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Jill Stein on VoteMatch

Green Party presidential nominee; Former Challenger for MA Governor

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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Healthcare is a right, including women's reproductive rights: Strongly Favors topic 1
Real choice includes information on prevention: Favors topic 1
Family planning is 1st principle of reproductive healthcare: Strongly Favors topic 1
Give women easy access to “morning after” pill: Strongly Favors topic 1
Protect a woman’s right to choose: Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Confederate flag should be removed from all public locations: Strongly Favors topic 2
Pay equity for women remains critical, despite some programs: Strongly Favors topic 2
Incarcerating poor & minorities has become big business: Strongly Favors topic 2
Economy that is not fully inclusive is inherently unstable: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
No discrimination based on orientation whether it's LGB or T: Strongly Favors topic 3
After marriage equality comes workplace equality: Strongly Favors topic 3
All people entitled to full civil rights, including gays: Strongly Favors topic 3
First pro-gay-marriage candidate in first gay marriage state: Strongly Favors topic 3
Legalize gay marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
Strongly Opposes topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(+5 points on Social scale)
"Religious Freedom" is surrogate for patriarchal domination: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Moral foundation for society good; religious basis bad: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Opposes teacher-led prayer in public schools: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Don't prevent church-based welfare, but not as substitute: Neutral on topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Illusion that ObamaCare is a step towards single-payer: Strongly Favors topic 5
Single-payer public health insurance program: Strongly Favors topic 5
Medical doctor & advocate for community health provider: Strongly Favors topic 5
ObamaCare was step backward for goal of single payer: Strongly Favors topic 5
Right to quality health care: Medicare for All: Strongly Favors topic 5
Streamline bureaucracy: $400B yearly for comprehensive care: Strongly Favors topic 5
30% of healthcare costs squandered on ads & CEO salaries: Favors topic 5
Save money & increase access with single-payer system: Strongly Favors topic 5
Implement universal health care: Strongly Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Save Social Security and Medicare from assault by the right: Opposes topic 6
Privatizing would lead to huge losses for retirees: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Don't turn over retirement to private corporations: Strongly Opposes topic 6
System perfectly solvent when rich pay their fair share: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Social Security is not in crisis; and it's not a handout: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Call for an end to school privatization: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Common Core empowers contractors over teachers: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Mobilize to simply keep public education in existence: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Right to a tuition-free public education, pre-K thru college: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Focus on student needs, not corporate needs: Neutral on topic 7
Move school decisions from national to grassroots level: Favors topic 7
Charter school siphon resources from public schools: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Vital public system under attack from privatization: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Boost public schools, and hold them accountable: Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
EPA regulations are too restrictive
(+5 points on Social scale)
Healthy People, Healthy Planet: link environment & health: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Current food subsidies drive system towards FrankenFood: Opposes topic 8
Weatherizing homes creates jobs & addresses climate change: Opposes topic 8
Green Transition Program: convert gray economy to green: Opposes topic 8
Renewable energy is win-win for economy & national security: Opposes topic 8
Environment & economy are interdependent; not at odds: Opposes topic 8
$200M for 50,000 green jobs: address both supply demand: Opposes topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+5 points on Social scale)
Black Lives Matter: end racism & police militarization: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Judicial system makes mistakes & kills innocent people: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Stop dumping resources into the prison-industrial complex: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Death penalty is ineffective, and also barbaric: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Mandatory sentencing: ineffective & racially discriminatory: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Gun ownership should be appropriately regulated: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Gun ownership should be appropriately regulated: Strongly Opposes topic 10
More local regulations; more background checks: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Address community violence with more mental health services: Opposes topic 10
Gun at home more likely to cause injury than to defend home: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Increase inheritance taxes; use it as "Aristocracy Tax": Strongly Favors topic 11
Transaction tax of .03% on every Wall Street transaction: Strongly Favors topic 11
Make all corporate tax subsidies transparent: Strongly Favors topic 11
End the Bush-Obama recession; ask wealthy to pay share: Strongly Favors topic 11
Incomes rise for wealthiest 1% but their taxes have fallen: Strongly Favors topic 11
Fees and sales taxes hit lower and middle income hardest: Strongly Favors topic 11
Close tax loopholes & stop corporate welfare: Favors topic 11
Replace “trickle down” with 50% tax cuts on lower incomes: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
We're deporting more immigrants than ever, 2.5M under Obama: Strongly Favors topic 12
Extend DREAM Act beyond age 30: Strongly Favors topic 12
Provide a legal path to citizenship for immigrant residents: Strongly Favors topic 12
End the war on immigrants; end "secure communities" cruelty: Strongly Favors topic 12
Undocumented immigrants are critical component of economy: Strongly Favors topic 12
No pathway to citizenship for criminals; open to all others: Strongly Favors topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Oppose bipartisan job-killing corporate trade agreements: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Fight global trade deals' "investor-state" court system: Strongly Opposes topic 13
TPP attacks our basic national sovereignty: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Opposes Fast Track and executive action: Strongly Opposes topic 13
TPP is like NAFTA on steroids: Strongly Opposes topic 13
International trade boards compromise American sovereignty: Strongly Opposes topic 13
NAFTA caused the wave of undocumented immigrants: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Deportation of vulnerable refugees is morally abhorrent: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Work towards neutral Ukraine; don't arm them against Russia: Opposes topic 14
China provides less heavy-handed foreign aid than does US: Opposes topic 14
Expanding NATO threatens Russia and breaks our promise: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Focus on human rights, international law, and diplomacy: Strongly Opposes topic 14
National conversation before we go to war: Opposes topic 14
US should behave as member of world community, no world cop: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Strongly Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
(+5 points on Social scale)
Disarm North Korea as part of worldwide nuclear disarmament: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Bring troops home from 800 bases abroad: Strongly Opposes topic 15
700+ foreign military bases are bankrupting us: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Switch from bloated military to spending at home: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Reduce spending via military cuts & preventive health: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Cut military 50%; spend that $500B on economy: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Establish a constitutional right to vote: Strongly Favors topic 16
2002 Clean Elections repeal meant "throw the bums out": Strongly Favors topic 16
Voter Bill of Rights: full public financing; paper ballots: Strongly Favors topic 16
PACs connect campaigns with rich donors, & disconnect public: Strongly Favors topic 16
Re-establish Clean Elections Law: end "pay-to-play": Strongly Favors topic 16
New voices heard with Clean Elections law: Strongly Favors topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+5 points on Social scale)
Immediate weapons embargo to the Middle East: Strongly Favors topic 17
ISIS grows out of chaos that we created in Iraq: Strongly Favors topic 17
Stop economic sanctions and cyber-attacks against Iran: Strongly Favors topic 17
Get tough policy has opposite effect of what was intended: Strongly Favors topic 17
Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were illegal: Strongly Favors topic 17
We never should have been in Iraq; we're still not out: Strongly Favors topic 17
We should not be in Afghanistan; no military solution: Strongly Favors topic 17
Humanitarian aims in Libya ok; but not regime change: Strongly Favors topic 17
End our military misadventures in Iraq and Afghanistan: Strongly Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
"All of the above" policy puts fossil fuels above all: Favors topic 18
Climate change causes record storms, floods, and drought: Favors topic 18
Green New Deal for efficient public transportation: Favors topic 18
Immediate halt in all new fossil fuel exploration: Strongly Favors topic 18
Completely zero out climate emissions, as fast as possible: Strongly Favors topic 18
Make wars for oil obsolete: 100% renewables by 2030: Strongly Favors topic 18
Fight against climate change instead of fighting for oil: Strongly Favors topic 18
We can't wait 4 more years to address climate change: Strongly Favors topic 18
World War II-scale mobilization to reduce carbon burden: Strongly Favors topic 18
Nuclear energy is dirty, dangerous and expensive: Strongly Favors topic 18
Sustainable transportation plus sustainable food supply: Strongly Favors topic 18
Sustainable development; and ban genetically modified food: Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+5 points on Social scale)
End the racist war on drugs and school-to-prison pipeline: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Transform from criminal drug system to public health system: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Reduce culture of violence via mental health & legal drugs: Opposes topic 19
I support legalization of marijuana: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Marijuana is dangerous because it's illegal, not vice-versa: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Bring marijuana sales under a legal regulatory framework: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Guaranteed jobs for all who need work: Strongly Favors topic 20
Obama stimulus was ok, but only made slight dent in crisis: Strongly Favors topic 20
Still no end in sight to economic crisis: focus on jobs: Strongly Favors topic 20
Stimulus plan was not big enough: Strongly Favors topic 20
Stimulus spent $220K per job; I propose $20K per green job: Strongly Favors topic 20
Full Employment Program: green jobs and community needs: Strongly Favors topic 20
Green New Deal: emergency program for 25M jobs: Strongly Favors topic 20

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