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Marty Walsh on VoteMatch


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Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+2 points on Social scale)
More to be done for access to reproductive choices: Favors topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Gender wage gap is still $10B per year in Boston: Favors topic 2
Opposed $200K reduction to blind job program: Favors topic 2
Opposed $900K for disability & mentoring aid: Opposes topic 2
Supported "Turning 22" mental disability program: Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Care for our LGBTQ elders and support our LGBTQ youth: Strongly Favors topic 3
Voted NO on defining marriage as one man and one woman: Strongly Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
Voted YES on allowing parents on welfare to attend school: Opposes topic 4
Voted YES on workfare for mothers of 2- to 6-year-olds: Favors topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Voted YES on Constitutional call for universal health care: Strongly Favors topic 5
Opposed $10M cut in the uncompensated care pool: Strongly Favors topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
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Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Further raise public confidence in Boston Public Schools: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Supported federal school breakfast supplement: Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Clean air and water are property rights
(-5 points on Social scale)
More programs in parks and green spaces: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Modern transportation system means less traffic congestion: Opposes topic 8
Supported keeping park maintenance funding within MDC: Opposes topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+5 points on Social scale)
More community policing & diversions for non-violent crimes: Opposes topic 9
Supported funding Mass Correctional Legal Services: Strongly Opposes topic 9
No opinion on topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(0 points on Economic scale)
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No opinion on topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
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Voted YES on municipal meals tax, in addition to state tax: Favors topic 11
Voted YES on defeating corporate tax disclosure: Opposes topic 11
Voted YES on Extending corporate tax credit 5 years: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Voted NO on raising income tax to 5.95% to offset deficit: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
More services via New Bostonians Office: Strongly Favors topic 12
Supported two-way bilingual programs; supported English-only: Favors topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Voted YES on International Trade Council to promote exports: Favors topic 13
No opinion on topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(0 points on Economic scale)
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Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Values the sacrifice of veterans & provide benefits: Favors topic 15
No opinion on topic 16:
Stricter limits on voting rights
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No opinion on topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
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Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Reduce Boston's carbon emissions & mitigate climate change: Strongly Favors topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(-3 points on Social scale)
Create an Office of Addiction Recovery Services: Opposes topic 19
Voted NO on earmark for women's substance abuse program: Strongly Favors topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Voted YES on $300M to offset the budget deficit via bonds: Strongly Favors topic 20

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Page last updated: Jun 24, 2014