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Green Party 2008 Presidential Candidate Questionnaire
Presidential Candidate Questionnaire
This questionnaire has been designed to give registered
Greens and Green Party members an opportunity to learn about the contenders for the 2008 Green Party
Presidential Nomination. Return of this
questionnaire is part of the process for being considered formally recognized by the party as a candidate
for the Green Party nomination.
|OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)|
Cynthia McKinney: Consistent supporter of reproductive rights.
Cynthia McKinney: Supports human embryonic stem cell research.
Ralph Nader: Supports NOW’s agenda on Reproductive Rights.
Ralph Nader: Supports stem cell research.
Cynthia McKinney: Keep affirmative action in college admissions.
Cynthia McKinney: Supports gay adoptions.
Cynthia McKinney: US companies abide by environment & labor standards overseas.
Ralph Nader: Instrumental in food safety laws as well as auto safety.
Ralph Nader: Instrumental in Consumer Product Safety Act and related laws.
Cynthia McKinney: Replace death penalty with life imprisonment.
Ralph Nader: Opposed 1996 expansion of the federal death penalty.
Cynthia McKinney: Legalize medical marijuana & needle exchanges.
Ralph Nader: The drug war has failed, despite $50B annually.
Energy & Oil|
Cynthia McKinney: Declare US carbon-free and nuclear-free.
Cynthia McKinney: Implement Kyoto; raise CAFE; oppose drilling ANWR.
Ralph Nader: It is time to break our addiction to fossil fuels.
Ralph Nader: End subsidies of entrenched oil, nuclear, & coal interests.
Ralph Nader: Instrumental in establishing EPA, CAA, and CWA.
Cynthia McKinney: Close the School of the Americas.
Cynthia McKinney: Targeted by AIPAC for opposing Israeli occupation.
Ralph Nader: US should be the world’s humanitarian superpower.
Cynthia McKinney: No Fast Track; no MFN for China; no WTO; no CAFTA.
Ralph Nader: In anti-globalization book, “The Case Against Free Trade”.
Ralph Nader: WTO makes trade supreme over labor, environment & consumers.
Cynthia McKinney: Long been a supporter of publicly financed elections.
Ralph Nader: For fair ballot access and fair debate access.
Cynthia McKinney: Supports single-payer universal health care.
Ralph Nader: Single-payer health care plan over for-profit care.
Cynthia McKinney: Maintain habeas corpus; oppose Patriot Act.
Ralph Nader: Solving Palestinian-Israeli conflict would reduce terrorism.
Ralph Nader: End secret detentions & restore civil liberties.
Cynthia McKinney: No skilled worker visas; but no border fence either.
Ralph Nader: Address immigration as part of worldwide economic justice.
Ralph Nader: H1B visas in US cause “brain drain” in Third World.
Cynthia McKinney: Authored a living wage bill.
Ralph Nader: Supports a living wage of at least $10 an hour.
Principles & Values|
Cynthia McKinney: Running to institutionalize Green Party & Ten Key Values.
War & Peace|
Cynthia McKinney: Cut funding for wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Ralph Nader: Rapid and responsible withdrawal of US military from Iraq.
Ralph Nader: Stop saber rattling against Iran; start negotiating.
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