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1988-90 National Program
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1988-90 National Program

1988-90 NATIONAL PROGRAM

Three program priorities where adopted for concerted education and action during the next two years. These priority programs are presented here in detail.

  1. CAMPAIGN FOR A SAFER WORLD

    This campaign will enhance the security of the United States and promote a safer world through:

    -responsible economic policies to reduce federal deficit; -measures to reduce the risk of war.

    League education and action will focus on:

    -effecting federal action to achieve and uphold arms control agreements;

    -reducing the deficit by changing federal fiscal policy; -creating public understanding of the links between U.S. national security and fiscal policies and the need for redirecting government resources from military spending to domestic program needs.

  2. CHILD CARE AND HOUSING: MEETING COMMUNITY NEEDS

    This campaign will strive to prevent and reduce poverty through:

    -increasing access to employment by expanding the supply of affordable, quality child care;

    -increasing the supply of affordable housing.

    League education and action will focus on:

    -building community awareness of and support for expanding the availability and affordability of child care and housing;

    -encouraging federal, state and local government action to increase the supply and quality of child care;

    -increasing the supply of affordable housing through government and private initiatives.

  3. TACKLING TOXICS

    This campaign will push to prevent the contamination of ground and surface water and air by toxic, radioactive and hazardous pollutants, in order to:

    -protect public health;

    -preserve the physical, chemical and biological integrity of the ecosystem;

    -supporting measures to encourage source reduction, recycling and detoxification of toxic and hazardous materials.

    League Education and action will focus on:

    -achieving effective federal, state and local government action to prevent, regulate and control toxic radioactive and hazardous relases;

    -increasing public understanding and community awareness of the risks posed by toxics, radioactive and by hazardous pollutants;

    -promoting effective public participation in environmental decision making.

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