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Alan Lowenthal on Abortion
Click here for 2 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • A woman's right to choose--no exceptions. (Nov 2012)
  • Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services. (Nov 2013)
Alan Lowenthal on Budget & Economy
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  • Voted NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
Alan Lowenthal on Civil Rights
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  • Marriage equality--no exceptions. (Nov 2012)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Endorsed as "preferred" by The Feminist Majority indicating pro-women's rights. (Aug 2012)
  • Supports same-sex marriage. (Sep 2012)
  • Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools. (Apr 2013)
  • Sponsored removing deadline for ratification of the ERA. (May 2013)
Alan Lowenthal on Corporations
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  • Voted NO on workforce training by state block grants & industry partners. (Mar 2013)
Alan Lowenthal on Crime
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  • Sponsored evidence-based & proven prevention for street gangs. (Mar 2013)
  • Sponsored Constitutional Amendment defining victims' rights. (Jun 2013)
Alan Lowenthal on Drugs
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Alan Lowenthal on Education
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  • Champion our public college system. (Nov 2012)
  • Comprehensive sex ed for sexually-active adolescents. (May 2013)
  • Sponsored 10/10 Loan Forgiveness: cancel college loans after 10 years. (Apr 2013)
Alan Lowenthal on Energy & Oil
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  • Restrict offshore drilling; regulate greenhouse gases. (Oct 2012)
Alan Lowenthal on Environment
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  • Recognized by the Sierra Club and LCV. (Nov 2012)
  • Sponsored enforcing against illegal ocean fishing. (Feb 2013)
  • Sponsored tightening restrictions on hydrogen sulfide emissions. (Mar 2013)
Alan Lowenthal on Families & Children
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  • More funding & services for victims of domestic violence. (Jan 2013)
Alan Lowenthal on Foreign Policy
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Alan Lowenthal on Free Trade
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Alan Lowenthal on Government Reform
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  • Regulate corporate & union campaign contributions. (Oct 2012)
  • Establish "My Voice Voucher" small campaign contributions. (Feb 2014)
Alan Lowenthal on Gun Control
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  • Supports restrictions on gun purchases. (Sep 2012)
Alan Lowenthal on Health Care
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  • KeepObamaCare; require purchasing insurance. (Oct 2012)
  • Sponsored merging Alzheimers diagnosis and care benefit. (May 2013)
Alan Lowenthal on Homeland Security
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  • Supports targeting suspected terrorists. (Sep 2012)
  • Sponsored defunding nuclear-armed aircraft and nuclear R&D or testing. (Apr 2013)
  • End bulk data collection under USA PATRIOT Act. (Oct 2013)
Alan Lowenthal on Immigration
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  • Opposes exiting US to apply for citizenship. (Sep 2012)
Alan Lowenthal on Jobs
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  • Voted NO on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
  • Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016. (Mar 2013)
Alan Lowenthal on Principles & Values
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Alan Lowenthal on Social Security
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  • I will protect the promise of Social Security. (Nov 2012)
  • Opposes personal retirement accounts. (Sep 2012)
  • Sponsored keeping CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI". (Apr 2013)
Alan Lowenthal on Tax Reform
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Alan Lowenthal on Technology
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  • Champion of infrastructure investment. (Nov 2012)
  • Voted NO on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
  • Sponsored investing $1 billion in transportation projects. (Mar 2013)
Alan Lowenthal on War & Peace
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  • Supports combat operations in Afghanistan. (Sep 2012)
Alan Lowenthal on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Voted NO on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
  • Sponsored maintaining SNAP nutrition assistance program. (Apr 2013)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
(Click on topic for excerpt & citation)
Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
A woman's right to choose--no exceptions: Strongly Favors topic 1
Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Endorsed as "preferred" by The Feminist Majority indicating pro-women's rights: Strongly Favors topic 2
Sponsored removing deadline for ratification of the ERA: Strongly Favors topic 2
More funding & services for victims of domestic violence: Strongly Favors topic 2
YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Marriage equality--no exceptions: Strongly Favors topic 3
Supports same-sex marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools: Strongly Favors topic 3
Opposes topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(+2 points on Social scale)
Comprehensive sex ed for sexually-active adolescents: Opposes topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
KeepObamaCare; require purchasing insurance: Strongly Favors topic 5
Sponsored merging Alzheimers diagnosis and care benefit: Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
I will protect the promise of Social Security: Opposes topic 6
Opposes personal retirement accounts: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Sponsored keeping CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI": Strongly Opposes topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Champion our public college system: Opposes topic 7
Sponsored 10/10 Loan Forgiveness: cancel college loans after 10 years: Opposes topic 7
Neutral on topic 8:
Human needs over animal rights
(0 points on Social scale)
Sponsored enforcing against illegal ocean fishing: Opposes topic 8
Sponsored tightening restrictions on hydrogen sulfide emissions: Favors topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
Sponsored evidence-based & proven prevention for street gangs: Opposes topic 9
Sponsored Constitutional Amendment defining victims' rights: Strongly Favors topic 9
Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Supports restrictions on gun purchases: Opposes topic 10
Neutral on topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+2 points on Social scale)
Opposes exiting US to apply for citizenship: Favors topic 12
Neutral on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(+5 points on Social scale)
Supports targeting suspected terrorists: Strongly Favors topic 14
Strongly Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
(+5 points on Social scale)
Sponsored defunding nuclear-armed aircraft and nuclear R&D or testing: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Regulate corporate & union campaign contributions: Strongly Favors topic 16
Establish "My Voice Voucher" small campaign contributions: Strongly Favors topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(-3 points on Social scale)
Supports combat operations in Afghanistan: Opposes topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Recognized by the Sierra Club and LCV: Favors topic 18
Restrict offshore drilling; regulate greenhouse gases: Strongly Favors topic 18
Neutral on topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Sponsored investing $1 billion in transportation projects: Favors topic 20
Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016: Favors topic 20
NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached: Favors topic 20

Alan Lowenthal is a Populist-Leaning Liberal.
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