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2016 Democratic contenders:
Joe Biden
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Lincoln Chafee
(Governor Lincoln Chafee,RI)
Hillary Clinton
(Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton,and NY Senator)
Martin O`Malley
(Governor Martin O`Malley,MD)
Bernie Sanders
(Vermont Senator)
Elizabeth Warren
(Senator,MA)
James Webb
(Former Senator,VA)

2016 Republican contenders:
Jeb Bush
(Former Florida Governor)
Ben Carson
(Tea Party favorite and M.D.)
Chris Christie
(New Jersey Governor)
Ted Cruz
(Texas Senator)
Carly Fiorina
(California CEO)
Jim Gilmore
(Former Virginia Governor)
Lindsey Graham
(South Carolina Senator)
Mike Huckabee
(Former Arkansas Governor)
Bobby Jindal
(Louisiana Governor)
John Kasich
(Former Ohio Governor)
Sarah Palin
(Former Alaska Governor)
George Pataki
(Former N.Y. Governor)
Rand Paul
(Kentucky Senator)

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Ajamu Baraka on Abortion
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  • Offer abortion services free to women at the poverty level. (Jul 2014)
Ajamu Baraka on Budget & Economy
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Ajamu Baraka on Civil Rights
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  • Protect LGBTQIA+ people from discrimination. (Aug 2016)
  • Apply international human rights standards to the US. (Jul 2016)
  • Beyonce's Superbowl show caricaturized & commodified blacks. (Feb 2016)
  • Recognize gay marriages & civil unions from abroad in visas. (Jul 2014)
  • Obama serves white power, not MLK's dream. (Aug 2013)
Ajamu Baraka on Corporations
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Ajamu Baraka on Crime
Click here for 4 full quotes on Crime OR other candidates on Crime OR background on Crime.
  • Death penalty for whites is tactic to stop black opposition. (Jun 2016)
  • Apply international rights against U.S. racial profiling. (Dec 2009)
  • Worked to abolish death penalty as human rights activist. (Oct 2001)
  • Abolition follows examining death penalty in a moral context. (Oct 2001)
Ajamu Baraka on Drugs
Click here for 2 full quotes on Drugs OR other candidates on Drugs OR background on Drugs.
  • Replace drug prohibition with harm reduction. (Aug 2016)
  • War on drugs a guise to militarize police against minorities. (Apr 2012)
Ajamu Baraka on Education
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  • Treat education as a right. (Aug 2016)
  • Replace No Child Left Behind with professional teachers. (Jul 2014)
Ajamu Baraka on Energy & Oil
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  • Green New Deal to turn the tide on climate change. (Aug 2016)
  • Real motivation to attack Iraq was control of Iraq's oil. (Mar 2013)
Ajamu Baraka on Environment
Click here for 2 full quotes on Environment OR other candidates on Environment OR background on Environment.
  • Adopt the Precautionary Principle. (Aug 2016)
  • State has responsibility to ensure a clean environment. (Dec 2009)
Ajamu Baraka on Families & Children
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Ajamu Baraka on Foreign Policy
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  • Link the domestic with international to avoid US-centrism. (Aug 2016)
  • Served on Amnesty International board & human rights groups. (Aug 2016)
  • American exceptionalism is revisionist fairy tale. (Sep 2013)
Ajamu Baraka on Free Trade
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  • TPA & TPP: first of series of pernicious trade agreements. (May 2015)
  • Trans-Pacific Partnership, like NAFTA, loses jobs in the US. (May 2015)
Ajamu Baraka on Government Reform
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  • Replace Electoral College with national popular vote. (Aug 2016)
  • Dead-end fear-mongering politics chooses lesser of 2 evils. (Aug 2016)
  • No religious oaths for public office, juries, or citizenship. (Jul 2014)
Ajamu Baraka on Gun Control
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  • Race-motivated mass shootings aren't about gun control. (Feb 2014)
Ajamu Baraka on Health Care
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  • Healthcare for all including contraception. (Aug 2016)
  • Thousands die each year when excluding from adequate care. (Jul 2014)
  • Address healthcare with state role, not just market. (Dec 2009)
Ajamu Baraka on Homeland Security
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  • Close the 700+ foreign military bases. (Aug 2016)
  • Public opinion is manipulated to support permanent war. (Jul 2016)
  • Militarization to fight terrorism is permanent war posture. (Jun 2014)
  • Congress' AUMF wages global war into infinity. (May 2013)
Ajamu Baraka on Immigration
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  • Mobilize public opinion to accept refugee flows from Syria. (Sep 2015)
  • Don't capitulate to the forces of nativism & white supremacy. (May 2013)
  • Comprehensive reform will still deny range of human rights. (May 2013)
  • Obligation to respect the rights of the displaced. (Oct 2006)
Ajamu Baraka on Jobs
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  • Jobs agenda is meaningless in context of globalization. (Feb 2014)
Ajamu Baraka on Principles & Values
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Ajamu Baraka on Social Security
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  • Remove income cap on social security taxes. (Aug 2016)
Ajamu Baraka on Tax Reform
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  • Negative income tax for guaranteed basic income. (Jul 2014)
Ajamu Baraka on Technology
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Ajamu Baraka on War & Peace
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  • U.S. complicity created Taliban and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan. (Jul 2016)
  • CIA training & equipment created ISIS in Syria & Iraq. (Jul 2016)
  • Mideast military interventions results in complete chaos. (Jun 2014)
  • US position of continued war in Syria ignores Assad election. (Jun 2014)
  • No one ever held accountable for US attack on Iraq. (Mar 2013)
  • Killing Saddam & Kaddafi were arrogant white supremacism . (Dec 2011)
Ajamu Baraka on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Fight the systematic elimination of public housing. (Dec 2009)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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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)
Healthcare for all including contraception: Strongly Favors topic 1
Offer abortion services free to women at the poverty level: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Apply international human rights standards to the US: Strongly Favors topic 2
Beyonce's Superbowl show caricaturized & commodified blacks: Strongly Favors topic 2
Obama serves white power, not MLK's dream: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Protect LGBTQIA+ people from discrimination: Strongly Favors topic 3
Recognize gay marriages & civil unions from abroad in visas: Strongly Favors topic 3
Strongly Opposes topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(+5 points on Social scale)
No religious oaths for public office, juries, or citizenship: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Thousands die each year when excluding from adequate care: Strongly Favors topic 5
Address healthcare with state role, not just market: Strongly Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Remove income cap on social security taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Treat education as a right: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Replace No Child Left Behind with professional teachers: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Society bears cost of pollution
(+5 points on Social scale)
Adopt the Precautionary Principle: Strongly Opposes topic 8
State has responsibility to ensure a clean environment: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+5 points on Social scale)
Death penalty for whites is tactic to stop black opposition: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Apply international rights against U.S. racial profiling: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Worked to abolish death penalty as human rights activist: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Abolition follows examining death penalty in a moral context: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Race-motivated mass shootings aren't about gun control: Opposes topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Negative income tax for guaranteed basic income: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Mobilize public opinion to accept refugee flows from Syria: Strongly Favors topic 12
Don't capitulate to the forces of nativism & white supremacy: Strongly Favors topic 12
Comprehensive reform will still deny range of human rights: Strongly Favors topic 12
Obligation to respect the rights of the displaced: Strongly Favors topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-5 points on Economic scale)
TPA & TPP: first of series of pernicious trade agreements: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Trans-Pacific Partnership, like NAFTA, loses jobs in the US: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Link the domestic with international to avoid US-centrism: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Served on Amnesty International board & human rights groups: Strongly Opposes topic 14
American exceptionalism is revisionist fairy tale: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
(+2 points on Social scale)
Close the 700+ foreign military bases: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Public opinion is manipulated to support permanent war: Strongly Favors topic 15
Militarization to fight terrorism is permanent war posture: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Congress' AUMF wages global war into infinity: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Replace Electoral College with national popular vote: Strongly Favors topic 16
Dead-end fear-mongering politics chooses lesser of 2 evils: Strongly Favors topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+5 points on Social scale)
U.S. complicity created Taliban and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan: Strongly Favors topic 17
CIA training & equipment created ISIS in Syria & Iraq: Strongly Favors topic 17
Mideast military interventions results in complete chaos: Strongly Favors topic 17
US position of continued war in Syria ignores Assad election: Strongly Favors topic 17
No one ever held accountable for US attack on Iraq: Strongly Favors topic 17
Killing Saddam & Kaddafi were arrogant white supremacism : Strongly Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Green New Deal to turn the tide on climate change: Strongly Favors topic 18
Real motivation to attack Iraq was control of Iraq's oil: Strongly Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+5 points on Social scale)
Replace drug prohibition with harm reduction: Strongly Opposes topic 19
War on drugs a guise to militarize police against minorities: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Jobs agenda is meaningless in context of globalization: Strongly Favors topic 20
Fight the systematic elimination of public housing: Strongly Favors topic 20

Ajamu Baraka is a Hard-Core Liberal.
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