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Running for: US President

Cornel West is an intellectual running for president as an independent. The homepage for his presidential campaign website lists three priorities: “dismantling the empire” (huge cutbacks on military spending and activity), “unleashing democracy” (investing in social programs), and “saving the planet” (including the Green New Deal).

Position on Issues

Candidate's Website, 2024

  • "End the gun violence epidemic
  • "National gun registry database for all civilians similar to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act database for hazardous materials
  • "Establish similar requirements for driver licenses to gun ownership
  • "Drastically limit the number of sales at gun shows
  • "National Red Flag Law that expedites the process of gun confiscation from individuals who pose a danger to themselves and communities

Candidate's Website, 2024

"Abolish ICE and demilitarize the southern border"

Candidate's Website, 2024

"Establish term limits for all elected officials nationwide"

Candidate's Website, 2024

"Codify abortion rights as a Constitutional mandate"

Candidate's Website, 2024

  • "Immediate cessation of all oil and gas leasing projects on federal lands and waters
  • "Federal moratorium on fracking, carbon capture, and direct air capture technologies, geoengineering, and other false climate solutions"

Candidate's Website, 2024

"Cease military funding to the State of Israel"

Candidate's Website, 2024

  • "Go beyond Medicare for All towards true health justice
  • "Habeas Corpus Healthcare, free healthcare for any and all residents of the United States"

Candidate's Website, 2024

"Cease all war funding and weapons to Ukraine and invest in peacemaking"

Candidate's Website, 2024

  • "Wealth tax on all billionaire holdings and transactions
  • "End all tax loopholes for the oligarchy"
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