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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Roe v. Wade is law of the land; should not be overturned: Strongly Favors topic 1
Ensure that abortion remains safe and legal: Strongly Favors topic 1
NARAL Endorsement: Has a 100% pro-choice record: Strongly Favors topic 1
Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services: Strongly Favors topic 1
Access safe, legal abortion without restrictions: Strongly Favors topic 1
Rated Funding abortion avoids discrimination against poor women: Strongly Favors topic 1
Rated Constitutional right to terminate pregnancy for health: Strongly Favors topic 1
Judicially liberal, according to CC survey: Favors topic 1
Pro-Planned Parenthood, according to CC survey: Strongly Favors topic 1
Anti-parental notification, according to CC survey: Favors topic 1
NO on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Republicans blocking bills to end pay discrimination: Favors topic 2
Constitutional Amendment for women's equal rights: Strongly Favors topic 2
Increase funding for occupational & physical therapy: Favors topic 2
More funding & services for victims of domestic violence: Strongly Favors topic 2
Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender: Strongly Favors topic 2
Voted YES on private lawsuits for school race discrimination: Favors topic 2
Ban discriminatory compensation; allow 2 years to sue: Favors topic 2
Stronger enforcement against gender-based pay discrimination: Favors topic 2
YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Voted for Equality Act, expanded Violence Against Women Act: Strongly Favors topic 3
Reverse past & present LGBTQ discrimination in military: Favors topic 3
Endorsement: One of LGBTQ community's strongest advocates: Strongly Favors topic 3
Navajo Equality endorsement; indigenous LGBTQ advocates: Strongly Favors topic 3
ENDA: prohibit employment discrimination for gays: Favors topic 3
Repeal Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell, and reinstate discharged gays: Favors topic 3
Prohibit sexual-identity discrimination at schools: Strongly Favors topic 3
Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools: Strongly Favors topic 3
Don't elevate gender identity as a protected class: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Let states recognize same sex marriage: Favors topic 3
Pro-transgender bathrooms, according to CC survey: Favors topic 3
YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes: Favors topic 3
Opposes topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(+2 points on Social scale)
Graded "A" by Center for Freethought Equality: Strongly Opposes topic 4
We should respect tribal sacred places: Favors topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Cancer diagnosis shouldn't lead to bankruptcy or home loss: Favors topic 5
Supports $100 million to expand children's healthcare: Favors topic 5
Increased funding for birth control and related services: Strongly Favors topic 5
Co-sponsor of Medicare for All: Strongly Favors topic 5
Universal health care: affordability, accessibility, quality: Strongly Favors topic 5
Establish a public insurance option via healthcare Exchanges: Strongly Favors topic 5
Sponsored merging Alzheimers diagnosis and care benefit: Favors topic 5
Rated GOP can't beat ObamaCare, so they pretend it's a "disaster": Strongly Favors topic 5
Expand the National Health Service Corps: Strongly Favors topic 5
NO on repealing the "Prevention and Public Health" slush fund: Strongly Favors topic 5
NO on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts: Favors topic 5
YES on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program: Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Rated 100% by ARA, indicating a pro-Trust Fund stance: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Sponsored extending subsidized federal student loan rates until 2015: Opposes topic 7
Rated No-strings-attached block grant will kill transparency: Opposes topic 7
Rated Oppose private and religious school voucher programs: Strongly Opposes topic 7
NO on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program: Strongly Opposes topic 7
YES on $40B for green public schools: Opposes topic 7
Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+2 points on Social scale)
Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements: Opposes topic 8
Regulate all dog breeders down to kennels of 50 dogs: Opposes topic 8
Prohibit invasive research on great apes: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Rated Voted NO on requiring limited GMO labeling: Favors topic 8
Rated Deregulating banks encourages discriminatory practices: Opposes topic 8
Rated Keep restrictive rules for predator control in Alaska: Strongly Opposes topic 8
YES on protecting free-roaming horses and burros: Opposes topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
Voted for George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020: Strongly Favors topic 9
End for-profit prisons, cash bail, mandatory minimums: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Hold opioid manufacturers accountable for role in epidemic: Strongly Favors topic 9
Sponsored evidence-based & proven prevention for street gangs: Opposes topic 9
First step: reduce recidivism & mass incarceration: Opposes topic 9
Rated 85% by the NAPO, indicating a tough-on-crime stance: Favors topic 9
Support law enforcement, according to CC survey: Favors topic 9
Let ex-cons apply freely, according to CC survey: Strongly Favors topic 9
Neutral on topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(0 points on Economic scale)
Endorsed by Everytown for Gun Safety for gun-sense majority: Strongly Opposes topic 10
No campaign money from NRA, nor other company lobbyists: Opposes topic 10
Extend waiting periods from 3 to 10 days: Favors topic 10
National cross-state standard for concealed carry: Strongly Favors topic 10
Teach kids Eddie Eagle GunSafe's lifesaving message: Favors topic 10
Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad: Favors topic 10
Require background check for every firearm sale and transfer: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Pro-gun rights, according to CC survey: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Sponsored bill for background checks for private transfers: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Voted against 2017 tax cuts as fiscally irresponsible: Strongly Favors topic 11
Minimum tax rate of 30% for those earning over $1 million: Strongly Favors topic 11
Rated Raising estate tax to 1990s level means $448B in new revenue: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Rated Reducing tax rates balloons federal deficit & cuts programs: Favors topic 11
Undo tax cuts, according to CC survey: Strongly Favors topic 11
Keep inheritance tax, according to CC survey: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Comprehensive immigration reform must be fair and just: Favors topic 12
Pathway to citizenship for DREAMers: Strongly Favors topic 12
Supports Comprehensive Immigration Reform: Strongly Favors topic 12
Opposes the Muslim and Refugee Ban: Strongly Favors topic 12
Rated Voted to legalize DREAMer immigrants via military service: Strongly Favors topic 12
Anti-border security, according to CC survey: Favors topic 12
Sponsored bill to disallow religion-based immigration ban: Strongly Favors topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Reckless trade wars have raised prices on everyday items: Favors topic 13
Review free trade agreements biennially for rights violation: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency: Opposes topic 13
$25B more loans from Export-Import Bank: Strongly Favors topic 13
Implement USMCA for improved North American trade: Strongly Favors topic 13
Rated 38% by the USAE, indicating support for trade sanctions: Opposes topic 13
Opposes topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Congress should reassert authority over foreign policy: Opposes topic 14
Rated Maintain World Bank funding as part of multilateralism: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Voted YES to monitor forced Uyghur labor in Xinjiang: Favors topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Key mission to fight for veterans access to health care: Favors topic 15
Rated Funding wars separately is gimmick against sequestration: Opposes topic 15
Rated Let NSF decide research grants, not Congress: Opposes topic 15
Secure the grid, according to CC survey: Strongly Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures: Strongly Favors topic 16
Establish 15 days of early voting in all states: Favors topic 16
No photo IDs to vote; they suppress the vote: Favors topic 16
Establish "My Voice Voucher" small campaign contributions: Strongly Favors topic 16
Public financing of federal campaigns by voter vouchers: Favors topic 16
No separate contribution limits for party activities: Favors topic 16
Statehood for the District of Columbia: Favors topic 16
Automatic voter registration for all citizens: Strongly Favors topic 16
Holiday on election day; revamp for easier voting access: Favors topic 16
Sponsored bill to expand voter registration and voter access: Strongly Favors topic 16
Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+2 points on Social scale)
War in Iraq was misguided; bring our troops home: Strongly Favors topic 17
Boycott & sanctions against Iran for terrorism & nukes: Opposes topic 17
Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Rated Voted NO on net neutrality: don't regulate the internet: Favors topic 17
Rated Respect sequestration on defense budget without gimmicks: Favors topic 17
Sponsored bill to remove US forces from Yemen: Strongly Favors topic 17
No military force against Iran without Congress approval: Strongly Favors topic 17
Pro-Israel, according to CC survey: Opposes topic 17
Sponsored resolution to repeal 2002 AUMF against Iraq: Strongly Favors topic 17
NO on removing US armed forces from Afghanistan: Strongly Opposes topic 17
NO on banning armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval: Opposes topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Change approach to minor non-violent marijuana arrests: Opposes topic 18
Invest in and expand renewable energy projects: Favors topic 18
Highest-ranking co-sponsor of the Green New Deal: Strongly Favors topic 18
Shift $ from oil company tax breaks to renewable development: Strongly Favors topic 18
Voted YES on banning offshore oil drilling in Gulf of Mexico: Strongly Favors topic 18
50% clean and carbon free electricity by 2030: Strongly Favors topic 18
Green New Deal: 10-year national mobilization: Favors topic 18
Voted YES to assist rural electric renewable energy: Favors topic 18
NO on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases: Favors topic 18
NO on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling: Strongly Favors topic 18
YES on enforcing limits on CO2 global warming pollution: Favors topic 18
YES on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program: Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+5 points on Social scale)
Co-sponsored federal decriminalization of marijuana bill: Opposes topic 19
Rated B by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Rated Voted NO on additional Drug War funding for synthetic drugs: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016: Favors topic 20
Voted YES on $900 billion COVID relief package: Favors topic 20
$1.9 trillion ARPA bill for COVID relief: Favors topic 20
NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached: Favors topic 20
YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending: Strongly Favors topic 20

Ben Ray Lujan is a Hard-Core Liberal
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