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Mary Gay Scanlon
(Democrat, district 5)
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Mary Gay Scanlon on Abortion
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Mary Gay Scanlon on Budget & Economy
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  • Voted YES on $900 billion COVID relief package. (Dec 2020)
  • $1.9 trillion ARPA bill for COVID relief. (Mar 2021)
Mary Gay Scanlon on Civil Rights
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  • Sponsored bill for ratifying Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2021)
Mary Gay Scanlon on Corporations
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  • Voted YES on corporate transparency. (Oct 2019)
Mary Gay Scanlon on Crime
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  • Focus should be on rehabilitation not punishment. (Nov 2018)
  • First step: reduce recidivism & mass incarceration. (Dec 2018)
  • Asked Biden Administration to abolish federal death penalty. (Jul 2020)
  • Stricter rules for law enforcement accountability. (Mar 2021)
Mary Gay Scanlon on Drugs
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Mary Gay Scanlon on Education
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  • Top priorities include public education. (Sep 2018)
  • Voted YES on private lawsuits for school race discrimination. (Sep 2020)
Mary Gay Scanlon on Energy & Oil
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  • Voted YES to assist rural electric renewable energy. (Sep 2020)
Mary Gay Scanlon on Environment
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  • Strengthen EPA with more testing and enforcement. (Nov 2018)
Mary Gay Scanlon on Families & Children
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  • Helping women around the world key to helping their kids. (Nov 2018)
  • Trump models disrespectful rhetoric & policies toward women. (Jan 2020)
Mary Gay Scanlon on Foreign Policy
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  • Voted YES to monitor forced Uyghur labor in Xinjiang. (Sep 2020)
  • Trump harmed US interest by delaying military aid to Ukraine. (Dec 2019)
Mary Gay Scanlon on Free Trade
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  • Implement USMCA for improved North American trade. (Dec 2019)
Mary Gay Scanlon on Government Reform
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  • Expand voting rights; overturn barriers to access the ballot. (Sep 2018)
  • Automatic voter registration for all citizens. (Dec 2018)
  • Holiday on election day; revamp for easier voting access. (Mar 2019)
  • Sponsored bill to expand voter registration and voter access. (Feb 2021)
  • Sponsored impeachment of Trump for inciting insurrection. (Jan 2021)
  • Sponsored bill for statehood for Washington D.C. (Apr 2021)
  • Sponsored "Protecting Our Democracy" to restrict president. (Dec 2021)
  • Trump obstructed Congress by ignoring every subpoena. (Dec 2019)
  • Trump mistakes himself for a monarch. (Dec 2019)
Mary Gay Scanlon on Gun Control
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  • Guns are a public health issue: get guns off the street. (Oct 2018)
  • Require background check for every firearm sale and transfer. (Jan 2019)
  • Sponsored bill for background checks for private transfers. (Mar 2021)
Mary Gay Scanlon on Health Care
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  • Repair and expand Affordable Care Act to universal coverage. (Oct 2018)
Mary Gay Scanlon on Homeland Security
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  • Combat international and domestic Islamophobia. (Dec 2021)
Mary Gay Scanlon on Immigration
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  • Create pathway to citizenship for resident immigrants. (Nov 2018)
  • Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps. (Feb 2019)
  • Sponsored bill to disallow religion-based immigration ban. (Apr 2021)
Mary Gay Scanlon on Jobs
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  • Sponsored bill for strengthening union organizing. (Mar 2021)
Mary Gay Scanlon on Principles & Values
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  • Certify 2020 Presidential election as fully & fairly counted. (Jan 2021)
  • Create Commission to investigate Jan. 6 Capitol riots. (Jun 2021)
  • Trump betrayed national interest AND corruptly abused power. (Dec 2019)
Mary Gay Scanlon on Social Security
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  • Endorsed Endorsed by NCPSSM for protecting Social Security and Medicare. (Jun 2022)
Mary Gay Scanlon on Tax Reform
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Mary Gay Scanlon on Technology
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  • Full funding of the Census & no additional questions. (Sep 2018)
  • Sponsored bill for net neutrality for open internet. (Apr 2019)
Mary Gay Scanlon on War & Peace
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  • Remove US Forces from Hostilities Against Yemen. (Feb 2019)
  • No military force against Iran without Congress approval. (Feb 2020)
  • Repeal 2002 Military Force Authorization against Iraq. (Jun 2021)
Mary Gay Scanlon on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
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No opinion on topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Voted YES on private lawsuits for school race discrimination: Favors topic 2
Trump models disrespectful rhetoric & policies toward women: Favors topic 2
Sponsored bill for ratifying Equal Rights Amendment: Strongly Favors topic 2
Combat international and domestic Islamophobia: Favors topic 2
No opinion on topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
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)
Repair and expand Affordable Care Act to universal coverage: Strongly Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Endorsed Endorsed by NCPSSM for protecting Social Security and Medicare: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Top priorities include public education: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+5 points on Social scale)
Strengthen EPA with more testing and enforcement: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+5 points on Social scale)
Focus should be on rehabilitation not punishment: Strongly Opposes topic 9
First step: reduce recidivism & mass incarceration: Opposes topic 9
Asked Biden Administration to abolish federal death penalty: Opposes topic 9
Stricter rules for law enforcement accountability: Opposes topic 9
Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Guns are a public health issue: get guns off the street: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Require background check for every firearm sale and transfer: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Sponsored bill for background checks for private transfers: Strongly Favors topic 10
No opinion on topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Create pathway to citizenship for resident immigrants: Strongly Favors topic 12
Full funding of the Census & no additional questions: Favors topic 12
Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps: Favors topic 12
Sponsored bill to disallow religion-based immigration ban: Strongly Favors topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Implement USMCA for improved North American trade: Strongly Favors topic 13
Opposes topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Helping women around the world key to helping their kids: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Voted YES to monitor forced Uyghur labor in Xinjiang: Favors 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)
Expand voting rights; overturn barriers to access the ballot: Strongly Favors topic 16
Automatic voter registration for all citizens: Strongly Favors topic 16
Holiday on election day; revamp for easier voting access: Favors topic 16
Sponsored bill to expand voter registration and voter access: Strongly Favors topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+5 points on Social scale)
Remove US Forces from Hostilities Against Yemen: Favors topic 17
No military force against Iran without Congress approval: Strongly Favors topic 17
Repeal 2002 Military Force Authorization against Iraq: Favors topic 17
Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Voted YES to assist rural electric renewable energy: Favors topic 18
No opinion on topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Voted YES on $900 billion COVID relief package: Favors topic 20
$1.9 trillion ARPA bill for COVID relief: Favors topic 20

Mary Gay Scanlon is a Libertarian-Leaning Progressive
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