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Rocky Anderson on VoteMatch



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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
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Contraceptive services comprehensively provided, and free: Strongly Favors topic 1
Abortion is a woman's right: Strongly Favors topic 1
Leave abortion decision to those most intimately involved: Strongly Favors topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Lilly Ledbetter was a great beginning; now enforce it: Strongly Favors topic 2
Require companies to hire more women & minorities: Favors topic 2
Lack of affordable healthcare has decimated the middle class: No opin. on topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
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Same-sex domestic partnership benefits: Strongly Favors topic 3
Extend city health benefits to unmarried same-sex partners: Strongly Favors topic 3
Equal rights for gays and lesbians: Strongly Favors topic 3
Same-sex couples should be allowed to marry legally: Strongly Favors topic 3
Strongly Opposes topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
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Opposes teacher-led prayer in public schools: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Opposes churches providing welfare service: Opposes topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
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Just get the for-profit insurance companies out of the way: Strongly Favors topic 5
ObamaCare & RomneyCare are both "insurance companycare": Strongly Favors topic 5
Government should be sole payer, but not sole provider: Strongly Favors topic 5
More federal funding for health coverage: Strongly Favors topic 5
Need universal healthcare like every industrialized nation: Strongly Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
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Opposes privatizing Social Security: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
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Curriculums by national standards; with local flexibility: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Opposes parents choosing schools via vouchers: Opposes topic 7
Re-prioritize on education to keep up with rest of world: Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
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Natural resources should be mostly protected: Opposes topic 8
All buildings using city funds must be LEED-certified: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
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Strongly opposes the death penalty: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Strongly opposes mandatory sentencing laws: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
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Only reason for assault weapons is to kill people quickly: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Opposes absolute right to gun ownership: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Six-point plan to help curb gun violence: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
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Strongly supports progressive taxation: Strongly Favors topic 11
Massive tax favors to the very wealthiest is an obscenity: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
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Most illegal immigrants should be able to stay in the US: Favors topic 12
Supports illegal immigrants earning citizenship: Strongly Favors topic 12
Vibrant workers are welcome; roundups are hypocrisy: Strongly Favors topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
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Trade agreements responsible for sending jobs overseas: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Opposes expanding free trade: Strongly Opposes topic 13
More disincentives & safeguards in trade agreements: Opposes topic 13
No opinion on topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
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Strongly Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
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Opposes expanding the armed forces: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
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Stricter limits on political campaign funds: Strongly Favors topic 16
Polluting industries' campaign donations weaken the EPA: Favors topic 16
Limit individual donations to $100 a person: Strongly Favors topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
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We're a bully in the Mideast; no wonder they don't like us: Strongly Favors topic 17
We went into Libya without authorization from Congress: Strongly Favors topic 17
US out of Iraq & Afghanistan: Strongly Favors topic 17
Invasion and occupation of Iraq is unjustified: Strongly Favors topic 17
Iraq is a tragic unnecessary war: Strongly Favors topic 17
Congress should have stopped Bush's pre-emptive war: Strongly Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
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Strong investment in renewable energy like wind and solar: Strongly Favors topic 18
Replace coal & oil with alternatives: Strongly Favors topic 18
Those who push coal are the enemy: Strongly Favors topic 18
Goal of 21% GHG reduction by 2012; accomplished 31% in 2006: Strongly Favors topic 18
$9,000 solar array for Salt Palace Expansion: Strongly Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
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Opposes considering drug use immoral: Opposes topic 19
Treat drug abuse as a health matter, not a criminal matter: Strongly Opposes topic 19
No opinion on topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
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Big tax cuts just cause more record deficits: Favors topic 20
More spending cuts than tax increases: Opposes topic 20

Rocky Anderson is a Hard-Core Liberal
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Page last updated: Mar 25, 2021