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Gloria La Riva
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Joe Biden
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Lincoln Chafee
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Hillary Clinton
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Martin O`Malley
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Bernie Sanders
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Elizabeth Warren
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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
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Rand Paul
(Kentucky Senator)
Rick Perry
(Texas Governor)
Marco Rubio
(Florida Senator)
Rick Santorum
(Former Pennsylvania Senator)
Donald Trump
(N.Y. CEO)
Scott Walker
(Wisconsin Governor)

2016 Third Party contenders:
Roseanne Barr
(Peace & Justice party, Hawaii)
Michael Bloomberg
(Independent NYC Mayor)
Gary Johnson
(Former New Mexico Governor, Libertarian Party)
Jill Stein
(Green Party, MA)

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Gloria La Riva on Abortion
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  • Right to abortion regardless of ability to pay. (Nov 2010)
  • Supports embryonic stem cell research. (Nov 2010)
  • Defend women’s reproductive rights & abortion on demand. (Jan 2008)
Gloria La Riva on Budget & Economy
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  • Rational social & economic planning, rather than “market”. (Jan 2008)
Gloria La Riva on Civil Rights
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  • Affirmative action is under attack just when redress began. (Jan 2008)
  • Equal marriage rights for all LGBT. (Jan 2008)
  • Pay reparations, with interest, for slavery. (Jan 2008)
Gloria La Riva on Corporations
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  • Capitalist banking is a form of organized crime. (Feb 2016)
  • Capitalist system creates war, poverty and racism. (Jan 2008)
Gloria La Riva on Crime
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  • Opposes capital punishment; shut down most prisons. (Nov 2010)
  • Eliminate the racist prison-industrial complex. (Jan 2008)
Gloria La Riva on Drugs
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  • Disability pay for people in substance abuse programs. (Jan 2008)
Gloria La Riva on Education
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  • Guaranteed free education from pre-K through college. (Nov 2010)
  • Privatizing schools is just to reap profit. (Jan 2008)
Gloria La Riva on Energy & Oil
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  • International and domestic rules to reduce climate change. (Nov 2010)
  • Our planet is facing a crisis from carbon dioxide build-up. (Jan 2008)
  • Cap-and-trade allows polluters the right to pollute. (Jan 2008)
Gloria La Riva on Environment
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  • Environmental racism pollutes our neighborhoods. (Feb 2016)
  • Increase fuel efficiency standards; and don't build nukes. (Nov 2010)
  • Rebuild black neighborhoods destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. (Jan 2008)
Gloria La Riva on Families & Children
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Gloria La Riva on Foreign Policy
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  • Immediate lifting of the U.S. blockade on Cuba. (Aug 2015)
  • Close all US bases abroad; and exit all war zones. (Nov 2010)
  • Replace US global domination with solidarity among peoples. (Jan 2008)
Gloria La Riva on Free Trade
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  • Free trade enriches capitalists and displaces humans. (Jan 2008)
Gloria La Riva on Government Reform
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  • Eliminate corporate campaign contributions. (Nov 2010)
Gloria La Riva on Gun Control
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  • Second Amendment guarantees individual gun ownership. (Nov 2010)
Gloria La Riva on Health Care
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  • Healthcare is a right; create single-payer system. (Nov 2010)
  • Free quality health care for all. (Jan 2008)
  • Create a universal healthcare system. (Jan 2008)
Gloria La Riva on Homeland Security
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  • Eliminate military hardware &missile defense programs. (Nov 2010)
  • The Patriot Act is racist profiling. (Jan 2008)
  • Transfer billions from Pentagon budget to jobs. (Jan 2008)
Gloria La Riva on Immigration
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  • Protect full rights of undocumented immigrants. (Oct 2008)
  • Full rights and equality for all undocumented immigrants. (Jan 2008)
Gloria La Riva on Jobs
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  • Raise minimum wage to $15 an hour. (Jan 2008)
  • A job should be a constitutional right. (Jan 2008)
Gloria La Riva on Principles & Values
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Gloria La Riva on Social Security
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  • No privatization of Social Security. (Jan 2008)
Gloria La Riva on Tax Reform
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  • Increase tax rate for high incomes; no tax below $50,000. (Nov 2010)
Gloria La Riva on Technology
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  • Restore & reconstruct 155,000 U.S. bridges. (Jan 2008)
Gloria La Riva on War & Peace
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  • Exit Iraq immediately, and pay reparations. (Jan 2008)
Gloria La Riva on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Make affordable housing a Constitutional right. (Feb 2016)


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)
Right to abortion regardless of ability to pay: Strongly Favors topic 1
Supports embryonic stem cell research: Favors topic 1
Defend women’s reproductive rights & abortion on demand: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Affirmative action is under attack just when redress began: Strongly Favors topic 2
Pay reparations, with interest, for slavery: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Equal marriage rights for all LGBT: Strongly Favors topic 3
Strongly Opposes topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(+5 points on Social scale)
Rational social & economic planning, rather than “market”: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Healthcare is a right; create single-payer system: Strongly Favors topic 5
Free quality health care for all: Strongly Favors topic 5
Create a universal healthcare system: Strongly Favors topic 5
Strongly Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+5 points on Economic scale)
No privatization of Social Security: Strongly Favors topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Guaranteed free education from pre-K through college: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Privatizing schools is just to reap profit: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
EPA regulations are too restrictive
(+5 points on Social scale)
Environmental racism pollutes our neighborhoods: Opposes topic 8
Increase fuel efficiency standards; and don't build nukes: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Restore & reconstruct 155,000 U.S. bridges: Opposes topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+5 points on Social scale)
Opposes capital punishment; shut down most prisons: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Eliminate the racist prison-industrial complex: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Second Amendment guarantees individual gun ownership: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Increase tax rate for high incomes; no tax below $50,000: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Protect full rights of undocumented immigrants: Strongly Favors topic 12
Full rights and equality for all undocumented immigrants: Strongly Favors topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Free trade enriches capitalists and displaces humans: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Immediate lifting of the U.S. blockade on Cuba: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Close all US bases abroad; and exit all war zones: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Strongly Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
(+5 points on Social scale)
Eliminate military hardware &missile defense programs: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Transfer billions from Pentagon budget to jobs: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Eliminate corporate campaign contributions: Strongly Favors topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+5 points on Social scale)
Replace US global domination with solidarity among peoples: Favors topic 17
Exit Iraq immediately, and pay reparations: Strongly Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
International and domestic rules to reduce climate change: Strongly Favors topic 18
Our planet is facing a crisis from carbon dioxide build-up: Strongly Favors topic 18
Cap-and-trade allows polluters the right to pollute: Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+5 points on Social scale)
Disability pay for people in substance abuse programs: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Raise minimum wage to $15 an hour: Strongly Favors topic 20

Gloria La Riva is a Hard-Core Liberal.
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