Code: The Tax Code should be reformed for simplicity.
Mutual Respect: Treat everyone with dignity and acceptance regardless of every ethnicity, national origin, religious orientation, sexual identity, age, ability, political outlook, or income level in a manner which is civil and meaningful.
Inclusive Dialogue: Support an Informed Citizenry with an inclusion of all viewpoints with civil presentation and encouragement of civil conversation.
Constructive Collaboration: Create and support standards and practices for collaborative work and develop a commitment to each other to get to know one another while we impact the country.
Local Groups: Every community (area code minimally initially, Congressional Districts and cities ideally) should have the ability to have regular meetings of civil discourse, where education and participation of everyday people thrives.
Town Hall Meetings: Establish County and City town hall meetings to voice the public opinion.
Equal Treatment and Justice: Support and endorse equity in the treatment of people.