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Cory Booker on VoteMatch



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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
OpEd: In mainstream of NJ, supporting abortion rights: Favors topic 1
No restrictions before viability; exceptions after viability: Favors topic 1
Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services: Strongly Favors topic 1
Access safe, legal abortion without restrictions: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Creative civil rights activism revealed rampant injustice: Strongly Favors topic 2
Black more likely to be suspended in school & jailed later: Strongly Favors topic 2
Raised in only black family in segregated neighborhood: Favors topic 2
Post-WWII policy of redlining forced racially-biased housing: Strongly Favors topic 2
First African-American senator from New Jersey: Favors topic 2
Prisoner re-entry is the new front line of civil rights: Favors topic 2
Supports Women, Minority and Small Business Assistance: Strongly Favors topic 2
Until college, tolerated gays but was disgusted personally: Opposes topic 2
Growing up gay today is like growing up Black decades ago: Strongly Favors topic 2
Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender: Strongly Favors topic 2
Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+2 points on Social scale)
Supports gay marriage: We are all equal under the law: Strongly Favors topic 3
African-Americans & gays should both be equal under the law: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Equal marriage rights for same-sex couples are coming: Strongly Favors topic 3
Opposes topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(+2 points on Social scale)
Resided in housing project after law school, to help tenants: Opposes topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
ObamaCare needs to be improved, but is helping people now: Strongly Favors topic 5
Control healthcare cost; no comment on single-payer: Favors topic 5
We need a national solution and also local solutions: Favors topic 5
Newark Rx: affordable medications for uninsured Newarkers: Strongly Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Opposes raising the retirement age for several decades: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Opposes raising retirement age; expand entitlements: Opposes topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Supports school voucher proposal, like other Democrats: Strongly Favors topic 7
Brother runs a charter school in inner-city Memphis: Favors topic 7
Supports school vouchers: Strongly Favors topic 7
Charters & alternatives for persistently failing schools: Favors topic 7
Vouchers and charters can work in inner cities: Favors topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Society bears cost of pollution
(+5 points on Social scale)
Parks and green spaces are associated with safer communities: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Vegetarian since 1992; vegan since 2014: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Passaic River poisoned because it was cheaper for business: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Dumping pollutants into rivers externalizes costs: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Trees reduce erosion & increase property values: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Businesses realize a return on our infrastructure investment: Opposes topic 8
Vegetarian because of environmental impact of eating meat: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Save our environment while creating jobs and wealth: Opposes topic 8
Require labeling genetically engineered food: Opposes topic 8
Endorsed Endorsed by LCV; supports conservation efforts: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
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1960s cities had mostly white cops & mostly black majority: Opposes topic 9
Anti-recidivism funds much scanter than prison funds: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Police doesn't solve problem; they just attend to symptoms: Favors topic 9
Reduced crime by helping prisoners coming home: Opposes topic 9
Theory of "broken windows" doesn't drive down crime: Strongly Favors topic 9
Poor & minorities bear the brunt of policing practices: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Mass incarceration has failed: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Prison construction draws resources from other priorities: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Prisons grow irrespective of crime rates: Opposes topic 9
Ran off armed assailant: "Not in our city anymore!": Favors topic 9
Got celebrities to donate cash for police equipment: Favors topic 9
Long-term believer in "broken windows" theory: Favors topic 9
Launch Fatherhood Center and pro-bono legal help for ex-cons: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Applied "broken windows theory" in Newark policing: Favors topic 9
ReLeSe: Pro bono legal services to ex-offenders: Opposes topic 9
Rated 9% by the NAPO, indicating a police-the-police stance: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-3 points on Economic scale)
$1,000 reward for tip on illegal weapons: Opposes topic 10
Insane to carry concealed loaded weapons cross-state: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Coalition "Mayors Against Illegal Guns"; Keep state laws: Strongly Opposes topic 10
$1,000 reward for crime tips leading to gun recovery: Favors topic 10
Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
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Replace spending with tax incentives to stimulate hiring: Opposes topic 11
Raise taxes because quick fix of cuts wasn't enough: Favors topic 11
One-time building sale, plus tax increase, to balance budget: Favors topic 11
Budget crisis: cut $60M in spending; cut municipal taxes: Opposes topic 11
Assist beneficiaries with earned income tax credit: Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Blocking the DREAM Act is crazy; it's how we built America: Strongly Favors topic 12
Against involving city police in immigration matters: Strongly Favors topic 12
Against involving city police in immigration matters: Favors topic 12
Provide lawyers and evidence for children being deported: Favors topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
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China is engaging in unfair trade practices: Opposes topic 13
$25B more loans from Export-Import Bank: Strongly Favors topic 13
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
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Trump would denigrate relationships with Muslim countries: Strongly Opposes topic 14
No head in the sand; but no global police: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
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Incentives to train & hire troops returning home: Opposes topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
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Declined lavish perks as Newark City Councilor: Favors topic 16
Campaign PAC money shouldn't speak louder than people: Strongly Favors topic 16
Matching fund for small donors, with debate requirements: Favors topic 16
Automatic voter registration for all citizens: Strongly Favors topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+5 points on Social scale)
Direct military intervention in Syria only as last resort: Favors topic 17
We're spending billions on a war based on unjust pretenses: Strongly Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Has never taken a public position on a carbon tax: Neutral on topic 18
Create green economy with lower carbon output: Strongly Favors topic 18
50% clean and carbon free electricity by 2030: Strongly Favors topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+2 points on Social scale)
Give addicts treatment instead of log sentences: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Drug war isn't waged in privileged communities: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Staged sit-in at urban housing to disrupt drug trade: Strongly Favors topic 19
Minorities imprisoned for drugs at 6 times rate for whites: Opposes topic 19
End mandatory sentencing for nonviolent drug offenders: Strongly Opposes topic 19
The war on drugs has failed; support medical marijuana: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Never attracted to drink and drugs, even as teenager: Favors topic 19
Community courts for minor crimes like drug possession: Opposes topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-3 points on Economic scale)
We can't afford to ignore aging infrastructure anymore: Favors topic 20
Raise taxes because quick fix of cuts wasn't enough: Favors topic 20
One-time building sale, plus tax increase, to balance budget: Favors topic 20
Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016: Favors topic 20

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Page last updated: Sep 22, 2016