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Howie Hawkins on Abortion
Click here for the full quote on Abortion OR other candidates on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Supports reproductive freedom. (Jun 2006)
Howie Hawkins on Budget & Economy
Click here for 3 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR other candidates on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • Steady-state economy better than increasing GDP. (Jul 2020)
  • Socialize big banks; manage the national currency. (May 2019)
  • Increase social services while decreasing military & police. (Nov 2006)
Howie Hawkins on Civil Rights
Click here for 6 full quotes on Civil Rights OR other candidates on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights.
  • Support International Bill of Rights for Women. (Jul 2020)
  • Amend Civil Rights Act to include LGBTQIA+. (May 2019)
  • 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
Click here for 3 full quotes on Corporations OR other candidates on Corporations OR background on Corporations.
  • Break up largest banks so that none is too big to fail. (Jul 2020)
  • Amend Constitution: corporations are not persons. (Jul 2020)
  • Capitalists exploit workers and thwart democracy. (May 2019)
Howie Hawkins on Crime
Click here for 4 full quotes on Crime OR other candidates on Crime OR background on Crime.
  • Ban private prisons; moratorium on prison construction. (Jul 2020)
  • End the carceral surveillance state. (May 2019)
  • Opposes mandatory sentencing. (Aug 2006)
  • End the death penalty. (Jun 2006)
Howie Hawkins on Drugs
Click here for 4 full quotes on Drugs OR other candidates on Drugs OR background on Drugs.
  • End war on drugs: for legalization, treatment of abuse. (Jul 2020)
  • Drug abuse treatment should be available on demand. (May 2019)
  • Big Pharma pushes addictive opioids for profit. (May 2019)
  • End the “War on Drugs”. (Jun 2006)
Howie Hawkins on Education
Click here for 5 full quotes on Education OR other candidates on Education OR background on Education.
  • Free college tuition for qualified students; abolish loans. (Jul 2020)
  • Increased funding for the arts as essential. (Jul 2020)
  • Lifelong, tuition free public education at any age. (May 2019)
  • Free public education from pre-K through college. (May 2019)
  • Guarantee a quality education to everyone. (Jun 2006)
Howie Hawkins on Energy & Oil
Click here for 7 full quotes on Energy & Oil OR other candidates on Energy & Oil OR background on Energy & Oil.
  • End nuclear power, offshore drilling, & fracking. (Jul 2020)
  • Free mass transit; reduce energy use 50%. (Jul 2020)
  • 100% Clean Energy by 2030, rebuild manufacturing. (May 2019)
  • Socialize Big Oil; reinvest in renewables. (May 2019)
  • I'm the original Green New Dealer, since 2010. (Feb 2019)
  • Solar-Based Renewable Energy. (Jun 2006)
  • More mass transportation, and fuel cell cars. (Jun 2006)
Howie Hawkins on Environment
Click here for 6 full quotes on Environment OR other candidates on Environment OR background on Environment.
  • Polluters should have burden of proof of safe practices. (Jul 2020)
  • Strengthen Endangered Species & Clean Water Act. (Jul 2020)
  • Shut down waste incinerators; phase out landfills. (Jul 2020)
  • Convert corporate agribusiness to organic agriculture. (May 2019)
  • Environmental collapse follows from capitalist system. (May 2019)
  • Strengthen environmental regulation and enforcement. (Nov 2006)
Howie Hawkins on Families & Children
Click here for 3 full quotes on Families & Children OR other candidates on Families & Children OR background on Families & Children.
  • Criminalize purchasers of sex, not the prostitutes. (Jul 2020)
  • Supports universal healthcare & universal pre-K. (Nov 2018)
  • Raise minimum wage to family-supporting wage. (Jul 2006)
Howie Hawkins on Foreign Policy
Click here for 5 full quotes on Foreign Policy OR other candidates on Foreign Policy OR background on Foreign Policy.
  • Self-determination for Kurdish people. (Jul 2020)
  • Supports a Palestinian right of return, and a single state. (Jul 2020)
  • Member of the community of nations; not above it. (Jul 2020)
  • Oppose US military intervention for regime change. (May 2019)
  • Support the UN; oppose the Cuban embargo. (Nov 2006)
Howie Hawkins on Free Trade
Click here for 2 full quotes on Free Trade OR other candidates on Free Trade OR background on Free Trade.
  • Trade agreements must benefit workers, protect environment. (May 2019)
  • Repeal NAFTA & CAFTA. (Aug 2006)
Howie Hawkins on Government Reform
Click here for 7 full quotes on Government Reform OR other candidates on Government Reform OR background on Government Reform.
  • Universal voter registration; statehood for DC. (Jul 2020)
  • Open debates to third parties on sufficient ballots. (Jul 2020)
  • Impeach Trump Now. (May 2019)
  • 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
Click here for 2 full quotes on Gun Control OR other candidates on Gun Control OR background on Gun Control.
  • Background checks, ban assault weapons, "red flag" law. (May 2019)
  • Strengthen existing federal gun restrictions. (Oct 2006)
Howie Hawkins on Health Care
Click here for 2 full quotes on Health Care OR other candidates on Health Care OR background on Health Care.
  • National health service controlled by community. (May 2019)
  • Supports Universal Medicare. (Jun 2006)
Howie Hawkins on Homeland Security
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  • Abolish nuclear weapons, WMDs, and land mines. (Jul 2020)
  • Better care & support services for veterans. (Jul 2020)
  • Cut military budget 75%; withdraw from 800 foreign bases. (May 2019)
  • 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
Click here for 3 full quotes on Immigration OR other candidates on Immigration OR background on Immigration.
  • All seeking asylum should be given permanent resident status. (Jul 2020)
  • Demand open borders where movement between nations is free. (May 2019)
  • Supports path to citizenship. (Aug 2006)
Howie Hawkins on Jobs
Click here for 3 full quotes on Jobs OR other candidates on Jobs OR background on Jobs.
  • 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
Click here for 2 full quotes on Principles & Values OR other candidates on Principles & Values OR background on Principles & Values.
  • Democracy needs socialism; socialize many economic sectors. (May 2019)
  • Third parties force issues neglected by major parties. (Nov 2018)
Howie Hawkins on Social Security
Click here for 2 full quotes on Social Security OR other candidates on Social Security OR background on Social Security.
  • Apply FICA tax to all levels of income including investments. (Jul 2020)
  • Universal Social Security via Basic Income Grants. (Nov 2006)
Howie Hawkins on Tax Reform
Click here for 5 full quotes on Tax Reform OR other candidates on Tax Reform OR background on Tax Reform.
  • Better to tax the rich than borrow and pay interest to them. (May 2019)
  • 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
Click here for 5 full quotes on Technology OR other candidates on Technology OR background on Technology.
  • We support all efforts to achieve net neutrality. (Jul 2020)
  • Protect software by copyright, not patent. (Jul 2020)
  • Prioritize rail over cars and trucks. (May 2019)
  • Public broadband; public ownership of online platforms. (May 2019)
  • Public funding of diverse nonprofit, noncommercial media. (May 2019)
Howie Hawkins on War & Peace
Click here for 6 full quotes on War & Peace OR other candidates on War & Peace OR background on War & Peace.
  • Supports 2015 Iran nuclear deal. (Jul 2020)
  • Goal: complete global nuclear disarmament. (May 2019)
  • 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
Click here for 4 full quotes on Welfare & Poverty OR other candidates on Welfare & Poverty OR background on Welfare & Poverty.
  • Build affordable housing & universal rent control. (May 2019)
  • 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:
(Click on topic for excerpt & citation)
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)
Support International Bill of Rights for Women: Strongly Favors topic 2
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)
Apply FICA tax to all levels of income including investments: Strongly Opposes topic 6
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)
Polluters should have burden of proof of safe practices: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Strengthen Endangered Species & Clean Water Act: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Shut down waste incinerators; phase out landfills: Strongly Opposes topic 8
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)
Ban private prisons; moratorium on prison construction: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Criminalize purchasers of sex, not the prostitutes: Favors topic 9
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)
All seeking asylum should be given permanent resident status: Strongly Favors topic 12
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)
Member of the community of nations; not above it: Opposes topic 14
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)
Abolish nuclear weapons, WMDs, and land mines: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Better care & support services for veterans: Favors topic 15
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
Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+2 points on Social scale)
Supports a Palestinian right of return, and a single state: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Supports 2015 Iran nuclear deal: Strongly Opposes topic 17
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)
End nuclear power, offshore drilling, & fracking: Strongly Favors topic 18
Free mass transit; reduce energy use 50%: Strongly Favors topic 18
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)
End war on drugs: for legalization, treatment of abuse: Strongly Opposes topic 19
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
Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Steady-state economy better than increasing GDP: Strongly Opposes topic 20
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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