Platform

IE United was created with the intention to restructure leadership in the Inland Empire to represent the identities and progressive values of the residents of the Inland Empire. We aim to do this by building coalitions of grassroots, labor, and community leaders that are committed to transforming our local communities. We have a record of identifying corrupt policies and ineffective leaders that have sold out our communities for too long. We will directly challenge these leaders, remove them from office, and replace them with people who better reflect our values and priorities. Strong progressive leadership exists in the Inland Empire and we refuse to be silent any longer.

Our coalition is made up of community leaders and organizations committed to affecting transformational change in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties. We believe this sort of change can only be effective if it is intersectional and inclusive by nature. Each of our policy platforms were drafted to ensure racial, gender, and LGBTQ equity are core to the agenda. We welcome you to click on any of the following pieces of our platform to learn what our partners are doing to advance this goal.   

  • Implement a living wage for all occupations 
  • Diversify our job market
  • Minimize reliance on major corporations 
  • Reform our election laws to ensure fair and secure elections 
  • Ensure our representatives reflect the needs and experiences of the community 
  • Replace officials who act in opposition to our community platform
  • Transition our system to 100% renewable energy 
  • Reduce emissions and ensure clean air in every city of the two counties 
  • Establish Community Benefits Agreements with all cities
  • Shut down all detention centers 
  • Abolish ICE
  • Expand healthcare coverage to include undocumented immigrants 
  • Abolish the death penalty
  • Abolish cash bail 
  • Decriminalize marijuana 
  • Ensure all residents in the Inland Empire have access to quality, affordable healthcare 
  • Ensure everyone has access to free COVID-19 testing and treatment
  • Protect Planned Parenthood 
  • Remove police from k-12 school campuses 
  • Transition from punitive school disciplinary practices to preventative practices
  • Ensure students receive comprehensive sex education 
  • Expand affordable housing options
  • Enact rent control and strong eviction protections
  • Ensure tenants right to organize