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Tom Steyer on Abortion
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  • Pro-choice is a litmus test for all support. (Aug 2017)
Tom Steyer on Budget & Economy
Click here for 2 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR other candidates on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • Require Rainy Day budget stabilization in state constitution. (Jul 2019)
  • Trump's $1T deficit is historic fiscal mismanagement. (Feb 2018)
Tom Steyer on Civil Rights
Click here for 3 full quotes on Civil Rights OR other candidates on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights.
  • Tell Congress that we need our 5 basic rights. (Jul 2019)
  • Fight racial disparities in our criminal justice system. (Jul 2019)
  • African-Americans waited for centuries for civil rights. (Mar 2018)
Tom Steyer on Corporations
Click here for 5 full quotes on Corporations OR other candidates on Corporations OR background on Corporations.
  • US government & Trump have been corrupted by corporate money. (Jul 2019)
  • Big-money interests are committed to stopping progress. (Jul 2019)
  • AdWatch: put people before corporations. (Jul 2019)
  • Supported 2012 income tax increase for multistate businesses. (Jul 2019)
  • Trump puts corporate interests ahead of people's interests. (Mar 2017)
Tom Steyer on Crime
Click here for 5 full quotes on Crime OR other candidates on Crime OR background on Crime.
  • Transgendered hate crimes: unequivocally prosecute severely. (Oct 2019)
  • Regrets Farallon's $34M investment in corporate prisons. (Jul 2019)
  • More parole opportunities for convicted non-violent felons. (Jul 2019)
  • Repeal the California death penalty. (Jul 2019)
  • Backs bill to release accused criminals who can't pay bail. (Mar 2018)
Tom Steyer on Drugs
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  • 72,000 died from opioids last year; that's a health crisis. (Oct 2019)
Tom Steyer on Education
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  • $1.5 trillion in student loan debt is unacceptable. (Jul 2019)
  • Keep schools open despite Republican demonization. (Jul 2019)
  • Opportunity Institute: cradle to career approach. (Feb 2016)
Tom Steyer on Energy & Oil
Click here for 15 full quotes on Energy & Oil OR other candidates on Energy & Oil OR background on Energy & Oil.
  • We need to lead the world on climate, with allies abroad. (Oct 2019)
  • Ban fracking. (Jul 2019)
  • Departed from Farallon in part due to fossil fuel holdings. (Jul 2019)
  • When I realized the threat of fossil fuels, I divested. (Jul 2019)
  • AdWatch: I left my business to combat climate change. (Jul 2019)
  • Donated $41m for sustainable energy center. (Jul 2019)
  • Cut greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020. (Jul 2019)
  • NextGen Climate: $170 million to advance renewable energy. (Mar 2017)
  • Fears current policies will subsidize fossil fuel extraction. (Mar 2017)
  • Supports Paris agreement to develop renewable technology. (Mar 2017)
  • AdWatch: Do even more with endless supply of wind and sun. (Jul 2015)
  • Proposed 10% on oil extraction to support university system. (May 2015)
  • CPAC panel discussion: "What Tom Steyer Won't Tell You". (Feb 2015)
  • Safe, secure, sustainable energy instead of oil subsidies. (Sep 2012)
  • America's dependence on foreign oil is lowest in two decades. (Sep 2012)
Tom Steyer on Environment
Click here for 4 full quotes on Environment OR other candidates on Environment OR background on Environment.
  • Corporate profits matter more than keeping people alive. (Jul 2019)
  • Stand up to corporate polluters who poison our air & water. (Jul 2019)
  • Ban single-use plastic bags. (Jul 2019)
  • Regulate confinement of farm animals more humanely. (Jul 2019)
Tom Steyer on Families & Children
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  • Republicans have traded their family values for power. (Feb 2018)
Tom Steyer on Foreign Policy
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  • Unilateral action, without allies, makes absolutely no sense. (Oct 2019)
  • Represent LGBT rights in human rights action abroad. (Oct 2019)
Tom Steyer on Free Trade
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  • Trump tax plan & trade war are failures; I can show how. (Oct 2019)
Tom Steyer on Government Reform
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  • 12-year Congressional term limits for generational shift. (Oct 2019)
  • Opposes Citizens United decision. (Jul 2019)
  • It's up to us to un-rig the voting system. (Jul 2019)
  • Electoral College votes should reflect popular vote. (Jul 2019)
  • Looking for old fashioned values, character and transparency. (Feb 2018)
Tom Steyer on Gun Control
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  • Targets youth voter registration for pro gun control votes. (Feb 2018)
Tom Steyer on Health Care
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  • Big Pharma charges Americans 10x what they charge abroad. (Oct 2019)
  • Directly fund academic research to find cure for AIDS. (Oct 2019)
  • Keep private health insurance; but add public option. (Jul 2019)
  • Healthcare must be a RIGHT, not a privilege. (Jul 2019)
  • Women need reproductive care; GOP wants to take it away. (Jul 2019)
  • 2016: Increase cigarette tax by $2 per pack. (Jul 2019)
  • We need transparency on all drug prices. (Feb 2017)
Tom Steyer on Homeland Security
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Tom Steyer on Immigration
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  • Trump's border policy is a crime against humanity. (Oct 2019)
  • Failing to offer a path to citizenship is inherently unjust. (Jul 2019)
  • Allow non-English languages in public schools. (Jul 2019)
  • $2.3M to recruit and train immigrant advocates. (Oct 2017)
Tom Steyer on Jobs
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  • Minimum wage should be $11 to $20, for parity with 1980. (Oct 2019)
  • Most people are denied a fair paycheck, while CEOs get rich. (Jul 2019)
  • Corporations hold down wages; unions get fair return. (Jul 2019)
  • Automatic deductions ok for political usage of union dues. (Jul 2019)
  • Closed tax loophole on out of state business, creating jobs. (Jan 2018)
Tom Steyer on Principles & Values
Click here for 6 full quotes on Principles & Values OR other candidates on Principles & Values OR background on Principles & Values.
  • Mueller report says Trump obstructed justice. (May 2019)
  • Republicans did not lose Congress for impeaching Clinton. (May 2019)
  • Nixon only lost support once impeachment hearings began. (May 2019)
  • Trump & GOP systematically break the law & democratic norms. (Oct 2018)
  • Majority of Americans want Trump impeached and removed. (Oct 2018)
  • Election is a choice whether to go backward or forward. (Sep 2012)
Tom Steyer on Social Security
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Tom Steyer on Tax Reform
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  • Boost taxes 1% on wealthiest 0.1% of Americans. (Jul 2019)
  • Upper income people have done disproportionally well. (Jul 2019)
  • Oppose legislative supermajority for raising fees & levies. (Jul 2019)
  • Tax surcharge on personal incomes over $250,000. (Jul 2019)
  • Tax reform bill keeps the rich happy but hurts middle class. (Oct 2017)
  • Implement 1 percent annual wealth tax on America's richest. (Oct 2016)
  • OpEd: Steyer's tax proposal would hit poor hardest. (May 2015)
Tom Steyer on Technology
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  • Collect census data on LGBTQ status. (Oct 2019)
Tom Steyer on War & Peace
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  • Trump foreign policy strategy is to react, not think. (Feb 2018)
Tom Steyer on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Women need reproductive care; GOP wants to take it away: Favors topic 1
Pro-choice is a litmus test for all support: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Fight racial disparities in our criminal justice system: Strongly Favors topic 2
African-Americans waited for centuries for civil rights: Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Transgendered hate crimes: unequivocally prosecute severely: Strongly Favors topic 3
Represent LGBT rights in human rights action abroad: Strongly Favors topic 3
Directly fund academic research to find cure for AIDS: Strongly Favors topic 3
Collect census data on LGBTQ status: Strongly Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Keep private health insurance; but add public option: Favors topic 5
Healthcare must be a RIGHT, not a privilege: Strongly Favors topic 5
We need transparency on all drug prices: Favors topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Keep schools open despite Republican demonization: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Opportunity Institute: cradle to career approach: Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+5 points on Social scale)
Corporate profits matter more than keeping people alive: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Stand up to corporate polluters who poison our air & water: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Ban single-use plastic bags: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Regulate confinement of farm animals more humanely: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+5 points on Social scale)
Regrets Farallon's $34M investment in corporate prisons: Favors topic 9
More parole opportunities for convicted non-violent felons: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Repeal the California death penalty: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Backs bill to release accused criminals who can't pay bail: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Targets youth voter registration for pro gun control votes: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Boost taxes 1% on wealthiest 0.1% of Americans: Strongly Favors topic 11
Big-money interests are committed to stopping progress: Strongly Favors topic 11
Upper income people have done disproportionally well: Strongly Favors topic 11
Supported 2012 income tax increase for multistate businesses: Strongly Favors topic 11
2016: Increase cigarette tax by $2 per pack: Favors topic 11
Oppose legislative supermajority for raising fees & levies: Strongly Favors topic 11
Tax surcharge on personal incomes over $250,000: Strongly Favors topic 11
Tax reform bill keeps the rich happy but hurts middle class: Strongly Favors topic 11
Implement 1 percent annual wealth tax on America's richest: Strongly Favors topic 11
Proposed 10% on oil extraction to support university system: Favors topic 11
OpEd: Steyer's tax proposal would hit poor hardest: Opposes topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Failing to offer a path to citizenship is inherently unjust: Strongly Favors topic 12
Allow non-English languages in public schools: Strongly Favors topic 12
$2.3M to recruit and train immigrant advocates: Favors topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Trump tax plan & trade war are failures; I can show how: Favors topic 13
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Unilateral action, without allies, makes absolutely no sense: Strongly Opposes topic 14
No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the military
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Opposes Citizens United decision: Strongly Favors topic 16
It's up to us to un-rig the voting system: Strongly Favors topic 16
Electoral College votes should reflect popular vote: Favors topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-3 points on Social scale)
Trump foreign policy strategy is to react, not think: Opposes topic 17
Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
We need to lead the world on climate, with allies abroad: Strongly Favors topic 18
Ban fracking: Favors topic 18
Departed from Farallon in part due to fossil fuel holdings: Favors topic 18
When I realized the threat of fossil fuels, I divested: Favors topic 18
Donated $41m for sustainable energy center: Strongly Favors topic 18
Cut greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020: Strongly Favors topic 18
NextGen Climate: $170 million to advance renewable energy: Strongly Favors topic 18
Fears current policies will subsidize fossil fuel extraction: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Supports Paris agreement to develop renewable technology: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Safe, secure, sustainable energy instead of oil subsidies: Strongly Favors topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-3 points on Social scale)
72,000 died from opioids last year; that's a health crisis: Favors topic 19
No opinion on topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(0 points on Economic scale)
Require Rainy Day budget stabilization in state constitution: Favors topic 20
Trump's $1T deficit is historic fiscal mismanagement: Opposes topic 20

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