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Howie Hawkins on Abortion
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  • Supports reproductive freedom. (Jun 2006)
Howie Hawkins on Budget & Economy
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  • Socialize big banks; manage the national currency. (May 2019)
  • Increase social services while decreasing military & police. (Nov 2006)
Howie Hawkins on Civil Rights
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  • Reparations for African-Americans slavery. (May 2019)
  • Continue affirmative action programs. (Oct 2006)
  • Sexual orientation protected by civil rights laws. (Aug 2006)
  • End racial profiling. (Jun 2006)
Howie Hawkins on Corporations
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  • Capitalists exploit workers and thwart democracy. (May 2019)
Howie Hawkins on Crime
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  • End the carceral surveillance state. (May 2019)
  • Opposes mandatory sentencing. (Aug 2006)
  • End the death penalty. (Jun 2006)
Howie Hawkins on Drugs
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  • Big Pharma pushes addictive opioids for profit. (May 2019)
  • End the �War on Drugs�. (Jun 2006)
Howie Hawkins on Education
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  • Free public education from pre-K through college. (May 2019)
  • Guarantee a quality education to everyone. (Jun 2006)
Howie Hawkins on Energy & Oil
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  • Socialize Big Oil; reinvest in renewables. (May 2019)
  • Solar-Based Renewable Energy. (Jun 2006)
  • More mass transportation, and fuel cell cars. (Jun 2006)
Howie Hawkins on Environment
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  • Environmental collapse follows from capitalist system. (May 2019)
  • Strengthen environmental regulation and enforcement. (Nov 2006)
Howie Hawkins on Families & Children
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  • Raise minimum wage to family-supporting wage. (Jul 2006)
Howie Hawkins on Foreign Policy
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  • Oppose US military intervention for regime change. (May 2019)
  • Support the UN; oppose the Cuban embargo. (Nov 2006)
Howie Hawkins on Free Trade
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  • Repeal NAFTA & CAFTA. (Aug 2006)
Howie Hawkins on Government Reform
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  • Voter suppression policies need to be reversed. (May 2019)
  • Broadcast debates for all ballot-qualified candidates. (Nov 2006)
  • Supports publicly financed campaigns. (Aug 2006)
  • Abolish the Electoral College; support IRV. (Jun 2006)
Howie Hawkins on Gun Control
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  • Strengthen existing federal gun restrictions. (Oct 2006)
Howie Hawkins on Health Care
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  • National health service controlled by community. (May 2019)
  • Supports Universal Medicare. (Jun 2006)
Howie Hawkins on Homeland Security
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  • Convert arms monopolies to nonprofit public enterprises. (May 2019)
  • Halve defense spending & use funds domestically. (Aug 2006)
  • End secret detentions and arrests without charge. (Jul 2006)
  • Repeal the Patriot Act. (Jun 2006)
Howie Hawkins on Immigration
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  • Demand open borders where movement between nations is free. (May 2019)
  • Supports path to citizenship. (Aug 2006)
Howie Hawkins on Jobs
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  • Guaranteed jobs; guaranteed income above poverty. (May 2019)
  • Full Employment at Living Wages. (Jun 2006)
  • Supports Fair Labor Laws. (Jun 2006)
Howie Hawkins on Principles & Values
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  • Democracy needs socialism; socialize many economic sectors. (May 2019)
Howie Hawkins on Social Security
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  • Universal Social Security via Basic Income Grants. (Nov 2006)
Howie Hawkins on Tax Reform
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  • Graduated wealth tax & graduated estate tax. (May 2019)
  • Local property taxes upstate are the highest in the nation. (Aug 2018)
  • Simple, steeply progressive wealth & income taxes. (Nov 2006)
  • Shift to progressively-graduated income and wealth taxes. (Jun 2006)
Howie Hawkins on Technology
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  • Public broadband; public ownership of online platforms. (May 2019)
  • Public funding of diverse nonprofit, noncommercial media. (May 2019)
Howie Hawkins on War & Peace
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  • Endless war follows from capitalist competition. (May 2019)
  • Immediate and unconditional withdrawal from Iraq. (Nov 2006)
  • Replace Middle East occupation with peace. (Aug 2006)
  • End the War in Iraq. (Jun 2006)
Howie Hawkins on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Reintegrate urban amenities, like walkable mixed-use cities. (May 2019)
  • Expand public works to guarantee an adequate income. (Oct 2006)
  • Repeal Taft- Hartley. (Jul 2006)


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)
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)
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
Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Guarantee a quality education to everyone: Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+5 points on Social scale)
Environmental collapse follows from capitalist system: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Strengthen environmental regulation and enforcement: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+5 points on Social scale)
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)
Strengthen existing federal gun restrictions: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
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
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-5 points on Economic scale)
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)
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
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)
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)
Socialize Big Oil; reinvest in renewables: 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)
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)
Increase social services while decreasing military & police: Strongly Favors topic 20

Howie Hawkins is a Hard-Core Liberal.
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