Progressive Party Platform Adopted In New York
Public disclosure of campaign contribution.
Women granted universal suffrage and given the right to vote.
Social and industrial justice including a national minimum wage.
Insurance and old age pensions for employees.
Protection for women and children in the workplace.
Presidential primaries for delegates by popular vote.
Election of US Senators by popular vote.
“We Progressives believe in the elimination of special privilege in every form. We would wage an unceasing war against the use political and governmental power for the private gain of the bosses and their friends. We would end the arbitrary and useless use of of the money power to build up great individual fortunes through the establishment of monopoly. We propose the use of government power to protect property rights no less that heretofore but we also seek to preserve, promote and protect human welfare more.that the people have the right, the power and the duty to protect themselves and their own welfare; that human rights are supreme over all other rights; that wealth should be the servant, not the master, of the people.
We believe that, unless representative government does absolutely represent the people, it is not representative government at all.”
On September 5, 1912 the New York State Progressive Party adopted its platform during the state convention, which took place in Syracuse.
The New York State Progressive Party Platform – adopted September 5, 1912 :http://www.larrydewitt.net/SSinGAPE/nyprogressives.htm