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Gretchen Whitmer on VoteMatch



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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Don't make partial-birth abortion a criminal offense: Strongly Favors topic 1
No insurance riders to get an abortion covered: Strongly Favors topic 1
Will stop anti-choice legislation: Strongly Favors topic 1
Support Planned Parenthood: Strongly Favors topic 1
End 24-hour waiting period; fund Planned Parenthood: Strongly Favors topic 1
Spoke of being raped in opposing "rape insurance" bill: Strongly Favors topic 1
Abortion clinics deemed "essential" during pandemic shutdown: Favors topic 1
Republicans want felony convictions of doctors and nurses: Strongly Favors topic 1
Vote yes on Proposal 3 to protect Roe v. Wade rights: Strongly Favors topic 1
Let's repeal our extreme 1931 law banning abortion: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Guarantee equal pay for equal work: Strongly Favors topic 2
Apply affirmative action to state hiring and state colleges: Strongly Favors topic 2
When women thrive, we all thrive: Strongly Favors topic 2
Fight urban poverty, end racial disparities in employment: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Support transgender and LGBTQ+ rights
(+5 points on Social scale)
Expand civil rights laws: Strongly Favors topic 3
Yes to civil unions or same-sex marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
2013: repeal Michigan's same-sex marriage ban: Strongly Favors topic 3
Fought for same-sex adoptions and domestic partner benefits: Strongly Favors topic 3
Let's repeal outdated laws restricting who you can marry: Strongly Favors topic 3
Favors topic 4:
America was founded on Christian values
(-3 points on Social scale)
Coronavirus: Exempt places of worship, no jurisdiction: Favors topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Extend postpartum care from 60 days to a full year: Favors topic 5
No mandatory COVID vaccine for children: Opposes topic 5
Require insurers to treat autism like other conditions: Strongly Favors topic 5
Support Medicaid expansion: Strongly Favors topic 5
No work requirements for Medicaid; expand it instead: Strongly Favors topic 5
Fund Planned Parenthood, improve rural access to care: Strongly Favors topic 5
Dems plan to expand health care, GOP wants to take it away: Strongly Favors topic 5
Be nimble, follow the science, be smart on reopening: Favors topic 5
Expand coverage for insulin; and coverage for mental health: Strongly Favors topic 5
Coronavirus: Widespread testing is fundamental & crucial: Strongly Favors topic 5
COVID-19 restrictions were aggressive and necessary: Neutral on topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Get rid of the state's Retirement Tax: Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Invest in education; hold charters accountable: Opposes topic 7
More funding for teachers, school buildings, & Head Start: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Opposes vouchers: Stop the dismantling of public education: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Double down on investment in early literacy: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Students are preparing for jobs that don't even exist today: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Our economy demands every child has a great public education: Strongly Opposes topic 7
No tax credits for donations for private school scholarships: Strongly Opposes topic 7
A free, public preschool education for every 4-year-old: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Sending a message LOUD and CLEAR: we support our teachers: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Businesses have a right to pollute
(+5 points on Social scale)
Environmental policy based on science: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Preserve open space; clean up contaminated sites: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Michigan is defined by water; up to us to protect it: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+5 points on Social scale)
Cleaned up County Prosecutor office after a sex scandal: Opposes topic 9
Prioritize rehabilitation efforts for first-time offenders: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Your bank account should not determine justice you receive: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Strengthen gun laws: safety locks & background checks: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Universal background checks; ban assault-style weapons: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Allow cities and towns to enact laws regarding knives: Strongly Opposes topic 10
We need red-flag laws and requirement for secure gun storage: Strongly Opposes topic 10
It's time for commonsense action to reduce gun violence: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Shift tax burden to corporations: Strongly Favors topic 11
Trump tax cuts help only millionaires & billionaires: Strongly Favors topic 11
Repeal retirement tax; restore Earned Income Tax Credit: Favors topic 11
Lower the retirement tax; expand Working Families Tax Credit: Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Protect DREAMers from deportation; offer path to citizenship: Strongly Favors topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Renegotiate trade deals, but no tariffs on China: Opposes topic 13
Important to continue traveling to Israel to support trade: Strongly Favors topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Stay away from the UN & Globalism
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Supports anti-boycott bill against anti-Israel BDS movement: Favors topic 14
My fellow Michiganders, we live in a special place: Strongly Favors topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Peace through Strength
(-3 points on Social scale)
We should be ashamed for neglecting veterans' needs: Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Ensure overseas ballots from service members are counted: Strongly Favors topic 16
No photo ID for absentee voting: Strongly Favors topic 16
Promote universal voter access: Strongly Favors topic 16
Opposes gerrymandering; opposes voter ID: Strongly Favors topic 16
Encouraging people to vote by mail: Strongly Favors topic 16
Oppose laws perpetuating "Big Lie" of rigged election: Strongly Favors topic 16
Expand voting rights, protect election workers: Strongly Favors topic 16
No opinion on topic 17:
Stay out of foreign wars
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Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Promote increased use of alternative fuel technology: Strongly Favors topic 18
Oppose withdrawal from Paris Climate Accord: Strongly Favors topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+2 points on Social scale)
Addicts need treatment, not punishment: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Voted NO on medical marijuana: Favors topic 19
Supports marijuana legalization for adult recreational use: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Invest in treatment courts to treat addiction: Favors topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Most important metric is rising family income: Favors topic 20
If economy doesn't work for working people, it doesn't work: Strongly Favors topic 20
Incredibly dangerous to say that states declare bankruptcy: Favors topic 20
Sustainable funding for our economic development efforts: Strongly Favors topic 20
$1.4 billion to build or rehabilitate nearly 10,000 homes: Strongly Favors topic 20
Government can help small business thrive: Strongly Favors topic 20
Set up an Innovation Fund to invest in high-growth startups: Strongly Favors topic 20
Expand right to overtime to tens of thousands of workers: Favors topic 20
Fix the Damn Roads: Michiganders need to get to jobs: Strongly Favors topic 20
Proposing $2500 electric vehicle rebate for families: Strongly Favors topic 20
More public transit and benefits thru TANF program: Favors topic 20

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