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Green Party on Abortion
Click here for 3 full quotes on Abortion OR other political leaders on Abortion.
  • Women’s right to control their bodies is non-negotiable. (Jul 2008)
  • Keep safe & legal abortion. (Jun 2000)
  • Cover abortion under national health care system. (Jun 2000)
Green Party on Budget & Economy
Click here for 2 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR other political leaders on Budget & Economy.
  • Answers to wealth inequality are out there; ask the people. (Jan 2014)
  • Increase affordable housing & protect renter’s rights. (Jun 2004)
Green Party on Civil Rights
Click here for 6 full quotes on Civil Rights OR other political leaders on Civil Rights.
  • Support affirmative action to remedy discrimination. (Jul 2008)
  • Support equal rights of all persons on civil marriage. (Jul 2008)
  • Confront barriers of racism, sexism, heterosexism, & ageism. (Nov 2003)
  • Respect ethnic, racial, sexual, and spiritual diversity. (Nov 2003)
  • Require affirmative action. (Jun 2000)
  • Equality by sexual orientation, including gay marriage. (Jun 2000)
Green Party on Corporations
Click here for 4 full quotes on Corporations OR other political leaders on Corporations.
  • Focus on declining deficits only benefits the wealthy. (Jan 2014)
  • Citizenship means standing up to corporate-dominated system. (Jan 2014)
  • Restrict flow of capital; tax currency transactions. (Jun 2004)
  • Decentralize economic institutions & empower individuals. (Nov 2003)
Green Party on Crime
Click here for 4 full quotes on Crime OR other political leaders on Crime.
  • Abolish the death penalty. (Jul 2008)
  • Repeal “3 strikes, you’re out” law. (Jul 2008)
  • Opposes death penalty. (Jun 2000)
  • Focus on crime prevention instead of harsher sentences. (Jun 2000)
Green Party on Drugs
Click here for 4 full quotes on Drugs OR other political leaders on Drugs.
  • Nation is waking up to the end of the war on marijuana. (Jan 2014)
  • Cannabis/Hemp is to be legalized. (Jul 2008)
  • More drug counseling & treatment. (Jun 2000)
  • Replace Drug War with treatment and alternative sentencing. (Jun 2000)
Green Party on Education
Click here for 2 full quotes on Education OR other political leaders on Education.
  • End school vouchers. (Jul 2008)
  • Support choice within public schools. (Jun 2000)
Green Party on Energy & Oil
Click here for 4 full quotes on Energy & Oil OR other political leaders on Energy & Oil.
  • Natural gas does not result in climate justice. (Jan 2014)
  • Oppose further oil and gas drilling or exploration. (Jul 2008)
  • Commit to developing clean renewable energy technologies. (Jul 2008)
  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions now; more later. (Jun 2000)
Green Party on Environment
Click here for 5 full quotes on Environment OR other political leaders on Environment.
  • Low-income & minority areas suffer disproportionately. (Jun 2004)
  • Human species has no right to exploit animals. (Jun 2004)
  • Sustainable society lives within planet’s resource limits. (Nov 2003)
  • Safely dispose of or “unmake” all waste we create. (Nov 2003)
  • Tax industrial pollution. (Jun 2000)
Green Party on Families & Children
Click here for 3 full quotes on Families & Children OR other political leaders on Families & Children.
  • Expand Head Start and Pre- and neo-natal programs. (Jun 2004)
  • Replace male domination with respect of difference of gender. (Nov 2003)
  • Support personal responsibility; teach dispute resolution. (Jun 2000)
Green Party on Foreign Policy
Click here for 7 full quotes on Foreign Policy OR other political leaders on Foreign Policy.
  • US routinely ignores UN action toward nuclear disarmament. (Jan 2014)
  • Self-determination for both Palestinians and Israelis. (Jun 2004)
  • Suspend foreign aid to Israel while occupying territories. (Jun 2004)
  • Foster peace, economic justice, and the health of the planet. (Nov 2003)
  • Support social and economic justice across the globe. (Jun 2000)
  • Assist Russia & Israel in moving towards better governments. (Jun 2000)
  • Support human rights as cornerstone of US foreign policy. (Jun 2000)
Green Party on Free Trade
Click here for 3 full quotes on Free Trade OR other political leaders on Free Trade.
  • Trans-Pacific Partnership widens the wealth divide. (Jan 2014)
  • Re-formulate trade agreements according to Fair Trade. (Jul 2008)
  • Reject NAFTA, GATT, & WTO. (Jun 2000)
Green Party on Government Reform
Click here for 4 full quotes on Government Reform OR other political leaders on Government Reform.
  • Caps on campaign spending and contributions. (Jul 2008)
  • Call for the use of Instant Runoff Voting in all elections. (Jun 2004)
  • Electoral College is an 18th century anachronism. (Jun 2004)
  • Expand the process of participatory democracy. (Nov 2003)
Green Party on Gun Control
Click here for 2 full quotes on Gun Control OR other political leaders on Gun Control.
  • Restrict police use of guns and all forms of control weapons. (Jul 2008)
  • Support Brady Bill & thoughtful gun control. (Jun 2000)
Green Party on Health Care
Click here for 5 full quotes on Health Care OR other political leaders on Health Care.
  • ObamaCare focuses on just selling more insurance. (Jan 2014)
  • Universal Single-Payer Health Care for everyone in the US. (Jul 2008)
  • Fund “Manhattan Project” for a cure for AIDS. (Jun 2004)
  • Health care is a human right. (Jun 2000)
  • Nationalize health care & ensure universal coverage. (Jun 2000)
Green Party on Homeland Security
Click here for 9 full quotes on Homeland Security OR other political leaders on Homeland Security.
  • Promise to close Guantanamo has no real plan to achieve it. (Jan 2014)
  • End all research, use, and sale of bio-chemical weapons. (Jul 2008)
  • Repeal the Patriot Act. (Jul 2008)
  • End research, testing and stockpiling of all nuclear weapons. (Jun 2004)
  • Onerous Patriot Act assaults civil liberties. (Jun 2004)
  • Demilitarize our society and eliminate our WMDs. (Nov 2003)
  • SDI doesn’t work; money better spent elsewhere. (Jul 2000)
  • Abolish nuclear weapons. (Jun 2000)
  • Cut defense budget by 50%. (Jun 2000)
Green Party on Immigration
Click here for 2 full quotes on Immigration OR other political leaders on Immigration.
  • Give undocumented immigrants a chance to become US citizens. (Jul 2008)
  • Don’t blame immigrants for social and economic problems. (Jun 2000)
Green Party on Jobs
Click here for 4 full quotes on Jobs OR other political leaders on Jobs.
  • America's 25+ million jobless is intolerable. (Jan 2014)
  • $10.10 federal contractor minimum wage still not living wage. (Jan 2014)
  • Pay a living wage which reflects real value of work. (Nov 2003)
  • Support a Living Wage. (Jun 2000)
Green Party on Principles & Values
Click here for 2 full quotes on Principles & Values OR other political leaders on Principles & Values.
  • Governments must remain neutral regarding religion. (Jul 2008)
  • Green Party endorses “Ten Key Values”. (Nov 2003)
Green Party on Social Security
Click here for 3 full quotes on Social Security OR other political leaders on Social Security.
  • ObamaCare sets precedent for market-based social insurance. (Jan 2014)
  • Opposes any privatization of Social Security. (Jul 2008)
  • Don’t privatize Social Security. (Jun 2000)
Green Party on Tax Reform
Click here for 4 full quotes on Tax Reform OR other political leaders on Tax Reform.
  • A universal basic income (negative income tax) for everyone. (Jul 2008)
  • Tax incentives to redistribute unbalanced wealth. (Jun 2000)
  • Reform system to provide tax justice. (Jun 2000)
  • Support progressivity; no flat tax. (Jun 2000)
Green Party on Technology
Click here for 2 full quotes on Technology OR other political leaders on Technology.
  • Electronic voting machines must have verifiable paper trail. (Jun 2004)
  • End space-based military aggression. (Jun 2004)
Green Party on War & Peace
Click here for 3 full quotes on War & Peace OR other political leaders on War & Peace.
  • Diplomatic solution for Syria, not dismemberment of Syria. (Jan 2014)
  • Negotiate on Iranian nukes; but negotiate on US nukes too. (Jan 2014)
  • Complete withdrawal from Iraq under UN supervision. (Jul 2008)
Green Party on Welfare & Poverty
Click here for 5 full quotes on Welfare & Poverty OR other political leaders on Welfare & Poverty.
  • Homeless Bill of Rights to address affordable housing crisis. (Jan 2014)
  • End faith-based initiatives and charitable choice programs. (Jul 2008)
  • Negative income tax to keep all adults above poverty line. (Jun 2000)
  • Workfare is slave labor. (Jun 2000)
  • Restore federally funded welfare entitlement program. (Jun 2000)


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)
Women’s right to control their bodies is non-negotiable: Strongly Favors topic 1
Keep safe & legal abortion: Favors topic 1
Cover abortion under national health care system: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Support affirmative action to remedy discrimination: Strongly Favors topic 2
Replace male domination with respect of difference of gender: Strongly Favors topic 2
Require affirmative action: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Support equal rights of all persons on civil marriage: No opin. on topic 3
Fund “Manhattan Project” for a cure for AIDS: Favors topic 3
Confront barriers of racism, sexism, heterosexism, & ageism: Strongly Favors topic 3
Equality by sexual orientation, including gay marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
Opposes topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(+2 points on Social scale)
Governments must remain neutral regarding religion: Strongly Opposes topic 4
End faith-based initiatives and charitable choice programs: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Support personal responsibility; teach dispute resolution: Favors topic 4
Negative income tax to keep all adults above poverty line: Opposes topic 4
Workfare is slave labor: Opposes topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
ObamaCare focuses on just selling more insurance: Strongly Favors topic 5
Universal Single-Payer Health Care for everyone in the US: Strongly Favors topic 5
Health care is a human right: Strongly Favors topic 5
Nationalize health care & ensure universal coverage: Strongly Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
ObamaCare sets precedent for market-based social insurance: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Opposes any privatization of Social Security: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Don’t privatize Social Security: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
End school vouchers: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Support choice within public schools: Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Clean air and water are property rights
(-5 points on Social scale)
Low-income & minority areas suffer disproportionately: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Human species has no right to exploit animals: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Sustainable society lives within planet’s resource limits: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+5 points on Social scale)
Abolish the death penalty: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Repeal “3 strikes, you’re out” law: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Opposes death penalty: Opposes topic 9
Focus on crime prevention instead of harsher sentences: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Restrict police use of guns and all forms of control weapons: Opposes topic 10
Support Brady Bill & thoughtful gun control: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
A universal basic income (negative income tax) for everyone: Strongly Favors topic 11
Tax industrial pollution: Favors topic 11
Tax incentives to redistribute unbalanced wealth: Strongly Favors topic 11
Support progressivity; no flat tax: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Give undocumented immigrants a chance to become US citizens: Strongly Favors topic 12
Don’t blame immigrants for social and economic problems: Strongly Favors topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Trans-Pacific Partnership widens the wealth divide: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Re-formulate trade agreements according to Fair Trade: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Reject NAFTA, GATT, & WTO: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(-5 points on Economic scale)
US routinely ignores UN action toward nuclear disarmament: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Complete withdrawal from Iraq under UN supervision: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Strongly Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
(+5 points on Social scale)
Negotiate on Iranian nukes; but negotiate on US nukes too: Strongly Opposes topic 15
End all research, use, and sale of bio-chemical weapons: Strongly Opposes topic 15
End research, testing and stockpiling of all nuclear weapons: Opposes topic 15
Demilitarize our society and eliminate our WMDs: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Cut defense budget by 50%: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on voting rights
(-5 points on Social scale)
Caps on campaign spending and contributions: Strongly Favors topic 16
Expand the process of participatory democracy: Favors topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(+5 points on Social scale)
Diplomatic solution for Syria, not dismemberment of Syria: Strongly Favors topic 17
Support social and economic justice across the globe: Favors topic 17
Assist Russia & Israel in moving towards better governments: Strongly Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Natural gas does not result in climate justice: Strongly Favors topic 18
Oppose further oil and gas drilling or exploration: Strongly Favors topic 18
Commit to developing clean renewable energy technologies: Strongly Favors topic 18
Reduce greenhouse gas emissions now; more later: Strongly Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(+5 points on Social scale)
Nation is waking up to the end of the war on marijuana: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Cannabis/Hemp is to be legalized: Strongly Opposes topic 19
More drug counseling & treatment: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Replace Drug War with treatment and alternative sentencing: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Answers to wealth inequality are out there; ask the people: Strongly Favors topic 20
Focus on declining deficits only benefits the wealthy: Strongly Favors topic 20
Pay a living wage which reflects real value of work: Strongly Favors topic 20
Support a Living Wage: Strongly Favors topic 20
Reform system to provide tax justice: Favors topic 20
Restore federally funded welfare entitlement program: Strongly Favors topic 20

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