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Cory Booker on Abortion
Click here for 6 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Fix Hobby Lobby: it's not about religious freedom. (Jul 2014)
  • Vigorously defend women's access to affordable birth control. (Nov 2013)
  • OpEd: In mainstream of NJ, supporting abortion rights. (Oct 2013)
  • No restrictions before viability; exceptions after viability. (Sep 2013)
  • Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services. (Nov 2013)
  • Access safe, legal abortion without restrictions. (Jan 2015)
Cory Booker on Budget & Economy
Click here for 6 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • We will not be able to cut our way out of the jobs crisis. (Nov 2013)
  • Paying your fair share isn't class warfare, it's patriotism. (Sep 2012)
  • Endorsed Gov. Christie's property tax agenda. (Jun 2012)
  • Replace spending with tax incentives to stimulate hiring. (Dec 2011)
  • Budget crisis: cut $60M in spending; cut municipal taxes. (Feb 2008)
  • Performance-based budgeting with no tax increases. (Feb 2002)
Cory Booker on Civil Rights
Click here for 10 full quotes on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights.
  • Creative civil rights activism revealed rampant injustice. (Feb 2016)
  • Black more likely to be suspended in school & jailed later. (Feb 2016)
  • Officiated same-sex marriage at first moment legally allowed. (Oct 2013)
  • Supports gay marriage: We are all equal under the law. (Oct 2013)
  • African-Americans & gays should both be equal under the law. (Oct 2013)
  • MLK's dream still demands work to do, after 50 years. (Aug 2013)
  • Equal marriage rights for same-sex couples are coming. (Jun 2010)
  • Until college, tolerated gays but was disgusted personally. (Apr 1992)
  • Growing up gay today is like growing up Black decades ago. (Apr 1992)
  • Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender. (Mar 2014)
Cory Booker on Corporations
Click here for 8 full quotes on Corporations OR background on Corporations.
  • SOAR Act: $25M for Startup Opportunity Accelerator. (Sep 2014)
  • Lower corporate tax rate & close loopholes. (Jul 2014)
  • Government procurement should promote women-owned business. (Nov 2013)
  • Fund minority businesses with KIVA microloans. (Oct 2013)
  • Attacks on private equity "nauseating". (Aug 2013)
  • Corporate campaign donors also helped rebuild Newark. (Dec 2012)
  • Predatory lending & unchecked avarice destabilized economy. (Sep 2012)
  • Supports Women, Minority and Small Business Assistance. (Mar 2011)
Cory Booker on Crime
Click here for 26 full quotes on Crime OR background on Crime.
  • 1960s cities had mostly white cops & mostly black majority. (Feb 2016)
  • Anti-recidivism funds much scanter than prison funds. (Feb 2016)
  • Police doesn't solve problem; they just attend to symptoms. (Feb 2016)
  • Reduced crime by helping prisoners coming home. (Feb 2016)
  • Theory of "broken windows" doesn't drive down crime. (Feb 2016)
  • Poor & minorities bear the brunt of policing practices. (Feb 2016)
  • Mass incarceration has failed. (Feb 2016)
  • Prison construction draws resources from other priorities. (Feb 2016)
  • Parks and green spaces are associated with safer communities. (Feb 2016)
  • Prisons grow irrespective of crime rates. (Apr 2015)
  • Real solution to crime is addressing poverty and education. (Jan 2014)
  • Incarceration isn't working; focus on preventing recidivism. (Nov 2013)
  • Increase the number of police in all neighborhoods. (Nov 2013)
  • Cut first responders due to economic downturn. (Nov 2013)
  • Bipartisan solution to reduce recidivism. (Aug 2013)
  • Ran off armed assailant: "Not in our city anymore!". (Dec 2012)
  • Got celebrities to donate cash for police equipment. (Dec 2012)
  • Long-term believer in "broken windows" theory. (May 2012)
  • Improve police data collection process & homicides dropped. (May 2012)
  • Prisoner re-entry is the new front line of civil rights. (May 2012)
  • $1,000 reward for crime tips leading to gun recovery. (Dec 2010)
  • Launch Fatherhood Center and pro-bono legal help for ex-cons. (Sep 2010)
  • Police overhaul to change cronyism, favoritism, and cynicism. (Sep 2010)
  • Applied "broken windows theory" in Newark policing. (Sep 2010)
  • ReLeSe: Pro bono legal services to ex-offenders. (Feb 2010)
  • Rated 9% by the NAPO, indicating a police-the-police stance. (Dec 2014)
Cory Booker on Drugs
Click here for 10 full quotes on Drugs OR background on Drugs.
  • Give addicts treatment instead of log sentences. (Feb 2016)
  • Drug war isn't waged in privileged communities. (Feb 2016)
  • Staged sit-in at urban housing to disrupt drug trade. (Feb 2016)
  • Minorities imprisoned for drugs at 6 times rate for whites. (Apr 2015)
  • End mandatory sentencing for nonviolent drug offenders. (Apr 2015)
  • The drug war is an abject failure. (Jan 2014)
  • The war on drugs has failed; support medical marijuana. (Jul 2012)
  • Never attracted to drink and drugs, even as teenager. (Sep 2010)
  • Community courts for minor crimes like drug possession. (Feb 2009)
  • Rated B+ by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance. (Nov 2016)
Cory Booker on Education
Click here for 18 full quotes on Education OR background on Education.
  • Urban school districts are beholden to public worker union. (Sep 2015)
  • Star fundraiser for Democrats for Education Reform. (Sep 2015)
  • Ensure that college tuition is not a long-term burden. (Nov 2013)
  • Pre-school for 3-year-olds; more teacher empowerment. (Nov 2013)
  • Fundamental right to high quality public education. (Nov 2013)
  • Newark Workshops got $1.3M in Pell Grants. (Nov 2013)
  • Supports "Race to the Top" education reform. (Aug 2013)
  • Supports school voucher proposal, like other Democrats. (Aug 2013)
  • Brother runs a charter school in inner-city Memphis. (Dec 2012)
  • Arranged $100M school grant from Facebook founder Zuckerberg. (Jun 2012)
  • Supports school vouchers. (May 2012)
  • 2010: Appointed to oversee $100M donation to Newark schools. (Feb 2011)
  • OpEd: $100M gift to Newark schools was a publicity sellout. (Feb 2011)
  • Supervises Newark schools by gubernatorial appointment. (Feb 2011)
  • $120 million for "Teachers Village" where educators live. (Sep 2010)
  • Founded the Newark Charter School Fund. (Feb 2010)
  • Charters & alternatives for persistently failing schools. (May 2009)
  • Vouchers and charters can work in inner cities. (Feb 2001)
Cory Booker on Energy & Oil
Click here for 11 full quotes on Energy & Oil OR background on Energy & Oil.
  • Support existing nuclear power by pricing carbon. (Jun 2016)
  • Climate change requires American leadership. (Dec 2015)
  • Ice-melt is literally creating climate refugees. (Dec 2015)
  • Rejoin Greenhouse Gas Initiative under Clean Power Plan. (Jun 2014)
  • Treat carbon pollution like mercury and particle pollution. (Jun 2014)
  • Sustainability programs: slow growth of carbon footprint. (Nov 2013)
  • Eliminate unfair subsidies for oil and ga. (Nov 2013)
  • Has never taken a public position on a carbon tax. (Aug 2013)
  • Weatherize of 450 homes; free for seniors. (Feb 2010)
  • Create green economy with lower carbon output. (Nov 2008)
  • 50% clean and carbon free electricity by 2030. (Mar 2016)
Cory Booker on Environment
Click here for 13 full quotes on Environment OR background on Environment.
  • Rated 100% on all animal welfare ratings. (Dec 2016)
  • Vegetarian since 1992; vegan since 2014. (Feb 2016)
  • Passaic River poisoned because it was cheaper for business. (Feb 2016)
  • Dumping pollutants into rivers externalizes costs. (Feb 2016)
  • Trees reduce erosion & increase property values. (Feb 2016)
  • Green space; green housing; green jobs. (Nov 2013)
  • 2003: Neighborhood development instead of new sports arena. (May 2012)
  • Vegetarian because of environmental impact of eating meat. (Sep 2010)
  • GreenSpaces: public-private partnership for city parks. (Apr 2010)
  • Work with Urban Environmental Institute on solar technology. (Feb 2010)
  • Save our environment while creating jobs and wealth. (Feb 2009)
  • Require labeling genetically engineered food. (Jul 2014)
  • Endorsed Endorsed by LCV; supports conservation efforts. (Aug 2014)
Cory Booker on Families & Children
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  • Society struggles without paid family leave. (Feb 2016)
  • Job-protected time off for bereavement and illness. (Feb 2016)
Cory Booker on Foreign Policy
Click here for 6 full quotes on Foreign Policy OR background on Foreign Policy.
  • Fund the life-saving work done by diplomats. (Mar 2017)
  • Trump would denigrate relationships with Muslim countries. (Jul 2016)
  • Where Israel's security is at stake, so is America's. (Nov 2013)
  • Development funds via international organizations for Africa. (Nov 2013)
  • Robust diplomacy and international development. (Nov 2013)
  • No head in the sand; but no global police. (Oct 2013)
Cory Booker on Free Trade
Click here for 5 full quotes on Free Trade OR background on Free Trade.
  • No fast-track for Trans-Pacific Partnership. (May 2015)
  • African trade makes stable countries & good for our security. (Nov 2013)
  • China cheats via currency manipulation & IP theft. (Nov 2013)
  • China is engaging in unfair trade practices. (Aug 2013)
  • $25B more loans from Export-Import Bank. (Apr 2015)
Cory Booker on Government Reform
Click here for 8 full quotes on Government Reform OR background on Government Reform.
  • Declined lavish perks as Newark City Councilor. (Feb 2016)
  • Seek common ground to achieve transformative change. (Feb 2016)
  • Founding principle: make laws open to public debate. (Nov 2013)
  • Threat to voting rights in America remains very real. (Nov 2013)
  • Campaign PAC money shouldn't speak louder than people. (Sep 2012)
  • Make it harder for wealthy to influence politicians. (Feb 2002)
  • Matching fund for small donors, with debate requirements. (Mar 2014)
  • Automatic voter registration for all citizens. (Apr 2015)
Cory Booker on Gun Control
Click here for 7 full quotes on Gun Control OR background on Gun Control.
  • Prohibit firearms to suspected terrorists. (Jun 2016)
  • $1,000 reward for tip on illegal weapons. (Feb 2016)
  • Common sense gun reform on day one. (Jul 2014)
  • More background checks & gun trace data. (Jul 2014)
  • Criminal gun runners shouldn't have Second Amendment rights. (Oct 2013)
  • Insane to carry concealed loaded weapons cross-state. (Oct 2011)
  • Coalition "Mayors Against Illegal Guns"; Keep state laws. (Oct 2011)
Cory Booker on Health Care
Click here for 7 full quotes on Health Care OR background on Health Care.
  • Ok to consider single-payer, but I'm not behind it. (Mar 2017)
  • Repealing ObamaCare hurts working-class. (Mar 2017)
  • ObamaCare is a vital step in the right direction. (Nov 2013)
  • ObamaCare needs to be improved, but is helping people now. (Oct 2013)
  • Control healthcare cost; no comment on single-payer. (Aug 2013)
  • We need a national solution and also local solutions. (Feb 2009)
  • Newark Rx: affordable medications for uninsured Newarkers. (Feb 2009)
Cory Booker on Homeland Security
Click here for 5 full quotes on Homeland Security OR background on Homeland Security.
  • Form National Guard Cyber Protection Team. (Nov 2014)
  • Maintain the strongest military force in the world. (Nov 2013)
  • Irresponsible to spend on irrelevant weapon systems. (Nov 2013)
  • Public oversight needed for NSA domestic spying. (Oct 2013)
  • Incentives to train & hire troops returning home. (Sep 2012)
Cory Booker on Immigration
Click here for 4 full quotes on Immigration OR background on Immigration.
  • Welcome Syrian refugees and fight any bans. (Nov 2015)
  • Blocking the DREAM Act is crazy; it's how we built America. (Dec 2010)
  • Against involving city police in immigration matters. (Aug 2007)
  • Provide lawyers and evidence for children being deported. (Feb 2016)
Cory Booker on Jobs
Click here for 9 full quotes on Jobs OR background on Jobs.
  • Fair wage jumpstarts consumer spending and creates jobs. (Apr 2017)
  • $1,000 tax credit for job-training apprenticeships. (Apr 2014)
  • Great Recession decreased hourly wages overall. (Nov 2013)
  • Gender wage gap problematic; minority wage gap worse. (Nov 2013)
  • 1/3 of all NJ development is in Newark, where only 3% live. (Aug 2013)
  • 2002 campaign: unemployment & housing hasn't improved. (May 2012)
  • Passed laws on prevailing wage & large-scale firings. (Feb 2008)
  • Held over 100 Job Fairs to employ local residents. (Feb 2002)
  • Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016. (Jan 2014)
Cory Booker on Principles & Values
Click here for 11 full quotes on Principles & Values OR background on Principles & Values.
  • Even those with no religion are entitled to rights. (Jul 2016)
  • Raised in only black family in segregated neighborhood. (Feb 2016)
  • After law school, worked with non-profits for city kids. (Feb 2016)
  • Father raised in 1930s colored funeral home. (Feb 2016)
  • First African-American senator from New Jersey. (Oct 2013)
  • Money to cities is ok: we're one state with one destiny. (Oct 2013)
  • Vegetarian, non-smoker, non-drinker, but over-eater. (Dec 2012)
  • Grew up in Harrington Park; commuted from Newark to Yale. (May 2012)
  • Won with rainbow coalition, but softest support among blacks. (May 2012)
  • Show your religion in how you treat other people. (Apr 2012)
  • I believe in Newark as the city of opportunity. (Feb 2008)
Cory Booker on Social Security
Click here for 4 full quotes on Social Security OR background on Social Security.
  • COLA adjustments needed for retirement plans. (Apr 2017)
  • Opposes raising the retirement age for several decades. (Aug 2014)
  • Don't raise retirement age, except maybe for young workers. (Aug 2013)
  • Opposes raising retirement age; expand entitlements. (Aug 2013)
Cory Booker on Tax Reform
Click here for 2 full quotes on Tax Reform OR background on Tax Reform.
  • Raise taxes because quick fix of cuts wasn't enough. (Jul 2011)
  • One-time building sale, plus tax increase, to balance budget. (Feb 2010)
Cory Booker on Technology
Click here for 9 full quotes on Technology OR background on Technology.
  • Prison construction draws resources from other priorities. (Feb 2016)
  • We can't afford to ignore aging infrastructure anymore. (Mar 2015)
  • Fix crumbling rail & road with National Infrastructure Bank. (Jul 2014)
  • Invest in Next-Gen air traffic; broadband, and smart grid. (Jul 2014)
  • Protect critical infrastructure from cyberattack. (Nov 2013)
  • Technology empowers individuals but creates diverse threats. (Nov 2013)
  • Millionaire from Silicon Valley-funded tech startup. (Aug 2013)
  • Businesses realize a return on our infrastructure investment. (Sep 2012)
  • Teach City Council to read spreadsheets, then pass budget. (May 2012)
Cory Booker on War & Peace
Click here for 3 full quotes on War & Peace OR background on War & Peace.
  • All options on the table with Iran, including military. (Nov 2013)
  • Direct military intervention in Syria only as last resort. (Aug 2013)
  • We're spending billions on a war based on unjust pretenses. (Aug 2008)
Cory Booker on Welfare & Poverty
Click here for 9 full quotes on Welfare & Poverty OR background on Welfare & Poverty.
  • Newark got disproportionate share of dumps & jails. (Feb 2016)
  • Post-WWII policy of redlining forced racially-biased housing. (Feb 2016)
  • Post-WWII policy of redlining forced racially-biased housing. (Feb 2016)
  • Expand EITC to more families & to job grants. (Jun 2014)
  • Increase EITC collections with public-private partnerships. (Oct 2013)
  • Resided in housing project after law school, to help tenants. (Dec 2012)
  • 2011: Founded PAC to support urban-issue candidates. (May 2012)
  • Assist beneficiaries with earned income tax credit. (Feb 2008)
  • Force landlords to provide heat to residents. (Feb 2002)


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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Fix Hobby Lobby: it's not about religious freedom: Favors topic 1
Vigorously defend women's access to affordable birth control: Strongly Favors topic 1
OpEd: In mainstream of NJ, supporting abortion rights: Favors topic 1
No restrictions before viability; exceptions after viability: Favors topic 1
Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services: Strongly Favors topic 1
Access safe, legal abortion without restrictions: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Creative civil rights activism revealed rampant injustice: Strongly Favors topic 2
Black more likely to be suspended in school & jailed later: Strongly Favors topic 2
Raised in only black family in segregated neighborhood: Favors topic 2
Post-WWII policy of redlining forced racially-biased housing: Strongly Favors topic 2
Government procurement should promote women-owned business: Strongly Favors topic 2
Gender wage gap problematic; minority wage gap worse: Strongly Favors topic 2
First African-American senator from New Jersey: Favors topic 2
Fund minority businesses with KIVA microloans: Favors topic 2
Prisoner re-entry is the new front line of civil rights: Favors topic 2
Supports Women, Minority and Small Business Assistance: Strongly Favors topic 2
Until college, tolerated gays but was disgusted personally: Opposes topic 2
Growing up gay today is like growing up Black decades ago: Strongly Favors topic 2
Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender: Strongly Favors topic 2
Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+2 points on Social scale)
Officiated same-sex marriage at first moment legally allowed: Strongly Favors topic 3
Supports gay marriage: We are all equal under the law: Strongly Favors topic 3
African-Americans & gays should both be equal under the law: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Equal marriage rights for same-sex couples are coming: Strongly Favors topic 3
Strongly Opposes topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(+5 points on Social scale)
Even those with no religion are entitled to rights: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Resided in housing project after law school, to help tenants: Opposes topic 4
Show your religion in how you treat other people: Opposes topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Ok to consider single-payer, but I'm not behind it: Opposes topic 5
Repealing ObamaCare hurts working-class: Strongly Favors topic 5
ObamaCare is a vital step in the right direction: Strongly Favors topic 5
ObamaCare needs to be improved, but is helping people now: Strongly Favors topic 5
Control healthcare cost; no comment on single-payer: Favors topic 5
We need a national solution and also local solutions: Favors topic 5
Newark Rx: affordable medications for uninsured Newarkers: Strongly Favors topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
COLA adjustments needed for retirement plans: Opposes topic 6
Opposes raising the retirement age for several decades: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Don't raise retirement age, except maybe for young workers: Favors topic 6
Opposes raising retirement age; expand entitlements: Opposes topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Urban school districts are beholden to public worker union: Favors topic 7
Star fundraiser for Democrats for Education Reform: Favors topic 7
Pre-school for 3-year-olds; more teacher empowerment: Favors topic 7
Fundamental right to high quality public education: Strongly Favors topic 7
Supports "Race to the Top" education reform: Favors topic 7
Supports school voucher proposal, like other Democrats: Strongly Favors topic 7
Brother runs a charter school in inner-city Memphis: Favors topic 7
Supports school vouchers: Strongly Favors topic 7
Charters & alternatives for persistently failing schools: Favors topic 7
Vouchers and charters can work in inner cities: Favors topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Society bears cost of pollution
(+5 points on Social scale)
Rated 100% on all animal welfare ratings: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Parks and green spaces are associated with safer communities: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Vegetarian since 1992; vegan since 2014: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Passaic River poisoned because it was cheaper for business: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Dumping pollutants into rivers externalizes costs: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Trees reduce erosion & increase property values: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Green space; green housing; green jobs: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Businesses realize a return on our infrastructure investment: Opposes topic 8
Vegetarian because of environmental impact of eating meat: Strongly Opposes topic 8
GreenSpaces: public-private partnership for city parks: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Save our environment while creating jobs and wealth: Opposes topic 8
Require labeling genetically engineered food: Opposes topic 8
Endorsed Endorsed by LCV; supports conservation efforts: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+2 points on Social scale)
1960s cities had mostly white cops & mostly black majority: Opposes topic 9
Anti-recidivism funds much scanter than prison funds: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Police doesn't solve problem; they just attend to symptoms: Favors topic 9
Reduced crime by helping prisoners coming home: Opposes topic 9
Theory of "broken windows" doesn't drive down crime: Strongly Favors topic 9
Poor & minorities bear the brunt of policing practices: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Mass incarceration has failed: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Prison construction draws resources from other priorities: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Prisons grow irrespective of crime rates: Opposes topic 9
Incarceration isn't working; focus on preventing recidivism: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Increase the number of police in all neighborhoods: Strongly Favors topic 9
Ran off armed assailant: "Not in our city anymore!": Favors topic 9
Got celebrities to donate cash for police equipment: Favors topic 9
Long-term believer in "broken windows" theory: Favors topic 9
Launch Fatherhood Center and pro-bono legal help for ex-cons: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Applied "broken windows theory" in Newark policing: Favors topic 9
ReLeSe: Pro bono legal services to ex-offenders: Opposes topic 9
Rated 9% by the NAPO, indicating a police-the-police stance: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Prohibit firearms to suspected terrorists: Strongly Opposes topic 10
$1,000 reward for tip on illegal weapons: Opposes topic 10
Common sense gun reform on day one: Strongly Opposes topic 10
More background checks & gun trace data: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Criminal gun runners shouldn't have Second Amendment rights: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Insane to carry concealed loaded weapons cross-state: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Coalition "Mayors Against Illegal Guns"; Keep state laws: Strongly Opposes topic 10
$1,000 reward for crime tips leading to gun recovery: Favors topic 10
Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Lower corporate tax rate & close loopholes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Replace spending with tax incentives to stimulate hiring: Opposes topic 11
Raise taxes because quick fix of cuts wasn't enough: Favors topic 11
One-time building sale, plus tax increase, to balance budget: Favors topic 11
Budget crisis: cut $60M in spending; cut municipal taxes: Opposes topic 11
Assist beneficiaries with earned income tax credit: Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Welcome Syrian refugees and fight any bans: Strongly Favors topic 12
Blocking the DREAM Act is crazy; it's how we built America: Strongly Favors topic 12
Against involving city police in immigration matters: Strongly Favors topic 12
Against involving city police in immigration matters: Favors topic 12
Provide lawyers and evidence for children being deported: Favors topic 12
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-3 points on Economic scale)
No fast-track for Trans-Pacific Partnership: Strongly Opposes topic 13
African trade makes stable countries & good for our security: Strongly Favors topic 13
China cheats via currency manipulation & IP theft: Strongly Opposes topic 13
China is engaging in unfair trade practices: Opposes topic 13
$25B more loans from Export-Import Bank: Strongly Favors topic 13
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Fund the life-saving work done by diplomats: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Trump would denigrate relationships with Muslim countries: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Where Israel's security is at stake, so is America's: Favors topic 14
Development funds via international organizations for Africa: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Robust diplomacy and international development: Strongly Opposes topic 14
No head in the sand; but no global police: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Form National Guard Cyber Protection Team: Favors topic 15
Maintain the strongest military force in the world: Strongly Favors topic 15
Irresponsible to spend on irrelevant weapon systems: Opposes topic 15
Technology empowers individuals but creates diverse threats: Favors topic 15
Incentives to train & hire troops returning home: Opposes topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Declined lavish perks as Newark City Councilor: Favors topic 16
Founding principle: make laws open to public debate: Favors topic 16
Threat to voting rights in America remains very real: Strongly Favors topic 16
Campaign PAC money shouldn't speak louder than people: Strongly Favors topic 16
Make it harder for wealthy to influence politicians: Strongly Favors topic 16
Matching fund for small donors, with debate requirements: Favors topic 16
Automatic voter registration for all citizens: Strongly Favors topic 16
Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+2 points on Social scale)
All options on the table with Iran, including military: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Direct military intervention in Syria only as last resort: Favors topic 17
We're spending billions on a war based on unjust pretenses: Strongly Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Support existing nuclear power by pricing carbon: Neutral on topic 18
Climate change requires American leadership: Strongly Favors topic 18
Ice-melt is literally creating climate refugees: Favors topic 18
Rejoin Greenhouse Gas Initiative under Clean Power Plan: Favors topic 18
Treat carbon pollution like mercury and particle pollution: Strongly Favors topic 18
Sustainability programs: slow growth of carbon footprint: Favors topic 18
Eliminate unfair subsidies for oil and ga: Strongly Favors topic 18
Has never taken a public position on a carbon tax: Neutral on topic 18
Create green economy with lower carbon output: Strongly Favors topic 18
50% clean and carbon free electricity by 2030: Strongly Favors topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+2 points on Social scale)
Give addicts treatment instead of log sentences: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Drug war isn't waged in privileged communities: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Staged sit-in at urban housing to disrupt drug trade: Strongly Favors topic 19
Minorities imprisoned for drugs at 6 times rate for whites: Opposes topic 19
End mandatory sentencing for nonviolent drug offenders: Strongly Opposes topic 19
The war on drugs has failed; support medical marijuana: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Never attracted to drink and drugs, even as teenager: Favors topic 19
Community courts for minor crimes like drug possession: Opposes topic 19
Rated B+ by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-3 points on Economic scale)
We can't afford to ignore aging infrastructure anymore: Favors topic 20
SOAR Act: $25M for Startup Opportunity Accelerator: Strongly Favors topic 20
We will not be able to cut our way out of the jobs crisis: Strongly Opposes topic 20
Raise taxes because quick fix of cuts wasn't enough: Favors topic 20
One-time building sale, plus tax increase, to balance budget: Favors topic 20
Performance-based budgeting with no tax increases: Opposes topic 20
Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016: Favors topic 20

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