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Green Party nominee for President:
David Cobb on the Issues

David Cobb on Abortion

  • Full reproductive freedom for women. (Jul 2004)

David Cobb on Budget & Economy

No stance on record.

David Cobb on Civil Rights

  • US history is constant struggle for more democracy. (Jul 2004)
  • Affirmative action for people of color and women. (Jul 2004)
  • Support Native Peoples to protect their treaty rights. (Jul 2004)
  • Marriage equality for lesbians and gays. (Jul 2004)

David Cobb on Corporations

  • Priorities include ending transnational corporate empire. (Jul 2004)
  • Abolish the legal doctrine of "corporate personhood". (May 2004)
  • Revoke charters when corporations flagrantly violate law. (Nov 2002)

David Cobb on Crime

  • Criminal justice system permeated with race & class bias. (Jul 2004)
  • No private, for-profit prisons. (Jul 2004)
  • More community policing; more inmate job training. (May 2004)
  • Eliminate the death penalty. (May 2004)

David Cobb on Drugs

  • Decriminalize minor possession of marijuana. (May 2004)
  • War on drugs is war on our civil liberties. (May 2004)
  • Rated A+ by VOTE-HEMP, indicating a pro-hemp voting record. (Dec 2003)

David Cobb on Education

No stance on record.

David Cobb on Energy & Oil

  • Move towards energy independence from renewable sources. (Jul 2004)
  • Subsidize clean renewables instead of oil & nuclear. (Jul 2004)
  • $300B per year to fund clean energy in poor countries. (Jul 2004)

David Cobb on Environment

No stance on record.

David Cobb on Families & Children

No stance on record.

David Cobb on Foreign Policy

  • More US participation in UN peacekeeping missions. (May 2004)

David Cobb on Free Trade

  • Withdraw from NAFTA and CAFTA. (Jul 2004)
  • Marched in Seattle against the WTO. (Jul 2004)
  • Include human rights and worker rights in trade deals. (May 2004)

David Cobb on Government Reform

  • Voters Bill of Rights: clean elections, ballot access, more. (Jul 2004)
  • Proponent of Instant Runoff Voting. (Jul 2004)
  • No corporate campaign donations. (Jul 2004)

David Cobb on Gun Control

  • Ban assault weapons; require licenses; track fingerprints. (May 2004)
  • A gun owner who supports reasonable gun safety laws. (May 2004)

David Cobb on Health Care

  • Publicly funded, universal health care insurance. (Jul 2004)
  • Health care is a right. (May 2004)

David Cobb on Homeland Security

  • Greatly Decrease Funding on missile defense. (Aug 2004)
  • Greatly decrease all military funding. (May 2004)

David Cobb on Immigration

  • Amnesty for undocumented immigrants after 3 years. (Jul 2004)

David Cobb on Jobs

  • Organized union events for Teamsters, steelworkers, and UCFW. (Jul 2004)

David Cobb on Principles & Values

  • Pursuing "smart states" strategy (no swing states). (Aug 2004)
  • Green party wins by disseminating message. (Jul 2004)
  • Rejects "spoiler" argument and rejects Electoral College. (Jul 2004)
  • Build the Green Party and help get Bush out. (Jun 2004)
  • Challenges Kerry on issues, but acknowledges Bush is worse. (Jun 2004)
  • Coordinated Nader 2000 campaign in Texas. (Nov 2002)
  • Former member of Pipeline Workers Local Union. (Nov 2002)

David Cobb on Social Security

  • Increase payroll tax but allow some self-investment. (May 2004)

David Cobb on Tax Reform

  • Increase taxes on wealthy; decrease taxes on poor. (Aug 2004)

David Cobb on War & Peace

  • Mission Accomplished has turned into Mission Impossible. (May 2004)
  • All US troops out of Iraq, unless UN and Iraq say so. (Apr 2004)
  • US in Iraq is arrogant, bullying, & unnecessarily violent. (Apr 2004)

David Cobb on Welfare & Poverty

No stance on record.