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Rev. Jesse Jackson on VoteMatch

 



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Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+2 points on Social scale)
Pro-Life stance should extend to war, voting & life options: Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Black disenfranchisement part of Civil Rights movement: Favors topic 2
Wall Street Project: boycott & sue to force racial diversity: Strongly Favors topic 2
Minorities should influence companies by being shareholders: Favors topic 2
Expand Black & Hispanic Entrepreneurial Cooperation: Strongly Favors topic 2
More African-American parolees than graduates: Favors topic 2
Pledged woman V.P. in 1984; key to Geraldine Ferraro in 1988: Favors topic 2
First serious black presidential candidate: Neutral on topic 2
ERA will pass if we all come together: Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Participated in gay rights rallies during 1988 campaign: Strongly Favors topic 3
America is a patchwork quilt, not all the same texture: Favors topic 3
Strongly Opposes topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(+5 points on Social scale)
Focus on poor building wealth, not just income: Opposes topic 4
Give our children education & character, as lasting gifts: Opposes topic 4
Lifetime of prayer, not one minute in school: Strongly Opposes topic 4
We spend more on corporate welfare than on AFDC: Opposes topic 4
Poor are not lazy; they do our dirty work: Opposes topic 4
Deal forcefully with “permanent disaster areas” in cities: Opposes topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Advocates national health care: Strongly Favors topic 5
Balance budget to afford comprehensive coverage: 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)
Choice schools to choice children is un-American: Strongly Opposes topic 7
No opinion on topic 8:
No 'rights' to clean air and water
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Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+5 points on Social scale)
Co-authored "Legal Lynching: Racism, & the Death Penalty": Strongly Opposes topic 9
Protested Texas execution of Gary Graham: Opposes topic 9
4 Balls, not 3 Strikes: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Nurture, not police: Opposes topic 9
No opinion on topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(0 points on Economic scale)
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Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Richest 1% benefit from tax cuts; should be working poor: Strongly Favors topic 11
Tax wealthy & business more, to pay for social programs: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Supports bilingual ed.; opposed Reagan’s immigration reform: Strongly Favors topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-5 points on Economic scale)
American workers can’t compete with slave labor: Opposes topic 13
Working people cannot afford adding Chile to NAFTA: Opposes topic 13
Joined with Perot as “Odd Couple” in opposing NAFTA: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Support dialog in Mideast; fight for democracy around world: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Strongly Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
(+5 points on Social scale)
Pentagon is largest federal source of waste, fraud & abuse: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Defense pork projects are immoral: Strongly Opposes topic 15
No opinion on topic 16:
More enforcement of the right to vote
(0 points on Social scale)
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Favors topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(+2 points on Social scale)
Met with Milosevic to negotiate release of captured airmen: Favors topic 17
Let Europe & Japan share more of defense burden: Neutral on topic 17
Endorsed self-determination for Palestinians: Favors topic 17
Mutual respect over gunboat diplomacy: Favors topic 17
Talk with all 22 nations in the Middle East: Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
We need Senate to pass a climate bill & end oil subsidies: Strongly Favors topic 18
3.2M green jobs that can't be shipped overseas: Favors topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(-3 points on Social scale)
Advocates for war on drugs: Strongly Favors topic 19
Crack vs. powder is black vs. white: Opposes topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Economic justice & fairness over efficiency: Strongly Favors topic 20

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Page last updated: Oct 14, 2014