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Deborah Ross on Abortion
Click here for 2 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • All employers should cover contraceptives (no RFRA). (Oct 2018)
  • Allow ObamaCare state exchanges to provide abortion services. (May 2013)
Deborah Ross on Budget & Economy
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Deborah Ross on Civil Rights
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  • Transgender individuals use public bathrooms of their choice. (Oct 2018)
  • Introduced gender pay equity bill in state legislature. (Aug 2016)
  • Voted NO on a constitutional amendment to define marriage. (Sep 2011)
Deborah Ross on Corporations
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  • Corporations and wealthiest should pay their fair share. (Oct 2018)
Deborah Ross on Crime
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  • No incarceration for nonviolent misdemeanors. (Oct 2018)
  • Allow statistical race evidence in death penalty cases. (Jul 2012)
Deborah Ross on Drugs
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  • Supports medical marijuana. (Oct 2018)
Deborah Ross on Education
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  • Make first two years of community college free. (Oct 2018)
  • Ensure every child has access to quality education. (Nov 2015)
Deborah Ross on Energy & Oil
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  • Voted NO on horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracking. (Jul 2012)
Deborah Ross on Environment
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  • Rated 94% by the LCV, indicating anti-environment votes. (Dec 2011)
Deborah Ross on Families & Children
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Deborah Ross on Foreign Policy
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  • Work with Iran on nukes; work with allies on ISIS. (Oct 2018)
  • Approach threats in multilateral way, like Iran nuclear deal. (Aug 2016)
Deborah Ross on Free Trade
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  • Always against the TPP; we need to stop trade agreements. (Aug 2016)
Deborah Ross on Government Reform
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  • State House leader on ethics reform and election law. (Nov 2015)
  • Voted NO on shortening early voting period. (May 2011)
  • Establish one-stop registration and voting sites. (Mar 2007)
Deborah Ross on Gun Control
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  • Tried to block legislation that would allow concealed carry. (Aug 2016)
  • Supports commonsense gun safety and background checks. (Jun 2016)
  • Voted NO on concealed carry in restaurants and state parks. (Mar 2011)
Deborah Ross on Health Care
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  • Expand state Medicaid under ObamaCare. (Feb 2013)
Deborah Ross on Homeland Security
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  • Maintain a strong military & care for veterans. (Aug 2016)
Deborah Ross on Immigration
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  • Support the DREAM Act. (Oct 2018)
  • Support giving illegal immigrants a path to citizenship. (Feb 2016)
Deborah Ross on Jobs
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Deborah Ross on Principles & Values
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Deborah Ross on Social Security
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  • Government shouldn't cut nor privatize Social Security. (Jun 2016)
Deborah Ross on Tax Reform
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Deborah Ross on Technology
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  • Grow economy by rebuilding key infrastructure & mass transit. (Aug 2016)
Deborah Ross on War & Peace
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  • Committed to defeating ISIS, with our international partners. (Aug 2016)
Deborah Ross on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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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)
All employers should cover contraceptives (no RFRA): Strongly Favors topic 1
Allow ObamaCare state exchanges to provide abortion services: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Introduced gender pay equity bill in state legislature: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Transgender individuals use public bathrooms of their choice: Strongly Favors topic 3
Voted NO on a constitutional amendment to define marriage: Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Expand state Medicaid under ObamaCare: Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Government shouldn't cut nor privatize Social Security: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Ensure every child has access to quality education: Opposes topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 8:
Society bears cost of pollution
(-5 points on Social scale)
Rated 94% by the LCV, indicating anti-environment votes: Strongly Favors topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+5 points on Social scale)
No incarceration for nonviolent misdemeanors: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Allow statistical race evidence in death penalty cases: Opposes topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Tried to block legislation that would allow concealed carry: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Supports commonsense gun safety and background checks: Opposes topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Corporations and wealthiest should pay their fair share: Strongly Favors topic 11
Against raising taxes on the middle-class & working families: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Support the DREAM Act: Strongly Favors topic 12
Support giving illegal immigrants a path to citizenship: Strongly Favors topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Always against the TPP; we need to stop trade agreements: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Work with Iran on nukes; work with allies on ISIS: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Approach threats in multilateral way, like Iran nuclear deal: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Maintain a strong military & care for veterans: Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Voted NO on shortening early voting period: Strongly Favors topic 16
Establish one-stop registration and voting sites: Strongly Favors topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-3 points on Social scale)
Committed to defeating ISIS, with our international partners: Opposes topic 17
Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Voted NO on horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracking: Favors topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+2 points on Social scale)
Supports medical marijuana: Opposes topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Grow economy by rebuilding key infrastructure & mass transit: Strongly Favors topic 20

Deborah Ross is a Populist-Leaning Liberal.
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