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Rahm Emanuel MyOcracy topics and responses

    Criminal Justice

    Increase the number of police officers working in high-crime communities

  • 2007-01-23: Increase funding for COPS ON THE BEAT program

    Civil Rights

    Abortion rights: Women should choose

  • 2005-04-27: Voted NO on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions
  • 2004-02-26: Voted NO on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime
  • 2003-10-02: Voted NO on banning partial-birth abortion except to save mother`s life

    Support marriage rights between same-sex individuals

  • 2006-12-31: by the HRC, indicating a pro-gay-rights stance
  • 2006-07-18: Voted NO on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman
  • 2004-09-30: Voted NO on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage

    Support for gun control measures

  • 2005-10-20: Voted NO on prohibiting product misuse lawsuits on gun manufacturers
  • 2003-04-09: Voted NO on prohibiting suing gunmakers & sellers for gun misuse

    Prohibit workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation

  • 2007-11-13: Voted YES on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation

    Economic Issues

    Taxes for wealthier tax payers: More

  • 2006-12-31: by the CTJ, indicating support of progressive taxation
  • 2005-12-08: Voted NO on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends
  • 2004-09-23: Voted NO on providing tax relief and simplification

    Increase taxes for all tax payers

  • 2003-12-31: by NTU, indicating a Big Spender on tax votes

    Education Issues

    Increase per pupil funding

  • 2009-01-05: Provide more choices within the public school system
  • 2003-12-31: by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes

    Limit the authority of public educator unions

  • 2000-08-01: Offer every parent Charter Schools and public school choice

    Environmental Issues

    Oppose off-shore drilling to tap new oil sources

  • 2007-01-18: Voted YES on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies
  • 2006-06-29: Voted YES on keeping moratorium on drilling for oil offshore

    Support cap-and-trade programs to address industrial emissions

  • 2005-02-10: Establish greenhouse gas tradeable allowances
  • 2000-08-01: Supports tradable emissions permits for greenhouse gases

    Use tax incentives to promote efficient energy production and conservation

  • 2008-05-21: Voted YES on tax incentives for energy production and conservation

    Use tax incentives for wind energy development and use

  • 2008-09-26: Voted YES on tax credits for renewable electricity, with PAYGO offsets

    Eliminate tax incentives and/or subsidies to the fossil fuel industry

  • 2009-01-05: Backing away from Kyoto was policy error & economic error

    Increase tax incentives for solar energy development and use

  • 2008-02-12: Voted YES on tax incentives for renewable energy

    Consumer tax credits for the purchase of hybrid or electric vehicles

  • 2009-01-05: Usher in a Hybrid Economy in American cars

    Healthcare Issues

    Establish government-assisted non-profit organizations from which all taxpayers would obtain health insurance

  • 2003-12-31: by APHA, indicating a pro-public health record

    Increase amount of children covered by Medicaid reimbursements for health costs

  • 2008-01-23: Voted YES on Veto override: Extend SCHIP to cover 6M more kids
  • 2007-10-25: Voted YES on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility

    Require all taxpayers to obtain full-coverage health insurance

  • 2009-01-05: Universal healthcare is not out of reach

    Lower eligibility age for Medicare to increase coverage of older taxpayers

  • 2008-07-15: Voted YES on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare

    Immigration

    Allow in-state tuition at public universities and colleges for undocumented students

  • 2004-05-20: Voted NO on reporting illegal aliens who receive hospital treatment


                                                                                                                                                                               
  

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