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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
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Repeal the Hyde Amendment: Strongly Favors topic 1
Full reproductive freedom for all women: Strongly Favors topic 1
Right to free abortion on demand at any stage of pregnancy: Strongly Favors topic 1
Defend women's reproductive rights & abortion on demand: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Close wage gap; end gender division of labor: Strongly Favors topic 2
Oppose making English an official language: Strongly Favors topic 2
Schools should reflect community; students on school boards: Strongly Favors topic 2
Overcome the intimate link between racism and capitalism: Strongly Favors topic 2
Full enforcement of the Americans with Disabilities Act: Strongly Favors topic 2
Reparations for slave trade and Native American genocide: Strongly Favors topic 2
Promote a multicultural/multiethnic presence: Favors topic 2
Blacks & women have been historically discriminated against: Strongly Favors topic 2
Affirmative action is under attack just when redress began: Strongly Favors topic 2
Pay reparations, with interest, for slavery: Strongly Favors topic 2
Speak out against racism in any form: Neutral on topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
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Ban discrimination against GLBTQ people: Strongly Favors topic 3
Equal marriage rights for all LGBT: Strongly Favors topic 3
End all restrictions on marriages and sodomy laws: Strongly Favors topic 3
Never accept racism, sexism, nor homophobia: Strongly Favors topic 3
Strongly Opposes topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
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Oppose school-sponsored prayer or other religious practices: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Rational social & economic planning, rather than "market": Strongly Opposes topic 4
Expand welfare with guaranteed income for all: Opposes topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
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Single payer: abolish all private health insurance companies: Strongly Favors topic 5
National health care system for all citizens: Strongly Favors topic 5
Free quality health care for all: Strongly Favors topic 5
Create a universal healthcare system: Strongly Favors topic 5
National single-payer healthcare system: Strongly Favors topic 5
Single payer system for all basic health needs: Strongly Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
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Cap benefits to three times those receiving minimum: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Oppose privatization of the Social Security system: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Nationalize assets of private corporate pension funds: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Retirement at age 55 with $25,000 annual income: Strongly Opposes topic 6
No privatization of Social Security: Strongly Favors topic 6
More graduated taxes to pay for Social Security: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
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End unpaid internships; allow student workers to unionize: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Full and equal funding for public education: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Full and equal funding of public education: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Privatizing schools is just to reap profit: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Promote universal access to education: Opposes topic 7
No public funding of private schools: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
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Support use of recycled materials in public projects: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Public ownership of all our natural resources: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Recognize rights of animals: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Require companies to clean up their own toxic waste: Opposes topic 8
Massive federal investment in infrastructure: Opposes topic 8
Restore & reconstruct 155,000 U.S. bridges: Opposes topic 8
Public ownership of all natural resources: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Support sustainable organic agriculture & family farms: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Invest in rural infrastructure & public transportation: Opposes topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
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End racism, police brutality, mass incarceration: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Allow prisoners to unionize to negotiate living conditions: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Restrict employers' asking about criminal records: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Oppose death penalty; abolish FBI and DHS: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Abolish for-profit prisons; free legal services for all: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Decriminalize prostitution; social services for sex workers: Opposes topic 9
Abolish the death penalty: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Base justice system on mediation and rehabilitation: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Eliminate the racist prison-industrial complex: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Abolish the death penalty: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
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Support right of working class to own and bear arms: Favors topic 10
Right to bear arms needed for oppressed people: Strongly Favors topic 10
Gun rights apply only to states, not individuals: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
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Steeply graduated income tax, capital gains, & luxury tax: Strongly Favors topic 11
Steeply graduated income tax and estate tax: Strongly Favors topic 11
Limit maximum income to 10 times minimum income: Favors topic 11
More progressive taxation; especially on runaway industry: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
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Abolish all anti-immigrant laws, shut down ICE: Strongly Favors topic 12
Full citizenship rights upon six months residency: Strongly Favors topic 12
Don't militarize the US-Mexico border; freely cross instead: Strongly Favors topic 12
End the militarization of the US/Mexican border: Favors topic 12
Full rights and equality for all undocumented immigrants: Strongly Favors topic 12
Give sanctuary to illegal immigrants & full social services: Strongly Favors topic 12
Amnesty for immigrants; grant them full rights: Strongly Favors topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
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Support global transformation from capitalism to socialism: Opposes topic 13
Withdraw from NAFTA, CAFTA, FTAA, IMF, and WTO: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Withdraw from NAFTA, FTAA, WTO, and IMF: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Free trade enriches capitalists and displaces humans: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Fair trade instead of NAFTA, CAFTA, and WTO: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Oppose IMF, World Bank, and WTO: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
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Pay off debts to UN; give up veto power at UN: Strongly Opposes topic 14
War is a local issue because local youngsters fight and die: Opposes topic 14
Strongly Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
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Abolish CIA, NSA, FBI; disband NATO: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Close all US bases abroad; 50% cut in defense budget: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Close down all foreign military bases: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Transfer billions from Pentagon budget to jobs: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Reduce weaponry & defense spending significantly: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Cut Pentagon budget by 50%: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
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Lower voting age to 15: Strongly Favors topic 16
Uniform ballot access; eliminate Electoral College: Strongly Favors topic 16
Public financing of candidates for public office: Strongly Favors topic 16
Public financing of campaigns, with free TV access: Strongly Favors topic 16
Promote public funding of elections: Strongly Favors topic 16
Publicly fund elections, or small individual contributions: Strongly Favors topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
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The "war on terror" is just subterfuge for U.S. imperialism: Strongly Favors topic 17
Replace US global domination with solidarity among peoples: Favors topic 17
Exit Iraq immediately, and pay reparations: Strongly Favors topic 17
Stop the Iraq War immediately: Strongly Favors topic 17
1983 war against Nicaragua was illegal and immoral: Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
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Use sustainable energy, stop fossil fuel pollution: Strongly Favors topic 18
Stop destruction of Native lands by mining interests: Strongly Favors topic 18
Join Kyoto Protocol; limit carbon emissions: Strongly Favors topic 18
Develop solar, geothermal, wind, hydropower and biomass: Strongly Favors topic 18
Phase out nuclear power; rejoin Kyoto Protocol: Strongly Favors topic 18
Transfer interstate highway funding to high-speed rail: Favors topic 18
Our planet is facing a crisis from carbon dioxide build-up: Strongly Favors topic 18
Cap-and-trade allows polluters the right to pollute: Favors topic 18
Support Kyoto; phaseout nuclear; develop alternatives: Strongly Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
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Decriminalize drug use; de-fund war on drugs: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Disability pay for people in substance abuse programs: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Cutoff all U.S. military aid to Colombia: Opposes topic 19
War on drugs is a failure; decriminalize: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
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Increase housing subsides; allow rent control: Strongly Favors topic 20
Transform the economy to focus on need, not profit: Strongly Favors topic 20
Replace automobile-based transport with public transit: Strongly Favors topic 20
Set minimum wage of $15 per hour and index upward: Strongly Favors topic 20
Raise minimum wage to $15 an hour: Strongly Favors topic 20
Raise minimum wage & establish maximum wage: Strongly Favors topic 20

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