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Cynthia McKinney on VoteMatch

Green Party nominee for President (Former Rep., D, GA-4)

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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Consistent supporter of reproductive rights: Strongly Favors topic 1
Supports human embryonic stem cell research: Favors topic 1
Recommended by EMILY's List of pro-choice women: Favors topic 1
Rated 0% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-choice stance: Strongly Favors topic 1
Protect the reproductive rights of women: Strongly Favors topic 1
Supported funding contraception and UN family planning: Favors topic 1
NO on barring transporting minors to get an abortion: Strongly Favors topic 1
NO on banning partial-birth abortions: Favors topic 1
NO on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad: Favors topic 1
NO on federal crime to harm fetus while committing other crimes: Favors topic 1
NO on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions: Strongly Favors topic 1
YES on allowing human embryonic stem cell research: Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Keep affirmative action in college admissions: Strongly Favors topic 2
Reparations for former slaves, as promised & never delivered: Strongly Favors topic 2
Supports reparations for slavery: Favors topic 2
Get minorities into home ownership & global marketplace: Favors topic 2
Ending racial profiling is part of fight for justice: Favors topic 2
Constitutional Amendment for equal rights by gender: Strongly Favors topic 2
Issue a commemorative postage stamp of Rosa Parks: Favors topic 2
Rated 97% by the NAACP, indicating a pro-affirmative-action stance: Strongly Favors topic 2
Stricter sentencing for hate crimes: Favors topic 2
Establish a Women's Bureau in Dept. of Veterans Affairs: Favors topic 2
Supported funding for women's and disadvantaged businesses: Favors topic 2
NO on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions: Favors topic 2
YES on $84 million in grants for Black and Hispanic colleges: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(+5 points on Social scale)
Supports gay adoptions: Strongly Favors topic 3
Increase funding for AIDS treatment & prevention: Favors topic 3
More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes: Strongly Favors topic 3
Rated 80% by the HRC, indicating a pro-gay-rights stance: Strongly Favors topic 3
NO on banning gay adoptions in DC.: Favors topic 3
Strongly Opposes topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(+5 points on Social scale)
NO on giving federal aid only to schools allowing voluntary prayer: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Death Penalty
(+5 points on Social scale)
Replace death penalty with life imprisonment: Strongly Opposes topic 8
End the death penalty; it's based on race & class: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Moratorium on death penalty; more DNA testing: Opposes topic 8
Require DNA testing for all federal executions: Opposes topic 8
YES on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment: Strongly Opposes topic 8
NO on making federal death penalty appeals harder: Strongly Opposes topic 8
YES on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals: Opposes topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(+5 points on Social scale)
End racial disparities in sentencing: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Police take communities of color as rampaging ground: Opposes topic 9
Rethink prisons; reverse astronomical incarceration rates: Opposes topic 9
Rated 80% by CURE, indicating pro-rehabilitation crime votes: Strongly Opposes topic 9
NO on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime: Opposes topic 9
YES on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons.: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
NO on decreasing gun waiting period from 3 days to 1: Strongly Opposes topic 10
NO on prohibiting product misuse lawsuits on gun manufacturers: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Supports single-payer universal health care: Strongly Favors topic 5
Resources for health needs, pre-natal & post-natal care: Strongly Favors topic 5
Take insurance companies out of health-care equation: Strongly Favors topic 5
More funding for Rx benefits, community health, CHIPs: Favors topic 5
MEDS Plan: Cover senior Rx under Medicare: Favors topic 5
Make health care a right, not a privilege: Strongly Favors topic 5
Supported funding women's health needs: Neutral on topic 5
NO on subsidizing private insurance for Medicare Rx drug coverage: Favors topic 5
NO on denying non-emergency treatment for lack of Medicare co-pay: Strongly Favors topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Changing Social Security disproportionately affects women: Opposes topic 6
Reject proposals for private saving accounts: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Supported pension reform and tax credits for long-term care: Neutral on topic 6
YES on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox: Opposes topic 6
YES on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits: Favors topic 6
YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable: Favors topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(-5 points on Economic scale)
No Child Left Behind aimed at dismantling public education: Strongly Opposes topic 7
NO on vouchers for private & parochial schools: Strongly Opposes topic 7
NO on allowing vouchers in DC schools: Opposes topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Declare US carbon-free and nuclear-free: Strongly Favors topic 18
Implement Kyoto; raise CAFE; oppose drilling ANWR: Strongly Favors topic 18
Leave the oil in the soil: Strongly Favors topic 18
Protect ANWR; fund sustainable power sources: Strongly Favors topic 18
Preserve Alaska's ANWR instead of drilling it: Favors topic 18
Rated 100% by the CAF, indicating support for energy independence: Favors topic 18
YES on starting implementation of Kyoto Protocol: Strongly Favors topic 18
YES on raising CAFE standards; incentives for alternative fuels: Strongly Favors topic 18
YES on prohibiting oil drilling & development in ANWR: Strongly Favors topic 18
NO on authorizing construction of new oil refineries: Strongly Favors topic 18
NO on scheduling permitting for new oil refinieries: Strongly Favors topic 18
YES on keeping moratorium on drilling for oil offshore: Strongly Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(+5 points on Social scale)
Legalize medical marijuana & needle exchanges: Strongly Opposes topic 19
End the war on drugs: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Detoxification & rehabilitation--not incarceration: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Rated +20 by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance: Strongly Opposes topic 19
NO on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC: Strongly Opposes topic 19
NO on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(-3 points on Economic scale)
NO on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations: Opposes topic 20
Favors topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(-3 points on Economic scale)
American People's Dividend: Give $300 to every person: Favors topic 11
Rated 100% by the CTJ, indicating support of progressive taxation: Strongly Favors topic 11
Reduce the concentration of wealth & wage inequality: Favors topic 11
Tax incentives for child care; eliminate marriage penalty: Neutral on topic 11
YES on eliminating the "marriage penalty": Opposes topic 11
NO on $46 billion in tax cuts for small business: Favors topic 11
NO on Tax cut package of $958 B over 10 years: Favors topic 11
YES on reducing Marriage Tax by $399B over 10 years: Opposes topic 11
NO on eliminating the Estate Tax ("death tax"): Favors topic 11
NO on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends: Strongly Favors topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(+2 points on Social scale)
No skilled worker visas; but no border fence either: Opposes topic 12
Corporations found scapegoats in "illegal immigrants": Strongly Favors topic 12
Illegal immigration shouldn't be a labor policy: Favors topic 12
NO on more immigrant visas for skilled workers: Opposes topic 12
YES on extending Immigrant Residency rules: Favors topic 12
YES on preventing tipping off Mexicans about Minuteman Project: Strongly Opposes topic 12
NO on building a fence along the Mexican border: Strongly Favors topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-5 points on Economic scale)
No Fast Track; no MFN for China; no WTO; no CAFTA: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Repeal NAFTA & CAFTA to address immigration problems: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Put a stop to these "free trade" agreements, and quickly: Strongly Opposes topic 13
No MFN for China; condition trade on human rights: Neutral on topic 13
NO on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements: Strongly Opposes topic 13
NO on Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China: Strongly Opposes topic 13
YES on withdrawing from the WTO: Strongly Opposes topic 13
NO on implementing CAFTA, Central America Free Trade: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Strongly Opposes topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(+5 points on Social scale)
Pentagon lost $2.3T; let's cut their funding: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Bring home all troops stationed abroad: Strongly Opposes topic 15
We have plenty of money for programs; it's just misallocated: Opposes topic 15
Speak out against Pentagon waste, fraud, and abuse: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Recognize women veterans; assist military families: Neutral on topic 15
NO on $266 billion Defense Appropriations bill: Opposes topic 15
NO on deploying SDI: Opposes topic 15
NO on continuing military recruitment on college campuses: Opposes topic 15
Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Long been a supporter of publicly financed elections: Strongly Favors topic 16
End privately-owned and party-run voting machines: Favors topic 16
YES on banning soft money and issue ads: Favors topic 16
NO on banning soft money donations to national political parties: Opposes topic 16
NO on restricting independent grassroots political committees: Favors topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(+5 points on Social scale)
End the rollback of our civil liberties: Strongly Favors topic 14
Maintain habeas corpus; oppose Patriot Act: Strongly Favors topic 14
Repeal the Patriot Act and end Islamophobia: Strongly Favors topic 14
Don't give up liberty in exchange for security: Strongly Favors topic 14
Address abuses of electronic monitoring in the workplace: Strongly Favors topic 14
NO on making the PATRIOT Act permanent: Strongly Favors topic 14
NO on continuing intelligence gathering without civil oversight: Strongly Favors topic 14
NO on allowing electronic surveillance without a warrant: Strongly Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 17:
US out of Iraq
(+5 points on Social scale)
Cut funding for wars in Afghanistan and Iraq: Strongly Favors topic 17
Immediate withdrawal from Iraq & from rest of world: Strongly Favors topic 17
Multi-year commitment to Africa for food & medicine: Strongly Favors topic 17
NO on declaring Iraq part of War on Terror with no exit date: Strongly Favors topic 17

Other candidates' VoteMatch: Cynthia McKinney on the issues:
GOP: Sen.John McCain
Democrat: Sen.Hillary Clinton
Democrat: Sen.Barack Obama

GOP V.P. Possibilities:
Mayor Rudy Giuliani(NYC)
Gov.Mike Huckabee(AR)
Sen.Joe Lieberman(CT)
Gov.Mitt Romney(MA)
Gov. Mark Sanford(SC)

Third Parties:
Libertarian: Rep.Bob Barr
Libertarian: Sen.Mike Gravel
Constitution: Amb.Alan Keyes
Liberation: Gloria La Riva
Green: Rep.Cynthia McKinney
Socialist: Brian Moore
Independent: Ralph Nader
Libertarian: Rep.Ron Paul
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Social Security
Tax Reform

Page last updated: Sep 30, 2008