Building a Blue State Congress

The Blue State Congress will initially act as a loose affiliation of blue state leaders working together to take major actions, passing legislation collaboratively in their states to limit the power of Donald Trump and the Republican party. Successfully fighting Trump's immigration ban is an example of the power of blue states working together.

Innovative action by blue state leaders can seize the national agenda with a positive vision for the country.The Blue State Congress will allow everyone who values our democracy to take the offensive and challenge Republicans as they try to harm everyday Americans.

Please join us in spreading the word about the Blue State Congress, talking about ideas and suggesting your own.

For more information, read the launch post at our blog, Building a Blue State Congress.



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Hold a Constitutional Convention
It's been 229 years since the first Constitutional Convention in 1787. It's past time for Americans to gather and discuss what's working and what's not. For example, is the electoral college working? Should corporations be treated as people? Should money be... It's been 229 years since the first Constitutional Convention in 1787. It's past time for Americans to gather and discuss what's working and...



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Election Reform
Together, the Blue State Congress can strengthen the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact which will replace the electoral college without waiting for a Constitutional amendment. They can end gerrymandering within their states and begin to re-establish districts where representatives... Together, the Blue State Congress can strengthen the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact which will replace the electoral college without waiting...



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Amnesty for Immigrants
The Blue State Congress can grant legal amnesty for immigrants already living within their state, making them state citizens with equal rights and protections as national citizens. Furthermore, they can eject U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), from their states and challenge the... The Blue State Congress can grant legal amnesty for immigrants already living within their state, making them state citizens with equal rights and protections as...



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Federal Trust Fund for Taxes Paid by Blue State Residents
Donald Trump violates basic truth, fact and science on a daily basis and mocked Americans who pay their taxes. Many Americans will not want to pay their taxes to the Federal government as long as Donald Trump is President. The Blue State Congress... Donald Trump violates basic truth, fact and science on a daily basis and mocked Americans who pay their taxes. Many Americans will not want to...



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Strengthen Environmental Protection
Working together the Blue State Congress can impose taxes, regulations and laws restricting corporations in their states from collaborating with the Trump administration's agenda against clean air, clean water, wild lands and national parks. Working together the Blue State Congress can impose taxes, regulations and laws restricting corporations in their states from collaborating with the Trump administration's agenda against...



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Raise the Minimum Wage
Blue states have some of the most successful economies in the nation. They can afford to raise the minimum wage and raise the standard of living and quality of life for residents. Blue states have some of the most successful economies in the nation. They can afford to raise the minimum wage and raise the standard of...



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Organized Divestment from Corporations Linked to the Trump Administration
Just as Berkeley is the first city to divest from companies involving themselves with Trump's border wall, together, blue states can wield tremendous power by divesting from Trump-affiliated companies. Just as Berkeley is the first city to divest from companies involving themselves with Trump's border wall, together, blue states can wield tremendous...



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Universal Healthcare
Bernie Sanders calls this Medicare for All, raising the standard of living in America so that everyone can access the healthcare they need, even the poor. Bernie Sanders calls this Medicare for All, raising the standard of living in America so that everyone can access the healthcare they need,...



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Revive the Public Works Administration
The Public Works Administration (PWA) was part of Roosevelt's New Deal priming the pump for infrastructure investments in tunnels, bridges, dams, airports and more. This is partly what Obama tried to do but unfortunately he didn't turn to blue states to... The Public Works Administration (PWA) was part of Roosevelt's New Deal priming the pump for infrastructure investments in tunnels, bridges, dams, airports and...



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​Fight Climate Change
There are many avenues by which blue states can fight climate change. One significant action would be instituting a blue state carbon tax. Revenue from a carbon tax would help pay for clean energy projects and support the Paris Accord until Trump is... There are many avenues by which blue states can fight climate change. One significant action would be instituting a blue state carbon tax. Revenue from...



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Invest in Education
Since the 1970s, America's population has grown by one hundred million. The Blue State Congress could raise funding to build a network of free colleges to fill the growing needs of our population. Also, blue states could forgive portions or all of residents'... Since the 1970s, America's population has grown by one hundred million. The Blue State Congress could raise funding to build a network of free colleges...



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Election Innovations
Republicans have been winning elections for decades by gaming the system from shutting down the recount in Florida in 2000, to partisan Secretary of State's such as Ken Blackwell in Ohio reducing voter access and overturning key aspects of the Republicans have been winning elections for decades by gaming the system from shutting down the recount in Florida in 2000, to partisan Secretary...


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