Platform

IE United was created with the intention to restructure leadership and culture in the Inland Empire to more accurately represent the identities and progressive values of the residents. 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.

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 that vision.   

  • Ensure all jobs in our region guarantee a living wage, good benefits, and opportunities for advancement 
  • Diversify our job market and minimize reliance on corporations like Walmart and Amazon to fuel our economy
  • Ensure all residents, including immigrants and formerly incarcerated folks, can work with dignity   
  • 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 and prepare our region for a zero-emission future 
  • Redesign the Salton Sea shoreline to become more environmentally safe and socially productive  
  • Rebuild our economy with innovative green jobs that transition our region towards a more sustainable future 
  • End the detention of immigrants and separation of families in our community
  • Ensure immigrant and mix-status families receive equitable financial support through a Safety Net for All
  • Cultivate a community welcoming and inclusive to the million immigrant residents in our counties
  • Abolish the death penalty and Life without Parole sentences
  • Invest in community based Alternatives to Incarceration and Restorative Justice solutions
  • Decriminalize poverty 
  • Increase Prevention and Reentry services to decarcerate at the local, state, and federal levels
  • Apply a public health lens to Public Safety 
  • Ensure all residents in the Inland Empire have access to quality, affordable healthcare 
  • Ensure everyone can receive fast and free COVID-19 testing and treatment
  • Protect reproductive and sexual healthcare for all residents
  • Remove police from k-12 school campuses and transition from punitive disciplinary practices to preventative ones
  • Invest in our education system so that teachers have the resources and students have the support they need to succeed
  • Ensure students receive comprehensive sex education 
  • Expand affordable housing options  for people with criminal conviction histories
  • Enact rent control and strong eviction protections
  • Redefine Crime Free Housing so that irrevocable past convictions do no pose barriers to housing
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