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Books by and about 2020 presidential candidates
Crippled America,
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
Fire and Fury,
by Michael Wolff (2018)
Trump Revealed,
by Michael Kranish and Marc Fisher (2016)
The Making of Donald Trump,
by David Cay Johnston (2016)
Promise Me, Dad ,
by Joe Biden (2017)
The Book of Joe ,
by Jeff Wilser (2019; biography of Joe Biden)
The Truths We Hold,
by Kamala Harris (2019)
Smart on Crime,
by Kamala Harris (2010)
Guide to Political Revolution,
by Bernie Sanders (2017)
Where We Go From Here,
by Bernie Sanders (2018)
Our Revolution,
by Bernie Sanders (2016)
This Fight Is Our Fight,
by Elizabeth Warren (2017)
United,
by Cory Booker (2016)
Conscience of a Conservative,
by Jeff Flake (2017)
Two Paths,
by Gov. John Kasich (2017)
Every Other Monday,
by Rep. John Kasich (2010)
Courage is Contagious,
by John Kasich (1998)
Shortest Way Home,
by Pete Buttigieg (2019)
Becoming,
by Michelle Obama (2018)
Higher Loyalty,
by James Comey (2018)
The Making of Donald Trump,
by David Cay Johnston (2017)
Higher Loyalty ,
by James Comey (2018)
Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
Outsider in the White House,
by Bernie Sanders (2015)

Book Reviews

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ACLU congressional voting recommendations


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    ACLU congressional voting recommendations:
  • FL HB 555/SB 450, ACLU-FL, "Expanding Death Penalty," signed 4/20/2023, (Link)
  • HB3293: ACLU, "B.P.J. v. West Virginia State Board of Education," June 15, 2023, (Link)
  • Press release on FL HB 555/SB 450, "Governor DeSantis Signs Bill to Ensure Justice in Capital Cases," 4/20/2023, (Link)
  • FL HB-1/SB202, ACLU-FL, "Defunding Public Education", signed 3/27/23, (Link)
  • Press release on FL HB-1/SB202, "Governor Ron DeSantis Signs Historic Legislation to Expand School Choice Options to All Florida Students", 3/27/23, (Link)
  • FL HB 7/SB 300, ACLU-FL, "HB-7/SB-300: banning Abortion After 6 Weeks", signed April 13, 2023, (Link)
  • Press release on FL HB 7/SB 300, "Governor Ron DeSantis Signs Heartbeat Protection Act," April 13, 2023, (Link)
  • FL SB 4-B, ACLU-FL, NAACP, LWV, et al, "Joint Opposition to House Bill 3B (Statewide Prosecutor)", Feb. 9, 2023, (Link)
  • FL HB 5B/SB 6B, ACLU-FL, "ACLU of Florida Written Testimony in Opposition to HB 5B/SB 6B (Human Transport Program)," Feb. 8, 2023, (Link)
  • On 2022 AL Senate race: Alabama Secretary of State website, sos.alabama.gov, "Biography", downloaded Jan. 2021
  • On Virginia HB 227, "What's Wrong With Fetal Rights," 02/11/20
  • KY HB5: ACLU in Associated Press, "Kentucky gov signs abortion bill already facing a lawsuit," by Bruce Schreiner, March 19, 2019
  • ACLU press release on National Emergency Proclamation 9844, 2/15/2019
  • ACLU-Virginia 2019 Legislative Report on SB 1156 (Sanctuary policies)
  • NO on H.R. 2851, "Stop the Importation and Trafficking of Synthetic Analogues Act," 6/15/2018
  • ACLU-MN on MN-HF390: "Anti-Protest Bill", May 16, 2018
  • Oregon H 3700: ACLU analysis, "Reproductive Health Equity Act," 8/15/2017
  • NO on bombing Syria, Apr 4, 2017
  • S.D. HB 1183, American Civil Liberties Union, "2017 Post-Legislative Wrap Up," by Libby Skarin, Policy Director, ACLU SD, March 31, 2017
  • NO on the Muslim ban, Mar 6, 2017
  • S.D. SB 149: HRC and ACLU press release, "South Dakota Legislature Sends Anti-LGBTQ 'License to Discriminate' Bill to Governor's Desk," by Elliott Kozuch, March 2, 2017
  • NO on opioid prohibition, Feb 17, 2017
  • YES on Lifeline Broadband Feb 10, 2017
  • YES on closing Guantanamo Bay Feb 2, 2017
  • YES on FOIA on Emoluments Clause Jan 19, 2017
  • NO on RFRA May 11, 2016
  • YES on CA AB 182: "Advancing the Rights of All Californians," by Becca Crame, Sep 22, 2015
  • NO on FADA Jul 20, 2015
  • YES on USA Freedom Act Jun 3, 2015
  • Virginia HB1318: "ACLU of Virginia Commends Vote to Sustain Governor's Veto of HB 1318," April 15, 2015
  • NO on HR7, "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion", Jan 22, 2015
  • NO on Muslim No-Fly list, Nov 14, 2014
  • NO on US Term Limits Nov 7, 2014
  • CA-AB420: ACLU of Northern California, "Legislative Roundup: 2014 in California Civil Liberties," Oct 20, 2014
  • SB2: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, "ACLU challenges Arkansas voter ID law," April 16, 2014
  • YES on Ohio SB 238, "Golden Week", Feb 21, 2014
  • NO on SB 205, "Complete Ballot ID", Feb 21, 2014
  • Utah SB60: ACLU-Utah, "2013 Legislative Report," 07 August 2013
  • NO on Welfare Weed Mar 2, 2012
  • YES on Military DREAMers Jun 28, 2011
  • NO on HB934: ACLU of Pennsylvania, "PA House Votes to Disenfranchise U.S. Citizens," by Andy Hoover, June 23, 2011
  • NO on SOAR Mar 29, 2011
  • HB171: ACLU-Utah press release, "Law Could Make Abortions More Expensive", 26 March 2011
  • YES on Title X funding for Planned Parenthood Jan 1, 2007
  • YES on VAWA Jul 27, 2005

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    Morgan McGarvey: Allow abortion restrictions based on sex, race, disability.
    Sydney Kamlager: Provide full reproductive services in jails and prisons.
    Adam Gray: Provide full reproductive services in jails and prisons.
    Kevin Mullin: Provide full reproductive services in jails and prisons.
    ACLU: Oppose new fees & inspections for abortion clinics.
    ACLU: Funding abortion avoids discrimination against poor women.
    ACLU: Title X is effective but needs much more funding.
    ACLU: Let doctors tell truth: drug-induced abortion not reversible.
    ACLU: Apply health equity: barriers affect low-income minorities.
    ACLU: Oppose abortion restrictions based on sex, race, disability.
    ACLU: Provide full reproductive services in jails and prisons.
    Andy Biggs: Doctors must tell women drug-induced abortion is reversible.
    Arnold Mooney: Religious/ethical exemption for health care providers.
    Barry Moore: Religious/ethical exemption for health care providers.
    Ben McAdams: Opposed new fees & inspections for abortion clinics.
    Charles Booker: Oppose abortion restrictions based on sex, race, disability.
    Christy Smith: Provide full reproductive services in jails and prisons.
    Cliff Bentz: Opposed requiring coverage for all for reproductive health.
    Doug Ducey: Doctors must tell women drug-induced abortion is reversible.
    Gary Herbert: Collect information on reason for abortion, race, ethnicity.
    Gary Herbert: Enacted new fees & inspections for abortion clinics.
    Gavin Newsom: Provide full reproductive services in jails and prisons.
    Justin Olson: Doctors must tell women drug-induced abortion is reversible.
    Kate Brown: Enacted requiring coverage for all for reproductive health.
    Katie Hobbs: Don't misinform on drug-induced abortion reversal.
    Kay Ivey: Religious/ethical exemption for health care providers.
    Kelli Ward: Doctors must tell women drug-induced abortion is reversible.
    Kimberly Yee: Doctors must tell women drug-induced abortion is reversible.
    Knute Buehler: Opposed requiring coverage for all for reproductive health.
    Matt Bevin: Allow abortion restrictions based on sex, race, disability.
    Rob Bonta: Provide full reproductive services in jails and prisons.
    Robert Goforth: Allow abortion restrictions based on sex, race, disability.
    Rocky Adkins: Oppose abortion restrictions based on sex, race, disability.
    Spencer Cox: Collect information on reason for abortion, race, ethnicity.
    Steve Farley: Don't misinform on drug-induced abortion reversal.
    Tina Kotek: Supported requiring coverage for all for reproductive health.
    Vivian Davis Figures: No religious exemption for health care providers.
    Betsy Johnson: Supported requiring coverage for all for reproductive health.
    ACLU: Fetal rights don't override a woman's privacy right.
    ACLU: Women often don't even know they're pregnant at six weeks.
    Jim Justice: Ban abortion in almost all cases with few exceptions.
    Moore Capito: Ban abortion in almost all cases with few exceptions.
    Ron Stollings: Don't ban abortion in almost all cases with few exceptions.
Civil Rights
    ACLU: First Amendment doesn't include right to turn away LGBT.
    ACLU: Religious objections to GLBT services same as 1960s racism.
    Ben Cline: Require absentee ballot applicants to provide photo ID.
    Creigh Deeds: Against requiring photo ID for absentee ballots.
    Donald McEachin: Against requiring photo ID for absentee ballots.
    Scott Taylor: Require absentee ballot applicants to provide photo ID.
    Terry McAuliffe: Veto requiring photo ID for absentee ballots.
    Tom Garrett: Require absentee ballot applicants to provide photo ID.
    Jennifer McClellan: Against requiring photo ID for absentee ballots.
    Jim Justice: Ban transgender girls from girls school sports.
    Moore Capito: Ban transgender girls from girls school sports.
    Ron Stollings: Don't ban transgender girls from girls school sports.
Crime
    Mike Lawler: 0.
    ACLU: Inhumane to detain NYers for non-criminal parole violations.
    Kathy Hochul: Signed "Less is More Act" to reform parole system.
    ACLU: Black Lives Matter and police don't need special protection.
    ACLU: VAWA is effective in reducing domestic violence and stalking.
    Billie Sutton: Require mental health evaluations in jails within 21 days.
    Daniel Ahlers: Require mental health evaluations in jails within 21 days.
    Dennis Daugaard: Require mental health evaluations in jails within 21 days.
    Ilhan Omar: Current penalties for blocking highways, airports, transit.
    Karen Housley: Increase penalties for blocking highways, airports, transit.
    Mark Dayton: Current penalties for blocking highways, airports, transit.
    Michelle Benson: Increase penalties for blocking highways, airports, transit.
    Michelle Fischbach: Increase penalties for blocking highways, airports, transit.
    Paul Gazelka: Increase penalties for blocking highways, airports, transit.
    Scott Jensen: Increase penalties for blocking highways, airports, transit.
    Steven Haugaard: Require mental health evaluations in jails within 21 days.
    Tina Liebling: Current penalties for blocking highways, airports, transit.
    Tina Liebling: Increase penalties for blocking highways, airports, transit.
    ACLU: Require jury unanimity to impose capital punishment.
Drugs
    ACLU: Drug testing for welfare is ineffective and unconstitutional.
    ACLU: Drug prohibition means corruption, not an end to drug use.
    ACLU: A "drug free America" is not realistic; repeal prohibition.
    Carlos Lopez-Cantera: Require random, mandatory drug testing of state employees.
    Darren Soto: Oppose mandatory drug testing of state employees.
    Greg Steube: Require random, mandatory drug testing of state employees.
    Matt Gaetz: Require random, mandatory drug testing of state employees.
    Mike Haridopolos: Require random, mandatory drug testing of state employees.
    Rick Scott: Require random, mandatory drug testing of state employees.
Education
    Mike Lawler: Increase state oversight of neglected public school district.
    ACLU: State oversight of local Jim Crow school systems.
    Andrew Cuomo: Increase state oversight of neglected public school district.
    Adam Gray: End suspension of students for willful defiance of authority.
    Kevin Mullin: End suspension of students for willful defiance of authority.
    ACLU: Oppose private and religious school voucher programs.
    ACLU: End suspension of students for willful defiance of authority.
    Alex Padilla: End suspension of students for willful defiance of authority.
    Alice Madden: For science-based sex education in schools.
    Amy Stephens: Opposed to science-based sex education in schools.
    Bill Ritter: For science-based sex education in schools.
    Brian Dahle: For suspension of students for willful defiance of authority.
    Connie Conway: For suspension of students for willful defiance of authority.
    Jerry Brown: End suspension of students for willful defiance of authority.
    Lou Correa: End suspension of students for willful defiance of authority.
    Mark DeSaulnier: End suspension of students for willful defiance of authority.
    Norma Torres: End suspension of students for willful defiance of authority.
    Rob Bonta: End suspension of students for willful defiance of authority.
    Rocky Chavez: End suspension of students for willful defiance of authority.
    Steve Knight: For suspension of students for willful defiance of authority.
    Ted Lieu: End suspension of students for willful defiance of authority.
    Travis Allen: For suspension of students for willful defiance of authority.
    Victor Mitchell: Opposed to science-based sex education in schools.
    ACLU: School choice programs defund public schools.
Families & Children
    Billie Sutton: Don't allow LGBTQ discrimination by foster/adoption agencies.
    Billie Sutton: Don't allow LGBTQ discrimination by foster/adoption agencies.
    Daniel Ahlers: Don't allow LGBTQ discrimination by foster/adoption agencies.
    Dennis Daugaard: Allow LGBTQ discrimination by foster/adoption agencies.
    Jamie R. Smith: Don't allow LGBTQ discrimination by foster/adoption agencies.
    Steven Haugaard: Allow LGBTQ discrimination by foster/adoption agencies.
Foreign Policy
    ACLU: Injustice of Gitmo is costing us a fortune.
Government Reform
    Adam Gray: Neighborhood districting increases minority representation.
    Kevin Mullin: Neighborhood districting increases minority representation.
    Summer Lee: Voted AGAINST eliminating straight ticket voting.
    ACLU: Congressional term limits are unconstitutional.
    ACLU: Don't require "complete" ID on absentee ballots.
    ACLU: Keep "Golden Week" for registration and early voting.
    ACLU: Neighborhood districting increases minority representation.
    ACLU: Requiring voter ID means disenfranchisement.
    Brian Dahle: District-based elections OK even if protected class impaired.
    Bruce Westerman: Co-sponsored bill to require photo ID for voting.
    Connie Pillich: Don't require "complete" ID on absentee ballots.
    Connie Pillich: Keep "Golden Week" for registration and early voting.
    David Hadley: Prohibit district-based election if protected class impaired.
    Doug Mastriano: Voted FOR extending vote by mail, absentee voting.
    Gray Davis: 2002:Neighborhood districting for minority representation.
    Jay Obernolte: District-based elections OK even if protected class impaired.
    Jerry Brown: District-based elections OK even if protected class impaired.
    Jim Christiana: Account for military & religious issues in voter photo ID.
    Joe Schiavoni: Don't require "complete" ID on absentee ballots.
    Joe Schiavoni: Keep "Golden Week" for registration and early voting.
    John Kasich: Require complete & sufficient ID on absentee ballots.
    John Kasich: End simultaneous registration and early voting.
    Kamala Harris: Neighborhood districting increases minority representation.
    Kevin de Leon: Prohibit district-based election if protected class impaired.
    Malcolm Kenyatta: Voted AGAINST eliminating straight ticket voting.
    Mike Beebe: Vetoed bill to require photo ID for voting.
    Nina Turner: Keep "Golden Week" for registration and early voting.
    Nina Turner: Don't require "complete" ID on absentee ballots.
    Rick Saccone: Account for military & religious issues in voter photo ID.
    Rob Bonta: Prohibit district-based election if protected class impaired.
    Rocky Chavez: District-based elections OK even if protected class impaired.
    Tom Wolf: Enacted extending vote by mail & absentee voting.
    Young Kim: District-based elections OK even if protected class impaired.
    ACLU: Stop intimidating ex-felons with election crimes.
Homeland Security
    ACLU: USA Freedom Act should be first small step of more reforms.
    ACLU: Require a warrant to get location info from cell phones.
    James Boyle: Require a warrant to get location info from cell phones.
    Mike Thibodeau: Don't require warrant to get location info from cell phones.
    Paul LePage: Don't require warrant to get location info from cell phones.
    Sara Gideon: Require a warrant to get location info from cell phones.
Immigration
    ACLU: No-Fly list against Muslims is unconstitutional.
    ACLU: Let DREAMers join military, whether legal or not.
    ACLU: Muslim ban cannot be reworked to be constitutional.
    ACLU: No national emergency for a border wall.
    ACLU: Opposed requiring local police to enforce immigration laws.
    Amanda Chase: Favored requiring local police to enforce immigration laws.
    Creigh Deeds: Opposed requiring local police to enforce immigration laws.
    Jennifer Carroll Foy: Opposed requiring local police to enforce immigration laws.
    Nick Freitas: Favored requiring local police to enforce immigration laws.
    Ralph Northam: Opposed requiring local police to enforce immigration laws.
    Jennifer McClellan: Opposed requiring local police to enforce immigration laws.
    ACLU: Challenge flying unauthorized aliens out-of-state.
    ACLU: Disallow warrantless arrests for immigration documents.
    Brian Bosma: Allow local arrests for possession of immigration documents.
    Jim Baird: Allow local arrests for possession of immigration documents.
    Jim Banks: Allow local arrests for possession of immigration documents.
    Mitch Daniels: Allow local arrests for possession of immigration documents.
    Suzanne Crouch: Allow local arrests for possession of immigration documents.
Principles & Values
    ACLU: FOIA request for Trump's Emoluments conflicts of interest.
Technology
    ACLU: Access to broadband services for lower income families.
    Brett Kavanaugh: Allow sweeping surveillance of Americans' phone records.
War & Peace
    ACLU: Unconstitutional for Trump to bomb Syria.
Welfare & Poverty
    ACLU: Critical to let immigrants receive public assistance.
    Eric Brakey: Allow some immigrants to receive public assistance.
    Jared Golden: Allow some immigrants to receive public assistance.
    Mike Thibodeau: Allow some immigrants to receive public assistance.
    Sara Gideon: Allow some immigrants to receive public assistance.


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