Know Where Politicians Stand on the Issues (inc. Candidates)

Photo courtesy of wikipedia.org

Photo courtesy of wikipedia.org

 

At OnTheIssues.org, you can find out where every U.S. representative and senator stands on every issue, including their voting records (how they have voted on legislation). As voters, it’s incredibly important that we keep an eye on what our politicians are doing and make informed decisions about who to support.

This resource is useful in cutting through the hype and soundbites presented to us by the media, which is often manipulated to great effect by politicians. I find the voting records section of the website particularly important because we see what politicians are actually doing, not what they say they are doing! There is also detailed information about those who are running for office.

Key issues and their notable supporters:

Abortion: Pro-Choice

-Wendy Davis (D)

-Hillary Clinton (D)

-Elizabeth Warren (D)

-Bernie Sanders (I)

Abortion: Pro-Life

-Bobby Jindal (R)

-Sarah Palin (R)

 

Gun Control (supports tighter controls/laws on use of guns)

-Joe Biden (D)

-Hillary Clinton (D)

-Elizabeth Warren (D)

Opponents of Gun Control

-Jeb Bush (R)

-Ted Cruz (R)

-Bobby Jindal (R)

 

Pro Gay Rights, including Gay Marriage

-Joe Biden (D)

-Hillary Clinton (D)

-Andrew Cuomo (D)

-Elizabeth Warren (D)

Opposes Gay Marriage

-Ted Cruz (R)

-Bobby Jindal (R)

-Rand Paul (R)

 

Affirmative Action

-Joe Biden (D) (given high rating by NAACP for pro-Affirmative Action stance)

-Hillary Clinton (D) (given high rating by NAACP for pro-Affirmative Action stance)

-Bernie Sanders (I)  (given high rating by NAACP for pro-Affirmative Action and pro-civil rights record)

Anti-Affirmative Action

-Jeb Bush (R) (dismantled Florida’s affirmative action program and replaced it with his own “One Florida” initiative)

-Rand Paul (R)

 

 

 

 

 

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