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Lynn Westmoreland: Pro-life and protect traditional values.
Melissa Bean: Reproductive choice must remain a legal option for women.
Mike Sodrel: Support the Abortion Non-Discrimination Act.
Virginia Foxx: Support parental consent and oppose partial birth abortions.
Dennis Kucinich: All men & women have right to make difficult moral decisions.
Dennis Kucinich: Supreme Court nominees must agree to uphold Roe v. Wade.
Dennis Kucinich: Journey in 2002 from pro-life to pro-choice.
Dennis Kucinich: Women can’t be free unless they have the right to choose.
Dennis Kucinich: Prevention, education, & health care, to minimize abortions.
Budget & Economy|
Connie Mack IV: Stop wasteful government spending.
Bob Inglis: Oppose civil unions and gay marriage.
Gwen Moore: Opposed Cuts to Kindergarten Program for 4 Year-Olds.
Jeff Fortenberry: No judge can redefine marriage between a man and a woman.
John Barrow: Keeping our nation safe doesn’t mean sacrificing our freedom.
Mike Conaway: Support a Constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage.
Patrick McHenry: Protect marriage, our most sacred institution.
Dennis Kucinich: Must challenge rationale of USA PATRIOT Act.
Dennis Kucinich: Same sex couples deserve equal domestic benefits.
Dennis Kucinich: Affirmative action is necessary & right & must be preserved.
Miriam Masullo: Moratorium on the exportation of skilled-labor jobs.
Dan Lungren: Led the passage of the Effective Death Penalty Act.
Dan Lungren: Supported and defended Three Strikes.
Dennis Kucinich: War on Drugs benefits only the prison-industrial complex.
Dennis Kucinich: Racial bias in drug enforcement is pervasive.
Dennis Kucinich: Addiction is a medical and moral problem.
Billy Tauzin III: Support merit pay for our best and brightest educators.
Dan Lipinski: Fully fund NCLB if we expect students to meet the goals.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz: Provide public education to help our children succeed.
Emmanuel Cleaver: Adequately fund educational measures in Congress.
G.K. Butterfield: Close the gap and help our smaller school districts.
Geoff Davis: Greater flexibility and control for local school districts.
Jim Costa: Co-authored a class size reduction law.
John Salazar: Fully fund the No Child Left Behind education reforms.
Thelma Drake: Local school systems must accept greater accountability.
Tom Price: Give individual states the autonomy to improve their schools.
Miriam Masullo: School choice and charter schools work for our children.
Miriam Masullo: Eliminate the federal Department of Education.
Dennis Kucinich: Establish universal pre-kindergarten programs.
Energy & Oil|
Allyson Schwartz: Change our energy policy and become oil independent.
Mike Conaway: Support drilling in the Artic National Wildlife Refuge.
Dennis Kucinich: Nuclear waste poses grave danger to US.
Dennis Kucinich: Auto-dependent sprawl causes runoff pollution.
Dennis Kucinich: Would sign Kyoto climate change treaty.
Bob Inglis: Environmentalists see equivalency between a child and a tree.
Joe Schwarz: Oppose to drilling the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
John Salazar: Renewable energy resources are a part of the energy solution.
John Salazar: Make protecting Colorado’s water a top priority.
Melissa Bean: Supports strong EPA air and water quality regulations.
Dennis Kucinich: Water should forever be in the public domain.
Dennis Kucinich: Bush’s wetland rules would increase flooding.
Dennis Kucinich: Clean, safe water is a human right.
Dennis Kucinich: A clean environment is not a luxury.
Families & Children|
Dennis Kucinich: Dept. of Peace should address all forms of violence.
Dennis Kucinich: Promote international treaties but reject global corporatism.
Dennis Kucinich: Lead world to sustainable energy production.
Billy Tauzin III: Give fishermen and farmers a fair chance to compete.
Brian Higgins: Oppose the Central American Free Trade Act.
Dan Lipinski: Undermining original trade standards is a terrible mistake.
Mike Sodrel: Oppose to the trade liberalization agreement with China.
Miriam Masullo: NAFTA and WTO surrenders our national sovereignty.
Dennis Kucinich: Review & modify all treaties not respecting human rights.
Dennis Kucinich: No NAFTA, No WTO, No Fast Track.
Dennis Kucinich: Don’t sacrifice our rights to global corporate ethic.
Dave Reichert: Rid frivolous malpractice lawsuits for affordable healthcare.
Dennis Kucinich: Public financing for elections.
Dennis Kucinich: Register on election day; more voting rights enhancements.
Dennis Kucinich: Give DC residents proper representation.
Dennis Kucinich: Debate reform opens the door to new candidates.
Dennis Kucinich: Implement Instant Runoff Voting in US.
Dennis Kucinich: Will not accept corporate PAC money.
Dennis Kucinich: Private campaign financing leads to private control of gov’t.
Dan Boren: Will never vote to weaken your 2nd Amendment rights.
Joe Schwarz: Voted against the concealed weapons law.
Ted Poe: Staunchly support the 2nd Amendment.
Virginia Foxx: Co-sponsored concealed weapon laws.
Miriam Masullo: Never forfeit right to own and carry a firearm.
Allyson Schwartz: Lower Drug Prices For All Families.
Charles Boustany: Support health care tax breaks and health saving accounts.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz: Extend health care to every uninsured child and young adult.
Emmanuel Cleaver: Provide health care for the employees of small businesses.
G.K. Butterfield: Insurance costs are forcing small businesses to lay off.
Jim Costa: Helped enact low cost health care insurance for children.
John Barrow: Include prescription drug coverage for all seniors now.
John Salazar: Give small businesses tax breaks for the cost of health care.
Russ Carnahan: Expand health care and support stem cell research.
Tom Price: More Medical Savings Accounts; less medical malpractice.
Miriam Masullo: Universal coverage by bypassing interests of HMOs.
Dennis Kucinich: Insurance companies do not heal people; practitioners do.
Dennis Kucinich: Seniors forced to choose between medicine and food.
Dennis Kucinich: Prescription for America: ceiling on drug company profits.
Dennis Kucinich: Regulate prescription drug prices like utility rates.
Dennis Kucinich: Medicare for All: universal single-payer national system.
Charles Boustany: Minimize the appeal of Islamic extremists who promote evil.
Henry Cuellar: Help improve veterans’ and military personnel’s benefits.
John Barrow: Pursue and root out terrorists and their supporters.
John Barrow: Supports increased federal funding for community safety.
John Barrow: Giving food stamps to our troops is scandalous.
John Barrow: End the Disabled Veterans Tax and preserve VA benefits.
John Salazar: Fight to preserve veteran’s benefits.
Lynn Westmoreland: Strengthen the security around waterways, borders, airports.
Patrick McHenry: Sponsored legislation to increase first responders funding.
Dennis Kucinich: End the ban on gays in military.
Dennis Kucinich: Terminating ABM treaty was unconstitutional.
Dennis Kucinich: Violence and war are not inevitable.
Dennis Kucinich: Confront the bloat and waste in Pentagon budget.
Dennis Kucinich: Hometown Security: social spending instead of military.
Dennis Kucinich: Abide by Non-Proliferation, ABM, and Test Ban Treaties.
Russ Carnahan: Welcome new Americans like past generations of US immigrants.
Ted Poe: Blanket amnesty for illegal immigrants is not appropriate.
Miriam Masullo: Enforce immigration laws.
Randy Kuhl: Worker Retraining is important for success in new economy.
Dennis Kucinich: Shift USDA funds from agribusiness to family farmers.
Dennis Kucinich: Labor defends workers when corporations attack.
Dennis Kucinich: Right to a job and to decent wages.
Dennis Kucinich: Labor protections; not binding employer arbitration.
Dennis Kucinich: Repeal portions of Taft-Hartley Act; enhance right to strike.
Dennis Kucinich: Genetically-engineered food is an issue of freedom of choice.
Dennis Kucinich: Address plight of small farmer by canceling NAFTA & WTO.
Dennis Kucinich: Break apart monopolistic agribusiness companies.
Dennis Kucinich: National ban on packer ownership of livestock.
Dennis Kucinich: Farm worker safety by fining employers.
Dennis Kucinich: Invest in rural America.
Principles & Values|
Connie Mack IV: For the Pledge of Allegiance to be recited every day.
Dennis Kucinich: Sacrificed political career to save city utility ownership.
Brian Higgins: Bush raided the Social Security trust fund for tax cuts.
Dan Boren: Oppose raising retirement age and any privatization plan.
John Barrow: Stop raiding the Social Security Trust Fund.
Melissa Bean: Opposes attempts to privatize Social Security or Medicare.
Dennis Kucinich: Restore retirement age to 65.
Dennis Kucinich: Safe retirement is part of American Dream.
Dennis Kucinich: Double standard between employers & employees must end.
Bobby Jindal: Make the 2001 and 2003 Bush tax cuts permanent.
Dave Reichert: Make Bush’s tax cuts permanent.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz: Targeted tax cuts for small businesses and working families.
Geoff Davis: Make Bush’s tax cuts permanent.
Jeff Fortenberry: Eliminate the Marriage Tax and the Death Tax.
Lynn Westmoreland: Keep the “tax man” out of your pocket.
Randy Kuhl: Tax cuts and deregulations are pro-growth and pro-jobs.
Miriam Masullo: Replace federal graduated income tax with Fair Tax.
Henry Cuellar: Push for more funding for all the highway projects.
Thelma Drake: Direct federal resources to transportation infrastructure.
Dennis Kucinich: Americans need more info about genetic alterations in food.
Dennis Kucinich: Subsidize farmer losses due to genetic modifications.
War & Peace|
Bobby Jindal: Prevent the proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz: The Iraq war diverted our efforts in fighting terrorism.
John Salazar: Need to move forward from today in Iraq.
Dennis Kucinich: Supports Palestinian security and Israeli security.
Dennis Kucinich: War in Iraq was wrong, and isolated the US.
Welfare & Poverty|
Gwen Moore: Raise the minimum wage and protect overtime pay.
Dennis Kucinich: Public sector has moral responsibility to provide jobs.
Dennis Kucinich: Education is only solution to alleviate poverty.