Cascadia should ensure it’s citizens the right to live - with every person making the choice how to live. As we enter into the 21st century, and with newly emerging instability, inequality and technology - this means providing every citizen with the basic tenets of society for life , liberty and happiness.
Any pathway to greater autonomy, independence, or self determination must be decided and created by the people who live here, in a peaceful and democratic manner. Rather than small groups placing their ideas or will upon a larger - from the beginning a framework for a democratic body able to represent Cascadia, and enter into decision making and external negotiations must be put in place.
High speed rail has the true potential to help create positive, sustainable forms of transportation that could truly bring the Pacific Northwest together, from North of the Border, to east of the Cascades, and down to Eugene, Oregon.
As the world becomes increasingly dependent on technology, and more personal information becomes available online - Cascadians must push for stronger privacy and data regulations to gauruntee the rights of every individual to have access to - and determine how their information is used and stored.
Elected officials should be beholden to their constituents and principles, not their largest funders, a task which has been made nearly impossible as the price for congressional, senate and presidential seats costing upwards of tens of millions, if not hundreds of millions of dollars.