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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:
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)
Civil Rights
Foreign Policy
Free Trade
Govt. Reform
Gun Control
Health Care
Homeland Security
Social Security
Tax Reform

Page last updated: Aug 27, 2012