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Tom Steyer on VoteMatch

Democratic Presidential Challenger; CEO

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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Supports Roe v. Wade's right to privacy: Strongly Favors topic 1
Pro-choice, & only work for pro-choice candidates: Strongly Favors topic 1
Women need reproductive care; GOP wants to take it away: Favors topic 1
Pro-choice is a litmus test for all support: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Trump is only against immigration for non-white people: Strongly Favors topic 2
Fight racial disparities in our criminal justice system: Strongly Favors topic 2
African-Americans waited for centuries for civil rights: Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Transgendered hate crimes: unequivocally prosecute severely: Strongly Favors topic 3
Represent LGBT rights in human rights action abroad: Strongly Favors topic 3
Directly fund academic research to find cure for AIDS: Strongly Favors topic 3
Collect census data on LGBTQ status: Strongly Favors topic 3
Mike Pence alienates LGBT Americans: Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
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Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Open Medicare to all who want it: Favors topic 5
Keep private health insurance; but add public option: Favors topic 5
Healthcare must be a RIGHT, not a privilege: Strongly Favors topic 5
We need transparency on all drug prices: Favors topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
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Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Keep schools open despite Republican demonization: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Opportunity Institute: cradle to career approach: Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+5 points on Social scale)
Corporate profits matter more than keeping people alive: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Stand up to corporate polluters who poison our air & water: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Ban single-use plastic bags: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Regulate confinement of farm animals more humanely: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+5 points on Social scale)
Regrets Farallon's $34M investment in corporate prisons: Favors topic 9
More parole opportunities for convicted non-violent felons: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Repeal the California death penalty: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Backs bill to release accused criminals who can't pay bail: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Sympathy for gun control measures: Opposes topic 10
Register young voters to push for gun reform now: Strongly Favors topic 10
Targets youth voter registration for pro gun control votes: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Calculate CA corporate income tax based on in-state sales: Strongly Favors topic 11
Boost taxes 1% on wealthiest 0.1% of Americans: Strongly Favors topic 11
Big-money interests are committed to stopping progress: Strongly Favors topic 11
Upper income people have done disproportionally well: Strongly Favors topic 11
Upper-income people have done "disproportionately well": Strongly Favors topic 11
Supported 2012 income tax increase for multistate businesses: Strongly Favors topic 11
2016: Increase cigarette tax by $2 per pack: Favors topic 11
Oppose legislative supermajority for raising fees & levies: Strongly Favors topic 11
Tax surcharge on personal incomes over $250,000: Strongly Favors topic 11
Tax reform bill keeps the rich happy but hurts middle class: Strongly Favors topic 11
Implement 1 percent annual wealth tax on America's richest: Strongly Favors topic 11
Proposed 10% on oil extraction to support university system: Favors topic 11
OpEd: Steyer's tax proposal would hit poor hardest: Opposes topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Fight deportation and expand services for immigrants: Strongly Favors topic 12
Failing to offer a path to citizenship is inherently unjust: Strongly Favors topic 12
Allow non-English languages in public schools: Strongly Favors topic 12
$2.3M to recruit and train immigrant advocates: Favors topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
No trade war, but stand up to China on intellectual property: Favors topic 13
Trump tax plan & trade war are failures; I can show how: Favors topic 13
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Rebuild traditional multilateral alliances like NATO: Strongly Opposes topic 14
More foreign aid for Central America: Opposes topic 14
Unilateral action, without allies, makes absolutely no sense: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Strongly Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
(+5 points on Social scale)
Refocus and reduce U.S. military spending: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Break the corporate stranglehold of our government: Strongly Favors topic 16
Government is broken; push power back to people: Strongly Favors topic 16
Take the corporate control out of politics: Strongly Favors topic 16
Opposes Citizens United decision: Strongly Favors topic 16
Opposes Citizens United ruling on corporate donations: Strongly Favors topic 16
It's up to us to un-rig the voting system: Strongly Favors topic 16
Electoral College votes should reflect popular vote: Favors topic 16
No opinion on topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(0 points on Social scale)
Withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan: Strongly Favors topic 17
Keep US troops in northern Syria: Opposes topic 17
Trump foreign policy strategy is to react, not think: Opposes topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Supports Green New Deal & carbon-neutrality by 2045: Strongly Favors topic 18
We need to lead the world on climate, with allies abroad: Strongly Favors topic 18
Ban fracking: Favors topic 18
Departed from Farallon in part due to fossil fuel holdings: Favors topic 18
When I realized the threat of fossil fuels, I divested: Favors topic 18
Donated $41m for sustainable energy center: Strongly Favors topic 18
Gave $41 million for sustainable energy program at Stanford: Strongly Favors topic 18
Cut greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020: Strongly Favors topic 18
NextGen Climate: $170 million to advance renewable energy: Strongly Favors topic 18
Fears current policies will subsidize fossil fuel extraction: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Supports Paris agreement to develop renewable technology: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Safe, secure, sustainable energy instead of oil subsidies: Strongly Favors topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-3 points on Social scale)
72,000 died from opioids last year; that's a health crisis: Favors topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Break up monopolies but we should focus on the positive: Favors topic 20
Supports right to a living wage: Strongly Favors topic 20
Require Rainy Day budget stabilization in state constitution: Favors topic 20
Trump's $1T deficit is historic fiscal mismanagement: Opposes topic 20

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Sen.Michael Bennet (D-CO)
V.P.Joe Biden (D-DE)
Mayor Mike Bloomberg (I-NYC)
Gov.Steve Bullock (D-MT)
Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D-IN)
Sen.Cory Booker (D-NJ)
Secy.Julian Castro (D-TX)
Rep.John Delaney (D-MD)
Rep.Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI)
Sen.Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
Gov.Deval Patrick (D-MA)
Sen.Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
CEO Tom Steyer (D-CA)
Sen.Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)
Marianne Williamson (D-CA)
CEO Andrew Yang (D-NY)

2020 GOP and Independent Candidates:
Rep.Justin Amash (Libertarian-MI)
CEO Don Blankenship (Constitution-WV)
Howie Hawkins (Green-NY)
V.P.Mike Pence (R-IN)
Pres.Donald Trump (R-NY)
V.C.Arvin Vohra (Libertarian-MD)
Rep.Joe Walsh (R-IL)
Gov.Bill Weld (R-MA&NY)

2020 Withdrawn Candidates:
State Rep.Stacey Abrams (D-GA)
Mayor Bill de Blasio (D-NYC)
Sen.Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
Sen.Mike Gravel (D-AK)
Sen.Kamala Harris (D-CA)
Gov.John Hickenlooper (D-CO)
Gov.Larry Hogan (R-MD)
Gov.Jay Inslee (D-WA)
Gov.John Kasich (R-OH)
Mayor Wayne Messam (D-FL)
Rep.Seth Moulton (D-MA)
Rep.Beto O`Rourke (D-TX)
Rep.Tim Ryan (D-CA)
Gov.Mark Sanford (R-SC)
CEO Howard Schultz (I-WA)
Adm.Joe Sestak (D-PA)
Rep.Eric Swalwell (D-CA)

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Page last updated: Dec 27, 2019