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ACLU on VoteMatch



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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Fetal rights don't override a woman's privacy right: Strongly Favors topic 1
Oppose abortion restrictions based on sex, race, disability: Strongly Favors topic 1
Fight ban on abortion when heartbeat is heard, at 6 weeks: Favors topic 1
Apply health equity: barriers affect low-income minorities: Strongly Favors topic 1
Let doctors tell truth: drug-induced abortion not reversible: Strongly Favors topic 1
Funding abortion avoids discrimination against poor women: Strongly Favors topic 1
Oppose new fees & inspections for abortion clinics: Strongly Favors topic 1
Title X is effective but needs much more funding: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
VAWA is effective in reducing domestic violence and stalking: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
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No discrimination for sexual orientation or gender identity: Strongly Favors topic 3
Fight to defend Supreme Court's same-sex marriage ruling: Strongly Favors topic 3
Religious objections to GLBT services same as 1960s racism: Strongly Favors topic 3
First Amendment doesn't include right to turn away LGBT: Strongly Favors topic 3
Gay marriage bans deny rights to loving & committed couples: Strongly Favors topic 3
Strongly Opposes topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(+5 points on Social scale)
Against school prayer even if called "inspirational message": Strongly Opposes topic 4
Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Sued Sheriff for failure to meet inmate health needs: Favors topic 5
Neutral on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
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Neutral on topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
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Oppose CO voucher system because it funds religious schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
Oppose private and religious school voucher programs: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Neutral on topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
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Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
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Chemical castration for sex offenders is unconstitutional: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Eliminating cash bail perpetuates racist system: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Death penalty is a broken process; abolish it nationwide: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Require unanimous jury for the death penalty: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Black Lives Matter and police don't need special protection: Strongly Opposes topic 9
End suspension of students for willful defiance of authority: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Oppose expanding death penalty in Virginia: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Neutral on topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
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Neutral on topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
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Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
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Opposed requiring local police to enforce immigration laws: Strongly Favors topic 12
No national emergency for a border wall: Opposes topic 12
Birthright citizenship is protected by the 14th amendment: Strongly Favors topic 12
No-Fly list against Muslims is unconstitutional: Strongly Favors topic 12
Let DREAMers join military, whether legal or not: Strongly Favors topic 12
Critical to let immigrants receive public assistance: Strongly Favors topic 12
Neutral on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
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Strongly Opposes topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
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Muslim ban cannot be reworked to be constitutional: Opposes topic 14
Injustice of Gitmo is costing us a fortune: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Neutral on topic 15:
Expand the military
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Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+2 points on Social scale)
Supported "no excuse" absentee voting bill: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Disallow checking citizenship papers to register to vote: Strongly Favors topic 16
Enforce voter registration despite Kansas contempt: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Sue states for arbitrary voter registration deadlines: Strongly Favors topic 16
Neighborhood districting increases minority representation: Strongly Favors topic 16
Censoring Citizens United would allow censoring a lot more: Opposes topic 16
Congressional term limits are unconstitutional: Opposes topic 16
Don't require "complete" ID on absentee ballots: Strongly Favors topic 16
Keep "Golden Week" for registration and early voting: Strongly Favors topic 16
Requiring voter ID means disenfranchisement: Opposes topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
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Unconstitutional for Trump to bomb Syria: Strongly Favors topic 17
Neutral on topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
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Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
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Drug prohibition means corruption, not an end to drug use: Opposes topic 19
A "drug free America" is not realistic; repeal prohibition: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Oppose mandatory drug testing of state employees: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Drug testing for welfare is ineffective and unconstitutional: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Neutral on topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
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ACLU is a Libertarian-Leaning Progressive
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Opinion Leaders on the Left:
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Green Party
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John F. Kennedy(President,1961-1963)
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Free Trade
Govt. Reform
Gun Control
Health Care
Homeland Security
Social Security
Tax Reform
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Page last updated: Apr 29, 2021