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Jamie Raskin on Abortion
Click here for 4 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Protect women's right to their own healthcare decisions. (Nov 2016)
  • Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services. (Apr 2017)
  • Access safe, legal abortion without restrictions. (Apr 2017)
  • Supports pro-choice legislation. (Nov 2016)
Jamie Raskin on Budget & Economy
Click here for 2 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • Supports federal spending to promote economic growth. (Nov 2016)
  • Voted NO on $900 billion COVID relief package. (Dec 2020)
Jamie Raskin on Civil Rights
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  • Ensure women receive equal pay for equal work. (Nov 2016)
  • Passionate champion of marriage equality. (Nov 2016)
  • Voted YES on state authorization of same-sex marriage. (Feb 2012)
  • Supports same-sex marriage. (Nov 2016)
Jamie Raskin on Corporations
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  • Deregulating banks encourages discriminatory practices. (Mar 2018)
  • Reducing tax rates balloons federal deficit & cuts programs. (Nov 2017)
  • Sponsored bill to remove US forces from Yemen. (Feb 2019)
  • Voted YES on corporate transparency. (Oct 2019)
Jamie Raskin on Crime
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  • Voted YES on repealing the death penalty. (Mar 2013)
  • First step: reduce recidivism & mass incarceration. (Dec 2018)
  • Asked Biden Administration to abolish federal death penalty. (Dec 2020)
Jamie Raskin on Drugs
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  • Reduce mandatory sentencing for drug offenses. (Apr 2015)
  • Voted YES on reducing penalties for possession of marijuana. (Mar 2014)
  • Exempt industrial hemp from marijuana laws. (Nov 2017)
  • Immunity for banks offering services to marijuana businesses. (Jun 2018)
  • Opposes jail sentences for non-violent drug offenders. (Nov 2016)
  • Voted NO on additional Drug War funding for synthetic drugs. (Jun 2018)
Jamie Raskin on Education
Click here for 4 full quotes on Education OR background on Education.
  • Curb the dogmas and protocols of the new testing mania. (Nov 2016)
  • Stop hobbling our young people with mountains of debt. (Nov 2016)
  • Opposes states adopting federal education standards. (Nov 2016)
  • Voted YES on private lawsuits for school race discrimination. (Sep 2020)
Jamie Raskin on Energy & Oil
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  • Invest in clean energy to break our carbon addiction. (Nov 2016)
  • Voted YES on offshore wind renewable energy credits. (Mar 2013)
  • Supports federally developing renewable energy. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports regulation of greenhouse gas emission. (Nov 2016)
  • Green New Deal: 10-year national mobilization. (Feb 2019)
  • Voted NO on assisting rural electric renewable energy. (Sep 2020)
Jamie Raskin on Environment
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  • Expand domestic violence protective orders to include pets. (Nov 2016)
  • Voted YES on 25 new state wildlands areas. (Apr 2014)
  • Keep restrictive rules for predator control in Alaska. (Feb 2017)
Jamie Raskin on Families & Children
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  • Voted for new birth certificates for sex changes. (Mar 2015)
  • Sponsored recognition of National Foster Care Month. (May 2017)
  • Six weeks of paid parental leave for federal employees. (Feb 2017)
Jamie Raskin on Foreign Policy
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  • Maintain World Bank funding as part of multilateralism. (Jan 2018)
  • Sponsored bill to monitor forced Uyghur labor in Xinjiang. (Sep 2020)
  • Trump harmed US interest by delaying military aid to Ukraine. (Dec 2019)
Jamie Raskin on Free Trade
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  • Support only free trade deals that are fair and balanced. (Nov 2016)
  • Oppose USMCA until more environmental & job protections. (Dec 2019)
Jamie Raskin on Government Reform
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  • Restore the voting rights of ex-felons. (Nov 2016)
  • Voted YES to online voter registration & online voting. (Apr 2013)
  • No photo IDs to vote; they suppress the vote. (Jul 2018)
  • Establish "My Voice Voucher" small campaign contributions. (Jan 2017)
  • Public financing of federal campaigns by voter vouchers. (Jan 2017)
  • Statehood for the District of Columbia. (Mar 2017)
  • Automatic voter registration for all citizens. (Jun 2017)
  • Holiday on election day; revamp for easier voting access. (Mar 2019)
  • Trump obstructed Congress by ignoring every subpoena. (Dec 2019)
  • Trump mistakes himself for a monarch. (Dec 2019)
Jamie Raskin on Gun Control
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  • Ban assault weapons; plus fingerprint licensing system. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports gun-control legislation. (Nov 2016)
  • Require background check for every firearm sale and transfer. (Jan 2019)
Jamie Raskin on Health Care
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  • Long-time champion of single-payer health care. (Nov 2016)
  • Voted YES on establishing an ObamaCare healthcare exchange. (Mar 2012)
  • Opposes repealing the 2010 affordable care act. (Nov 2016)
Jamie Raskin on Homeland Security
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  • Support Easter Seals programs for wounded warriors. (Nov 2016)
  • No county or city restrictions on drones; study state use. (Apr 2015)
Jamie Raskin on Immigration
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  • Comprehensive immigration reform must be a top priority. (Nov 2016)
  • Voted YES on in-state tuition for undocumented immigrant. (Apr 2011)
  • Provide lawyers and evidence for children being deported. (Apr 2017)
  • Opposes requiring illegals to return to country of origin. (Nov 2016)
  • Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps. (Sep 2019)
Jamie Raskin on Jobs
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  • Low minimum wage causes wealth inequality. (Nov 2016)
  • Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 by 2018. (Apr 2014)
  • Raise minimum wage to 15% above poverty level. (Jul 2017)
Jamie Raskin on Principles & Values
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  • Endorsed by Our Revolution national progressive group. (Nov 2016)
  • Question Trump on Emoluments clause. (May 2017)
  • Trump betrayed national interest AND corruptly abused power. (Dec 2019)
Jamie Raskin on Social Security
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  • Remove cap to preserve and strengthen Social Security. (Nov 2016)
  • Opposes diverting some FICA into personal accounts. (Nov 2016)
Jamie Raskin on Tax Reform
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  • Voted YES to increase state income tax rates. (Mar 2012)
  • Supports tax increases to balance the budget. (Nov 2016)
Jamie Raskin on Technology
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  • Green Deal: massive investment in eroding infrastructure. (Nov 2016)
  • Sponsored bill for net neutrality for open internet. (Apr 2019)
Jamie Raskin on War & Peace
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  • Iran nuke deal is best chance to prevent Iranian nukes. (Nov 2016)
  • Supports American intervention in Mideast beyond air support. (Nov 2016)
  • No military force against Iran without Congress approval. (Feb 2020)
Jamie Raskin on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Voted NO on transferring housing vouchers to ex-addicts. (Jun 2018)


VoteMatch Responses
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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Protect women's right to their own healthcare decisions: Strongly Favors topic 1
Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services: Strongly Favors topic 1
Access safe, legal abortion without restrictions: Strongly Favors topic 1
Supports pro-choice legislation: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Ensure women receive equal pay for equal work: Strongly Favors topic 2
Voted YES on private lawsuits for school race discrimination: Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Passionate champion of marriage equality: Strongly Favors topic 3
Voted for new birth certificates for sex changes: Strongly Favors topic 3
Voted YES on state authorization of same-sex marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
Supports same-sex marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
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)
Long-time champion of single-payer health care: Strongly Favors topic 5
Voted YES on establishing an ObamaCare healthcare exchange: Strongly Favors topic 5
Opposes repealing the 2010 affordable care act: Strongly Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Remove cap to preserve and strengthen Social Security: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Opposes diverting some FICA into personal accounts: Strongly Opposes topic 6
No opinion on topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(0 points on Economic scale)
Curb the dogmas and protocols of the new testing mania: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Opposes states adopting federal education standards: Strongly Favors topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+5 points on Social scale)
Expand domestic violence protective orders to include pets: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Voted YES on 25 new state wildlands areas: Opposes topic 8
Rated Deregulating banks encourages discriminatory practices: Opposes topic 8
Rated Keep restrictive rules for predator control in Alaska: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+5 points on Social scale)
Voted YES on repealing the death penalty: Strongly Opposes topic 9
First step: reduce recidivism & mass incarceration: Opposes topic 9
Asked Biden Administration to abolish federal death penalty: Opposes topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Ban assault weapons; plus fingerprint licensing system: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Supports gun-control legislation: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Require background check for every firearm sale and transfer: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Voted YES to increase state income tax rates: Strongly Favors topic 11
Supports tax increases to balance the budget: Favors topic 11
Rated Reducing tax rates balloons federal deficit & cuts programs: Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Comprehensive immigration reform must be a top priority: Strongly Favors topic 12
Voted YES on in-state tuition for undocumented immigrant: Strongly Favors topic 12
Provide lawyers and evidence for children being deported: Favors topic 12
Opposes requiring illegals to return to country of origin: Favors topic 12
Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps: Favors topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
Support only free trade deals that are fair and balanced: Strongly Favors topic 13
Rated Oppose USMCA until more environmental & job protections: Strongly Opposes topic 13
No opinion on topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(0 points on Economic scale)
Rated Maintain World Bank funding as part of multilateralism: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Sponsored bill to monitor forced Uyghur labor in Xinjiang: Strongly Favors topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Support Easter Seals programs for wounded warriors: Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Restore the voting rights of ex-felons: Strongly Favors topic 16
Voted YES to online voter registration & online voting: Strongly Favors topic 16
No photo IDs to vote; they suppress the vote: Favors topic 16
Establish "My Voice Voucher" small campaign contributions: Strongly Favors topic 16
Public financing of federal campaigns by voter vouchers: Favors topic 16
Statehood for the District of Columbia: Favors topic 16
Automatic voter registration for all citizens: Strongly Favors topic 16
Holiday on election day; revamp for easier voting access: Favors topic 16
Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+2 points on Social scale)
Iran nuke deal is best chance to prevent Iranian nukes: Strongly Favors topic 17
Supports American intervention in Mideast beyond air support: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Sponsored bill to remove US forces from Yemen: Strongly Favors topic 17
No military force against Iran without Congress approval: Strongly Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Invest in clean energy to break our carbon addiction: Strongly Favors topic 18
Voted YES on offshore wind renewable energy credits: Strongly Favors topic 18
Supports federally developing renewable energy: Strongly Favors topic 18
Supports regulation of greenhouse gas emission: Strongly Favors topic 18
Green New Deal: 10-year national mobilization: Favors topic 18
Rated Voted NO on assisting rural electric renewable energy: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+5 points on Social scale)
Reduce mandatory sentencing for drug offenses: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Voted YES on reducing penalties for possession of marijuana: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Exempt industrial hemp from marijuana laws: Opposes topic 19
Immunity for banks offering services to marijuana businesses: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Opposes jail sentences for non-violent drug offenders: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Rated Voted NO on additional Drug War funding for synthetic drugs: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Raise minimum wage to 15% above poverty level: Favors topic 20
Supports federal spending to promote economic growth: Strongly Favors topic 20
Rated Voted NO on $900 billion COVID relief package: Strongly Opposes topic 20

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