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Howie Hawkins on VoteMatch

Green Challenger

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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Supports reproductive freedom: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Reparations for African-Americans slavery: Strongly Favors topic 2
Continue affirmative action programs: Strongly Favors topic 2
End racial profiling: Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Amend Civil Rights Act to include LGBTQIA+: Strongly Favors topic 3
Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws: Strongly Favors topic 3
Opposes topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(+2 points on Social scale)
Expand public works to guarantee an adequate income: Opposes topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
National health service controlled by community: Strongly Favors topic 5
Supports Universal Medicare: Strongly Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Universal Social Security via Basic Income Grants: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Lifelong, tuition free public education at any age: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Guarantee a quality education to everyone: Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+5 points on Social scale)
Convert corporate agribusiness to organic agriculture: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Environmental collapse follows from capitalist system: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Strengthen environmental regulation and enforcement: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+2 points on Social scale)
Impeach Trump Now: Strongly Favors topic 9
End the carceral surveillance state: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Opposes mandatory sentencing: Strongly Opposes topic 9
End the death penalty: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Background checks, ban assault weapons, "red flag" law: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Strengthen existing federal gun restrictions: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Better to tax the rich than borrow and pay interest to them: Strongly Favors topic 11
Graduated wealth tax & graduated estate tax: Strongly Favors topic 11
Local property taxes upstate are the highest in the nation: Opposes topic 11
Simple, steeply progressive wealth & income taxes: Strongly Favors topic 11
Shift to progressively-graduated income and wealth taxes: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Demand open borders where movement between nations is free: Strongly Favors topic 12
Supports path to citizenship: Strongly Favors topic 12
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Trade agreements must benefit workers, protect environment: Favors topic 13
Repeal NAFTA & CAFTA: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Oppose US military intervention for regime change: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Endless war follows from capitalist competition: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Support the UN; oppose the Cuban embargo: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Strongly Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
(+5 points on Social scale)
Cut military budget 75%; withdraw from 800 foreign bases: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Convert arms monopolies to nonprofit public enterprises: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Halve defense spending & use funds domestically: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Voter suppression policies need to be reversed: Strongly Favors topic 16
Third parties force issues neglected by major parties: Strongly Favors topic 16
Broadcast debates for all ballot-qualified candidates: Favors topic 16
Supports publicly financed campaigns: Strongly Favors topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+5 points on Social scale)
Goal: complete global nuclear disarmament: Strongly Favors topic 17
Immediate and unconditional withdrawal from Iraq: Strongly Favors topic 17
Replace Middle East occupation with peace: Favors topic 17
End the War in Iraq: Strongly Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
100% Clean Energy by 2030, rebuild manufacturing: Strongly Favors topic 18
Prioritize rail over cars and trucks: Strongly Favors topic 18
Socialize Big Oil; reinvest in renewables: Strongly Favors topic 18
I'm the original Green New Dealer, since 2010: Strongly Favors topic 18
Shut down nuclear energy: Strongly Favors topic 18
Solar-Based Renewable Energy: Strongly Favors topic 18
More mass transportation, and fuel cell cars: Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+5 points on Social scale)
Drug abuse treatment should be available on demand: Opposes topic 19
Big Pharma pushes addictive opioids for profit: Opposes topic 19
End the “War on Drugs”: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Build affordable housing & universal rent control: Strongly Favors topic 20
Increase social services while decreasing military & police: Strongly Favors topic 20

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Sen.Michael Bennet (D-CO)
V.P.Joe Biden (D-DE)
Mayor Mike Bloomberg (I-NYC)
Gov.Steve Bullock (D-MT)
Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D-IN)
Sen.Cory Booker (D-NJ)
Secy.Julian Castro (D-TX)
Rep.John Delaney (D-MD)
Rep.Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI)
Sen.Kamala Harris (D-CA)
Sen.Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
Mayor Wayne Messam (D-FL)
Gov.Deval Patrick (D-MA)
Sen.Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Adm.Joe Sestak (D-PA)
CEO Tom Steyer (D-CA)
Sen.Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)
Marianne Williamson (D-CA)
CEO Andrew Yang (D-NY)

2020 GOP and Independent Candidates:
Rep.Justin Amash (Libertarian-MI)
CEO Don Blankenship (Constitution-WV)
Howie Hawkins (Green-NY)
V.P.Mike Pence (R-IN)
Pres.Donald Trump (R-NY)
V.C.Arvin Vohra (Libertarian-MD)
Rep.Joe Walsh (R-IL)
Gov.Bill Weld (R-MA&NY)

2020 Withdrawn Candidates:
State Rep.Stacey Abrams (D-GA)
Mayor Bill de Blasio (D-NYC)
Sen.Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
Sen.Mike Gravel (D-AK)
Gov.John Hickenlooper (D-CO)
Gov.Larry Hogan (R-MD)
Gov.Jay Inslee (D-WA)
Gov.John Kasich (R-OH)
Rep.Seth Moulton (D-MA)
Rep.Beto O`Rourke (D-TX)
Rep.Tim Ryan (D-CA)
Gov.Mark Sanford (R-SC)
CEO Howard Schultz (I-WA)
Rep.Eric Swalwell (D-CA)

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Page last updated: Dec 16, 2019