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Carol Moseley-Braun on VoteMatch

Former IL Senator; Democratic Candidate for President

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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(10 points on Social scale)
Abortions should always be legal: Strongly Favors topic 1
Recommended by EMILY's List of pro-choice women: Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Require companies to hire more women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
Provide capital job development in minority communities: Favors topic 2
Take the "men only" sign off the White House door: Strongly Favors topic 2
NO on banning affirmative action hiring with federal funds: Strongly Favors topic 2
YES on prohibiting job discrimination by sexual orientation: Strongly Favors topic 2
NO on ending special funding for minority & women-owned business: Strongly Favors topic 2
NO on prohibiting same-sex basic training: Favors topic 2
YES on setting aside 10% of highway funds for minorities & women: Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws
(10 points on Social scale)
Continue to fight for gay rights: Favors topic 3
GLBT right to privacy includes consensual gay sex: Strongly Favors topic 3
NO on prohibiting same-sex marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
YES on prohibiting job discrimination by sexual orientation: Strongly Favors topic 3
Strongly Opposes topic 4:
Permit prayer in public schools
(10 points on Social scale)
NO on requiring schools to allow voluntary prayer: Opposes topic 4
NO on $75M for abstinence education: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
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Private & public healthcare are not reconcilable: Strongly Favors topic 5
Pay for universal care with money already in system: Strongly Favors topic 5
Replace patchwork system with Medicare-modeled system: Strongly Favors topic 5
YES on medical savings acounts: Favors topic 5
NO on Medicare means-testing: Favors topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(2 points on Economic scale)
NO on deducting Social Security payments on income taxes: Opposes topic 6
YES on allowing Roth IRAs for retirees: Favors topic 6
NO on allowing personal retirement accounts: Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(0 points on Social scale)
More federal funds to rebuild our crumbling schools: Opposes topic 7
NO on school vouchers in DC: Strongly Opposes topic 7
NO on education savings accounts: Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Death Penalty
(10 points on Social scale)
Executions are a revenge response: impose moratoriums: Strongly Opposes topic 8
NO on rejecting racial statistics in death penalty appeals: Opposes topic 8
NO on limiting death penalty appeals: Opposes topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(10 points on Social scale)
Job skill program and drug treatment for inmates: Opposes topic 9
NO on mandatory prison terms for crimes involving firearms: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
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Ban semi-automatics; more background checks & enforcement: Strongly Opposes topic 10
NO on maintaining current law: guns sold without trigger locks: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Decrease overall taxation of the wealthy
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Trickle-down shrinks middle class & entrenches wealth: Opposes topic 11
Roll back the tax cut to create peace and prosperity: Strongly Opposes topic 11
NO on FY99 tax cuts: Strongly Opposes topic 11
NO on requiring super-majority for raising taxes: Opposes topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Immigration helps our economy-encourage it
(7 points on Economic scale)
Need to reform immigration policy to welcome them: Strongly Favors topic 12
More federal aid and services for immigrants: Strongly Favors topic 12
NO on limit welfare for immigrants: Strongly Favors topic 12
NO on visas for skilled workers: Opposes topic 12
NO on allowing more foreign workers into the U.S. for farm work: Opposes topic 12
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(2 points on Economic scale)
Free trade must be fair trade: Opposes topic 13
NO on Unknown roll call for 1997-292: Opposes topic 13
NO on renewing 'fast track' presidential trade authority: Opposes topic 13
Favors topic 14:
Link human rights to trade with China
(2 points on Social scale)
Human rights record should affect trading status: Favors topic 14
Opposes topic 15:
More spending on armed forces
(7 points on Economic scale)
Iraq war costs too much when Americans are suffering: Strongly Opposes topic 15
NO on 1996 Defense Appropriations: Opposes topic 15
YES on favoring 36 vetoed military projects: Strongly Favors topic 15
Favors topic 16:
Reduce spending on missile defense (Star Wars)
(2 points on Economic scale)
NO on considering deploying NMD, and amending ABM Treaty: Favors topic 16
NO on deploying missile defense as soon as possible: Favors topic 16
Favors topic 17:
Seek UN approval for military action
(2 points on Economic scale)
NO on limiting NATO expansion to only Poland, Hungary & Czech: Favors topic 17
YES on $17.9 billion to IMF: Favors topic 17
Favors topic 18:
Reduce use of coal, oil, & nuclear energy
(2 points on Economic scale)
Lessen our dependence on fossil fuels: Strongly Favors topic 18
Advance a worldwide environmental agenda: Favors topic 18
YES on do not require ethanol in gasoline: Opposes topic 18
YES on reducing funds for road-building in National Forests: Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(10 points on Social scale)
Decriminalize minor marijuana possession & medical marijuana: Strongly Opposes topic 19
NO on spending international development funds on drug control: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(7 points on Social scale)
NO on welfare overhaul: Opposes topic 20
NO on allowing state welfare waivers: Opposes topic 20
YES on eliminating block grants for food stamps: Opposes topic 20
NO on welfare block grants: Opposes topic 20

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