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Antonio Villaraigosa on Abortion
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  • GOP rejects abortion in case of rape & incest. (Sep 2012)
Antonio Villaraigosa on Budget & Economy
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  • Cut city spending to balance budget; keep essentials. (Dec 2011)
  • Supports higher debt ceiling to avoid government shutdown. (Jul 2011)
Antonio Villaraigosa on Civil Rights
Click here for 6 full quotes on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights.
  • LA's diversity program is "absolutely insufficient". (May 2013)
  • Co-chaired "Mayors for the Freedom to Marry" effort. (Jan 2012)
  • All Americans should be allowed to marry. (Nov 2011)
  • Supports gay marriage as fundamental right. (Nov 2011)
  • Repeal of "Don't ask, don't tell," is a success. (Sep 2011)
  • Acknowledge and celebrate LGBT Awareness Month. (Jun 2011)
Antonio Villaraigosa on Corporations
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Antonio Villaraigosa on Crime
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  • Reduced violent crime by 50%; increased size of LAPD. (Jun 2013)
  • Reduce prison population & deal with recidivism. (Oct 2011)
Antonio Villaraigosa on Drugs
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Antonio Villaraigosa on Education
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  • Mayoral control of 22 poorly performing schools. (Jun 2013)
  • Police in the schools, every day, but not all day. (Jan 2013)
  • Charter schools and competition to improve education. (Dec 2011)
  • Academic performance measures need to be more comprehensive. (Sep 2011)
  • Invest in our schools to reform Latino education. (Aug 2011)
  • Parent Trigger: supports right to demand good education. (Jul 2011)
Antonio Villaraigosa on Energy & Oil
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  • GREEN LA: reach Kyoto targets and use renewables. (Dec 2011)
  • More energy efficiency to spur green economy in LA. (Oct 2011)
  • Solar power good for environment AND businesses. (Aug 2011)
Antonio Villaraigosa on Environment
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  • Added 669 acres of open space & 1,549 miles of bikeways. (Jun 2013)
  • Retrofitting buildings helps economy and environment. (Oct 2011)
Antonio Villaraigosa on Families & Children
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Antonio Villaraigosa on Foreign Policy
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Antonio Villaraigosa on Free Trade
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  • LA economy depends on close ties to Pacific Rim. (Dec 2011)
  • International trade is a necessity. (Nov 2011)
Antonio Villaraigosa on Government Reform
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Antonio Villaraigosa on Gun Control
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  • Supports Life Act: restrict ammunition, licenses, & weapons. (Apr 2013)
  • Member of Mayors Against Illegal Guns. (Jan 2013)
  • Ban sales of assault weapons and Saturday night specials. (Jan 2013)
  • Ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. (Jan 2013)
Antonio Villaraigosa on Health Care
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  • Healthcare.gov problems caused loss of confidence in Feds. (Dec 2013)
  • L.A. should reduce payments to retirees' Health Care plans. (Jul 2011)
Antonio Villaraigosa on Homeland Security
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Antonio Villaraigosa on Immigration
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  • Immigration reform is an economic and moral imperative. (Jan 2013)
  • Approves of undocumented students receiving financial aid. (Oct 2011)
  • AZ immigration law is unpatriotic & unconstitutional. (Apr 2010)
Antonio Villaraigosa on Jobs
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Antonio Villaraigosa on Local Issues
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Antonio Villaraigosa on Principles & Values
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  • Reinsert "God" into DNC platform despite vote against it. (Sep 2012)
Antonio Villaraigosa on Social Security
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  • Entitlement reform must be part of reining in debt. (Apr 2013)
Antonio Villaraigosa on Tax Reform
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  • Need new business tax structure to grow sales tax base. (Nov 2011)
  • Business Tax Holiday should be permanent. (Oct 2011)
Antonio Villaraigosa on Technology
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Antonio Villaraigosa on War & Peace
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  • End wars & spend in US in stead of Baghdad and Kandahar. (Jun 2011)
  • Death of bin Laden reminder to guard against threats. (May 2011)
Antonio Villaraigosa on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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Based on these stances:
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Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+2 points on Social scale)
GOP rejects abortion in case of rape & incest: Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
LA's diversity program is "absolutely insufficient": Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Co-chaired "Mayors for the Freedom to Marry" effort: Strongly Favors topic 3
All Americans should be allowed to marry: Strongly Favors topic 3
Supports gay marriage as fundamental right: Strongly Favors topic 3
Repeal of "Don't ask, don't tell," is a success: Strongly Favors topic 3
Acknowledge and celebrate LGBT Awareness Month: Strongly Favors topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Reinsert "God" into DNC platform despite vote against it: Strongly Favors topic 4
Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Healthcare.gov problems caused loss of confidence in Feds: Opposes topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Entitlement reform must be part of reining in debt: Favors topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Mayoral control of 22 poorly performing schools: Opposes topic 7
Charter schools and competition to improve education: Favors topic 7
Academic performance measures need to be more comprehensive: Opposes topic 7
Invest in our schools to reform Latino education: Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Clean air and water are property rights
(-5 points on Social scale)
Added 669 acres of open space & 1,549 miles of bikeways: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
Reduced violent crime by 50%; increased size of LAPD: Strongly Favors topic 9
Reduce prison population & deal with recidivism: Opposes topic 9
Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Supports Life Act: restrict ammunition, licenses, & weapons: Strongly Favors topic 10
Member of Mayors Against Illegal Guns: Favors topic 10
Ban sales of assault weapons and Saturday night specials: Strongly Favors topic 10
Ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Need new business tax structure to grow sales tax base: Opposes topic 11
Business Tax Holiday should be permanent: Opposes topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Immigration reform is an economic and moral imperative: Strongly Favors topic 12
Approves of undocumented students receiving financial aid: Strongly Favors topic 12
AZ immigration law is unpatriotic & unconstitutional: Strongly Favors topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
LA economy depends on close ties to Pacific Rim: Favors topic 13
No opinion on topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Death of bin Laden reminder to guard against threats: Favors topic 15
No opinion on topic 16:
Stricter limits on voting rights
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(+2 points on Social scale)
End wars & spend in US in stead of Baghdad and Kandahar: Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
GREEN LA: reach Kyoto targets and use renewables: Strongly Favors topic 18
More energy efficiency to spur green economy in LA: Strongly Favors topic 18
Retrofitting buildings helps economy and environment: Favors topic 18
Solar power good for environment AND businesses: Strongly Favors topic 18
No opinion on topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Supports higher debt ceiling to avoid government shutdown: Strongly Favors topic 20

Antonio Villaraigosa is a Centrist.
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