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Grace Ross on Abortion
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  • Supports Stem Cell Research. (Jul 2006)
Grace Ross on Budget & Economy
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  • Shift $3B in more taxes on very rich by flattening tax rates. (Sep 2006)
Grace Ross on Civil Rights
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  • Opposes defining marriage for heterosexuals only. (Jul 2006)
  • End racial discrimination. (Jun 2006)
  • Supports marriage equality. (Jun 2006)
Grace Ross on Corporations
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  • Focus on reducing costs for small biz, not big corporations. (Sep 2006)
  • Close corporate tax loopholes. (Jul 2006)
Grace Ross on Crime
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  • Opposes capital punishment on human rights & racial grounds. (Jul 2006)
Grace Ross on Drugs
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Grace Ross on Education
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  • MCAS is a big part of why kids drop out of high school. (Sep 2006)
  • Constitutional commitment to education--35 kids is too many. (Sep 2006)
  • No "under God" litmus test in pledge of allegiance. (Jul 2006)
  • Free education. (Jun 2006)
Grace Ross on Energy & Oil
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  • Decrease global warming. (Jun 2006)
Grace Ross on Environment
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  • Agriculture deserves more economic development attention. (Sep 2006)
Grace Ross on Families & Children
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Grace Ross on Foreign Policy
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Grace Ross on Free Trade
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Grace Ross on Government Reform
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  • Voting rights for people, not monied interests. (Jun 2006)
Grace Ross on Gun Control
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Grace Ross on Health Care
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  • Expand psychiatric services as part of universal coverage. (Jul 2006)
  • Supports employer assessment for uninsured employees. (Jul 2006)
  • Expand MassHealth as basis for single system of coverage. (Jul 2006)
  • Create universal health care. (Jun 2006)
Grace Ross on Homeland Security
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Grace Ross on Immigration
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  • Illegal immigrants pay taxes like the rest of us. (Sep 2006)
  • Illegal immigration is only an issue because of jobs. (Sep 2006)
  • Allow in-state tuition for undocumented immigrants. (Jul 2006)
Grace Ross on Jobs
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  • Federal workfare rules violate minimum wages rules. (Jul 2006)
  • Support living wages & guaranteed income for all. (Jun 2006)
Grace Ross on Local Issues
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Grace Ross on Principles & Values
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  • Earns $30K/year; millionaires have no clue what we face. (Sep 2006)
  • Running to rebuild democracy. (Sep 2006)
  • Corporate parties offer only empty promises & band-aids. (Jun 2006)
  • Life-long activist working with diverse, low-income leaders. (Jun 2006)
Grace Ross on Social Security
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Grace Ross on Tax Reform
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  • We don't have enough income tax. (Sep 2006)
  • Tax rollback kills cities via property tax increase of 35%. (Sep 2006)
  • Tax rollback gives middle class $100s, but $100,000s to rich. (Sep 2006)
  • Opposes papital gains tax rebate. (Jul 2006)
  • Postpone reduction of income tax to 5%. (Jul 2006)
  • Make taxes progressive. (Jun 2006)
Grace Ross on Technology
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Grace Ross on War & Peace
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  • Bring Massachusetts troops home. (Jun 2006)
Grace Ross on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Opposes restricting welfare benefits to 5 years. (Jul 2006)
  • $220K for homelessness; increase home-ownership options. (Jul 2006)
  • $2M for Mass Rental Voucher Program as first step. (Jul 2006)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
(Click on topic for excerpt & citation)
Neutral on topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(5 points on Social scale)
Supports Stem Cell Research: No opin. on topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Require companies to hire more women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
End racial discrimination: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws
(10 points on Social scale)
Opposes defining marriage for heterosexuals only: Strongly Favors topic 3
Supports marriage equality: Strongly Favors topic 3
Opposes topic 4:
Teach family values in public schools
(7 points on Social scale)
No "under God" litmus test in pledge of allegiance: Opposes topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(0 points on Economic scale)
Expand psychiatric services as part of universal coverage: Strongly Favors topic 5
Supports employer assessment for uninsured employees: Strongly Favors topic 5
Expand MassHealth as basis for single system of coverage: Strongly Favors topic 5
Create universal health care: Strongly Favors topic 5
Neutral on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(5 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(0 points on Social scale)
Free education: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Death Penalty
(10 points on Social scale)
Opposes capital punishment on human rights & racial grounds: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Neutral on topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Decrease overall taxation of the wealthy
(0 points on Economic scale)
Shift $3B in more taxes on very rich by flattening tax rates: Strongly Opposes topic 11
We don't have enough income tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Tax rollback gives middle class $100s, but $100,000s to rich: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes papital gains tax rebate: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Postpone reduction of income tax to 5%: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Make taxes progressive: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(10 points on Economic scale)
Illegal immigrants pay taxes like the rest of us: Strongly Favors topic 12
Allow in-state tuition for undocumented immigrants: Strongly Favors topic 12
Neutral on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(5 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 15:
More spending on armed forces
(5 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(5 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Replace US troops with UN in Iraq
(0 points on Economic scale)
Bring Massachusetts troops home: Strongly Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(0 points on Economic scale)
Decrease global warming: Strongly Favors topic 18
Neutral on topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(5 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)

Grace Ross is a Moderate Liberal.
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