| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Choice is a fundamental, constitutional right.
Budget & Economy|
Democrats reversed economic stagnation of previous years.
Democrats must continue to lead Americans to prosperity.
G.O.P. creates debt, Dems create surpluses.
Democrats will eliminate publicly held debt by 2012.
Policy should encourage home ownership & affordable housing.
Police should have zero tolerance of racial profiling.
Pass hate crime legislation including gays.
Democrats lead fight for ERA and equal employment.
Fight crime with prevention, community police.
Tougher punishments, including the death penalty.
DNA testing & post-conviction reviews in death penalty cases.
Drugs in prison: get clean to get out.
Dry up drug demand via more enforcement plus more treatment.
Fight drugs and economic hopelessness that fuels it.
Education is top priority in Democrat presidency.
Character education is an important aspect of education.
Accountability is a key to public school success.
Reduce class size, modernize facilities, hire new teachers.
Enact new tax programs to enable more life-long learning.
U.S. needs public school accountability, not vouchers.
Energy & Oil|
Invest in technology & transportation friendly to earth.
Encourage open space and rail travel.
We do not have to choose between economy and environment.
Families & Children|
Expand Family and Medical Leave Law; end marriage penalty.
Improve child-care and fully fund Head Start.
Forward Engagement must guide proactive foreign policy.
Work to close gap between richest and poorest nations.
Engage China; protest Tibet.
Free trade with safeguards will benefit all.
Support McCain-Feingold bill for campaign finance reform.
Strengthen gun control to reduce violence.
Every American should have affordable health insurance.
Add prescription drug benefit to Medicare.
Equip military for new threats and missions.
Encourage military careers with better pay & benefits.
Prepare military with advanced military and technology.
Develop limited missile defense system.
Reform the INS; reduce immigrant backlog.
Protect immigrants from exploitation by employers.
Protect workers’ right to organize.
The rights of low income workers must be protected.
Democrats will strengthen safety net for family farmers.
Principles & Values|
Appoint judges committed to Constitutional rights.
Strengthen Social Security for Baby Boomers.
Cut taxes for working families, not richest 1%.
Every home should have Internet access.
A big priority is to grow new economy.
Electronic bill of rights will protect privacy & kids.
War & Peace|
Commitment to Israel is unshakable.
Welfare & Poverty|
Harness power of faith-based organizations PLUS govt.