A 21st Century Vision for America" is a document that describes our country as most Americans would want it to be. It envisions an America that cares about people, protects our rights, provides opportunity for all, nurtures its lands and waterways, and serves as a good global citizen. This America serves as a beacon and model to the rest of the world, reminding everyone of what is possible when people of good will come together to do what is right.
Defining America

Vision for America - Peace and Prosperity for All

Inalienable and Constitutional Rights

An Economy that Creates Jobs and Pays a Living Wage

Healthcare for All

Making High-Quality Education Available and Affordable

Elections We Can Trust AND Easy Voting

Equal Protection Under the Law

Criminal Justice Reform

A Safety Net that Works

Respect for Life

Women’s Rights

Promoting Global Stability with Good Foreign Policy

War and Peace

Keeping Americans Safe from Terrorism, Foreign and Domestic

Immigration Reform

Environment: Clean Air and Water; Protecting our Natural Heritage

Science: Foundation for Good Policy and Human Welfare

Government that Works for the People

Taxes that Make Sense

Protecting American Consumers

Political Parties that Put America First.

Religious Freedom

Balancing Gun Ownership with Public Safety

Improving Relations with Native Americans


Why this document?

Note to the Reader

Defining America

Today, there seems to be some consensus that we want an America where “…everyone gets a fair shot, everyone does his or her fair share, and everyone plays by the same rules.”1 That kind of America:

It’s an America that cares about people, nurtures its lands and waterways, and serves as a good global citizen. That America serves as a beacon and model for the rest of the world, reminding everyone of what is possible when people of good will come together to do what is right.

This document attempts to describe that America. Our rights and freedoms, and the workings of government with respect to criminal justice, the economy, consumer protections, the environment, and much more are all described in sufficient detail that a picture emerges of an America that every one of us can be proud of.

Each of over 20 topics starts with a brief description of context and then breaks into a series of bulleted statements. Each statement describes what we hope for in our country. This document is aspirational; much of what is described does not yet exist. It creates a vision of a possible future. All statements are phrased as if that future is already a reality so that we can more easily imagine the America we all want.

This document is not complete; it leaves room for expansion and detail. As we fill in that space, our vision for America will become more clear, and from that, we should gain better insights on how to move forward.

As you read this document, you may find that you disagree with some statements. That’s to be expected. What may surprise you is how much of this document resonates with your own principles, and this is what gives us hope. Most people will agree with most of this vision for America. So, focus on what you can accept. If we choose to work together where we agree, in time we will find a way to resolve our differences.

As an individual, please send us your suggestions on how to improve this document. As a defined group, consider adopting this vision document as your guide, or creating one of your own based on this one. Then start thinking about how we can meet these goals, and let us know what you have planned.

We all want a better America. Let’s turn this vision into a reality.

We can do this.

Vision for America Pages

Green New Deal

GREEN NEW DEAL: A vision for America to address both economic inequality and climate change.

Reduce plastic waste

Pledge to reduce plastic waste

Protect Wolves!

Restoring wolves nationwide: a campaign by Center for Biological Diversity

Sunrise Movement

For the first time in our lives, we have a fighting chance to stop climate change.

Justice Democrats

Let's rebuild a Democratic Party that fights for a clear progressive vision.

Save bees!

One in every three bites of food we eat depends on bees and other pollinators.

Our Revolution

Campaigns end. Revolutions endure.


350 is the most important number in the world. It's the safe line for our global climate and a start line for a global movement.

Jim Carrey's vision for America

Art and visionary messages by Jim Carrey.

Bernie Sander's Vision for America

Bernie Sander's Vision for a Socialist America


An action plan to kick out lawmakers beholden to the gun lobby.

21st Century Vision for America

A 21st Century Vision for America: Guiding Principles for a Great Nation

Brand New Congress

It's time for a Brand New Congress

Indivisible Guide

We’re not the leaders of this movement: you are.

Fight for 15

1,000s of workers. 100s of cities. 1 movement. $15 and a union.


Join the Movement for a People's Party! The country is beyond ready for a new nationally viable progressive party.


Fighting for a fair future: We are proud to step up the fight for immigrant rights, affordable health care, and core American values — as NextGen America.


Healthy lands, healthy bodies equals a strong nation. It's time to move beyond meat and towards a sustainable (and tasty!) future.

Saving Capitalism

Robert Reich examines America’s fragile democracy and its fight for survival; as income and wealth go to the top, more Americans are left behind. Now it’s up to those ordinary Americans to change the rules.

The Green Plate

The road to a better you -- and better nation -- starts on your plate.


The benefits of public wildlands, explained

Time for Action

Gov. Jay Inslee: It's time for action on climate change

Jeremy Rifkin

Economist Jeremy Rifkin presents an inspiring vision the future and hopeful narrative for the human race.

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Ice On Fire -- An eye-opening documentary that focuses on many never-before-seen solutions designed to slow down our escalating environmental crisis. The film goes beyond the current climate change narrative and offers hope that we can actually stave off the worst effects of global warming.

Read and search the full Mueller report

The New Republic: Climate change is making weather more extreme, and these two veteran photojournalists were on the frontlines in 2018.

VICE on HBO: The Realities Of Trump's Trade War - "Trade wars are good and easy to win," President Donald J. Trump famously tweeted. But how would one really impact everyday Americans?

Frontline: Left Behind America - Intimate stories of one Rust Belt city’s struggle to recover in the post-recession economy. FRONTLINE and ProPublica report on the economic and social forces shaping Dayton, Ohio, a once-booming city where nearly 35 percent of people now live in poverty.

VICE Special Report: The Future of Work

Atomic Homefront

VICE News: What Happens When Cities Make Homelessness a Crime: Hiding The Homeless

ON THE STREETS -- a feature documentary on homelessness in L.A.

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