| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Marty Walsh: More to be done for access to reproductive choices.
Bill de Blasio: Protect the right to choose.
Budget & Economy|
Annise Parker: Close $205M budget gap by cuts & fee increases.
Antonio Villaraigosa: Cut city spending to balance budget; keep essentials.
Jerry Sanders: Cut city payroll; increase city agency efficiency.
Marty Walsh: Care for our LGBTQ elders and support our LGBTQ youth.
Marty Walsh: Gender wage gap is still $10B per year in Boston.
Bill de Blasio: Co-sponsored the Gender Based Discrimination Protection law.
Bill de Blasio: Increase NYC usage of minority businesses from 3% to 10%.
Bill de Blasio: Preserve physical integrity of Industrial Business Zones.
Marty Walsh: More community policing & diversions for non-violent crimes.
Bill de Blasio: Stop-and-frisk disproportionately targets people of color.
Bill de Blasio: Invest in Shot Spotter technology: audio & video on streets.
Marty Walsh: Create an Office of Addiction Recovery Services.
Bill de Blasio: 50,000 arrests for marijuana possession unjust and wrong.
Marty Walsh: Further raise public confidence in Boston Public Schools.
Bill de Blasio: Stop closures & develop a minimum of 100 community schools.
Bill de Blasio: Create an early warning system before school failures.
Antonio Villaraigosa: Charter schools and competition to improve education.
Julian Castro: SERVE SA: 1,500 new volunteers to read in grade schools.
Mike Rawlings: Let families know they can depend on our public schools.
Mike Rawlings: Lobby for public school funding and initiatives.
Jerry Sanders: Implementing national standards in San Diego schools.
Energy & Oil|
Marty Walsh: Reduce Boston's carbon emissions & mitigate climate change.
Bill de Blasio: No to fracking; yes to wind, solar, & geothermal.
Antonio Villaraigosa: GREEN LA: reach Kyoto targets and use renewables.
Jerry Sanders: Sustainable energy efficiency via CleanTECH San Diego.
Marty Walsh: More programs in parks and green spaces.
Bill de Blasio: Increase bicycling to 6% of all NYC trips by 2020.
Bill de Blasio: SPARE pledge: Stop Polystyrene & Revitalize the Environment.
Jerry Sanders: Ensure water reliability via desalination and purchasing.
Mike Bloomberg: Partner with World Bank: reduce traffic fatalities worldwide.
Bill de Blasio: Battle corrupting influence of corporate money in politics.
Bill de Blasio: Citizens United is a body blow to our democracy.
Bill de Blasio: Wall Street for Change: campaign to support gun divestment.
Eric Garcetti: Track record of leadership against gun˙violence.
Cory Booker: Insane to carry concealed loaded weapons cross-state.
Cory Booker: Coalition "Mayors Against Illegal Guns"; Keep state laws.
Bill de Blasio: Recruit & train nurses without need to go overseas.
Bill de Blasio: Enroll 600,000 more New Yorkers in ObamaCare by 2018.
Bill de Blasio: Train New Yorkers to fill 16,000 nursing positions.
Rudy Giuliani: 96,000 NYC children insured via HealthStat initiative.
Marty Walsh: Values the sacrifice of veterans & provide benefits.
Marty Walsh: More services via New Bostonians Office.
Bill de Blasio: Greater outreach and assistance to immigrant entrepreneurs.
Bill de Blasio: Created privately-funded the DREAM fellowship.
Bill de Blasio: Universal City ID for services for undocumented immigrants.
Bill de Blasio: Peg living wage to increases in the cost of living.
Eric Garcetti: Create one online portal for job seekers.
Marty Walsh: Modern transportation system means less traffic congestion.
Bill de Blasio: Keep MTA fares affordable via payroll tax.
Bill de Blasio: Create public Wi-Fi hot zones & citywide broadband.
Eric Garcetti: Supports investment in public transportation.
Welfare & Poverty|
Bill de Blasio: Recognize & legalize basement apartments & granny flats.