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Jill Stein on VoteMatch

Green Party presidential nominee; Former Challenger for MA Governor



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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Family planning is 1st principle of reproductive healthcare: Strongly Favors topic 1
Give women easy access to “morning after” pill: Strongly Favors topic 1
Protect a woman’s right to choose: Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Incarcerating poor & minorities has become big business: Strongly Favors topic 2
Economy that is not fully inclusive is inherently unstable: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(+5 points on Social scale)
First pro-gay-marriage candidate in first gay marriage state: Strongly Favors topic 3
Legalize gay marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
Strongly Opposes topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(+5 points on Social scale)
Opposes teacher-led prayer in public schools: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Death Penalty
(+5 points on Social scale)
Death penalty is ineffective, and also barbaric: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(+5 points on Social scale)
Mandatory sentencing: ineffective & racially discriminatory: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Gun at home more likely to cause injury than to defend home: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Medical doctor & advocate for community health provider: Strongly Favors topic 5
ObamaCare was step backward for goal of single payer: Strongly Favors topic 5
Right to quality health care: Medicare for All: Strongly Favors topic 5
Streamline bureaucracy: $400B yearly for comprehensive care: Strongly Favors topic 5
30% of healthcare costs squandered on ads & CEO salaries: Favors topic 5
Save money & increase access with single-payer system: Strongly Favors topic 5
Implement universal health care: Strongly Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Social Security is not in crisis; and it's not a handout: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Right to a tuition-free public education, pre-K thru college: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Focus on student needs, not corporate needs: Neutral on topic 7
Move school decisions from national to grassroots level: Favors topic 7
Charter school siphon resources from public schools: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Vital public system under attack from privatization: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Boost public schools, and hold them accountable: Opposes topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(-5 points on Economic scale)
We can't wait 4 more years to address climate change: Strongly Favors topic 18
World War II-scale mobilization to reduce carbon burden: Strongly Favors topic 18
Renewable energy is win-win for economy & national security: Strongly Favors topic 18
Nuclear energy is dirty, dangerous and expensive: Strongly Favors topic 18
Sustainable transportation plus sustainable food supply: Strongly Favors topic 18
Sustainable development; and ban genetically modified food: Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(+5 points on Social scale)
I support legalization of marijuana: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Marijuana is dangerous because it's illegal, not vice-versa: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Bring marijuana sales under a legal regulatory framework: Strongly Opposes topic 19
No opinion on topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(0 points on Economic scale)
Don't prevent church-based welfare, but not as substitute: Neutral on topic 20
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Make all corporate tax subsidies transparent: Strongly Favors topic 11
End the Bush-Obama recession; ask wealthy to pay share: Strongly Favors topic 11
Incomes rise for wealthiest 1% but their taxes have fallen: Strongly Favors topic 11
Fees and sales taxes hit lower and middle income hardest: Strongly Favors topic 11
Close tax loopholes & stop corporate welfare: Favors topic 11
Replace “trickle down” with 50% tax cuts on lower incomes: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(+5 points on Social scale)
Provide a legal path to citizenship for immigrant residents: Strongly Favors topic 12
End the war on immigrants; end "secure communities" cruelty: Strongly Favors topic 12
Undocumented immigrants are critical component of economy: Strongly Favors topic 12
No pathway to citizenship for criminals; open to all others: Strongly Favors topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-5 points on Economic scale)
NAFTA caused the wave of undocumented immigrants: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Strongly Opposes topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(+5 points on Social scale)
Reduce spending via military cuts & preventive health: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Cut military 50%; spend that $500B on economy: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-5 points on Economic scale)
2002 Clean Elections repeal meant "throw the bums out": Strongly Favors topic 16
Voter Bill of Rights: full public financing; paper ballots: Strongly Favors topic 16
PACs connect campaigns with rich donors, & disconnect public: Strongly Favors topic 16
Re-establish Clean Elections Law: end "pay-to-play": Strongly Favors topic 16
New voices heard with Clean Elections law: Strongly Favors topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(+5 points on Social scale)
Patriot Act ends the right to judicial review: Strongly Favors topic 14
End Patriot Act; it surrenders freedoms in name of security: Strongly Favors topic 14
PATRIOT Act is a flagrant violation of 4th Amendment: Strongly Favors topic 14
Repeal National Defense Authorization; keep right to trial: Strongly Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 17:
US out of Iraq & Afghanistan
(+5 points on Social scale)
Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were illegal: Strongly Favors topic 17
US should behave as member of world community, no world cop: Opposes topic 17
We never should have been in Iraq; we're still not out: Strongly Favors topic 17
We should not be in Afghanistan; no military solution: Strongly Favors topic 17
Humanitarian aims in Libya ok; but not regime change: Strongly Favors topic 17
End our military misadventures in Iraq and Afghanistan: Strongly Favors topic 17

Other candidates' VoteMatch: Jill Stein on the issues:
Incumbents:
Pres.Barack Obama
V.P.Joe Biden
GOP Candidates:
Rep.Newt Gingrich(GA)
Rep.Ron Paul(TX)
Gov.Mitt Romney(MA)
Third Party Candidates:
Rep.Virgil Goode(C)
Gov.Gary Johnson(L)
Gov.Buddy Roemer(AE)
Jill Stein(G)
C.G.David Walker(AE)

GOP Withdrawals:
Rep.Michele Bachmann(MN)
Herman Cain(GA)
Gov.Chris Cristie(NJ)
Gov.Mike Huckabee(AR)
Gov.Jon Huntsman(UT)
Rep.Thaddeus McCotter(MI)
Gov.Sarah Palin(AK)
Gov.Tim Pawlenty(MN)
Gov.Rick Perry(TX)
Sen.Rick Santorum(PA)
Donald Trump(NY)
Abortion
Budget/Economy
Civil Rights
Corporations
Crime
Drugs
Education
Energy/Oil
Environment
Families/Children
Foreign Policy
Free Trade
Govt. Reform
Gun Control
Health Care
Homeland Security
Immigration
Infrastructure/Technology
Jobs
Principles/Values
Social Security
Tax Reform
War/Iraq/Mideast
Welfare/Poverty

Page last updated: Aug 27, 2012