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ACLU on Abortion
Click here for 9 full quotes on Abortion OR other political leaders on Abortion.
  • Fetal rights don't override a woman's privacy right. (Feb 2020)
  • Oppose abortion restrictions based on sex, race, disability. (Mar 2019)
  • Fight ban on abortion when heartbeat is heard, at 6 weeks. (May 2018)
  • Apply health equity: barriers affect low-income minorities. (Aug 2017)
  • Let doctors tell truth: drug-induced abortion not reversible. (Jul 2016)
  • Funding abortion avoids discrimination against poor women. (Jan 2015)
  • Ultimately, a woman has the right to terminate her pregnancy. (Jan 2012)
  • Oppose new fees & inspections for abortion clinics. (Mar 2011)
  • Title X is effective but needs much more funding. (Jan 2007)
ACLU on Budget & Economy
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
ACLU on Civil Rights
Click here for 5 full quotes on Civil Rights OR other political leaders on Civil Rights.
  • Supported "no excuse" absentee voting bill. (Sep 2019)
  • Fight to defend Supreme Court's same-sex marriage ruling. (Feb 2019)
  • Religious objections to GLBT services same as 1960s racism. (May 2016)
  • First Amendment doesn't include right to turn away LGBT. (Jul 2015)
  • Gay marriage bans deny rights to loving & committed couples. (Dec 2013)
ACLU on Corporations
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
ACLU on Crime
Click here for 7 full quotes on Crime OR other political leaders on Crime.
  • Chemical castration for sex offenders is unconstitutional. (Jun 2019)
  • Eliminating cash bail perpetuates racist system. (Jan 2019)
  • Death penalty is a broken process; abolish it nationwide. (Aug 2018)
  • Require unanimous jury for the death penalty. (Apr 2017)
  • Black Lives Matter and police don't need special protection. (Jul 2016)
  • Oppose expanding death penalty in Virginia. (Apr 2007)
  • VAWA is effective in reducing domestic violence and stalking. (Jul 2005)
ACLU on Drugs
Click here for 4 full quotes on Drugs OR other political leaders on Drugs.
  • Drug prohibition means corruption, not an end to drug use. (Feb 2017)
  • A "drug free America" is not realistic; repeal prohibition. (Feb 2017)
  • Oppose mandatory drug testing of state employees. (Mar 2012)
  • Drug testing for welfare is ineffective and unconstitutional. (Mar 2012)
ACLU on Education
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  • End suspension of students for willful defiance of authority. (Oct 2014)
  • Oppose CO voucher system because it funds religious schools. (Mar 2013)
  • Against school prayer even if called "inspirational message". (Feb 2012)
  • Oppose private and religious school voucher programs. (Mar 2011)
ACLU on Energy & Oil
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
ACLU on Environment
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
ACLU on Families & Children
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ACLU on Foreign Policy
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  • Injustice of Gitmo is costing us a fortune. (Feb 2017)
ACLU on Free Trade
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
ACLU on Government Reform
Click here for 9 full quotes on Government Reform OR other political leaders on Government Reform.
  • Disallow checking citizenship papers to register to vote. (Jun 2018)
  • Enforce voter registration despite Kansas contempt. (Apr 2018)
  • Sue states for arbitrary voter registration deadlines. (Jul 2017)
  • Neighborhood districting increases minority representation. (Sep 2015)
  • Censoring Citizens United would allow censoring a lot more. (Jun 2015)
  • Congressional term limits are unconstitutional. (Nov 2014)
  • Don't require "complete" ID on absentee ballots. (Feb 2014)
  • Keep "Golden Week" for registration and early voting. (Feb 2014)
  • Requiring voter ID means disenfranchisement. (Jun 2011)
ACLU on Gun Control
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ACLU on Health Care
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  • Sued Sheriff for failure to meet inmate health needs. (Aug 2017)
ACLU on Homeland Security
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  • USA Freedom Act should be first small step of more reforms. (Jun 2015)
  • Require a warrant to get location info from cell phones. (Jul 2013)
ACLU on Immigration
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  • Opposed requiring local police to enforce immigration laws. (May 2019)
  • No national emergency for a border wall. (Feb 2019)
  • Birthright citizenship is protected by the 14th amendment. (Oct 2018)
  • Muslim ban cannot be reworked to be constitutional. (Mar 2017)
  • No-Fly list against Muslims is unconstitutional. (Nov 2014)
  • Let DREAMers join military, whether legal or not. (Jun 2011)
ACLU on Jobs
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  • No discrimination for sexual orientation or gender identity. (Jun 2020)
ACLU on Principles & Values
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  • FOIA request for Trump's Emoluments conflicts of interest. (Jan 2017)
ACLU on Social Security
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ACLU on Tax Reform
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ACLU on Technology
Click here for 2 full quotes on Technology OR other political leaders on Technology.
  • Access to broadband services for lower income families. (Feb 2017)
  • Voted NO on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
ACLU on War & Peace
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  • Unconstitutional for Trump to bomb Syria. (Apr 2017)
ACLU on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Critical to let immigrants receive public assistance. ()


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Fetal rights don't override a woman's privacy right: Strongly Favors topic 1
Oppose abortion restrictions based on sex, race, disability: Strongly Favors topic 1
Fight ban on abortion when heartbeat is heard, at 6 weeks: Favors topic 1
Apply health equity: barriers affect low-income minorities: Strongly Favors topic 1
Let doctors tell truth: drug-induced abortion not reversible: Strongly Favors topic 1
Funding abortion avoids discrimination against poor women: Strongly Favors topic 1
Oppose new fees & inspections for abortion clinics: Strongly Favors topic 1
Title X is effective but needs much more funding: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
VAWA is effective in reducing domestic violence and stalking: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
No discrimination for sexual orientation or gender identity: Strongly Favors topic 3
Fight to defend Supreme Court's same-sex marriage ruling: Strongly Favors topic 3
Religious objections to GLBT services same as 1960s racism: Strongly Favors topic 3
First Amendment doesn't include right to turn away LGBT: Strongly Favors topic 3
Gay marriage bans deny rights to loving & committed couples: Strongly Favors topic 3
Strongly Opposes topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(+5 points on Social scale)
Against school prayer even if called "inspirational message": Strongly Opposes topic 4
Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Sued Sheriff for failure to meet inmate health needs: Favors topic 5
Neutral on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(0 points on Economic scale)
Oppose CO voucher system because it funds religious schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
Oppose private and religious school voucher programs: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Neutral on topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+5 points on Social scale)
Chemical castration for sex offenders is unconstitutional: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Eliminating cash bail perpetuates racist system: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Death penalty is a broken process; abolish it nationwide: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Require unanimous jury for the death penalty: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Black Lives Matter and police don't need special protection: Strongly Opposes topic 9
End suspension of students for willful defiance of authority: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Oppose expanding death penalty in Virginia: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Neutral on topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Opposed requiring local police to enforce immigration laws: Strongly Favors topic 12
No national emergency for a border wall: Opposes topic 12
Birthright citizenship is protected by the 14th amendment: Strongly Favors topic 12
No-Fly list against Muslims is unconstitutional: Strongly Favors topic 12
Let DREAMers join military, whether legal or not: Strongly Favors topic 12
Critical to let immigrants receive public assistance: Strongly Favors topic 12
Neutral on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Muslim ban cannot be reworked to be constitutional: Opposes topic 14
Injustice of Gitmo is costing us a fortune: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Neutral on topic 15:
Expand the military
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+2 points on Social scale)
Supported "no excuse" absentee voting bill: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Disallow checking citizenship papers to register to vote: Strongly Favors topic 16
Enforce voter registration despite Kansas contempt: Strongly Opposes topic 16
Sue states for arbitrary voter registration deadlines: Strongly Favors topic 16
Neighborhood districting increases minority representation: Strongly Favors topic 16
Censoring Citizens United would allow censoring a lot more: Opposes topic 16
Congressional term limits are unconstitutional: Opposes topic 16
Don't require "complete" ID on absentee ballots: Strongly Favors topic 16
Keep "Golden Week" for registration and early voting: Strongly Favors topic 16
Requiring voter ID means disenfranchisement: Opposes topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+5 points on Social scale)
Unconstitutional for Trump to bomb Syria: Strongly Favors topic 17
Neutral on topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+5 points on Social scale)
Drug prohibition means corruption, not an end to drug use: Opposes topic 19
A "drug free America" is not realistic; repeal prohibition: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Oppose mandatory drug testing of state employees: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Drug testing for welfare is ineffective and unconstitutional: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Neutral on topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)

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