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Gloria La Riva on Abortion
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  • Repeal the Hyde Amendment. (Aug 2020)
  • Right to abortion regardless of ability to pay. (Nov 2010)
  • Supports embryonic stem cell research. (Nov 2010)
  • Defend women’s reproductive rights & abortion on demand. (Jan 2008)
Gloria La Riva on Budget & Economy
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  • Rational social & economic planning, rather than “market”. (Jan 2008)
Gloria La Riva on Civil Rights
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  • Oppose making English an official language. (Aug 2020)
  • Lower voting age to 15. (Aug 2020)
  • Affirmative action is under attack just when redress began. (Jan 2008)
  • Equal marriage rights for all LGBT. (Jan 2008)
  • Pay reparations, with interest, for slavery. (Jan 2008)
Gloria La Riva on Corporations
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  • Wall Street criminals must be jailed. (Aug 2020)
  • Reregulation of the banking and insurance industries. (Aug 2020)
  • Breakup large media companies, re-regulate industry. (Aug 2020)
  • Corporations, banks and the Pentagon dominate society. (Mar 2018)
  • Capitalist banking is a form of organized crime. (Feb 2016)
  • Capitalist system creates war, poverty and racism. (Jan 2008)
Gloria La Riva on Crime
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  • End racism, police brutality, mass incarceration. (Aug 2020)
  • Allow prisoners to unionize to negotiate living conditions. (Aug 2020)
  • Opposes capital punishment; shut down most prisons. (Nov 2010)
  • Eliminate the racist prison-industrial complex. (Jan 2008)
Gloria La Riva on Drugs
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  • Disability pay for people in substance abuse programs. (Jan 2008)
Gloria La Riva on Education
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  • End unpaid internships; allow student workers to unionize. (Aug 2020)
  • Forgiveness of all outstanding federal student loans. (Aug 2020)
  • Schools should reflect community; students on school boards. (Aug 2020)
  • Guaranteed free education from pre-K through college. (Nov 2010)
  • Privatizing schools is just to reap profit. (Jan 2008)
Gloria La Riva on Energy & Oil
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  • Stop destruction of Native lands by mining interests. (Aug 2020)
  • Use sustainable energy, stop fossil fuel pollution. (Aug 2020)
  • International and domestic rules to reduce climate change. (Nov 2010)
  • Our planet is facing a crisis from carbon dioxide build-up. (Jan 2008)
  • Cap-and-trade allows polluters the right to pollute. (Jan 2008)
Gloria La Riva on Environment
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  • Support family farms that treat livestock humanely. (Aug 2020)
  • Support use of recycled materials in public projects. (Aug 2020)
  • Environmental racism pollutes our neighborhoods. (Feb 2016)
  • Increase fuel efficiency standards; and don't build nukes. (Nov 2010)
  • Rebuild black neighborhoods destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. (Jan 2008)
Gloria La Riva on Families & Children
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Gloria La Riva on Foreign Policy
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  • Demands an end of U.S. aid to the state of Israel. (Jul 2020)
  • Immediate lifting of the U.S. blockade on Cuba. (Aug 2015)
  • Close all US bases abroad; and exit all war zones. (Nov 2010)
  • Replace US global domination with solidarity among peoples. (Jan 2008)
Gloria La Riva on Free Trade
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  • Support global transformation from capitalism to socialism. (Aug 2020)
  • Free trade enriches capitalists and displaces humans. (Jan 2008)
Gloria La Riva on Government Reform
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  • Uniform ballot access; eliminate Electoral College. (Aug 2020)
  • Eliminate corporate campaign contributions. (Nov 2010)
Gloria La Riva on Gun Control
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  • Support right of working class to own and bear arms. (Aug 2020)
  • Second Amendment guarantees individual gun ownership. (Nov 2010)
Gloria La Riva on Health Care
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  • Support right to die/assisted suicide. (Aug 2020)
  • Healthcare is a right; create single-payer system. (Nov 2010)
  • Free quality health care for all. (Jan 2008)
  • Create a universal healthcare system. (Jan 2008)
Gloria La Riva on Homeland Security
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  • Abolish CIA, NSA, FBI; disband NATO. (Aug 2020)
  • Eliminate military hardware &missile defense programs. (Nov 2010)
  • The Patriot Act is racist profiling. (Jan 2008)
  • Transfer billions from Pentagon budget to jobs. (Jan 2008)
Gloria La Riva on Immigration
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  • Abolish all anti-immigrant laws, shut down ICE. (Aug 2020)
  • Full citizenship rights upon six months residency. (Aug 2020)
  • Protect full rights of undocumented immigrants. (Oct 2008)
  • Full rights and equality for all undocumented immigrants. (Jan 2008)
Gloria La Riva on Jobs
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  • Close wage gap; end gender division of labor. (Aug 2020)
  • Restrict employers' asking about criminal records. (Aug 2020)
  • Raise minimum wage to $15 an hour. (Jan 2008)
  • A job should be a constitutional right. (Jan 2008)
Gloria La Riva on Principles & Values
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  • Make the essentials of life into constitutional rights. (Aug 2020)
  • Art is an integral part of daily life, not a commodity. (Aug 2020)
Gloria La Riva on Social Security
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  • Cap benefits to three times those receiving minimum. (Aug 2020)
  • No privatization of Social Security. (Jan 2008)
Gloria La Riva on Tax Reform
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  • Increase tax rate for high incomes; no tax below $50,000. (Nov 2010)
Gloria La Riva on Technology
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  • Fund public transportation, high-speed rail. (Aug 2020)
  • Restore & reconstruct 155,000 U.S. bridges. (Jan 2008)
Gloria La Riva on War & Peace
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  • Exit Iraq immediately, and pay reparations. (Jan 2008)
Gloria La Riva on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Increase housing subsides; allow rent control. (Aug 2020)
  • Make affordable housing a Constitutional right. (Feb 2016)


VoteMatch Responses
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Based on these stances:
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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Repeal the Hyde Amendment: Strongly Favors topic 1
Right to abortion regardless of ability to pay: Strongly Favors topic 1
Supports embryonic stem cell research: Favors topic 1
Defend women’s reproductive rights & abortion on demand: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Close wage gap; end gender division of labor: Strongly Favors topic 2
Oppose making English an official language: Strongly Favors topic 2
Schools should reflect community; students on school boards: Strongly Favors topic 2
Affirmative action is under attack just when redress began: Strongly Favors topic 2
Pay reparations, with interest, for slavery: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Equal marriage rights for all LGBT: Strongly Favors topic 3
Strongly Opposes topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(+5 points on Social scale)
Rational social & economic planning, rather than “market”: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Healthcare is a right; create single-payer system: Strongly Favors topic 5
Free quality health care for all: Strongly Favors topic 5
Create a universal healthcare system: Strongly Favors topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
Cap benefits to three times those receiving minimum: Strongly Opposes topic 6
No privatization of Social Security: Strongly Favors topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
End unpaid internships; allow student workers to unionize: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Guaranteed free education from pre-K through college: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Privatizing schools is just to reap profit: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+5 points on Social scale)
Support use of recycled materials in public projects: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Environmental racism pollutes our neighborhoods: Opposes topic 8
Increase fuel efficiency standards; and don't build nukes: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Restore & reconstruct 155,000 U.S. bridges: Opposes topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+5 points on Social scale)
End racism, police brutality, mass incarceration: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Allow prisoners to unionize to negotiate living conditions: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Restrict employers' asking about criminal records: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Opposes capital punishment; shut down most prisons: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Eliminate the racist prison-industrial complex: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Support right of working class to own and bear arms: Favors topic 10
Second Amendment guarantees individual gun ownership: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Increase tax rate for high incomes; no tax below $50,000: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Abolish all anti-immigrant laws, shut down ICE: Strongly Favors topic 12
Full citizenship rights upon six months residency: Strongly Favors topic 12
Protect full rights of undocumented immigrants: Strongly Favors topic 12
Full rights and equality for all undocumented immigrants: Strongly Favors topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Support global transformation from capitalism to socialism: Opposes topic 13
Free trade enriches capitalists and displaces humans: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Demands an end of U.S. aid to the state of Israel: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Immediate lifting of the U.S. blockade on Cuba: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Close all US bases abroad; and exit all war zones: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Strongly Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
(+5 points on Social scale)
Abolish CIA, NSA, FBI; disband NATO: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Eliminate military hardware &missile defense programs: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Transfer billions from Pentagon budget to jobs: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Lower voting age to 15: Strongly Favors topic 16
Uniform ballot access; eliminate Electoral College: Strongly Favors topic 16
Eliminate corporate campaign contributions: Strongly Favors topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+5 points on Social scale)
Replace US global domination with solidarity among peoples: Favors topic 17
Exit Iraq immediately, and pay reparations: Strongly Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Stop destruction of Native lands by mining interests: Strongly Favors topic 18
Use sustainable energy, stop fossil fuel pollution: Strongly Favors topic 18
International and domestic rules to reduce climate change: Strongly Favors topic 18
Our planet is facing a crisis from carbon dioxide build-up: Strongly Favors topic 18
Cap-and-trade allows polluters the right to pollute: Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+5 points on Social scale)
Disability pay for people in substance abuse programs: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Increase housing subsides; allow rent control: Strongly Favors topic 20
Raise minimum wage to $15 an hour: Strongly Favors topic 20

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