Recreational reading, it is not.

But if you want to cut through the election spin and get an idea of what each political party officially stands for, the party platforms are a good place to start.

Both the Republican and Democratic parties, as well as some third parties, draft th new platforms

Source:: The Lowdown

Political Party Platforms Explained 8 March,2017Matthew Green


Matthew Green

Matthew Green is a digital media producer for KQED News. He previously produced The Lowdown, KQED’s multimedia news education blog. Matthew's written for numerous Bay Area publications, including the Oakland Tribune and San Francisco Chronicle. He also taught journalism classes at Fremont High School in East Oakland.

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