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Ajamu Baraka on VoteMatch

Green Party vice-presidential nominee

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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Healthcare for all including contraception: Strongly Favors topic 1
Offer abortion services free to women at the poverty level: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Apply international human rights standards to the US: Strongly Favors topic 2
Beyonce's Superbowl show caricaturized & commodified blacks: Strongly Favors topic 2
Obama serves white power, not MLK's dream: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Protect LGBTQIA+ people from discrimination: Strongly Favors topic 3
Recognize gay marriages & civil unions from abroad in visas: Strongly Favors topic 3
Strongly Opposes topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(+5 points on Social scale)
No religious oaths for public office, juries, or citizenship: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Thousands die each year when excluding from adequate care: Strongly Favors topic 5
Address healthcare with state role, not just market: Strongly Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Remove income cap on social security taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Treat education as a right: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Replace No Child Left Behind with professional teachers: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Society bears cost of pollution
(+5 points on Social scale)
Adopt the Precautionary Principle: Strongly Opposes topic 8
State has responsibility to ensure a clean environment: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+5 points on Social scale)
Police violence is symptom of broader system of oppression: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Death penalty for whites is tactic to stop black opposition: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Apply international rights against U.S. racial profiling: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Worked to abolish death penalty as human rights activist: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Abolition follows examining death penalty in a moral context: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Race-motivated mass shootings aren't about gun control: Opposes topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Negative income tax for guaranteed basic income: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Mobilize public opinion to accept refugee flows from Syria: Strongly Favors topic 12
Don't capitulate to the forces of nativism & white supremacy: Strongly Favors topic 12
Comprehensive reform will still deny range of human rights: Strongly Favors topic 12
Obligation to respect the rights of the displaced: Strongly Favors topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-5 points on Economic scale)
TPA & TPP: first of series of pernicious trade agreements: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Trans-Pacific Partnership, like NAFTA, loses jobs in the US: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Link the domestic with international to avoid US-centrism: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Served on Amnesty International board & human rights groups: Strongly Opposes topic 14
American exceptionalism is revisionist fairy tale: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
(+2 points on Social scale)
Close the 700+ foreign military bases: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Public opinion is manipulated to support permanent war: Strongly Favors topic 15
Militarization to fight terrorism is permanent war posture: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Congress' AUMF wages global war into infinity: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Replace Electoral College with national popular vote: Strongly Favors topic 16
Dead-end fear-mongering politics chooses lesser of 2 evils: Strongly Favors topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+5 points on Social scale)
U.S. complicity created Taliban and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan: Strongly Favors topic 17
CIA training & equipment created ISIS in Syria & Iraq: Strongly Favors topic 17
Mideast military interventions results in complete chaos: Strongly Favors topic 17
US position of continued war in Syria ignores Assad election: Strongly Favors topic 17
No one ever held accountable for US attack on Iraq: Strongly Favors topic 17
Killing Saddam & Kaddafi were arrogant white supremacism : Strongly Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Green New Deal to turn the tide on climate change: Strongly Favors topic 18
Real motivation to attack Iraq was control of Iraq's oil: Strongly Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+5 points on Social scale)
Replace drug prohibition with harm reduction: Strongly Opposes topic 19
War on drugs a guise to militarize police against minorities: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Jobs agenda is meaningless in context of globalization: Strongly Favors topic 20
Fight the systematic elimination of public housing: Strongly Favors topic 20

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Page last updated: Sep 02, 2016