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Former Secretary of Labor, and Demcoratic National Committee Chair
Thomas Perez
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Thomas Perez on Abortion
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Thomas Perez on Budget & Economy
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  • 6 years of steady job growth, but not nearly enough. (Mar 2016)
Thomas Perez on Civil Rights
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  • Make good on opportunity for people with disabilities. (Feb 2016)
  • Expand opportunity for marginalized communities. (Feb 2016)
  • Women still earn 77 cents on the dollar compared to men. (Oct 2013)
Thomas Perez on Corporations
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Thomas Perez on Crime
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Thomas Perez on Drugs
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Thomas Perez on Education
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  • Focus on CTE: career technical education. (Mar 2016)
Thomas Perez on Energy & Oil
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  • Promote SolarCity manufacturing solar panels. (Mar 2016)
Thomas Perez on Environment
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  • Coal dust: Shouldn't sacrifice your life for your livelihood. (Apr 2014)
Thomas Perez on Families & Children
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  • Expand access to paid leave & overtime protections. (Feb 2016)
  • US Is only industrialized nation without paid family leave. (Jan 2015)
  • Focus on reducing child labor internationally. (Oct 2014)
Thomas Perez on Foreign Policy
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  • The rest of the world is looking to America for leadership. (Jul 2016)
Thomas Perez on Free Trade
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  • TPP learned from past to protect the American worker. (Jul 2016)
  • Go after Chinese companies dumping steel here in the US. (Jun 2016)
Thomas Perez on Government Reform
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Thomas Perez on Gun Control
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Thomas Perez on Health Care
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  • ObamaCare is an important part of anti-poverty efforts. (Oct 2013)
Thomas Perez on Homeland Security
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  • DOL helped reduce veteran unemployment from 8.7% to 4.3%. (Nov 2015)
Thomas Perez on Immigration
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  • Solution is to break down barriers, not to build walls. (Mar 2016)
  • Address immigration for economy, security, and morality. (Feb 2016)
  • Fixing broken system brings 11M workers out of shadows. (Oct 2013)
Thomas Perez on Jobs
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  • 75 months in a row of private sector job growth & 14M jobs. (Jun 2016)
  • Long-overdue increase in the minimum wage, and index it. (Jan 2015)
  • Include homecare workers in minimum wage & overtime laws. (Oct 2013)
  • Full-time minimum wage workers should not live in poverty. (Oct 2013)
Thomas Perez on Principles & Values
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  • First Latino elected to the Montgomery County Council. (Feb 2016)
Thomas Perez on Social Security
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  • Require retirement investment advisers to disclose their pay. (Mar 2016)
  • Can't cling to defined benefit mentality in modern world. (Jun 2015)
Thomas Perez on Tax Reform
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Thomas Perez on Technology
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Thomas Perez on War & Peace
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Thomas Perez on Welfare & Poverty
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  • War on Poverty has reduced poor from 30% to 13%. (Oct 2013)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
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No opinion on topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Make good on opportunity for people with disabilities: Strongly Favors topic 2
Expand opportunity for marginalized communities: Strongly Favors topic 2
Women still earn 77 cents on the dollar compared to men: Strongly Favors topic 2
No opinion on topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
ObamaCare is an important part of anti-poverty efforts: Strongly Favors topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Require retirement investment advisers to disclose their pay: Opposes topic 6
Can't cling to defined benefit mentality in modern world: Opposes topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Focus on CTE: career technical education: Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Society bears cost of pollution
(+5 points on Social scale)
Coal dust: Shouldn't sacrifice your life for your livelihood: Strongly Opposes topic 8
No opinion on topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Solution is to break down barriers, not to build walls: Strongly Favors topic 12
Address immigration for economy, security, and morality: Strongly Favors topic 12
Fixing broken system brings 11M workers out of shadows: Strongly Favors topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
TPP learned from past to protect the American worker: Strongly Favors topic 13
Go after Chinese companies dumping steel here in the US: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+2 points on Economic scale)
The rest of the world is looking to America for leadership: Favors topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
DOL helped reduce veteran unemployment from 8.7% to 4.3%: Favors topic 15
No opinion on topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Promote SolarCity manufacturing solar panels: Strongly Favors topic 18
No opinion on topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
6 years of steady job growth, but not nearly enough: Strongly Favors topic 20

Thomas Perez is a Moderate Liberal Populist.
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