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Matt Brown on Abortion
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  • Pro-choice. (Feb 2006)
Matt Brown on Budget & Economy
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  • Implement rent control, build 10,000 green affordable homes. (Sep 2021)
Matt Brown on Civil Rights
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  • Running with multi-racial progressive coalition. ()
Matt Brown on Corporations
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Matt Brown on Crime
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  • End cash bail, ensure police accountability. (Sep 2021)
Matt Brown on Drugs
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  • Legalize cannabis, invest in drug overdose prevention. (Sep 2021)
Matt Brown on Education
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  • Smaller class sizes, at least $60,000 for teacher salary. (Sep 2021)
Matt Brown on Energy & Oil
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  • Green New Deal for All, net zero emissions by 2040. (Sep 2021)
  • Make RI the first state run on 100% clean, renewable energy. (Sep 2021)
Matt Brown on Environment
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Matt Brown on Families & Children
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Matt Brown on Foreign Policy
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Matt Brown on Free Trade
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Matt Brown on Government Reform
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  • Reform Make election day a holiday, repeat voter ID law. (Sep 2021)
  • America’s promise is broken by problems in Washington. (Dec 2005)
  • $15M for voter list improvements. (Dec 2005)
Matt Brown on Gun Control
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Matt Brown on Health Care
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  • For Medicare for All, protect reproductive freedom. (Sep 2021)
  • Vaccine requirement to enter public spaces, mask mandate. (Sep 2021)
  • Launched RIMeds to let seniors reimport drugs from Canada. (Dec 2005)
  • Lower health costs by watch-dogging big insurance companies. (Dec 2005)
Matt Brown on Homeland Security
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Matt Brown on Immigration
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  • Provide drivers' licenses to undocumented Rhode Islanders. (Sep 2021)
Matt Brown on Jobs
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  • Pass a $19 per hour minimum wage ($39,520 annually). (Sep 2021)
Matt Brown on Local Issues
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Matt Brown on Principles & Values
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  • Beat political insiders & took on establishment corruption. (Dec 2005)
Matt Brown on Social Security
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Matt Brown on Tax Reform
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Matt Brown on Technology
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Matt Brown on War & Peace
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  • Born and raised protesting the Vietnam war. ()
Matt Brown on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Founded City Year Rhode Island for urban youth. (Dec 2005)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
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Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+2 points on Social scale)
Pro-choice: Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Running with multi-racial progressive coalition: Strongly 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)
For Medicare for All, protect reproductive freedom: Strongly Favors topic 5
Vaccine requirement to enter public spaces, mask mandate: Strongly Favors topic 5
Launched RIMeds to let seniors reimport drugs from Canada: Favors topic 5
Lower health costs by watch-dogging big insurance companies: Favors topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Smaller class sizes, at least $60,000 for teacher salary: Strongly Opposes topic 7
No opinion on topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+5 points on Social scale)
End cash bail, ensure police accountability: Strongly Opposes topic 9
No opinion on topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+2 points on Social scale)
Provide drivers' licenses to undocumented Rhode Islanders: Favors topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
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)
Reform Make election day a holiday, repeat voter ID law: Strongly Favors topic 16
Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+2 points on Social scale)
Born and raised protesting the Vietnam war: Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Green New Deal for All, net zero emissions by 2040: Strongly Favors topic 18
Make RI the first state run on 100% clean, renewable energy: Strongly Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+5 points on Social scale)
Legalize cannabis, invest in drug overdose prevention: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Implement rent control, build 10,000 green affordable homes: Strongly Favors topic 20
Founded City Year Rhode Island for urban youth: Strongly Favors topic 20

Matt Brown is a Moderate Liberal
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