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Rocky Anderson on Abortion
Click here for 3 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Contraceptive services comprehensively provided, and free. (Oct 2012)
  • Abortion is a woman's right. (Feb 2012)
  • Leave abortion decision to those most intimately involved. (May 1996)
Rocky Anderson on Budget & Economy
Click here for 2 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • More spending cuts than tax increases. (Feb 2012)
  • Persistent fiscal responsibility to balance budget. (Jan 2007)
Rocky Anderson on Civil Rights
Click here for 6 full quotes on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights.
  • Lilly Ledbetter was a great beginning; now enforce it. (Oct 2012)
  • Require companies to hire more women & minorities. (Feb 2012)
  • Same-sex domestic partnership benefits. (Feb 2012)
  • Extend city health benefits to unmarried same-sex partners. (Nov 2005)
  • Equal rights for gays and lesbians. (Dec 1997)
  • Same-sex couples should be allowed to marry legally. (Feb 2012)
Rocky Anderson on Corporations
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  • Break up too-big-to-fail banks & prosecute Wall Street fraud. (Oct 2012)
  • End the legal concept of corporate "personhood". (Feb 2012)
Rocky Anderson on Crime
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  • Strongly opposes the death penalty. (Feb 2012)
  • Strongly opposes mandatory sentencing laws. (Feb 2012)
Rocky Anderson on Drugs
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  • Opposes considering drug use immoral. (Feb 2012)
  • Treat drug abuse as a health matter, not a criminal matter. (Dec 2011)
Rocky Anderson on Education
Click here for 4 full quotes on Education OR background on Education.
  • Curriculums by national standards; with local flexibility. (Feb 2012)
  • Opposes teacher-led prayer in public schools. (Feb 2012)
  • Opposes parents choosing schools via vouchers. (Feb 2012)
  • Re-prioritize on education to keep up with rest of world. (Dec 2011)
Rocky Anderson on Energy & Oil
Click here for 6 full quotes on Energy & Oil OR background on Energy & Oil.
  • Strong investment in renewable energy like wind and solar. (Feb 2012)
  • Replace coal & oil with alternatives. (Feb 2012)
  • Those who push coal are the enemy. (Dec 2009)
  • Goal of 21% GHG reduction by 2012; accomplished 31% in 2006. (Feb 2007)
  • All buildings using city funds must be LEED-certified. (Feb 2007)
  • $9,000 solar array for Salt Palace Expansion. (Sep 2006)
Rocky Anderson on Environment
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  • Natural resources should be mostly protected. (Feb 2012)
  • Polluting industries' campaign donations weaken the EPA. (Dec 2011)
  • As mayor, national model in reducing resource use. (Apr 2007)
Rocky Anderson on Families & Children
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Rocky Anderson on Foreign Policy
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  • Build relationships instead of imperialist foreign policy. (Oct 2012)
  • The US should always listen to other countries. (Feb 2012)
Rocky Anderson on Free Trade
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  • Opposes expanding free trade. (Feb 2012)
  • More disincentives & safeguards in trade agreements. (Dec 2011)
Rocky Anderson on Government Reform
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  • Stricter limits on political campaign funds. (Feb 2012)
  • Limit individual donations to $100 a person. (Dec 2011)
Rocky Anderson on Gun Control
Click here for 3 full quotes on Gun Control OR background on Gun Control.
  • Only reason for assault weapons is to kill people quickly. (Oct 2012)
  • Opposes absolute right to gun ownership. (Feb 2012)
  • Six-point plan to help curb gun violence. (Sep 2004)
Rocky Anderson on Health Care
Click here for 7 full quotes on Health Care OR background on Health Care.
  • Congress caved in to the for-profit insurance industry. (Oct 2012)
  • Just get the for-profit insurance companies out of the way. (Oct 2012)
  • ObamaCare & RomneyCare are both "insurance companycare". (Oct 2012)
  • Government should be sole payer, but not sole provider. (Feb 2012)
  • More federal funding for health coverage. (Feb 2012)
  • Need universal healthcare like every industrialized nation. (Dec 2011)
  • Lack of affordable healthcare has decimated the middle class. (Nov 2011)
Rocky Anderson on Homeland Security
Click here for 9 full quotes on Homeland Security OR background on Homeland Security.
  • Reduce our own nuclear weapons before we call on others to. (Oct 2012)
  • Unneeded military programs to bring home bacon: It's treason. (Oct 2012)
  • Bipartisan corporatism and militarism expands war budgets. (Oct 2012)
  • Citizens are worried about being safe FROM our government. (Oct 2012)
  • The Patriot Act harms civil liberties. (Feb 2012)
  • Opposes expanding the armed forces. (Feb 2012)
  • Repeal the PATRIOT Act. (Dec 2011)
  • No "disappearances"; accountability for war criminals. (Nov 2011)
  • Fundamental patriotism to impeach Bush and Cheney. (Apr 2007)
Rocky Anderson on Immigration
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  • Government and corporations have colluded on immigrant jobs. (Oct 2012)
  • Most illegal immigrants should be able to stay in the US. (Feb 2012)
  • Supports illegal immigrants earning citizenship. (Feb 2012)
  • We need major overhaul of our immigration laws. (Jul 2006)
  • Vibrant workers are welcome; roundups are hypocrisy. (Dec 2001)
Rocky Anderson on Jobs
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  • Trade agreements responsible for sending jobs overseas. (Oct 2012)
  • Raise minimum wage to $10.55 an hour, to stimulate economy. (Oct 2012)
  • Strong labor movement crucial to thriving middle class. (Oct 2012)
Rocky Anderson on Local Issues
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Rocky Anderson on Principles & Values
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  • Economic justice, social justice, & environmental justice. (Oct 2012)
  • US should keep building and adapting for the future. (Feb 2012)
Rocky Anderson on Social Security
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  • Payroll tax is as regressive a tax as known to mankind. (Oct 2012)
  • Opposes privatizing Social Security. (Feb 2012)
Rocky Anderson on Tax Reform
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  • Big tax cuts just cause more record deficits. (Oct 2012)
  • Strongly supports progressive taxation. (Feb 2012)
  • Massive tax favors to the very wealthiest is an obscenity. (Dec 2011)
Rocky Anderson on Technology
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  • Put 20 million to work on deteriorating infrastructure. (Oct 2012)
Rocky Anderson on War & Peace
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  • We're a bully in the Mideast; no wonder they don't like us. (Oct 2012)
  • Work with Russia on peaceful resolution in Syria. (Oct 2012)
  • Crippling sanctions hurt the people of Iran who sympathize. (Oct 2012)
  • We went into Libya without authorization from Congress. (Oct 2012)
  • US out of Iraq & Afghanistan. (Feb 2012)
  • Invasion and occupation of Iraq is unjustified. (Jan 2007)
  • Iraq is a tragic unnecessary war. (Sep 2006)
  • Congress should have stopped Bush's pre-emptive war. (Sep 2006)
Rocky Anderson on Welfare & Poverty
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  • There is so much more work to be done onpoverty. (Oct 2012)
  • Opposes churches providing welfare service. (Feb 2012)


VoteMatch Responses
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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)
Contraceptive services comprehensively provided, and free: Strongly Favors topic 1
Abortion is a woman's right: Strongly Favors topic 1
Leave abortion decision to those most intimately involved: Strongly Favors topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Lilly Ledbetter was a great beginning; now enforce it: Strongly Favors topic 2
Require companies to hire more women & minorities: Favors topic 2
Lack of affordable healthcare has decimated the middle class: No opin. on topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits: Strongly Favors topic 3
Extend city health benefits to unmarried same-sex partners: Strongly Favors topic 3
Equal rights for gays and lesbians: Strongly Favors topic 3
Same-sex couples should be allowed to marry legally: Strongly Favors topic 3
Strongly Opposes topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(+5 points on Social scale)
Opposes teacher-led prayer in public schools: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Opposes churches providing welfare service: Opposes topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Just get the for-profit insurance companies out of the way: Strongly Favors topic 5
ObamaCare & RomneyCare are both "insurance companycare": Strongly Favors topic 5
Government should be sole payer, but not sole provider: Strongly Favors topic 5
More federal funding for health coverage: Strongly Favors topic 5
Need universal healthcare like every industrialized nation: Strongly Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Opposes privatizing Social Security: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Curriculums by national standards; with local flexibility: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Opposes parents choosing schools via vouchers: Opposes topic 7
Re-prioritize on education to keep up with rest of world: Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Clean air and water are property rights
(-5 points on Social scale)
Natural resources should be mostly protected: Opposes topic 8
All buildings using city funds must be LEED-certified: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+5 points on Social scale)
Strongly opposes the death penalty: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Strongly opposes mandatory sentencing laws: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Only reason for assault weapons is to kill people quickly: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Opposes absolute right to gun ownership: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Six-point plan to help curb gun violence: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Strongly supports progressive taxation: Strongly Favors topic 11
Massive tax favors to the very wealthiest is an obscenity: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Most illegal immigrants should be able to stay in the US: Favors topic 12
Supports illegal immigrants earning citizenship: Strongly Favors topic 12
Vibrant workers are welcome; roundups are hypocrisy: Strongly Favors topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Trade agreements responsible for sending jobs overseas: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Opposes expanding free trade: Strongly Opposes topic 13
More disincentives & safeguards in trade agreements: Opposes topic 13
No opinion on topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
(+5 points on Social scale)
Opposes expanding the armed forces: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on voting rights
(-5 points on Social scale)
Stricter limits on political campaign funds: Strongly Favors topic 16
Polluting industries' campaign donations weaken the EPA: Favors topic 16
Limit individual donations to $100 a person: Strongly Favors topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(+5 points on Social scale)
We're a bully in the Mideast; no wonder they don't like us: Strongly Favors topic 17
We went into Libya without authorization from Congress: Strongly Favors topic 17
US out of Iraq & Afghanistan: Strongly Favors topic 17
Invasion and occupation of Iraq is unjustified: Strongly Favors topic 17
Iraq is a tragic unnecessary war: Strongly Favors topic 17
Congress should have stopped Bush's pre-emptive war: Strongly Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Strong investment in renewable energy like wind and solar: Strongly Favors topic 18
Replace coal & oil with alternatives: Strongly Favors topic 18
Those who push coal are the enemy: Strongly Favors topic 18
Goal of 21% GHG reduction by 2012; accomplished 31% in 2006: Strongly Favors topic 18
$9,000 solar array for Salt Palace Expansion: Strongly Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(+5 points on Social scale)
Opposes considering drug use immoral: Opposes topic 19
Treat drug abuse as a health matter, not a criminal matter: Strongly Opposes topic 19
No opinion on topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(0 points on Economic scale)
Big tax cuts just cause more record deficits: Favors topic 20
More spending cuts than tax increases: Opposes topic 20

Rocky Anderson is a Hard-Core Liberal.
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