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Gina Raimondo on Abortion
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  • Supports law allowing for late term abortions. (Jan 2021)
  • Signed bill codifying abortion protections. (Jun 2019)
Gina Raimondo on Budget & Economy
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  • We've made it easier to do business in Rhode Island. (Jan 2020)
  • Put line-item veto on the ballot. (Jan 2020)
  • Investing in job training, incentives helped business. (Jul 2018)
Gina Raimondo on Civil Rights
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  • Signs law helping gay veterans get state and local benefits. (Nov 2019)
  • Signed Pride Month proclamation, defying local bishop. (Jun 2019)
  • Ban conversion therapy for minors. (Aug 2017)
  • Fight for pay equity for working women. (Nov 2014)
Gina Raimondo on Corporations
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  • Rhode Island Innovation Institute: bring back manufacturing. (Nov 2014)
Gina Raimondo on Crime
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  • Evidence-based approach to parole is being smart on crime. (Oct 2017)
  • Tackle human trafficking and strip clubs. (Nov 2014)
Gina Raimondo on Drugs
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  • Legalize marijuana, since we're surrounded by legal states. (Jan 2019)
  • Jobs and insurance, to combat addiction. (Jan 2018)
  • Address substance use disorders outside of emergency rooms. (Feb 2016)
  • Rated B+ by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance. (Nov 2016)
Gina Raimondo on Education
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  • Made community college tuition free before most states. (Feb 2021)
  • Additional $30 million to support schools statewide. (Jan 2020)
  • Make scholarships for community college permanent. (Jan 2020)
  • Replace freeze with major investment repairing schools. (Jan 2019)
  • More pre-K classrooms; free community college. (Jan 2018)
  • Major investment to repair crumbling schools. (Jan 2018)
  • PrepareRI Dual Enrollment: free tuition for high schoolers. (Jan 2017)
  • All-day kindergarten for all; computers in every school. (Jan 2017)
  • Treat teachers as professionals; rebuild school classrooms. (Nov 2014)
Gina Raimondo on Energy & Oil
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  • First state to be 100% renewable energy by end of decade. (Jan 2020)
  • Green energy means jobs. (Jan 2018)
  • Be most collaborative and aggressive state on wind energy. (Dec 2016)
  • Make R.I. a model for climate change preparedness. (Nov 2014)
  • Create state "Green Bank" for clean energy financing. (Nov 2014)
Gina Raimondo on Environment
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  • 66% increase in green jobs--good for business. (Jan 2019)
  • Coordinated marketing effort to promote R.I. tourism. (Nov 2014)
Gina Raimondo on Families & Children
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  • Passed paid sick leave; improved child care. (Jan 2019)
  • Pass modern, common-sense paid sick leave laws. (Jan 2017)
Gina Raimondo on Foreign Policy
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Gina Raimondo on Free Trade
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  • In Israel for economic development mission. (Nov 2019)
  • Support long-term reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank. (Apr 2015)
Gina Raimondo on Government Reform
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  • Rhode Island Supreme Court now multiracial, majority female. (Feb 2021)
  • Made RI ninth state to enact automatic voter registration. (Jul 2017)
  • Allow online voter registration. (Mar 2016)
Gina Raimondo on Gun Control
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  • Pushed for a permanent ban on 3D-printed guns. (Jan 2021)
  • Close loopholes; ban assault weapons. (Jan 2020)
  • Ban all firearms from public school buildings and grounds. (Aug 2018)
  • Enact common-sense gun control measures. (Nov 2014)
  • States for Gun Safety: fill void left by no Federal policy. (Feb 2018)
Gina Raimondo on Health Care
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  • COVID: civil liability immunity for hospitals, nursing homes. (Dec 2020)
  • Privatized & cut budgets for Medicaid. (Dec 2020)
  • Almost 97% insurance rate through state health exchange. (Jan 2020)
  • Reinvent Medicaid: expand and improve access. (Feb 2016)
Gina Raimondo on Homeland Security
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  • Close deficit, boost budget of RI Veterans Home. (Jan 2020)
  • At least 3% of contracts to go to veteran-owned companies. (Jan 2020)
  • Honor and support our veteran population, including housing. (Nov 2014)
Gina Raimondo on Immigration
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  • COVID: Get tested; no immigration officials at testing sites. (Apr 2020)
  • Driver's licenses for DREAMers, pathway for citizenship. (Jun 2018)
  • Opposes deporting DREAMers. (Jan 2018)
  • Help settle Syrian refugees. (Nov 2015)
Gina Raimondo on Jobs
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  • Raise minimum wage; expand earned income tax credit. (Jan 2020)
  • Training for changing job market. (Jan 2019)
  • Touts unemployment rate of 4.3%, lowest rate since 2001. (Aug 2018)
  • Give everyone chance for dignified work at a decent wage. (Jan 2017)
  • Raise minimum wage to $9.60 per hour. (Jun 2015)
  • Pair CCRI with local businesses for job training. (Nov 2014)
Gina Raimondo on Principles & Values
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  • To young women: look within; summon courage to lead. (Feb 2021)
  • Remove "Providence Plantations" from state documents. (Jun 2020)
  • Granddaughter of Italian immigrants; lifelong Rhode Islander. (Oct 2018)
  • Your family and faith will always be there. (May 2016)
Gina Raimondo on Social Security
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  • Reformed state pension program, raised retirement age. (Jan 2021)
  • Moved workers from state pensions to 401(k)-like plans. (Sep 2018)
  • Cut tax on Social Security payments. (Jan 2018)
  • Get most state retirees a cost of living increase. (Jan 2017)
Gina Raimondo on Tax Reform
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  • Cut car tax & unemployment insurance tax. (Jan 2020)
  • OpEd: Raimondo wants tax increases. (Dec 2019)
  • Reduced the corporate minimum tax. (Jan 2017)
  • Cut car tax by at least 30%. (Jan 2017)
Gina Raimondo on Technology
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  • Fixed roads and bridges; now let's do public transportation. (Jan 2020)
  • RhodeWorks: fix highways ad 12n0 bridges. (Jan 2017)
  • Sustainable funds for RIPTA; revolving funds for roads. (Nov 2014)
Gina Raimondo on War & Peace
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Gina Raimondo on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Create dedicated funding stream to build new housing. (Jan 2020)


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)
Supports law allowing for late term abortions: Strongly Favors topic 1
Signed bill codifying abortion protections: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Rhode Island Supreme Court now multiracial, majority female: Strongly Favors topic 2
Fight for pay equity for working women: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Signs law helping gay veterans get state and local benefits: Strongly Favors topic 3
Signed Pride Month proclamation, defying local bishop: Strongly Favors topic 3
Ban conversion therapy for minors: Strongly Favors topic 3
Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-3 points on Social scale)
Your family and faith will always be there: Favors topic 4
No opinion on topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(0 points on Economic scale)
COVID: civil liability immunity for hospitals, nursing homes: Opposes topic 5
Privatized & cut budgets for Medicaid: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Almost 97% insurance rate through state health exchange: Favors topic 5
Reinvent Medicaid: expand and improve access: Strongly Favors topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Reformed state pension program, raised retirement age: Favors topic 6
Moved workers from state pensions to 401(k)-like plans: Favors topic 6
Cut tax on Social Security payments: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Get most state retirees a cost of living increase: Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Made community college tuition free before most states: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Additional $30 million to support schools statewide: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Replace freeze with major investment repairing schools: Strongly Opposes topic 7
More pre-K classrooms; free community college: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Major investment to repair crumbling schools: Strongly Opposes topic 7
All-day kindergarten for all; computers in every school: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Treat teachers as professionals; rebuild school classrooms: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+5 points on Social scale)
66% increase in green jobs--good for business: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Coordinated marketing effort to promote R.I. tourism: Opposes topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+2 points on Social scale)
Evidence-based approach to parole is being smart on crime: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Tackle human trafficking and strip clubs: Favors topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Pushed for a permanent ban on 3D-printed guns: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Close loopholes; ban assault weapons: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Ban all firearms from public school buildings and grounds: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Enact common-sense gun control measures: Strongly Opposes topic 10
States for Gun Safety: fill void left by no Federal policy: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Cut car tax & unemployment insurance tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
OpEd: Raimondo wants tax increases: Favors topic 11
Reduced the corporate minimum tax: Opposes topic 11
Cut car tax by at least 30%: Opposes topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
COVID: Get tested; no immigration officials at testing sites: Strongly Favors topic 12
Driver's licenses for DREAMers, pathway for citizenship: Strongly Favors topic 12
Opposes deporting DREAMers: Strongly Favors topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
In Israel for economic development mission: Strongly Favors topic 13
Support long-term reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank: Strongly Favors topic 13
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Help settle Syrian refugees: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Close deficit, boost budget of RI Veterans Home: Favors topic 15
At least 3% of contracts to go to veteran-owned companies: Favors topic 15
Honor and support our veteran population, including housing: Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Made RI ninth state to enact automatic voter registration: Strongly Favors topic 16
Allow online voter registration: Favors topic 16
No opinion on topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
First state to be 100% renewable energy by end of decade: Strongly Favors topic 18
Green energy means jobs: Strongly Favors topic 18
Be most collaborative and aggressive state on wind energy: Strongly Favors topic 18
Make R.I. a model for climate change preparedness: Favors topic 18
Create state "Green Bank" for clean energy financing: Strongly Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+5 points on Social scale)
Legalize marijuana, since we're surrounded by legal states: Opposes topic 19
Jobs and insurance, to combat addiction: Opposes topic 19
Address substance use disorders outside of emergency rooms: Opposes topic 19
Rated B+ by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
We've made it easier to do business in Rhode Island: Strongly Favors topic 20
Create dedicated funding stream to build new housing: Strongly Favors topic 20
Training for changing job market: Favors topic 20
Touts unemployment rate of 4.3%, lowest rate since 2001: Favors topic 20
Investing in job training, incentives helped business: Strongly Favors topic 20
Rhode Island Innovation Institute: bring back manufacturing: Strongly Favors topic 20
Pair CCRI with local businesses for job training: Favors topic 20
Sustainable funds for RIPTA; revolving funds for roads: Favors topic 20

Gina Raimondo is a Libertarian-Leaning Progressive
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