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Katherine Clark on Abortion
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  • Defend women's access to family planning and birth control. (Oct 2013)
Katherine Clark on Budget & Economy
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Katherine Clark on Civil Rights
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  • Equal pay for equal work by women. (Oct 2013)
  • Let out-of-state gay couples marry in Massachusetts. (Oct 2013)
  • Supports affirmative action in state government. (Nov 1994)
Katherine Clark on Corporations
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  • End tax breaks for oil companies and billionaires. (Oct 2013)
Katherine Clark on Crime
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  • Job skills for inmates; plus alternative sentencing. (Nov 1994)
Katherine Clark on Drugs
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Katherine Clark on Education
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  • Support early intervention and early childhood education. (Oct 2013)
Katherine Clark on Energy & Oil
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  • Carbon tax: it's time to get America running on clean energy. (Oct 2013)
Katherine Clark on Environment
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  • State funds for open space preservation & industrial cleanup. (Nov 1994)
Katherine Clark on Families & Children
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  • Champion of victims' rights in domestic violence. (Oct 2013)
Katherine Clark on Foreign Policy
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Katherine Clark on Free Trade
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Katherine Clark on Government Reform
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  • Limit all campaign donations, and limit spending. (Nov 1994)
Katherine Clark on Gun Control
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  • Ban assault weapons; implement universal background checks. (Oct 2013)
Katherine Clark on Health Care
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  • Supports insurance reforms & state-funded care. (Nov 1994)
Katherine Clark on Homeland Security
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Katherine Clark on Immigration
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  • Path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. (Oct 2013)
Katherine Clark on Jobs
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  • Raise the minimum wage; it has fallen since the 1980s. (Oct 2013)
Katherine Clark on Principles & Values
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  • Kitchen Table Tour: informal Q&A at voters' homes. (Oct 2013)
  • Elected to School Committee, State House, then State Senate. (Oct 2013)
Katherine Clark on Social Security
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  • Keep our promises to seniors: keep retirement age & no cuts. (Oct 2013)
Katherine Clark on Tax Reform
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Katherine Clark on Technology
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Katherine Clark on War & Peace
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Katherine Clark on Welfare & Poverty
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  • More funds for TANF, public transit, and job training. (Nov 1994)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Defend women's access to family planning and birth control: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Equal pay for equal work by women: Strongly Favors topic 2
Supports affirmative action in state government: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Let out-of-state gay couples marry in Massachusetts: Strongly Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Supports insurance reforms & state-funded care: Strongly Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Keep our promises to seniors: keep retirement age & no cuts: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Support early intervention and early childhood education: Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Human needs over animal rights
(+5 points on Social scale)
State funds for open space preservation & industrial cleanup: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+2 points on Social scale)
Champion of victims' rights in domestic violence: Favors topic 9
Job skills for inmates; plus alternative sentencing: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Ban assault weapons; implement universal background checks: Strongly Opposes topic 10
No opinion on topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants: Strongly Favors topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the military
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Limit all campaign donations, and limit spending: Strongly Favors topic 16
No opinion on topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
End tax breaks for oil companies and billionaires: Favors topic 18
Carbon tax: it's time to get America running on clean energy: Strongly Favors topic 18
No opinion on topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)

Katherine Clark is a Populist-Leaning Liberal.
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