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Kamala Harris on SenateMatch



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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Don't limit abortions to the first 20 weeks of pregnancy: Favors topic 1
Repeal Hyde Amendment; unacceptable that Biden voted for it: Strongly Favors topic 1
Reproductive healthcare under attack in American today: Strongly Favors topic 1
Stop men telling women what they can do with their bodies: Strongly Favors topic 1
A staunch supporter of legal protection for abortion: Strongly Favors topic 1
Hyde Amendment denies poor women reproductive health care: Strongly Favors topic 1
Investigated of anti-choice activist for violating law: Strongly Favors topic 1
Rated 100% by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice voting record: Strongly Favors topic 1
Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services: Strongly Favors topic 1
Access safe, legal abortion without restrictions: Strongly Favors topic 1
Supports public funding for abortion services: Strongly Favors topic 1
Opposes parental notification for abortions by minors: Favors topic 1
Keep federal funding for family planning clinics: Strongly Favors topic 1
Rated Born-Alive Survivors bill tries to illegalize abortion: Favors topic 1
Endorsed Endorsed by EMILY's list for pro-choice Democratic women: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Fight for equal rights for all: Favors topic 2
Calling it "identity politics" marginalizes our issues: Strongly Favors topic 2
Reparations for blacks should include HBCU and reforms: Strongly Favors topic 2
Rename Columbus Day as Indigenous Peoples' Day: Strongly Favors topic 2
Reparations means real investments in black communities: Strongly Favors topic 2
Supports commission investigating reparations for slavery: Strongly Favors topic 2
Judicial appointments should reject separate but equal: Favors topic 2
Women's issues are really about everyone: Favors topic 2
Biden worked with racist senators to oppose busing: Strongly Favors topic 2
Federal government protects civil rights when states fail: Favors topic 2
Reparations raise a public health issue: Strongly Favors topic 2
We cannot be ignorant of history of race in this country: Strongly Favors topic 2
Must speak the truth about racism & other forms of hate: Strongly Favors topic 2
Challenged Biden's opposition to busing: Strongly Favors topic 2
There is no vaccine for racism--we've got to do the work: Strongly Favors topic 2
Supreme Court trying to get rid of DEI & affirmative action: Strongly Favors topic 2
Every black man is subject of profiling & discrimination: Strongly Favors topic 2
As child, bused to desegregated school with mixed races: Strongly Favors topic 2
Time for action: enforce equal pay for equal work: Strongly Favors topic 2
Require "equal pay certification" for government contracts: Strongly Favors topic 2
Words matter; leaders cannot be ignorant of history of race: Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Support transgender and LGBTQ+ rights
(+5 points on Social scale)
Ensure marriage equality for all Californians: Strongly Favors topic 3
Eliminate "gay panic" tactic for criminal defendants: Strongly Favors topic 3
Let transgender people access the bathroom of their choice: Strongly Favors topic 3
Ally of LGBTQ community; must end discrimination: Strongly Favors topic 3
I performed same-sex marriages in 2004, AND later ones: Strongly Favors topic 3
Refused to defend Prop. 8 gay marriage ban: Strongly Favors topic 3
2004: Performed same-sex marriage despite state ban: Strongly Favors topic 3
Federal funding for PrEP to prevent HIV/AIDS: Strongly Favors topic 3
Maintain LGBT health info on federal websites: Strongly Favors topic 3
Strongly Opposes topic 4:
America was founded on Christian values
(+5 points on Social scale)
Co-sponsored Do No Harm Act: keep church and state separate: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Companies should provide contraception under ObamaCare: Favors topic 5
Make healthcare fundamental right, not privilege for wealthy: Strongly Favors topic 5
Require pharmaceutical companies to allow generics: Favors topic 5
End private health insurance with Medicare for All: Strongly Favors topic 5
Private insurance not victims under single payer: Strongly Favors topic 5
Supports Medicare for All, even undocumented aliens: Strongly Favors topic 5
$5000 deductible demonstrates flaws of for profit system: Strongly Favors topic 5
Medicare-for-All with 10-year transition and private option: Favors topic 5
For-profit insurers jack up co-pays and deductibles: Strongly Favors topic 5
Huge profits for insurance; pharma on backs of families: Strongly Favors topic 5
Supports single-payer without private insurance: Strongly Favors topic 5
Opposes repealing mandated health insurance: Strongly Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Oppose entitlement cuts; strengthen these safety nets: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Trump deficits will endanger Social Security: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Ensure access to a high quality public education: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Federal money to subsidize teach pay raises: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Boost average teacher pay by $13,500: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Files bill to keep schools open until 6 pm to help parents: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Businesses have a right to pollute
(+5 points on Social scale)
Fight to protect our coast: Opposes topic 8
100% lifetime score from the League of Conservation Voters: Opposes topic 8
Develop new nuclear technologies: Favors topic 8
Take on interests with profit motive to pollute: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Civil business penalties should go to protect public health: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Update water infrastructure based on Israeli model: Opposes topic 8
Rated Deregulating banks encourages discriminatory practices: Opposes topic 8
Rated Keep restrictive rules for predator control in Alaska: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+2 points on Social scale)
Legalize sex work, but fight trafficking and abuse: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Don't require cops to wear body cameras: Strongly Favors topic 9
Acknowledge that certain communities distrust police: Opposes topic 9
Imprison violent criminals, not the non-violent: Opposes topic 9
Make fighting transnational gangs a top priority: Favors topic 9
Personally opposed to death penalty; as DA, never pursued it: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Ex-felons re-enter society, instead of broken justice system: Opposes topic 9
Progressive prosecutor: fix broken criminal justice system: Opposes topic 9
Treat crime economically: most safety for the investment: Favors topic 9
Smart on Crime: focus on violence, youth, & prevention: Favors topic 9
Crime pyramid: nonviolent offender isn't hardened criminal: Opposes topic 9
I'm part of changing prosecutors' history of injustice: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Back on Track: expungement for first-time minor offenders: Opposes topic 9
Focus on helping non-violent young offenders: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Defied pressure for death penalty for cop killer: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Punish violent criminals, but understand they also need help: Opposes topic 9
Federal and state moratorium on death penalty: Strongly Opposes topic 9
2004: no death penalty for cop killer; 2019: apply to all: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Cash bail system favors the wealthy: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Black men pay 35% higher bail than white men: Strongly Opposes topic 9
I'm for both the police and for police accountability: Favors topic 9
2010: Ran for A.G. as anti-death-penalty D.A.: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Private prisons are about profit, not dealing with crime: Opposes topic 9
Moratorium on death penalty; but defended it as AG: Opposes topic 9
Not tough nor soft crime: must be smart on crime: Strongly Opposes topic 9
I chose the unpopular thing to NOT seek the death penalty: Opposes topic 9
No on capital punishment, but justice for murderers: Neutral on topic 9
Improve criminal justice reporting; increase accountability: Opposes topic 9
Learn from public health model and focus on prevention: Opposes topic 9
Tough prosecutor; but for reform as candidate: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Sanctuary for prostituted youth so they can escape pimps: Favors topic 9
Shut down brothels masquerading as massage parlors: Favors topic 9
Punish parents of chronically truant kids: Strongly Favors topic 9
Domestic terrorism as national security priority: Favors topic 9
Smartphone videos force police brutality to be seen: Opposes topic 9
First step: reduce recidivism & mass incarceration: Opposes topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
No gun ownership for dangerous convicts or mentally ill: Strongly Opposes topic 10
We cannot tolerate society with our babies being slaughtered: Strongly Favors topic 10
No reason we have assault weapons in a civil society: Strongly Opposes topic 10
If Congress won't pass gun laws, do it by executive action: Strongly Opposes topic 10
If Congress won't act on guns, I will, by executive action: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Executive action on gun control if Congress won't do it: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Mandatory buyback for 5 million assault weapons: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Renew assault weapons ban & universal background checks: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Rated 7% by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun control voting record: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Supports restrictions on right to bear arms: Opposes topic 10
Co-sponsored background check for every firearm sale: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
New fees on banks and financial institutions: Strongly Favors topic 11
Why haven't we asked how to pay for tax cuts to the top 1%?: Strongly Favors topic 11
Reverse the 2017 corporate income tax cut: Strongly Favors topic 11
New tax on banks with over $50 billion in assets: Strongly Favors topic 11
$3M to get lawyers for children from Northern Triangle: Strongly Favors topic 11
Zero tolerance is inhumane: end child separation: Strongly Favors topic 11
Expand EITC, Child Tax Credit, and R&D Tax Credit: Favors topic 11
Payments to needy, not tax breaks for the rich: Strongly Favors topic 11
LIFT Act: $500 monthly tax credit for eligible middle class: Strongly Favors topic 11
Tax relief for middle class; repeal 2017 tax cuts: Favors topic 11
Tax credits for middle class & working families: Favors topic 11
Monthly tax credit would provide base income: Favors topic 11
Higher tax on wealthy to fund Medicare-for-All & teacher pay: Favors topic 11
Tax break for people unable to pay unexpected expense: Strongly Favors topic 11
Massively expand the EITC (Earned Income Tax Credit): Favors topic 11
Rated Reducing tax rates balloons federal deficit & cuts programs: Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
An undocumented immigrant is not a criminal: Strongly Favors topic 12
No border wall in any comprehensive bill: Strongly Favors topic 12
Welcome refugees and immigrants, instead of a border wall: Strongly Favors topic 12
Re-examine ICE & start from scratch: Favors topic 12
2008: Supported SF policy reported arrested juveniles to ICE: Opposes topic 12
Reform system, against "vanity project" of border wall: Strongly Favors topic 12
I disagreed with Obama on Secure Communities deportations: Favors topic 12
Immediately reinstate DACA protection, including parents: Strongly Favors topic 12
Kids whose parents crossed border are treated like criminals: Favors topic 12
Due process & right to counsel, for asylum seekers: Favors topic 12
Hold companies liable for hiring non-citizens, not workers: Favors topic 12
Rejected Secure Communities program against undocumented: Strongly Favors topic 12
Provide lawyers and evidence for children being deported: Favors topic 12
Terminate national emergency at the Southern border: Favors topic 12
Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps: Favors topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
US stronger when working with allies: Strongly Favors topic 13
TPP doesn't offer sufficient worker protections: Opposes topic 13
Consumers hurt by trade wars, while corporations benefit: Favors topic 13
Trade agreements should address climate change: Favors topic 13
Demand changes to post-NAFTA agreement USMCA: Opposes topic 13
Don't use tariffs to pressure countries: Favors topic 13
Trump's tariffs are a trade tax on workers and farmers: Favors topic 13
Opposed TPP for invalidating California environmental laws: Opposes topic 13
Rated Oppose USMCA until more environmental & job protections: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Opposes topic 14:
Stay away from the UN & Globalism
(-3 points on Economic scale)
The way to keep us safe is NOT to keep outsiders out: Strongly Opposes topic 14
I value the importance of diplomacy; I value relationships: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Supports standing with the nation of israel: Favors topic 14
Two-state solution despite Israeli settlements on West Bank: Favors topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Peace through Strength
(-3 points on Social scale)
Champion a robust VA for our Veterans: Favors topic 15
Slash the defense budget: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Cyber doctrine: when is a cyberattack an act of war?: Favors topic 15
Cybersecurity crucial to protect elections & infrastructure: Favors topic 15
Opposes US support for Saudi military action in Yemen: Opposes topic 15
Exempt Veterans Affairs from federal hiring freeze: Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Russian election interference exploited racial divide: Strongly Favors topic 16
Have a conversation on whether prisoners should vote: Favors topic 16
Discuss eliminating the Electoral College: Favors topic 16
Mandate paper ballots: Favors topic 16
New voting rights act; make Election Day a holiday: Strongly Favors topic 16
Neighborhood districting increases minority representation: Strongly Favors topic 16
Voting is how we protect our fundamental rights: Strongly Favors topic 16
Secure Elections Act: prevent foreign interference: Strongly Favors topic 16
Statehood for the District of Columbia: Favors topic 16
Automatic voter registration for all citizens: Strongly Favors topic 16
Sponsored bill for election holiday & easier voting access: Strongly Favors topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Stay out of foreign wars
(-3 points on Social scale)
Distinguish Islamic religion from terrorism: Favors topic 17
We need to get back into Iran nuclear deal: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Iran nuclear deal was being complied with by all parties: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Decisions should be made after outreach to allies: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Time for a political solution in Afghanistan: Favors topic 17
Ok with Israeli settlements in Palestinian territory: Opposes topic 17
Bring the troops home from post-9-11 wars: Strongly Favors topic 17
No military force against Iran without Congress approval: Strongly Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Innovate smart solutions to climate change: Strongly Favors topic 18
Don't withdraw from the Paris climate accord: Strongly Favors topic 18
Climate change important, but not only issue: Opposes topic 18
Climate change is a national security threat to America: Strongly Favors topic 18
Green New Deal sets agenda for dealing with climate change: Strongly Favors topic 18
Restore Clean Power Plan and Clean Car Standards: Favors topic 18
Climate crisis represents existential threat to our species: Strongly Favors topic 18
Rejoin Paris Accord on Day One; carbon neutral by 2030: Strongly Favors topic 18
Shouldn't sell/lease public land for drilling: Favors topic 18
Deadlines for reducing greenhouse gases & renewable energy: Strongly Favors topic 18
California fires show climate crisis is public health crisis: Strongly Favors topic 18
Prosecuted polluters for illegal dumping and air pollution: Strongly Favors topic 18
Get rid of the Senate filibuster to pass Green New Deal: Strongly Favors topic 18
All electric cars and school buses by 2045: Favors topic 18
Green New Deal: 10-year national mobilization: Favors topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+2 points on Social scale)
Focus on combating transnational gangs: Favors topic 19
Back on Track: re-entry instead of incarceration for drugs: Opposes topic 19
Recognize the war on drugs was a failure: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Legalize marijuana: it gives a lot of people joy: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Deal with drug addiction in offenders, but still arrest them: Favors topic 19
Dismantle War on Drugs; start with marijuana legalization: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Opioid crisis requires emergency mobilization: Favors topic 19
Co-sponsor of Marijuana Justice Act for legalization: Strongly Opposes topic 19
SAFE Banking Act: Decriminalize marijuana finances: Opposes topic 19
Opposed marijuana legalization, but currents have changed: Opposes topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
$20B for struggling homeowners during mortgage crisis: Strongly Favors topic 20
Voted YES on $900 billion COVID relief package: Favors topic 20

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