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Unite and Conquer, by Kyrsten Sinema

2006 Congressional National Political Awareness Test

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Kyrsten Sinema on Abortion
Click here for 2 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • I consider myself pro-choice. (Sep 2012)
  • Endorsed Endorsed by EMILY's list for pro-choice Democratic women. (Aug 2012)
Kyrsten Sinema on Budget & Economy
Click here for 2 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • Voted NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Supports federal stimulus spending. (Sep 2012)
Kyrsten Sinema on Civil Rights
Click here for 8 full quotes on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights.
  • Focus on legal recognition of domestic partnerships. (Jul 2009)
  • Include gender identity in anti-discrimination laws. (Nov 2006)
  • Apply Affirmative Action to all state decisions. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Endorsed by The Feminist Majority indicating a pro-women's rights stance. (Aug 2012)
  • Supports same-sex marriage. (Sep 2012)
  • Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools. (Apr 2013)
  • Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender. (Jan 2013)
Kyrsten Sinema on Corporations
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  • Voted NO on workforce training by state block grants & industry partners. (Mar 2013)
  • Supports tax incentives for job creation. (Sep 2012)
Kyrsten Sinema on Crime
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  • Stand up against the smuggling cartels. (Nov 2012)
  • No civilized society should use the death penalty. (Jul 2009)
Kyrsten Sinema on Drugs
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  • Decriminalize marijuana possession. (Nov 2006)
Kyrsten Sinema on Education
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  • Fight "back door" voucher programs. (Nov 2012)
  • Encourage women to study science, math, and engineering. (Jul 2009)
Kyrsten Sinema on Energy & Oil
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  • Invest in our solar future. (Nov 2012)
  • Supports regulating greenhouse gas emissions. (Sep 2012)
  • Opposes offshore energy production. (Sep 2012)
Kyrsten Sinema on Environment
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Kyrsten Sinema on Families & Children
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  • Exempt breast-feeding from indecent exposure laws. (Jul 2009)
  • Sponsored supporting No Name-Calling Week in schools. (Jan 2013)
  • More funding & services for victims of domestic violence. (Jan 2013)
Kyrsten Sinema on Foreign Policy
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  • 2007: Divest state pension fund from Sudan to fight genocide. (Jul 2009)
Kyrsten Sinema on Free Trade
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Kyrsten Sinema on Government Reform
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  • Contribution & spending limits on political campaigns. (Nov 2006)
Kyrsten Sinema on Gun Control
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  • Supports background checks, gun licenses, and enforcement. (Nov 2006)
  • Supports restrictions on gun purchases. (Sep 2012)
Kyrsten Sinema on Health Care
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  • ObamaCare isn't perfect; let's work to amend it. (Nov 2012)
  • "Universal" sounds socialist, so say "affordable healthcare". (Jul 2009)
  • Opposes repealing ObamaCare. (Sep 2012)
Kyrsten Sinema on Homeland Security
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  • Veterans deserve a simple, easy, and fast benefits system. (Nov 2012)
  • Supports reducing defense spending. (Sep 2012)
Kyrsten Sinema on Immigration
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  • Mass deportations are not an option; support the DREAM Act. (Nov 2012)
  • Don't reclassify undocumented immigrants as criminals. (Jul 2009)
  • Opposes exiting US to apply for citizenship. (Sep 2012)
Kyrsten Sinema on Jobs
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  • Voted NO on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
  • Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016. (Feb 2014)
Kyrsten Sinema on Principles & Values
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  • Among "10 poorest House members," as measured by assets. (Sep 2013)
  • Arizona Together: defeated same-sex marriage ban. (Jul 2009)
  • Past Congresses worked together on bipartisan legislation. (Jul 2009)
  • Let go of the bear and pick up the Buddha. (Jul 2009)
  • Recipe for coalition: Think big;think sharp;think organized. (Jul 2009)
  • Find common ground & throw out politics of division. (Jul 2009)
  • Talk about values instead of pushing outcomes. (Jul 2009)
Kyrsten Sinema on Social Security
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  • Privatization is gambling in the roller-coaster stock market. (Nov 2012)
  • by NCPSSM indicating a pro-Social Security stance. (Jul 2012)
  • Opposes personal retirement accounts. (Sep 2012)
Kyrsten Sinema on Tax Reform
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  • Supports an income tax increase. (Sep 2012)
Kyrsten Sinema on Technology
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  • Voted YES on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
Kyrsten Sinema on War & Peace
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  • 2002: Bush's movement to wage war in Iraq was unjustified. (Jul 2009)
  • Opposes combat operations in Afghanistan. (Sep 2012)
Kyrsten Sinema on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Marriage promotion for welfare recipients is offensive. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
  • Sponsored maintaining SNAP nutrition assistance program. (May 2013)


VoteMatch Responses
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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
I consider myself pro-choice: Strongly Favors topic 1
Endorsed Endorsed by EMILY's list for pro-choice Democratic women: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Encourage women to study science, math, and engineering: Strongly Favors topic 2
Exempt breast-feeding from indecent exposure laws: Strongly Favors topic 2
Apply Affirmative Action to all state decisions: Strongly Favors topic 2
Endorsed by The Feminist Majority indicating a pro-women's rights stance: Strongly Favors topic 2
More funding & services for victims of domestic violence: Strongly Favors topic 2
Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender: Strongly Favors topic 2
YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Arizona Together: defeated same-sex marriage ban: Strongly Favors topic 3
Include gender identity in anti-discrimination laws: Strongly Favors topic 3
Supports same-sex marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools: Strongly Favors topic 3
Sponsored supporting No Name-Calling Week in schools: Favors topic 3
Opposes topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(+2 points on Social scale)
Marriage promotion for welfare recipients is offensive: Opposes topic 4
Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-3 points on Economic scale)
ObamaCare isn't perfect; let's work to amend it: Favors topic 5
Opposes repealing ObamaCare: Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Privatization is gambling in the roller-coaster stock market: Opposes topic 6
by NCPSSM indicating a pro-Social Security stance: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Opposes personal retirement accounts: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Fight "back door" voucher programs: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Neutral on topic 8:
Clean air and water are property rights
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+2 points on Social scale)
Stand up against the smuggling cartels: Favors topic 9
No civilized society should use the death penalty: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Supports background checks, gun licenses, and enforcement: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Supports restrictions on gun purchases: Opposes topic 10
Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Supports an income tax increase: Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Mass deportations are not an option; support the DREAM Act: Strongly Favors topic 12
Don't reclassify undocumented immigrants as criminals: Strongly Favors topic 12
Opposes exiting US to apply for citizenship: Favors topic 12
Neutral on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
(+2 points on Social scale)
Veterans deserve a simple, easy, and fast benefits system: Favors topic 15
Supports reducing defense spending: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on voting rights
(-5 points on Social scale)
Contribution & spending limits on political campaigns: Strongly Favors topic 16
Neutral on topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(0 points on Social scale)
2002: Bush's movement to wage war in Iraq was unjustified: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Opposes combat operations in Afghanistan: Strongly Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Invest in our solar future: Strongly Favors topic 18
Supports regulating greenhouse gas emissions: Strongly Favors topic 18
Opposes offshore energy production: Strongly Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(+5 points on Social scale)
Decriminalize marijuana possession: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Supports federal stimulus spending: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Supports tax incentives for job creation: Opposes topic 20
Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016: Favors topic 20
NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached: Favors topic 20

Kyrsten Sinema is a Populist-Leaning Liberal.
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