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Howie Hawkins on VoteMatch

Green Party Challenger for President

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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Health insurance must cover contraception, abortion: Strongly Favors topic 1
Supports reproductive freedom: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Support International Bill of Rights for Women: Strongly Favors topic 2
Reparations for African-Americans slavery: Strongly Favors topic 2
Continue affirmative action programs: Strongly Favors topic 2
End racial profiling: Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Amend Civil Rights Act to include LGBTQIA+: Strongly Favors topic 3
Green New Deal can close racial income gap: Favors topic 3
Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws: Strongly Favors topic 3
Opposes topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(+2 points on Social scale)
Expand public works to guarantee an adequate income: Opposes topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
National health service controlled by community: Strongly Favors topic 5
Supports Universal Medicare: Strongly Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Supports doubling Social Security benefits: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Apply FICA tax to all levels of income including investments: Strongly Opposes topic 6
The most regressive tax of all is the FICA payroll tax: Strongly Opposes topic 6
The most regressive tax of all is the FICA payroll tax: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Universal Social Security via Basic Income Grants: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Lifelong, tuition free public education at any age: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Guarantee a quality education to everyone: Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+5 points on Social scale)
Polluters should have burden of proof of safe practices: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Strengthen Endangered Species & Clean Water Act: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Shut down waste incinerators; phase out landfills: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Convert corporate agribusiness to organic agriculture: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Environmental collapse follows from capitalist system: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Strengthen environmental regulation and enforcement: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+2 points on Social scale)
Increased public oversight of police: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Ban private prisons; moratorium on prison construction: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Criminalize purchasers of sex, not the prostitutes: Favors topic 9
Impeach Trump Now: Strongly Favors topic 9
End the carceral surveillance state: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Opposes mandatory sentencing: Strongly Opposes topic 9
End the death penalty: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Background checks, ban assault weapons, "red flag" law: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Strengthen existing federal gun restrictions: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Better to tax the rich than borrow and pay interest to them: Strongly Favors topic 11
Graduated wealth tax & graduated estate tax: Strongly Favors topic 11
Local property taxes upstate are the highest in the nation: Opposes topic 11
Simple, steeply progressive wealth & income taxes: Strongly Favors topic 11
Shift to progressively-graduated income and wealth taxes: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
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All seeking asylum should be given permanent resident status: Strongly Favors topic 12
Demand open borders where movement between nations is free: Strongly Favors topic 12
Supports path to citizenship: Strongly Favors topic 12
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Trade agreements must benefit workers, protect environment: Favors topic 13
Repeal NAFTA & CAFTA: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Member of the community of nations; not above it: Opposes topic 14
Oppose US military intervention for regime change: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Endless war follows from capitalist competition: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Support the UN; oppose the Cuban embargo: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Strongly Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
(+5 points on Social scale)
Abolish nuclear weapons, WMDs, and land mines: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Better care & support services for veterans: Favors topic 15
Cut military budget 75%; withdraw from 800 foreign bases: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Convert arms monopolies to nonprofit public enterprises: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Halve defense spending & use funds domestically: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Voter suppression policies need to be reversed: Strongly Favors topic 16
Third parties force issues neglected by major parties: Strongly Favors topic 16
Broadcast debates for all ballot-qualified candidates: Favors topic 16
Supports publicly financed campaigns: Strongly Favors topic 16
Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+2 points on Social scale)
Supports a Palestinian right of return, and a single state: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Supports 2015 Iran nuclear deal: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Goal: complete global nuclear disarmament: Strongly Favors topic 17
Immediate and unconditional withdrawal from Iraq: Strongly Favors topic 17
Replace Middle East occupation with peace: Favors topic 17
End the War in Iraq: Strongly Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
End nuclear power, offshore drilling, & fracking: Strongly Favors topic 18
Free mass transit; reduce energy use 50%: Strongly Favors topic 18
100% Clean Energy by 2030, rebuild manufacturing: Strongly Favors topic 18
Prioritize rail over cars and trucks: Strongly Favors topic 18
Socialize Big Oil; reinvest in renewables: Strongly Favors topic 18
Reparations and Green New Deal to close racial income gap: Strongly Favors topic 18
Claims to be the "original Green New Dealer": Strongly Favors topic 18
I'm the original Green New Dealer, since 2010: Strongly Favors topic 18
Shut down nuclear energy: Strongly Favors topic 18
Solar-Based Renewable Energy: Strongly Favors topic 18
More mass transportation, and fuel cell cars: Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+5 points on Social scale)
End war on drugs: for legalization, treatment of abuse: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Drug abuse treatment should be available on demand: Opposes topic 19
Big Pharma pushes addictive opioids for profit: Opposes topic 19
End the “War on Drugs”: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Steady-state economy better than increasing GDP: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Build affordable housing & universal rent control: Strongly Favors topic 20
Income gap between rich and everyone else has grown: Strongly Favors topic 20
Income gap between rich and everyone else has grown: Strongly Favors topic 20
Increase social services while decreasing military & police: Strongly Favors topic 20

Howie Hawkins is a Hard-Core Liberal
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Page last updated: Apr 28, 2021