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Stacey Abrams on Families & Children
Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
Click here for 4 full quotes by Stacey Abrams OR click here for Stacey Abrams on other issues.
  • Family values: faith, service, education & responsibility. (Feb 2019)
  • Learning begins at birth. (Sep 2017)
  • We must help our most vulnerable citizens. (Sep 2017)
  • Learning begins at birth. (Aug 2017)
Justin Amash on Families & Children
Independent MI Rep; possible Presidential Challenger
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    No stance on record.
Michael Bennet on Families & Children
Democratic Presidential Challenger; CO Senator
Click here for 4 full quotes by Michael Bennet OR click here for Michael Bennet on other issues.
  • Kids belong in classrooms not cages. (Jul 2019)
  • Supports broad paid family and medical leave plans. (Jul 2019)
  • Expand the Child Tax Credit. (Jul 2019)
  • More funding & services for victims of domestic violence. (Jan 2013)
Joe Biden on Families & Children
Former Vice President; previously Democratic Senator (DE)
Click here for 11 full quotes by Joe Biden OR click here for Joe Biden on other issues.
  • As single father, I get it; target childcare tax break. (Jul 2019)
  • 1990: Pushed through Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). (Oct 2017)
  • $2.3M in grants to help reduce domestic violence homicides. (Mar 2013)
  • 1991: VAWA is about civil rights, not divorce law. (Oct 2010)
  • I’ve been a single parent; I know the difficulties. (Oct 2008)
  • Fought for Family and Medical Leave, up to 12 unpaid weeks. (Sep 2007)
  • 1990: authored the Violence Against Women Act. (Jul 2007)
  • Voted NO on killing restrictions on violent videos to minors. (May 1999)
  • Rated 16% by the Christian Coalition: an anti-Family-Value voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Permanent crime database for volunteers with kids. (Jul 2008)
  • Fund 2,500 Boys and Girls Clubs in underserved areas. (Dec 1997)
Mike Bloomberg on Families & Children
Mayor of New York City (Independent)
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    No stance on record.
Cory Booker on Families & Children
Mayor of Newark; N.J. Senator
Click here for 5 full quotes by Cory Booker OR click here for Cory Booker on other issues.
  • Government funded savings account at birth. (Apr 2019)
  • Opposes family separation policy at southern border. (Feb 2019)
  • Paid family leave is a necessity. (Jul 2016)
  • Society struggles without paid family leave. (Feb 2016)
  • Job-protected time off for bereavement and illness. (Feb 2016)
Steve Bullock on Families & Children
Democratic Presidential Challenger; MT Governor
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  • Supports same-sex marriage in Montana. (May 2019)
  • Don't cut workers from Child and Family Services Division. (Jan 2017)
  • Unemployment benefits to victims of domestic violence. (Mar 2016)
Pete Buttigieg on Families & Children
Democratic Presidential Challenger; IN Mayor
Click here for 2 full quotes by Pete Buttigieg OR click here for Pete Buttigieg on other issues.
  • Supports broad paid family and medical leave plans. (Jul 2019)
  • $100B in grants for minority home ownership. (Jul 2019)
Julian Castro on Families & Children
Democratic Presidential Challenger; former HUD Secretary
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  • Supports broad paid family and medical leave plans. (Jul 2019)
  • Each generation wants better lives for their children. (Sep 2012)
Hillary Clinton on Families & Children
Secretary of State; previously Democratic Senator (NY)
Click here for 66 full quotes by Hillary Clinton OR click here for Hillary Clinton on other issues.
  • I have 30 years of experience helping kids and families. (Oct 2016)
  • The Trump Effect: kids are uneasy and fearful. (Oct 2016)
  • US needs paid family leave, to join rest of the world. (Oct 2015)
  • Design paid-leave system that doesn't burden small business. (Oct 2015)
  • Our generation is blessed by extra years with aging parents. (May 2014)
  • Grew AR Children's Hospital to one of nation's 10 largest. (Sep 2007)
  • Struggling families are invisible to Bush administration. (Aug 2007)
  • 1980s: her church founded largest daycare in Arkansas. (Jul 2007)
  • Family planning & child spacing is international human right. (Jul 2007)
  • Mother’s difficult childhood sparked concern for kids. (Dec 2006)
  • Teen abstinence is the right thing to do. (Oct 2005)
  • Even welfare children are better off with their parents. (Nov 2003)
  • Caution in treating preschoolers with psychiatric drugs. (Mar 2000)
  • Parents’ dedication improves kids’ lives. (Jan 2000)
  • Boycott violent media and products. (Aug 1999)
  • Send message: It is the job of children to learn. (Jul 1999)
  • Help “sandwiched” parents care for elderly plus kids. (Jan 1999)
  • More funds for after-school programs. (Nov 1998)
  • Keep kids busy from 2PM to 8 PM to avoid trouble. (Nov 1998)
  • Spend more time with kids to prevent violence. (Apr 1998)
  • Teens not ready for sex; provide havens for alternatives. (Sep 1996)
  • Change what kids see in the media. (Jun 1995)
  • Men should be full participants in child-raising. (May 1994)
  • Improving women's lives improves children's lives. (Sep 1993)
  • 1973: Legal parallels between marriage and slavery. (Aug 1993)
  • No tea and cookies for her, but no insult intended. (Jul 1992)

    Child Law

  • Served as chairman of the Children's Defense Fund. (Oct 2007)
  • Support new parents to promote healthy child development. (Sep 2007)
  • For teens, not about birth control, but about self-control. (Jul 2007)
  • 1970s: “I want to be a voice for America’s children”. (Jun 2007)
  • Supported foster care adoptions as First Lady & as Senator. (Dec 2006)
  • I've spent 30 years worrying about impact of media on kids. (Oct 2005)
  • Critics misinterpret 70s article on "Children Under the Law". (Feb 2004)
  • 1974 article: put abused children into state care. (Nov 2003)
  • Leave politics out of Elian decision. (Apr 2000)
  • Governments can’t love child; but it can help families. (Apr 2000)
  • Decide Elian’s fate via ongoing INS legal process. (Apr 2000)
  • Treat kids as “child citizens” not “minors” under the law. (Dec 1999)
  • No dividing line between government vs. parents & children. (Dec 1999)
  • Early-warning hotlines for homicidal & suicidal students. (Jul 1999)
  • Raised issues of maternity leave at 1980s Rose Law. (Nov 1997)
  • Against social service agency interference in families. (Aug 1993)
  • 1970s: Learned child law theory at CDF and at Yale. (Aug 1993)
  • 1973: Researched "Beyond the Best Interest of the Child". (Aug 1993)
  • 1973: Create legal scale of graduated maturity for children. (Aug 1993)
  • 1979: Child's future shouldn't be unilaterally by parents. (Aug 1993)

    It Takes a Village

  • Even the odds so each child can live up to potential. (Oct 2015)
  • A family is a child’s first school. (Oct 2007)
  • Hillary’s “village” criticized as Big Government. (May 2007)
  • Chelsea benefited from “village” & from two parents. (Dec 2006)
  • It takes a village to raise a child, in interdependent world. (Dec 2006)
  • OpEd: "It Takes A Village" really means big government. (Apr 2006)
  • It Takes a Village and a president who believes. (Sep 2005)
  • "It Takes a Village" implies family as part of society. (Nov 2003)
  • Leave no child behind; it still takes a village. (Aug 2000)
  • Community support is key to valuing families. (Dec 1999)
  • Society is responsible for alienation that causes violence. (Jun 1999)
  • “It Takes a Village” is about relationships, not geography. (Oct 1996)
  • Children are not rugged individualists. (Sep 1996)

    Legislation

  • Expand Family and Medical Leave Act. (Aug 1998)
  • Family Leave Act is a good start; paid leave better. (Sep 1996)
  • Give parents tools to balance work and family. (Aug 2000)
  • Rated 0% by the Christian Coalition: an anti-Family-Value voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Ban high lead levels in children's toys. (Nov 2005)
  • Sponsored bill against renting violent video games to kids. (Dec 2005)
  • Call for a White House Conference on Children and Youth. (Mar 2008)
Bill de Blasio on Families & Children
NYC Mayor; Democratic Presidential Challenger
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  • Expand mental health services at youth and runaway shelters. (May 2019)
  • $7 million program to hold domestic abusers accountable. (May 2019)
  • Enforce paid sick leave for temp workers. (Jan 2019)
  • Mandated up to ten days of Paid Personal Time every year. (Jan 2019)
  • Signs legislation protecting against sexual harassment. (May 2018)
  • Launched universal free lunch in NYC schools. (Sep 2017)
John Delaney on Families & Children
Democratic candidate for President; U.S. Rep from MD-6
Click here for 4 full quotes by John Delaney OR click here for John Delaney on other issues.
  • Family leave good for families & good for economy. (Mar 2019)
  • Broaden EITC eligibility to include childless workers. (May 2018)
  • More funding & services for victims of domestic violence. (Jan 2013)
  • Six weeks of paid parental leave for federal employees. (Jan 2015)
Tulsi Gabbard on Families & Children
Democratic Presidential Challenger; HI Rep.
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  • Supports broad paid family and medical leave plans. (Jul 2019)
  • 2000: Don't let gay activists force their values on our kids. (Jan 2019)
  • More funding & services for victims of domestic violence. (Jan 2013)
Kirsten Gillibrand on Families & Children
Democratic Senator (NY)
Click here for 18 full quotes by Kirsten Gillibrand OR click here for Kirsten Gillibrand on other issues.
  • I raised kids while in Congress, working outside the home. (Jul 2019)
  • Expand the Child Tax Credit. (Jul 2019)
  • The future was female and intersectional. (Jun 2019)
  • First to call for Sen. Al Franken to resign. (May 2019)
  • Sexual assault and harassment must be treated seriously. (Apr 2019)
  • Shouldn't have to choose between caregiving and job. (Apr 2019)
  • Pro-vaccines, not sure if they should be Federally mandated. (Apr 2019)
  • Make childcare more affordable and accessible. (Jan 2019)
  • Modernize obstetrics to cut increases in childbirth deaths. (Aug 2018)
  • Women run for office because Trump demeans & devalues women. (Aug 2018)
  • Family leave & equal pay strengthens America. (Jul 2016)
  • Attends weekly women's Bible study class. (Sep 2014)
  • For most working moms, work is necessity, not choice. (Sep 2014)
  • We need a Rosie the Riveter for our generation. (Sep 2014)
  • Affordable daycare is impediment for women working. (Nov 2013)
  • Sex Ed including both abstinence and contraception. (Mar 2009)
  • More funding & services for victims of domestic violence. (Jan 2013)
  • Teach teens about both abstinence & contraception. (Mar 2009)
Mike Gravel on Families & Children
Libertarian for President; Former Dem. Senator (AK); withdrew from Presidential primary July 2019
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  • US ranks low worldwide in child literacy and child health. (Nov 2006)
Kamala Harris on Families & Children
Democratic candidate for President; California Senator
Click here for 6 full quotes by Kamala Harris OR click here for Kamala Harris on other issues.
  • Supports broad paid family and medical leave plans. (Jul 2019)
  • Sanctuary for prostituted youth so they can escape pimps. (Jan 2019)
  • Shut down brothels masquerading as massage parlors. (Jan 2019)
  • 2004: Performed same-sex marriage despite state ban. (Jan 2019)
  • Punish parents of chronically truant kids. (Aug 2017)
  • Served as attorney in Division on Children and Families. (Apr 2015)
Howie Hawkins on Families & Children
Green Challenger
Click here for 2 full quotes by Howie Hawkins OR click here for Howie Hawkins on other issues.
  • Supports universal healthcare & universal pre-K. (Nov 2018)
  • Raise minimum wage to family-supporting wage. (Jul 2006)
John Hickenlooper on Families & Children
Democratic Presidential Challenger (withdrew, Aug. 2019); CO Governor
Click here for 2 full quotes by John Hickenlooper OR click here for John Hickenlooper on other issues.
  • Supports broad paid family and medical leave plans. (Jul 2019)
  • Consolidate 23 early childhood services under one roof. (Jan 2012)
Larry Hogan on Families & Children
Republican Maryland Governor
Click here for 4 full quotes by Larry Hogan OR click here for Larry Hogan on other issues.
  • Flexible 60 days of paid parental leave after birth of child. (Sep 2018)
  • Combat human trafficking with harsher punishments. (Aug 2018)
  • Require paid leave, but for large businesses only. (Nov 2017)
  • Pass the Common Sense Paid Sick Leave Act. (Feb 2017)
Jay Inslee on Families & Children
Democratic WA Governor; Former Rep/ (WA-1); withdrew from Presidential primary Aug. 2019
Click here for 8 full quotes by Jay Inslee OR click here for Jay Inslee on other issues.
  • Expand early education with 'birth to 3' preschool program. (Jan 2019)
  • Voted YES on four weeks of paid parental leave for federal employees. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on establishing nationwide AMBER alert system for missing kids. (Apr 2003)
  • Voted NO on reducing Marriage Tax by $399B over 10 years. (Mar 2001)
  • Give parents tools to balance work and family. (Aug 2000)
  • Rated 15% by the Christian Coalition: an anti-Family-Value voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Sex Ed including both abstinence and contraception. (Mar 2009)
  • TV shows should have explicit viewer advisories. (Jun 1993)
John Kasich on Families & Children
Republican Governor; previously Representative (OH-12); 2000 & 2016 candidate for President
Click here for 16 full quotes by John Kasich OR click here for John Kasich on other issues.
  • CATCH court: prostitutes are victims of human trafficking. (Apr 2017)
  • Re-prioritize family planning funds away from abortion. (Mar 2016)
  • Put pimps in jail & treat women as victims of trafficking. (Feb 2016)
  • A big mosaic: we all take care of each other. (Feb 2016)
  • Paid maternity leave is reason for pay gap. (Jan 2016)
  • Offer maternity work-at-home, but not paid leave. (Jan 2016)
  • We need to rebuild our families and neighborhoods. (Oct 2015)
  • Nothing is more important to me than faith, family & friends. (Aug 2015)
  • De-fund all family planning centers that discuss abortion. (Jul 2013)
  • Being a father is all about setting an example. (May 2006)
  • Yesterday's R movies have become today's PG fare. (May 2006)
  • Expand day-care choices; remove subsidy restrictions. (May 1999)
  • “Family-friendly” flex-time helps parents and business. (May 1999)
  • Restrict liability lawsuits to allow more on-site day-care. (May 1999)
  • Entertainment should not sabotage American culture. (May 1999)
  • Use tax code to reinforce families. (Sep 1994)
Amy Klobuchar on Families & Children
DFL Sr Senator (MN)
Click here for 7 full quotes by Amy Klobuchar OR click here for Amy Klobuchar on other issues.
  • Supports broad paid family and medical leave plans. (Jul 2019)
  • 1996 AdWatch: my daughter endorses 48 hour stay for new moms. (Aug 2015)
  • Daughter's "drive-by birth" inspired 48-hour maternal stay. (Aug 2015)
  • Allow adoption of older kids to keep siblings together. (Aug 2015)
  • Strengthen Family and Medical Leave Act. (Jan 2006)
  • More funding & services for victims of domestic violence. (Jan 2013)
  • Sponsored recognition of National Foster Care Month. (May 2014)
Wayne Messam on Families & Children
FL Mayor; Democratic Presidential Challenger
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    No stance on record.
Seth Moulton on Families & Children
Democratic Presidential Challenger; MA Rep.
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  • Supports broad paid family and medical leave plans. (Jul 2019)
Beto O`Rourke on Families & Children
Democratic candidate for President; Texas Senator nominee
Click here for 3 full quotes by Beto O`Rourke OR click here for Beto O`Rourke on other issues.
  • Supports broad paid family and medical leave plans. (Jul 2019)
  • More funding & services for victims of domestic violence. (Jan 2013)
  • Sponsored recognition of National Foster Care Month. (May 2014)
Barack Obama on Families & Children
Democratic incumbent President; IL Senator (2004-2008)
Click here for 22 full quotes by Barack Obama OR click here for Barack Obama on other issues.
  • Families aren't looking for handouts, but for a fair shot. (Jan 2015)
  • Childcare is an economic priority; not a side-issue. (Jan 2015)
  • Everything else is unfulfilled if we fail at family. (Apr 2014)
  • Let's Move partnership: reduce childhood obesity. (Jan 2014)
  • Pass the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Family's unconditional love more important than money. (Sep 2012)
  • OpEd: Says families are off-limits; but attacks opponents'. (Nov 2009)
  • Help families with paid sick days and better family leave. (Aug 2008)
  • Parents provide guidance by turning off TV & video games. (Jul 2008)
  • Zero-to-Five plan: childcare for working parents. (Jul 2008)
  • Admit that too many fathers are missing from too many homes. (Jun 2008)
  • I know what it means to have an absent father. (Jun 2008)
  • Reward fathers who pay child support with larger EITC. (Jun 2008)
  • Teach both abstinence and contraception to teens. (Apr 2008)
  • Expand flex-work & Family and Medical Leave Act. (Feb 2008)
  • Parents should control what’s coming over the airwaves. (Jan 2008)
  • Restore dream of making children’s lives better than parents. (Dec 2007)
  • All kids should learn about sexual abuse. (Jul 2007)
  • FactCheck: ‘Sex Ed for Kindergarten’ means ‘age-appropriate’. (Jul 2007)
  • Listening to evangelicals bridges major political fault line. (Oct 2006)
  • Sponsored bill banning high lead levels in children's toys. (Nov 2005)
  • Call for a White House Conference on Children and Youth. (Mar 2008)
Mike Pence on Families & Children
Republian nominee for Vice President; Governor of Indiana; former Representative (IN-6)
Click here for 8 full quotes by Mike Pence OR click here for Mike Pence on other issues.
  • 2003: Pushed for anti-porn Truth in Domain Names Act. (Apr 2018)
  • Does not eat or drink with women other than his wife. (Mar 2017)
  • Let parents and doctors decide on HPV vaccinations. (Feb 2015)
  • Adoption is a beautiful way for families to come together. (Jan 2014)
  • Voted NO on four weeks of paid parental leave for federal employees. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on establishing nationwide AMBER alert system for missing kids. (Apr 2003)
  • Voted YES on reducing Marriage Tax by $399B over 10 years. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 100% by the Christian Coalition: a pro-Family-Value voting record. (Dec 2003)
Tim Ryan on Families & Children
Democratic Representative (OH-17)
Click here for 8 full quotes by Tim Ryan OR click here for Tim Ryan on other issues.
  • Supports broad paid family and medical leave plans. (Jul 2019)
  • Voted YES on four weeks of paid parental leave for federal employees. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on establishing nationwide AMBER alert system for missing kids. (Apr 2003)
  • Rated 25% by the Christian Coalition: an anti-Family-Value voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Sex Ed including both abstinence and contraception. (Mar 2009)
  • More funding & services for victims of domestic violence. (Jan 2013)
  • Sponsored recognition of National Foster Care Month. (May 2014)
  • Six weeks of paid parental leave for federal employees. (Jan 2015)
Bernie Sanders on Families & Children
Democratic primary challenger; Independent VT Senator; previously Representative (VT-At-Large)
Click here for 20 full quotes by Bernie Sanders OR click here for Bernie Sanders on other issues.
  • Trump threw 32M families off healthcare, socialism not issue. (Jun 2019)
  • Workers need paid family leave and paid sick leave. (Aug 2017)
  • Real family values: time with newborn and sick relatives. (Nov 2016)
  • American workers need a vacation. (Nov 2016)
  • Affordable housing underlies jobs, and child development. (Nov 2016)
  • $1.61 a week for paid family & medical leave. (Dec 2015)
  • Increase payroll tax to guarantee paid family leave. (Oct 2015)
  • We're the only major country without paid family leave. (Oct 2015)
  • LGBTQ values are family values. (Sep 2015)
  • Provide affordable childcare & early pre-K education. (Sep 2015)
  • Violence Against Women Act applies to men and gays, too. (Sep 2015)
  • Real family values means paid family leave & sick time. (Jun 2015)
  • 1972: wrote fictional "satire" about men oppressing women. (May 2015)
  • Parents worry more about kids than themselves, economically. (Dec 2010)
  • Voted NO on establishing nationwide AMBER alert system for missing kids. (Apr 2003)
  • Voted NO on reducing Marriage Tax by $399B over 10 years. (Mar 2001)
  • Member of the Missing & Exploited Children's Caucus. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 7% by the Christian Coalition: an anti-Family-Value voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Ban high lead levels in children's toys. (Nov 2005)
  • More funding & services for victims of domestic violence. (Jan 2013)
Mark Sanford on Families & Children
Republican SC Governor; previously Representative (SC-1)
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  • Use tax code to reinforce families. (Sep 1994)
Howard Schultz on Families & Children
Starbucks CEO; independent candidate for President until July 2019
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    No stance on record.
Joe Sestak on Families & Children
Democratic Senate Challenger; former Navy Admiral
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  • Increase nutrition assistance for needy families. (Jun 2019)
  • Authored successful increase in funding for autism. (Jun 2019)
  • Voted YES on four weeks of paid parental leave for federal employees. (Jun 2009)
  • Rated 0% by the Christian Coalition: an anti-Family-Value voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Call for a White House Conference on Children and Youth. (Mar 2008)
  • Sex Ed including both abstinence and contraception. (Mar 2009)
  • Teach teens about both abstinence & contraception. (Mar 2009)
Tom Steyer on Families & Children
Democratic Presidential Challenger; CEO
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  • Republicans have traded their family values for power. (Feb 2018)
Eric Swalwell on Families & Children
Withdrawn Democratic Presidential Challenger; CA Rep
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  • No firearms for people with history of domestic violence. (Apr 2019)
  • Agrees with Obama that kids should dream bigger than parents. (Apr 2019)
  • More funding & services for victims of domestic violence. (Jan 2013)
  • Six weeks of paid parental leave for federal employees. (Jan 2015)
Donald Trump on Families & Children
2016 Republican nominee for President; 2000 Reform Primary Challenger for President
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  • Doubled the child tax credit. (Feb 2019)
  • Girls smuggled across border into modern-day slavery. (Feb 2019)
  • Bipartisan effort to implement paid family leave. (Feb 2017)
  • I have great respect for women; despite locker-room talk. (Oct 2016)
  • Hillary and I agree on paid family leave. (Sep 2016)
  • Supports birth control without a prescription. (Sep 2016)
  • Women act feminine & needy, but inside, they are killers. (Aug 2016)
  • Ex-wives sign confidentiality agreements and keep quiet. (Aug 2016)
  • Federal tax breaks to support child care costs. (Aug 2016)
  • Happiest people have great families & God in their lives. (Nov 2015)
  • Stress importance of a strong family, & a culture of Life. (Jun 2015)
  • Everyone getting married should have a prenuptial agreement. (Sep 2008)
  • Too many hollow compliments are not healthy for kids. (Sep 2008)
  • I would rather live a married life than be single. (Sep 2008)
  • Be cocky & confident & get all the women you want. (Sep 2008)
  • I seem to bring out either the best or worst in women. (Oct 1997)
Jesse Ventura on Families & Children
Former Independent MN Governor
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  • Hypocrisy to tell kids to abstain from sex. (Apr 2008)
  • No more tax subsidy for child care; parents’ responsibilty. (Jan 1999)
  • Community regulates behavior better than government. (Jan 1999)
  • Encourage fathers' participation in child-raising. (Sep 2001)
  • Federal funds & state involvement in fatherhood initiatives. (Aug 2001)
Arvin Vohra on Families & Children
Libertarian candidate for President; Libertarian Party Vice-Ch
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  • Marriage isn't magic but skills can be learned. (Apr 2017)
Joe Walsh on Families & Children
Republican presidential primary challenger (fotmer IL Rep.)
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  • Sued by ex-wife for $117,000 in child support. (Jul 2011)
Elizabeth Warren on Families & Children
Massachusetts Senator; head of CFPB
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  • Federal funds to cap childcare at 7% of income. (Feb 2019)
  • America is truly a land of opportunity. (Jul 2016)
  • I grew up in a family on the ragged edge of the middle class. (Sep 2012)
  • Talk about families from perspective of mother & grandmother. (Oct 2011)
  • More funding & services for victims of domestic violence. (Jan 2013)
Bill Weld on Families & Children
Libertarian Party nominee for Vice President; former Republican Massachusetts Governor
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  • Government out of your pocketbook and your bedroom. (Aug 1992)
Marianne Williamson on Families & Children
Author & Democratic Presidential Challenger
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  • Need a cabinet department to focus on children and youth. (Apr 2019)
  • Maternity/paternity leave; free prenatal care and childcare. (Apr 2019)
Andrew Yang on Families & Children
Democratic Presidential Challenger & Tech CEO
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  • 6 to 9 months paid parental leave. (Jul 2019)
  • Who you love and how you love are up to you. (Mar 2019)
  • Include family counseling in federal healthcare plans. (Mar 2019)
  • All other advanced countries have paid family leave policy. (Mar 2019)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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