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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
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I believe in a woman's right to choose: Strongly Favors topic 1
Opposed Texas blocking abortions after 20 weeks: Strongly Favors topic 1
Allow abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Supports reparations commission, we need healing process: Favors topic 2
Supports commission investigating reparations for slavery: Strongly Favors topic 2
Chicano; Jewish; gay: common thread is marginalization: Strongly Favors topic 2
Too-tight credit market hurts minority home ownership: Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Protections for GLBTQ; benefits to same-sex partners: Favors topic 3
Signed onto the "Mayors for the Freedom to Marry" effort: Strongly Favors topic 3
Extend city benefits to same-sex domestic partners: Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
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Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
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US should be the healthiest nation: Strongly Favors topic 5
Medicare for all, but allow private insurance: Strongly Favors topic 5
Would tax the richest to fund Medicare for All: Strongly Favors topic 5
Medicare for all, paid for by tax on wealthy: Strongly Favors topic 5
Americans should not be on their own for health care: Strongly Favors topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
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Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Nationwide expansion of universal pre-K: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Invest in public schools, pre-K through higher ed: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Extended Pre-K education for needy kids: Opposes topic 7
Our most chronic problem is inequity in education: Favors topic 7
Money for education is investment, not charity: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
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We still need to find a long-term solution for nuclear waste: Opposes topic 8
Opposed golf course development to protect city's aquifer: Strongly Opposes topic 8
At HUD: $1 billion National Disaster Resilience Competition: Opposes topic 8
More funding for lead-safe regulations in low-income housing: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+5 points on Social scale)
We must face police violence against minorities: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Sensible gun laws, and address mental health issues: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Supports background checks at gun shows & assault weapon ban: Strongly Favors topic 10
Ban assault weapons: Strongly Favors topic 10
Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Senior/disabled property tax freeze favored wealthy: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Raise the top marginal tax rate; negotiate the numbers: Strongly Favors topic 11
Top earners & corporations must pay fair share: Strongly Favors topic 11
Top earners, corporations should pay "fair share": Strongly Favors topic 11
Stop taking from middle class & favoring the rich: Favors topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
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Reverse Muslim ban; Marshall Plan for Central America: Strongly Favors topic 12
Asylum seekers have the right to be heard: Strongly Favors topic 12
Treat immigration as civil, not criminal, issue: Strongly Favors topic 12
We can have compassion AND border security: Favors topic 12
Against funding border wall: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Compassion for refugees, pathway for those here: Strongly Favors topic 12
Secure the border by using technology, not a wall: Opposes topic 12
Support comprehensive immigration reform: Favors topic 12
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
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Protect American workers but take part in global economy: Opposes topic 13
Renegotiate NAFTA to protect workers & environment: Opposes topic 13
Renegotiate NAFTA: Opposes topic 13
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
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21st century Marshall Plan for Central and Latin America: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Rebuild alliances & reclaim role as world leader: Opposes topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
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Supported military expansion into cybersecurity: Strongly Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
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We need election security against foreign interference: Favors topic 16
1995: Studied overcoming minority voter disenfranchisement: Strongly Favors topic 16
Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
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Don't entangle ourselves in wars, but rebuild alliances: Strongly Favors topic 17
Opposed troops in Syria, but have to plan withdrawal: Favors topic 17
Withdraw US troops from Syria: Strongly Favors topic 17
Strengthen our relationship with allies to keep us safe: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
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Federally mandated price on carbon to spur renewables: Strongly Favors topic 18
Lower energy consumption in HUD-assisted housing: Strongly Favors topic 18
Cut carbon emissions; invest in renewable energy: Strongly Favors topic 18
Green Jobs Leadership Council: more solar; less coal: Strongly Favors topic 18
Supported both fossil fuel and green energy: Opposes topic 18
Rejoin the Paris Climate Treaty: Strongly Favors topic 18
Investments in mass transit could stimulate job creation: Favors topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
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Decriminalize and legalize marijuana: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Crack down on traffickers of dangerous drugs like fentanyl: Favors topic 19
Legalize and regulate marijuana; expunge criminal records: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
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ConnectHome: Support affordable housing: Favors topic 20
Property was taken from slaves, so pay reparations: Favors topic 20
Supported tax breaks to lure corporations: Strongly Favors topic 20

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