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Susan Bysiewicz on Abortion
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  • Required "Plan B" contraception at Catholic hospitals. (Oct 2011)
  • Always protect a woman's right to choose. (Jul 2011)
Susan Bysiewicz on Budget & Economy
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  • Tax securities transactions $150B to fund mortgage relief. (May 2012)
Susan Bysiewicz on Civil Rights
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  • Same-sex couples deserve same rights as straight marrieds. (Apr 2012)
  • Require companies to pay women equally for equal work. (Jul 2011)
Susan Bysiewicz on Corporations
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  • Close Wall Street's hedge fund loophole. (May 2012)
  • Hold Wall Street accountable and end corporate welfare. (May 2012)
  • End corporate welfare & Bush tax cuts for wealthy. (Apr 2012)
  • Too few politicians fail to take on Wall Street. (Apr 2012)
  • End preferential tax treatment for hedge fund gains. (Mar 2012)
  • Use fees on selling securities to help under-water mortgages. (Mar 2012)
  • Small businesses are CT's economic engine. (Jan 2012)
Susan Bysiewicz on Crime
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Susan Bysiewicz on Drugs
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  • Never smoked marijuana. (Apr 2012)
Susan Bysiewicz on Education
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  • Hold colleges accountable for rising tuition. (May 2012)
  • Tie federal aid to schools' efforts to control tuition costs. (Apr 2012)
  • Improve our public schools as long-term job strategy. (Jul 2011)
Susan Bysiewicz on Energy & Oil
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  • Require energy buybacks from solar panels and windmills. (May 2012)
  • Security transactional tax to invest in green technology. (Mar 2012)
  • Build clean-energy industries and jobs. (Jul 2011)
Susan Bysiewicz on Environment
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Susan Bysiewicz on Families & Children
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Susan Bysiewicz on Foreign Policy
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  • Two-state solution in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. (May 2012)
Susan Bysiewicz on Free Trade
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  • Make changes to NAFTA; close loopholes to send jobs overseas. (May 2012)
  • Renegotiate NAFTA; it cost 1 million manufacturing jobs. (Mar 2012)
  • Free trade must be fair trade with good labor regs. (Sep 2011)
Susan Bysiewicz on Government Reform
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  • Repeal Citizens United; end loopholes for special interests. (May 2012)
  • Public financing for federal elections. (May 2012)
  • Open primaries & public financing for state elections. (Jul 2011)
Susan Bysiewicz on Gun Control
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Susan Bysiewicz on Health Care
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  • Many are just one bad medical test away from losing all. (Apr 2012)
  • Quality, affordable health care for every American. (Jul 2011)
Susan Bysiewicz on Homeland Security
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  • If we had a draft, Iraq & Afghan wars would be shorter. (May 2012)
  • Close bases overseas and bring troops home. (Mar 2012)
  • Maintain veterans' care; maintain New London sub base. (Jul 2011)
Susan Bysiewicz on Immigration
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  • Accountability pledge: ensure path to citizenship. (Apr 2012)
Susan Bysiewicz on Jobs
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  • Will create new manufacturing jobs in CT. (Jan 2012)
Susan Bysiewicz on Principles & Values
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Susan Bysiewicz on Social Security
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  • Fight to keep Social Security program intact and strong. (Sep 2011)
Susan Bysiewicz on Tax Reform
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  • Repeal Bush tax cuts and end corporate welfare. (Dec 2011)
Susan Bysiewicz on Technology
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Susan Bysiewicz on War & Peace
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  • War only as a last resort against Iran. (May 2012)
  • We should get troops out of Afghanistan yesterday. (Apr 2012)
  • Remove all troops from Iraq as soon as safely possible. (Jul 2011)
Susan Bysiewicz 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 right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Required "Plan B" contraception at Catholic hospitals: Favors topic 1
Always protect a woman's right to choose: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Require hiring more women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Require companies to pay women equally for equal work: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(+5 points on Social scale)
Same-sex couples deserve same rights as straight marrieds: Strongly Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 8:
Death Penalty
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 9:
Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 5:
More federal funding for health coverage
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Many are just one bad medical test away from losing all: Strongly Favors topic 5
Quality, affordable health care for every American: Strongly Favors topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Fight to keep Social Security program intact and strong: Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Parents choose schools via vouchers
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Improve our public schools as long-term job strategy: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Require energy buybacks from solar panels and windmills: Strongly Favors topic 18
Security transactional tax to invest in green technology: Strongly Favors topic 18
Build clean-energy industries and jobs: Strongly Favors topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(-3 points on Social scale)
Never smoked marijuana: Favors topic 19
No opinion on topic 20:
Allow churches to provide welfare services
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Make taxes more progressive
(-5 points on Economic scale)
End preferential tax treatment for hedge fund gains: Strongly Favors topic 11
Repeal Bush tax cuts and end corporate welfare: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(+5 points on Social scale)
End corporate welfare & Bush tax cuts for wealthy: Strongly Favors topic 12
Accountability pledge: ensure path to citizenship: Strongly Favors topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Make changes to NAFTA; close loopholes to send jobs overseas: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Renegotiate NAFTA; it cost 1 million manufacturing jobs: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Free trade must be fair trade with good labor regs: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Opposes topic 15:
Expand the armed forces
(+2 points on Social scale)
Close bases overseas and bring troops home: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Maintain veterans' care; maintain New London sub base: Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Repeal Citizens United; end loopholes for special interests: Favors topic 16
Public financing for federal elections: Strongly Favors topic 16
Open primaries & public financing for state elections: Strongly Favors topic 16
No opinion on topic 14:
The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 17:
US out of Iraq & Afghanistan
(+2 points on Social scale)
War only as a last resort against Iran: Favors topic 17
Remove all troops from Iraq as soon as safely possible: Favors topic 17

Susan Bysiewicz is a Populist-Leaning Liberal.
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