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Elizabeth Warren on Abortion
Click here for 10 full quotes on Abortion OR other candidates on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Legal abortions are safer than tonsillectomies. (Jan 2019)
  • No bankruptcy for pro-life groups to avoid court levies. (Apr 2014)
  • No Supreme Court nominees who oppose legal abortion. (Sep 2012)
  • Staunch Pro-Abortion stance. (Aug 2011)
  • Supports public abortion funding. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports churches providing birth control. (Oct 2012)
  • Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services. (Nov 2013)
  • Access safe, legal abortion without restrictions. (Jan 2015)
  • Keep federal funding for family planning clinics. (Mar 2017)
  • Endorsed Endorsed by EMILY's list for pro-choice Democratic women. (Aug 2012)
Elizabeth Warren on Budget & Economy
Click here for 18 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR other candidates on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • Regulations built economic stability after 1930s. (Apr 2017)
  • Separate consumer banking from risks on Wall Street. (Apr 2017)
  • A generation of I-got-mine policy-making has failed. (Apr 2016)
  • Middle class grows economy, not financial sector. (Nov 2014)
  • When risk & cost aren't disclosed, it's bad for our country. (Nov 2014)
  • Banking lobbyists fought me on bank consumer protection. (Apr 2014)
  • Bankruptcy is due to job loss or divorce, not deadbeats. (Apr 2014)
  • 2005 bankruptcy law: great for companies & bad for families. (Apr 2014)
  • Everyone hated "Too Big To Fail" except bankers who benefit. (Apr 2014)
  • Make bank complaint hotline public, to force self-policing. (Apr 2014)
  • How we spend federal money is about choices. (Apr 2014)
  • Financial crisis due to deregulation, not boom-bust cycle. (Apr 2014)
  • Balanced approach to deficit reduction. (Sep 2012)
  • Deregulation has created Wild West conditions at banks. (Nov 2011)
  • Increased financial transparency and accountability. (Apr 2010)
  • Harsher rules on credit agencies. (Apr 2010)
  • Non-wealthy people need financial books too. (Jan 2006)
  • Opposes a constitutional BBA. (Oct 2012)
Elizabeth Warren on Civil Rights
Click here for 16 full quotes on Civil Rights OR other candidates on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights.
  • Supports commission investigating reparations for slavery. (Apr 2019)
  • Reparations for slavery and to Native Americans. (Feb 2019)
  • Battle bigotry--wherever, whenever, whatever. (Apr 2017)
  • Using bigotry & division distracts from real change. (Jul 2016)
  • Build future for ALL our kids, including transgendered. (Apr 2014)
  • Native American heritage from mother in Oklahoma territory. (Apr 2014)
  • We need a reliable vote for equal pay for equal work. (Oct 2012)
  • Warren has fought for women throughout her career. (Jan 2012)
  • Repeal DOMA; repeal DADT; support ENDA. (Dec 2011)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Opposes defining traditional marriage. (Oct 2012)
  • Endorsed by The Feminist Majority indicating a pro-women's rights stance. (Aug 2012)
  • Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender. (Jan 2013)
  • Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools. (Jun 2013)
  • Let states recognize same sex marriage. (Jan 2015)
  • Maintain LGBT health info on federal websites. (Apr 2018)
Elizabeth Warren on Corporations
Click here for 31 full quotes on Corporations OR other candidates on Corporations OR background on Corporations.
  • Break up big tech platforms like Amazon & Google. (Apr 2019)
  • End "integrated" farming favoring corporations over farmers. (Mar 2019)
  • Use anti-trust to break up anti-competitive businesses. (Mar 2019)
  • Companies can be umpires or team-owners, but cannot be both. (Mar 2019)
  • Breaking up big internet companies is doable and necessary. (Mar 2019)
  • Breakup online monopolies; wealth shouldn't be concentrated. (Mar 2019)
  • Proposes new federal limits for corporations. (Sep 2018)
  • Wants workers to choose 40% of corporate boards. (Aug 2018)
  • Trickle-down economics overturns FDR-defined system. (Apr 2017)
  • Trickle-down is a lie, and has been a lie for 37 years. (Apr 2017)
  • 2008: Should have broken up bailed-out banks. (Apr 2017)
  • I share the frustration of Occupy Wall Street. (Nov 2014)
  • In 1980s, cops were taken off the beat in financial services. (Apr 2014)
  • Banks are larger now than when "Too Big To Fail" in 2008. (Apr 2014)
  • 2010 Time cover story: The sheriff of Wall Street. (Apr 2014)
  • My gaffe: Created intellectual foundation for Occupy Wall St. (Apr 2014)
  • Corporations are not people; but system is rigged for them. (Apr 2014)
  • FactCheck: negotiated insurance deal for asbestos victims. (Apr 2014)
  • FactCheck: Insurers should pay victims, plus future immunity. (Sep 2012)
  • People feel like the system is rigged, because it is. (Sep 2012)
  • Government regulation makes capitalism work. (Sep 2012)
  • Rebuild the middle class instead of CEO tax breaks. (Dec 2011)
  • Same rules for trillion-dollar institutions as rest of us. (Nov 2011)
  • Bankruptcies result from mishaps, not from gaming the system. (Sep 2011)
  • Plenty of people look out for billion dollar corporations. (Sep 2011)
  • Small businesses need a level playing field. (Sep 2011)
  • New regulatory regime to protect financial consumers. (Oct 2010)
  • Scourge of the banking industry, on behalf of consumers. (May 2010)
  • Businesses aren't guilty over bankruptcy; neither should you. (Oct 2007)
  • Apply consumer protection rules to banks. (Jul 2007)
  • Restrict corporate use of consumer mandatory arbitration. (Aug 2016)
Elizabeth Warren on Crime
Click here for 7 full quotes on Crime OR other candidates on Crime OR background on Crime.
  • Must get serious about gun control & background checks. (Apr 2019)
  • Criminal justice system is racist front to back. (Aug 2018)
  • Supports anti-gang, safe neighborhood initiatives. (Jul 2016)
  • Unfair: Kid in trouble for petty theft; CEO steals billions. (Feb 2016)
  • Advocates stiff punishment for corporate offenders. (Jan 2016)
  • Oppose death penalty but won't fight it for Marathon Bomber. (Jan 2014)
  • Rated 64% by the NAPO, indicating a moderate stance on police issues. (Dec 2014)
Elizabeth Warren on Drugs
Click here for 7 full quotes on Drugs OR other candidates on Drugs OR background on Drugs.
  • Marijuana Justice Act: decriminalize pot & expunge records. (May 2019)
  • Change to pro-legalization of marijuana. (Apr 2019)
  • Legalizing marijuana will reduce opioid deaths. (Feb 2016)
  • Opposes the outright legalization of marijuana. (Apr 2012)
  • Rated B by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance. (Nov 2016)
  • Immunity for banks offering services to marijuana businesses. (Jul 2015)
  • Criminalize imports of opioid precursors. (Feb 2017)
Elizabeth Warren on Education
Click here for 13 full quotes on Education OR other candidates on Education OR background on Education.
  • Roll back student debt; free college going forward. (Apr 2019)
  • Proposed all-voucher education; now opposes charters. (Apr 2019)
  • Invest in black colleges & minority students. (Mar 2019)
  • Support teacher unions on this time of crisis. (Jan 2019)
  • Invest in education, but focus on results. (Jan 2019)
  • Why should government earn $174B profit on student loans? (Apr 2017)
  • Preserve Head Start and school lunch programs. (Jul 2016)
  • Invest in public education & universal preschool. (Apr 2016)
  • Give college students the same deal as corporations get. (Nov 2014)
  • Allow refinancing student loans; it's a crushing $1.2T. (May 2014)
  • Bank on Students Act: reduce student loan interest rates. (Apr 2014)
  • Focus on public schools & public universities. (Sep 2011)
  • Comprehensive sex ed for sexually-active adolescents. (Oct 2013)
Elizabeth Warren on Energy & Oil
Click here for 12 full quotes on Energy & Oil OR other candidates on Energy & Oil OR background on Energy & Oil.
  • Supports Green New Deal; invest in green infrastructure. (Apr 2019)
  • Perfect score on "350 Action's 2020 Climate Test". (Mar 2019)
  • America must lead in combatting climate change. (Mar 2019)
  • Supports the idea of a Green New Deal. (Jan 2019)
  • BP fined $42B for 2010 explosion, then deducted it on taxes. (Apr 2017)
  • Cannot support export bill just cause big oil does. (Apr 2016)
  • Invest now in 21st-century energy. (Nov 2014)
  • Invest in our kids instead of subsidizing Big oil. (Apr 2014)
  • Invest in energy technology instead of subsidizing Big Oil. (Apr 2014)
  • Transition to green energy now for long-term growth. (Sep 2012)
  • Lead the world in using green technology. (Sep 2011)
  • 50% clean and carbon free electricity by 2030. (Mar 2016)
Elizabeth Warren on Environment
Click here for 4 full quotes on Environment OR other candidates on Environment OR background on Environment.
  • Collective trusts for asbestos victims, not individual cases. (Apr 2014)
  • Endorsed by Sierra Club and Clean Water Action. (Apr 2012)
  • Voted YES on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems. (May 2013)
  • Require labeling genetically engineered food. (Nov 2013)
Elizabeth Warren on Families & Children
Click here for 5 full quotes on Families & Children OR other candidates on Families & Children OR background on Families & Children.
  • Federal funds to cap childcare at 7% of income. (Feb 2019)
  • America is truly a land of opportunity. (Jul 2016)
  • I grew up in a family on the ragged edge of the middle class. (Sep 2012)
  • Talk about families from perspective of mother & grandmother. (Oct 2011)
  • More funding & services for victims of domestic violence. (Jan 2013)
Elizabeth Warren on Foreign Policy
Click here for 3 full quotes on Foreign Policy OR other candidates on Foreign Policy OR background on Foreign Policy.
  • Unequivocally support Israel's qualitative military edge. (Jul 2016)
  • No UN membership for Palestine until two-state solution. (Jul 2016)
  • Military action that kill civilians may create radicalism. ()
Elizabeth Warren on Free Trade
Click here for 13 full quotes on Free Trade OR other candidates on Free Trade OR background on Free Trade.
  • Alternative to bad trade deals is not to shut down all trade. (Apr 2017)
  • Why can corporations sue on trade deals, but workers can't? (Apr 2017)
  • Middle-class are angry at trade deals. (Apr 2017)
  • Strong export economy means influence around the world. (Jul 2016)
  • Key is fair, enforceable agreements that protect workers. (Jun 2015)
  • Against a Pacific Trade Deal that only works for rich. (Apr 2015)
  • Make trade deals transparent, even if that causes opposition. (Nov 2014)
  • Trade deals are Christmas gifts for big corporations. (Nov 2014)
  • No secrecy in Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations. (Aug 2014)
  • Make things & sell things to the rest of the world. (Dec 2011)
  • Fair trade respecting worker rights and environment. (Sep 2011)
  • Fight Chinese predatory trade practices on car tires. (Sep 2014)
  • Voted FOR reauthorizing Ex-Im Bank. (Oct 2015)
Elizabeth Warren on Government Reform
Click here for 13 full quotes on Government Reform OR other candidates on Government Reform OR background on Government Reform.
  • Constitutional Amendment to protect the right to vote. (Apr 2019)
  • Fight voter suppression; abolish Electoral College. (Mar 2019)
  • Supports a lifetime ban on officials becoming lobbyists. (Aug 2018)
  • Electing judges is a slippery slope to judges for sale. (Apr 2017)
  • OpEd: Bullies regulated companies into donation disclosure. (Nov 2014)
  • It's THEIR money & power against OUR voices & votes. (May 2014)
  • Instead of voter suppression, do everything to help register. (Apr 2014)
  • Overcome Wall Street's lobbyists & Congress' dirty tricks. (Dec 2011)
  • Congress must represent the people and be held accountable. (Apr 2010)
  • Matching fund for small donors, with debate requirements. (Feb 2013)
  • Statehood for the District of Columbia. (May 2017)
  • Public financing of federal campaigns by voter vouchers. (Feb 2015)
  • Automatic voter registration for all citizens. (Sep 2017)
Elizabeth Warren on Gun Control
Click here for 8 full quotes on Gun Control OR other candidates on Gun Control OR background on Gun Control.
  • Sensible gun laws have to be at federal level, not state. (Mar 2019)
  • Huge difference between sportsmen's guns and assault weapons. (Nov 2014)
  • Handguns kill 8 kids a day; why don't we mobilize? (Apr 2014)
  • Extend the federal assault weapons ban. (Jul 2012)
  • Supports gun control. (Aug 2011)
  • Voted YES on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets. (Apr 2013)
  • Supports restricting the Second Amendment. (Oct 2012)
  • Ban large-capacity ammunition. (Jan 2013)
Elizabeth Warren on Health Care
Click here for 12 full quotes on Health Care OR other candidates on Health Care OR background on Health Care.
  • Start with prescription drugs, then negotiate single payer. (Mar 2019)
  • Too many huge federal giveaways to the drug industry. (Nov 2016)
  • Insurance isn't on/off: real coverage vs. faux coverage. (Nov 2014)
  • Obvious solution is universal single-payer healthcare. (Nov 2014)
  • No Medicare vouchers and no privatization. (Nov 2014)
  • Healthcare costs higher now than in 1970s. (Apr 2014)
  • ObamaCare provides free preventive care for women. (Aug 2012)
  • No privatizing Medicare, nor voucher program. (Jul 2012)
  • Supports the President's Affordable Care Act. (Mar 2012)
  • Medical problems cause 750,000 bankruptcies each year. (Oct 2007)
  • Opposes repealing ObamaCare. (Oct 2012)
  • Keep ObamaCare's prevention, treatment, & recovery services. (Feb 2017)
Elizabeth Warren on Homeland Security
Click here for 9 full quotes on Homeland Security OR other candidates on Homeland Security OR background on Homeland Security.
  • End stranglehold of defense contractors on military policy. (Mar 2019)
  • Reagan military spending meant more bombs & fewer textbooks. (Apr 2017)
  • Address predatory lending targeting young military enlistees. (Apr 2014)
  • Reduce size of standing army to reduce deficit. (Oct 2012)
  • Not a good idea to strip terrorists of citizenship. (Oct 2011)
  • #1 responsibility: protect Americans from terrorism. (Oct 2011)
  • Non-proliferation includes disposing of nuclear materials. (Aug 2014)
  • End bulk data collection under USA PATRIOT Act. (Oct 2013)
  • Exempt Veterans Affairs from federal hiring freeze. (Jan 2017)
Elizabeth Warren on Immigration
Click here for 8 full quotes on Immigration OR other candidates on Immigration OR background on Immigration.
  • A border wall is about hate & division, not security. (Mar 2019)
  • Supports President Obama's immigration reform. (Nov 2014)
  • Support the DREAM Act: let immigrants into army or college. (Nov 2014)
  • Strongly supports the DREAM Act. (Oct 2012)
  • Support the DREAM Act: Let kids stay. (Jun 2012)
  • Opposes "Secure Communities" immigration enforcement program. (Dec 2011)
  • Bring people out of shadow economy & help social security. ()
  • Provide lawyers and evidence for children being deported. (Apr 2016)
Elizabeth Warren on Jobs
Click here for 14 full quotes on Jobs OR other candidates on Jobs OR background on Jobs.
  • Unions will help rebuild America's middle class. (Mar 2019)
  • Workers earning $7.25 cannot keep above poverty line. (Apr 2017)
  • How to advance when "flex work" requires 24/7 availability? (Apr 2017)
  • Republican majority could ring death knell to unions. (Apr 2017)
  • Make it easier for workers to organize. (Nov 2014)
  • Minimum wage workers haven't gotten a raise in 7 years. (Nov 2014)
  • Before CFPA, banks themselves chose bank regulators. (Apr 2014)
  • Unions fight for their workers; not like corporate lobbyists. (Apr 2014)
  • Say the word long and loud: "Union!". (Apr 2014)
  • Social Contract: Americans don't become wealthy in isolation. (Sep 2011)
  • Make it easier for workers who want to organize. (Sep 2011)
  • Hardworking families are the real economy. (Apr 2010)
  • Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016. (Jan 2014)
  • Let Senate cafeteria workers organize their own union. (Nov 2015)
Elizabeth Warren on Principles & Values
Click here for 20 full quotes on Principles & Values OR other candidates on Principles & Values OR background on Principles & Values.
  • I'm not a Democratic Socialist; we can gain from markets. (Mar 2019)
  • Calling me "Pocahontas" is a racial slur. (Dec 2017)
  • Dropped out of college at age 19 to get married. (Apr 2017)
  • We cannot let the American Dream die. (Apr 2017)
  • Scapegoating the "other" lets rich guys run America. (Apr 2017)
  • We need to fight hard, tirelessly for our core principles. (Apr 2017)
  • Fight back against band of billionaires, bankers, & bigots. (Apr 2017)
  • Supported Republicans for years prior to political career. (Nov 2014)
  • Registered Independent & Republican in Pennsylvania in 1990s. (Apr 2014)
  • Fauxcahontas: Accused of using Indian heritage for gain. (Apr 2014)
  • Favorite Bible verse: Matthew 25:40. (Apr 2014)
  • My family is part Cherokee and I can't change who I am. (Sep 2012)
  • My Indian heritage played no role in Harvard hiring. (Sep 2012)
  • My father's family rejected my mother's Indian heritage. (Sep 2012)
  • I know I'm 1/32 Cherokee because my mother told me so. (May 2012)
  • Created intellectual foundation for Occupy Wall Street. (Oct 2011)

    Ancestry

  • DNA test shows Native American ancestry generations back. (Oct 2018)
  • Globe review: no use of Native American heritage in hiring. (Oct 2018)
  • Religious freedom means no religious registry. (Jan 2017)
  • Question Trump on Emoluments clause. (May 2017)
Elizabeth Warren on Social Security
Click here for 8 full quotes on Social Security OR other candidates on Social Security OR background on Social Security.
  • System can be fixed if we have political will. (Apr 2019)
  • Retirement benefits are about our values, not about math. (Nov 2014)
  • Social Security & Medicare allow seniors dignity. (Sep 2012)
  • No unnecessary cuts or risky privatization schemes. (Jul 2012)
  • Modest changes will save Social Security, not privatization. (Apr 2012)
  • Opposes investing part of your payroll tax. (Oct 2012)
  • Sponsored keeping CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI". (Apr 2013)
  • Rated 100% by ARA, indicating a pro-Trust Fund stance. (Jan 2013)
Elizabeth Warren on Tax Reform
Click here for 13 full quotes on Tax Reform OR other candidates on Tax Reform OR background on Tax Reform.
  • Proposes wealth tax for fortunes over $50 million. (Apr 2019)
  • Comparison of Trump wealth tax to Warren wealth tax. (Jan 2019)
  • 2% wealth tax on assets over $50M; 3% over $1B. (Jan 2019)
  • Wealth tax: $4.1 billion per year on fortune of $137 billion. (Jan 2019)
  • Curb inequality: 2% tax on assets over $50M; 3% over $1B. (Jan 2019)
  • Making housing affordable by raising estate tax. (Sep 2018)
  • Reagan tax cuts reduces revenue and increase national debt. (Apr 2017)
  • Demand the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes. (Apr 2017)
  • Lots of wealth in America but it stays at the top. (Jul 2016)
  • Who pays? Everyone, or just the little guys? (Apr 2014)
  • Stop protecting loopholes for millionaires. (Sep 2012)
  • End tax breaks to the already-rich and already-powerful. (Jan 2012)
  • Supports increasing tax rates. (Oct 2012)
Elizabeth Warren on Technology
Click here for 16 full quotes on Technology OR other candidates on Technology OR background on Technology.
  • Investing in infrastructure help future business. (Mar 2019)
  • Break up Big Tech companies: they stifle innovation. (Mar 2019)
  • Break up tech giants; they destroy competition. (Mar 2019)
  • Amazon is a monopolist; limit their monopoly profits. (Mar 2019)
  • Public spending on research is investing in ideas. (Apr 2017)
  • China spends 8.6% of GDP on infrastructure; we spend 2.5%. (Apr 2017)
  • Middle class built by investing in infrastructure & research. (Apr 2016)
  • Upgrade our aging roads, mass transit, & water lines. (Nov 2014)
  • End bulk collection of phone records. (Aug 2014)
  • Would you prefer air travel without any FAA? (Apr 2014)
  • Nothing pro-business about crumbling roads and bridges. (Apr 2014)
  • Increase research for new industries in Massachusetts. (Dec 2011)
  • Upgrade our aging infrastructure and invest in the future. (Dec 2011)
  • Push for spending on infrastructure. (Nov 2011)
  • Voted YES on authorizing states to collect Internet sales taxes. (May 2013)
  • Support Lifeline program for low-income broadband. (Feb 2017)
Elizabeth Warren on War & Peace
Click here for 8 full quotes on War & Peace OR other candidates on War & Peace OR background on War & Peace.
  • No intervention in Yemen; but intervention in Gaza OK. (Mar 2019)
  • Withdraw US troops from Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria. (Jan 2019)
  • Strong sanctions against Iranian nukes, with other countries. (Nov 2014)
  • Bring US troops home from Afghanistan before 2014. (Oct 2012)
  • Take nothing off the table with Iran's nuclear weapon. (Sep 2012)
  • Get out of Afghanistan as fast as possible. (Dec 2011)
  • Military action possible to stop Iranian nukes. (Oct 2011)
  • Iran must accept long-term intrusive nuke inspection. (Mar 2014)
Elizabeth Warren on Welfare & Poverty
Click here for 9 full quotes on Welfare & Poverty OR other candidates on Welfare & Poverty OR background on Welfare & Poverty.
  • Bankruptcy filers are squeezed by economy, not irresponsible. (May 2019)
  • Government should subsidize new home building. (Mar 2019)
  • Focus on poverty, not corporate profit: raise minimum wage. (Mar 2019)
  • Address housing crisis by assisting cities & homebuyers. (Feb 2019)
  • Rental market has discrimination just like housing market. (Apr 2017)
  • Strong safety net is needed now more than ever. (Apr 2016)
  • Those in poverty fight for crumbs left over from the wealthy. (Nov 2014)
  • Nobody should work full-time and still live in poverty. (May 2014)
  • Foreclosures made recession's biggest victims. (May 2010)


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Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
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No Supreme Court nominees who oppose legal abortion: Strongly Favors topic 1
Staunch Pro-Abortion stance: Strongly Favors topic 1
Supports public abortion funding: Strongly Favors topic 1
Supports churches providing birth control: Strongly Favors topic 1
Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services: Strongly Favors topic 1
Access safe, legal abortion without restrictions: Strongly Favors topic 1
Keep federal funding for family planning clinics: Strongly Favors topic 1
Endorsed Endorsed by EMILY's list for pro-choice Democratic women: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Supports commission investigating reparations for slavery: Strongly Favors topic 2
Reparations for slavery and to Native Americans: Strongly Favors topic 2
Criminal justice system is racist front to back: Strongly Favors topic 2
Calling me "Pocahontas" is a racial slur: Favors topic 2
Battle bigotry--wherever, whenever, whatever: Strongly Favors topic 2
Rental market has discrimination just like housing market: Favors topic 2
Using bigotry & division distracts from real change: Favors topic 2
We need a reliable vote for equal pay for equal work: Strongly Favors topic 2
Warren has fought for women throughout her career: Favors topic 2
Endorsed by The Feminist Majority indicating a pro-women's rights stance: Strongly Favors topic 2
More funding & services for victims of domestic violence: Strongly Favors topic 2
Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender: Strongly Favors topic 2
YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Build future for ALL our kids, including transgendered: Strongly Favors topic 3
Repeal DOMA; repeal DADT; support ENDA: Strongly Favors topic 3
Opposes defining traditional marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools: Strongly Favors topic 3
Let states recognize same sex marriage: Favors topic 3
Maintain LGBT health info on federal websites: Strongly Favors topic 3
Strongly Opposes topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
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Comprehensive sex ed for sexually-active adolescents: Opposes topic 4
Religious freedom means no religious registry: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Start with prescription drugs, then negotiate single payer: Strongly Favors topic 5
Too many huge federal giveaways to the drug industry: Opposes topic 5
Insurance isn't on/off: real coverage vs. faux coverage: Strongly Favors topic 5
Obvious solution is universal single-payer healthcare: Strongly Favors topic 5
No Medicare vouchers and no privatization: Favors topic 5
ObamaCare provides free preventive care for women: Strongly Favors topic 5
No privatizing Medicare, nor voucher program: Strongly Favors topic 5
Supports the President's Affordable Care Act: Strongly Favors topic 5
Opposes repealing ObamaCare: Strongly Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
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System can be fixed if we have political will: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Retirement benefits are about our values, not about math: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Social Security & Medicare allow seniors dignity: Strongly Opposes topic 6
No unnecessary cuts or risky privatization schemes: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Modest changes will save Social Security, not privatization: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Opposes investing part of your payroll tax: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Sponsored keeping CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI": Strongly Opposes topic 6
Rated 100% by ARA, indicating a pro-Trust Fund stance: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Proposed all-voucher education; now opposes charters: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Support teacher unions on this time of crisis: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Invest in education, but focus on results: Opposes topic 7
Invest in public education & universal preschool: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Focus on public schools & public universities: Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+5 points on Social scale)
Government regulation makes capitalism work: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Endorsed by Sierra Club and Clean Water Action: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Upgrade our aging infrastructure and invest in the future: Opposes topic 8
Require labeling genetically engineered food: Opposes topic 8
YES on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems: Opposes topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
Supports anti-gang, safe neighborhood initiatives: Favors topic 9
Unfair: Kid in trouble for petty theft; CEO steals billions: Strongly Favors topic 9
Advocates stiff punishment for corporate offenders: Strongly Favors topic 9
Oppose death penalty but won't fight it for Marathon Bomber: Opposes topic 9
Rated 64% by the NAPO, indicating a moderate stance on police issues: Neutral on topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Must get serious about gun control & background checks: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Sensible gun laws have to be at federal level, not state: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Huge difference between sportsmen's guns and assault weapons: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Handguns kill 8 kids a day; why don't we mobilize?: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Extend the federal assault weapons ban: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Supports gun control: Opposes topic 10
Supports restricting the Second Amendment: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Ban large-capacity ammunition: Opposes topic 10
YES on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Proposes wealth tax for fortunes over $50 million: Strongly Favors topic 11
Comparison of Trump wealth tax to Warren wealth tax: Strongly Favors topic 11
2% wealth tax on assets over $50M; 3% over $1B: Strongly Favors topic 11
Wealth tax: $4.1 billion per year on fortune of $137 billion: Strongly Favors topic 11
Curb inequality: 2% tax on assets over $50M; 3% over $1B: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Making housing affordable by raising estate tax: Strongly Favors topic 11
Demand the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes: Strongly Favors topic 11
Lots of wealth in America but it stays at the top: Strongly Favors topic 11
Balanced approach to deficit reduction: Favors topic 11
Stop protecting loopholes for millionaires: Strongly Favors topic 11
Rebuild the middle class instead of CEO tax breaks: Strongly Favors topic 11
Supports increasing tax rates: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
A border wall is about hate & division, not security: Favors topic 12
Supports President Obama's immigration reform: Strongly Favors topic 12
Support the DREAM Act: let immigrants into army or college: Strongly Favors topic 12
Strongly supports the DREAM Act: Strongly Favors topic 12
Support the DREAM Act: Let kids stay: Strongly Favors topic 12
Opposes "Secure Communities" immigration enforcement program: Strongly Favors topic 12
Bring people out of shadow economy & help social security: Strongly Favors topic 12
Provide lawyers and evidence for children being deported: Favors topic 12
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Alternative to bad trade deals is not to shut down all trade: Favors topic 13
Why can corporations sue on trade deals, but workers can't?: Opposes topic 13
Middle-class are angry at trade deals: Opposes topic 13
Strong export economy means influence around the world: Favors topic 13
Key is fair, enforceable agreements that protect workers: Favors topic 13
Against a Pacific Trade Deal that only works for rich: Opposes topic 13
Make trade deals transparent, even if that causes opposition: Opposes topic 13
No secrecy in Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations: Opposes topic 13
Fair trade respecting worker rights and environment: Opposes topic 13
Fight Chinese predatory trade practices on car tires: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Rated Voted FOR reauthorizing Ex-Im Bank: Strongly Favors topic 13
Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+2 points on Economic scale)
America is truly a land of opportunity: Favors topic 14
No UN membership for Palestine until two-state solution: Favors topic 14
Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
(+2 points on Social scale)
End stranglehold of defense contractors on military policy: Opposes topic 15
Reagan military spending meant more bombs & fewer textbooks: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Unequivocally support Israel's qualitative military edge: Favors topic 15
Reduce size of standing army to reduce deficit: Strongly Opposes topic 15
#1 responsibility: protect Americans from terrorism: Favors topic 15
Military action that kill civilians may create radicalism: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Non-proliferation includes disposing of nuclear materials: Opposes topic 15
Exempt Veterans Affairs from federal hiring freeze: Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Constitutional Amendment to protect the right to vote: Strongly Favors topic 16
Fight voter suppression; abolish Electoral College: Strongly Favors topic 16
Instead of voter suppression, do everything to help register: Strongly Favors topic 16
Congress must represent the people and be held accountable: Favors topic 16
Matching fund for small donors, with debate requirements: Favors topic 16
Statehood for the District of Columbia: Favors topic 16
Public financing of federal campaigns by voter vouchers: Favors topic 16
Automatic voter registration for all citizens: Strongly Favors topic 16
Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+2 points on Social scale)
No intervention in Yemen; but intervention in Gaza OK: Favors topic 17
Withdraw US troops from Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria: Strongly Favors topic 17
Strong sanctions against Iranian nukes, with other countries: Opposes topic 17
Bring US troops home from Afghanistan before 2014: Strongly Favors topic 17
Take nothing off the table with Iran's nuclear weapon: Opposes topic 17
Get out of Afghanistan as fast as possible: Strongly Favors topic 17
Military action possible to stop Iranian nukes: Opposes topic 17
Iran must accept long-term intrusive nuke inspection: Opposes topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Supports Green New Deal; invest in green infrastructure: Strongly Favors topic 18
Perfect score on "350 Action's 2020 Climate Test": Strongly Favors topic 18
America must lead in combatting climate change: Strongly Favors topic 18
Supports the idea of a Green New Deal: Strongly Favors topic 18
Cannot support export bill just cause big oil does: Strongly Favors topic 18
Invest now in 21st-century energy: Strongly Favors topic 18
Invest in our kids instead of subsidizing Big oil: Strongly Favors topic 18
Transition to green energy now for long-term growth: Strongly Favors topic 18
Lead the world in using green technology: Strongly Favors topic 18
50% clean and carbon free electricity by 2030: Strongly Favors topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+2 points on Social scale)
Marijuana Justice Act: decriminalize pot & expunge records: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Change to pro-legalization of marijuana: Opposes topic 19
Legalizing marijuana will reduce opioid deaths: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Opposes the outright legalization of marijuana: Favors topic 19
Rated B by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Immunity for banks offering services to marijuana businesses: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Keep ObamaCare's prevention, treatment, & recovery services: Opposes topic 19
Criminalize imports of opioid precursors: Favors topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
End "integrated" farming favoring corporations over farmers: Strongly Favors topic 20
Government should subsidize new home building: Strongly Favors topic 20
Address housing crisis by assisting cities & homebuyers: Strongly Favors topic 20
Middle class built by investing in infrastructure & research: Strongly Favors topic 20
End tax breaks to the already-rich and already-powerful: Favors topic 20
New regulatory regime to protect financial consumers: Strongly Favors topic 20
Foreclosures made recession's biggest victims: Strongly Favors topic 20
Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016: Favors topic 20

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