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Democratic Representative (OH-10):
Dennis Kucinich on the Issues

Dennis Kucinich on Abortion

  • Litmus test on Roe, but as part of a culture of life. (Apr 2007)
  • Women�s right-to-choose is essential to gender equality. (Nov 2006)
  • Abortions should always be legal. (Jan 2004)
  • Shifted to pro-choice when women�s health became at risk. (Dec 2003)
  • All men & women have right to make difficult moral decisions. (Aug 2003)
  • Supreme Court nominees must agree to uphold Roe v. Wade. (Apr 2003)
  • Women can�t be free unless they have the right to choose. (Apr 2003)
  • Prevention, education, & health care, to minimize abortions. (Apr 2003)
  • Life begins at conception. (Jul 1996)

    Voting Record

  • Journey in 2002 from pro-life to pro-choice. (Apr 2003)
  • Voted YES on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted YES on allowing human embryonic stem cell research. (May 2005)
  • Voted NO on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions. (Apr 2005)
  • Voted NO on banning partial-birth abortion except to save mother�s life. (Oct 2003)
  • Voted YES on forbidding human cloning for reproduction & medical research. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted YES on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on federal crime to harm fetus while committing other crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortions. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted YES on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 100% by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Emergency contraception for rape victims at all hospitals. (Sep 2006)
  • Rated 0% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-choice stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Ensure access to and funding for contraception. (Feb 2007)

Dennis Kucinich on Budget & Economy

  • As Cleveland mayor, first city to default since Depression. (Nov 2007)
  • Cleveland declaring bankruptcy ok, to save public utility. (Sep 2007)
  • Bailing out mortgage lenders just postpones crisis. (Aug 2007)
  • Make any corporation with an American name pay taxes here. (Jun 2007)
  • FactCheck: military spending less than entitlement programs. (Jun 2007)
  • Must cut Pentagon spending. (Jan 2004)
  • WPA-type program will create jobs and rebuild America. (Jan 2004)
  • Social cuts redistribute wealth upwards. (Jan 2004)
  • $435B trade deficit is critical to economy. (Sep 2003)
  • Steel, automotive, and shipping are critical to US economy. (Sep 2003)
  • Cut the runaway Pentagon budget to save the economy. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on defining "energy emergency" on federal gas prices. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on revitalizing severely distressed public housing. (Jan 2008)

Dennis Kucinich on Civil Rights

  • Not any issue on which he disagrees with GLBT community. (Aug 2007)
  • Real GLBT equality includes the right to marry. (Aug 2007)
  • Supports reparations for slavery, to �repair the breach�. (Jul 2007)
  • Gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender right to marry. (Jul 2007)
  • Supreme Court has forgotten 13th, 14th, & 15th Amendment. (Jul 2007)
  • Overturn the Patriot Act as unconstitutional. (Jun 2007)
  • Civil marriage is not necessarily between a man & a woman. (Feb 2004)
  • Allow gays and lesbians to marry. (Nov 2003)
  • Reparations for slavery should take form of social programs. (Nov 2003)
  • Repeal the PATRIOT Act: stop being driven by fear. (Sep 2003)
  • Must challenge rationale of USA PATRIOT Act. (Aug 2003)
  • Same sex couples deserve equal domestic benefits. (Aug 2003)
  • Affirmative action is necessary & right & must be preserved. (Aug 2003)
  • Prayer for America: Why put aside Constitutional justice? (Feb 2002)
  • Focus on jobs instead of pitting people against each other. (Jul 1996)
  • Voted against the misnamed �Patriot Act�. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted NO on making the PATRIOT Act permanent. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted NO on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted NO on protecting the Pledge of Allegiance. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on constitutional amendment prohibiting flag desecration. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted NO on banning gay adoptions in DC. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted NO on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions. (May 1998)
  • Constitutional Amendment for equal rights by gender. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 64% by the ACLU, indicating a mixed civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Rated 100% by the HRC, indicating a pro-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 94% by the NAACP, indicating a pro-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Recognize Juneteenth as historical end of slavery. (Jun 2008)
  • Provide benefits to domestic partners of Federal employees. (Dec 2007)
  • Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2007)
  • Reinforce anti-discrimination and equal-pay requirements. (Jan 2008)

Dennis Kucinich on Corporations

  • Break up monopolies in agriculture, in utilities, in oil. (Jun 2007)
  • Democracy fails without corporate regulation. (Sep 2003)
  • Iraq: no more Halliburton sweetheart deals. (Sep 2003)
  • Cleveland�s bankruptcy was hard decision but right decision. (May 2003)
  • Enron: Dems should become party of re-regulation. (May 2002)
  • Need separation of corporation and state. (May 2002)
  • Rescued Cleveland Electric from profitable utility. (Jan 1977)
  • Voted YES on allowing stockholder voting on executive compensation. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted NO on replacing illegal export tax breaks with $140B in new breaks. (Jun 2004)
  • Voted NO on Bankruptcy Overhaul requiring partial debt repayment. (Mar 2001)
  • Require Code of Conduct for US corporations abroad. (Aug 2001)
  • Rated 15% by the US COC, indicating an anti-business voting record. (Dec 2003)

Dennis Kucinich on Crime

  • End mandatory minimums. (Jun 2007)
  • Ban the death penalty-98% of those convicted are poor. (Jan 2004)
  • Terminate the federal death penalty, even if unpopular. (Sep 2003)
  • Focus on prevention, not punishment. (Jul 1996)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offendors' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 80% by CURE, indicating pro-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • Moratorium on death penalty; more DNA testing. (Mar 2001)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)

Dennis Kucinich on Drugs

  • Reduce sentencing disparity for crack cocaine retroactively. (Dec 2007)
  • Supports national ban on smoking in public places. (Sep 2007)
  • Lower drinking age from 21 to 18; and voting age to 16. (Sep 2007)
  • Medical marijuana should be decided by doctors & patients. (Aug 2007)
  • Hasn�t smoked marijuana, but would decriminalize it. (Nov 2003)
  • Emphasizes rehabilitation over incarceration. (Sep 2003)
  • War on Drugs benefits only the prison-industrial complex. (Aug 2003)
  • Racial bias in drug enforcement is pervasive. (Aug 2003)
  • Addiction is a medical and moral problem. (Aug 2003)
  • Voted NO on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated A+ by VOTE-HEMP, indicating a pro-hemp voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated +10 by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Allow rehabilitated drug convicts get student loans. (Jan 2008)

Dennis Kucinich on Education

  • Cut the Pentagon budget 15% for tuition-free college. (Oct 2007)
  • End No Child Left Behind; end testing as be-all & end-all. (Sep 2007)
  • Free education from pre-kindergarten to college. (Sep 2007)
  • Fund universal pre-K with 15% cut in Pentagon budget. (Aug 2007)
  • Teach sex ed in schools; including AIDS prevention. (Aug 2007)
  • Sent kids to public school; apply that to all kids. (Jul 2007)
  • Stop funding war, start funding education; 15% DoD reduction. (Jun 2007)
  • Constitutional amendment guaranteeing equal opportunity. (Jun 2007)
  • Quality education is a core American right. (Nov 2006)
  • Vouchers divert public money away from public schools. (Jan 2004)
  • Stop making us a nation of test-takers: free education. (Jan 2004)
  • Establish universal pre-kindergarten programs. (Aug 2003)
  • Keep public education separate from private education. (Jul 1996)
  • Voted NO on allowing Courts to decide on "God" in Pledge of Allegiance. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted YES on $84 million in grants for Black and Hispanic colleges. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted NO on allowing school prayer during the War on Terror. (Nov 2001)
  • Voted YES on requiring states to test students. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on allowing vouchers in DC schools. (Aug 1998)
  • Voted NO on vouchers for private & parochial schools. (Nov 1997)
  • Reduce class size to 18 children in grades 1 to 3. (Mar 2001)
  • Teacher development grants to improve math & science classes. (Jan 2001)
  • Opposes requiring schools to allow school prayer. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 90% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)

Dennis Kucinich on Energy & Oil

  • Voted against drilling in Alaska, against union preference. (Nov 2007)
  • Cost of nuclear energy ignores storage continuing forever. (Sep 2007)
  • Current approach to energy results in war for oil. (Jul 2007)
  • Twin threats of global warring and global warming. (Jun 2007)
  • Raise CAFE standard from 27.5 mpg to 45, and 40 for SUVs. (Jan 2004)
  • Nuclear waste poses grave danger to US. (Aug 2003)
  • Auto-dependent sprawl causes runoff pollution. (Aug 2003)
  • Double our energy from renewable sources by 2010. (Jun 2003)
  • Global Green Deal for renewable energy. (Jun 2003)
  • $50B solar venture fund for developing nations. (Aug 2002)

    Voting Record

  • Journey to planet Earth: renewable energy by 2010. (Jan 2004)
  • Would sign Kyoto climate change treaty. (Aug 2003)
  • Voted YES on tax incentives for energy production and conservation. (May 2008)
  • Voted YES on tax incentives for renewable energy. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted YES on criminalizing oil cartels like OPEC. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted YES on keeping moratorium on drilling for oil offshore. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on scheduling permitting for new oil refinieries. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on authorizing construction of new oil refineries. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted NO on passage of the Bush Administration national energy policy. (Jun 2004)
  • Voted NO on implementing Bush-Cheney national energy policy. (Nov 2003)
  • Voted YES on raising CAFE standards; incentives for alternative fuels. (Aug 2001)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting oil drilling & development in ANWR. (Aug 2001)
  • Voted YES on starting implementation of Kyoto Protocol. (Jun 2000)
  • Regulate wholesale electricity & gas prices. (Mar 2001)
  • Preserve Alaska's ANWR instead of drilling it. (Feb 2001)
  • Establish greenhouse gas tradeable allowances. (Feb 2005)
  • Rated 100% by the CAF, indicating support for energy independence. (Dec 2006)
  • Let states define stricter-than-federal emission standards. (Jan 2008)

Dennis Kucinich on Environment

  • Katrina response underscores what�s wrong about race. (Jun 2007)
  • Scored 100% on Humane Society Scorecard on animal protection. (Jan 2007)
  • Water should forever be in the public domain. (Aug 2003)
  • Bush�s wetland rules would increase flooding. (Aug 2003)
  • Clean, safe water is a human right. (Aug 2003)
  • A clean environment is not a luxury. (Aug 2003)
  • Market-based system has no place in water distribution. (Aug 2002)
  • Water Marks: 10 principles for water protection. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on $9.7B for Amtrak improvements and operation thru 2013. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on increasing AMTRAK funding by adding $214M to $900M. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on barring website promoting Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump. (May 2006)
  • Voted NO on deauthorizing "critical habitat" for endangered species. (Sep 2005)
  • Prohibits commercial logging on Federal public lands. (Apr 2001)
  • Rated 85% by the LCV, indicating pro-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Health impact assessments for environmental health. (Apr 2006)
  • Promote conservation of rare felids & canids. (Mar 2007)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)

Dennis Kucinich on Families & Children

  • Teach principles of compassion to reduce domestic violence. (Jun 2007)
  • Dept. of Peace should address all forms of violence. (Aug 2003)
  • Dept. of Peace would address violence at home. (Jun 2002)
  • Voted NO on establishing nationwide AMBER alert system for missing kids. (Apr 2003)
  • Voted NO on reducing Marriage Tax by $399B over 10 years. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 25% by the Christian Coalition: an anti-family voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Ban high lead levels in children's toys. (Nov 2005)
  • Call for a White House Conference on Children and Youth. (Mar 2008)
  • Fund 2,500 Boys and Girls Clubs in underserved areas. (Dec 1997)

Dennis Kucinich on Foreign Policy

  • My most favored nation is America; no MFN for China. (Aug 2007)
  • If Darfur had oil, we�d be occupying Sudan. (Jun 2007)
  • Reject war as an instrument of foreign policy. (Jun 2007)
  • Americans have been misled about the Iraqi war. (Jan 2004)
  • Affirm intention to work with the world community. (Nov 2003)
  • Promote international treaties but reject global corporatism. (Aug 2003)
  • Lead world to sustainable energy production. (Aug 2003)
  • Foreign aid for peace incentives, not conflict. (Jul 1996)
  • Voted YES on deterring foreign arms transfers to China. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted NO on reforming the UN by restricting US funding. (Jun 2005)
  • Voted YES on keeping Cuba travel ban until political prisoners released. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted NO on withholding $244M in UN Back Payments until US seat restored. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on $156M to IMF for 3rd-world debt reduction. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China. (May 2000)
  • Voted YES on $15.2 billion for foreign operations. (Nov 1999)
  • Allow Americans to travel to Cuba. (May 2000)
  • Member of the Congressional Human Rights Caucus. (Jan 2001)
  • Acknowledge the Armenian Genocide of the early 1900s. (Mar 2007)

Dennis Kucinich on Free Trade

  • We need a policy of constructive engagement with China. (Dec 2007)
  • Either buy America or bye-bye America. (Dec 2007)
  • NAFTA accelerated immigration from Mexico, in search of jobs. (Sep 2007)
  • FactCheck: NAFTA coincided with (not caused) peso collapse. (Sep 2007)
  • Manufacturing policy: trade based on workers right. (Aug 2007)
  • Base trade on worker rights, human rights & environment. (Aug 2007)
  • Go back to trade based on worker�s rights. (Jul 2007)
  • Democrats started NAFTA; Democrats will end it. (Jun 2007)
  • NAFTA and GATT intentionally limit workers rights. (Feb 2007)
  • Withdraw from NAFTA and WTO. (Nov 2006)
  • Withdraw from WTO because they disallow protecting jobs. (Feb 2004)
  • Americans� social consciousness overrides cheap goods. (Jan 2004)
  • Free trade encourages privatization, so avoid it. (Jan 2004)
  • Bilateral trade structure to support American manufacturing. (Jan 2004)
  • President has authority to cancel NAFTA and WTO-I will. (Jan 2004)
  • Push trade deals based on power of US market leverage. (Nov 2003)
  • First act as president will be to cancel NAFTA. (Sep 2003)
  • Need specific worker rights written into trade agreements. (Sep 2003)
  • Companies profit from trade based on Third World misery. (Sep 2003)
  • Review & modify all treaties not respecting human rights. (Aug 2003)
  • No NAFTA, No WTO, No Fast Track. (Aug 2003)
  • Cancel NAFTA and the WTO. (May 2003)
  • Don�t sacrifice our rights to global corporate ethic. (Apr 2003)
  • Retaliatory tariffs yes; GATT no. (Jul 1996)
  • Against China MFN because of $100B trade deficit. (Sep 2003)
  • Voted NO on promoting free trade with Peru. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on assisting workers who lose jobs due to globalization. (Oct 2007)
  • Voted NO on implementing CAFTA, Central America Free Trade. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted NO on implementing US-Australia Free Trade Agreement. (Jul 2004)
  • Voted NO on implementing US-Singapore free trade agreement. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted NO on implementing free trade agreement with Chile. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on withdrawing from the WTO. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)
  • Maintain anti-dumping restrictions against foreign importers. (Oct 2001)
  • Rated 39% by CATO, indicating a mixed record on trade issues. (Dec 2002)
  • No MFN for China; condition trade on human rights. (Nov 1999)

Dennis Kucinich on Government Reform

  • 14th and 15th Amendment are being shredded. (Dec 2007)
  • 1967: Argued �not a job agency�; reduce size of City Council. (Nov 2007)
  • Introduced impeachment resolution to make Cheney accountable. (Jun 2007)
  • Public campaign financing yields to public control. (Nov 2003)
  • Public financing for elections. (Aug 2003)
  • Register on election day; more voting rights enhancements. (Aug 2003)
  • Give DC residents proper representation. (Aug 2003)
  • Debate reform opens the door to new candidates. (Aug 2003)
  • Implement Instant Runoff Voting in US. (Aug 2003)
  • Will not accept corporate PAC money. (Aug 2003)
  • Private campaign financing leads to private control of gov�t. (Aug 2003)
  • Spend money on job creation, not corporate cronies. (Jun 2003)
  • End privatization: it sells government to lowest bidder. (May 2003)
  • Voted against certifying 2004 election because of Ohio fraud. (Jul 2007)
  • Impeach VP Cheney for taking US into Iraq War based on lies. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted YES on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted NO on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted NO on restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted NO on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Criminalize false or deceptive info about elections. (Nov 2005)
  • Reject photo ID requirements for voting. (Sep 2005)

Dennis Kucinich on Gun Control

  • We have babies dying in the streets; ban handguns. (Jul 2007)
  • Ban sale or transfer of semi-automatic guns. (Nov 2006)
  • Require background checks, licensing, and fingerprinting. (Jan 2004)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting product misuse lawsuits on gun manufacturers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting suing gunmakers & sellers for gun misuse. (Apr 2003)
  • Voted NO on decreasing gun waiting period from 3 days to 1. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated F by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun control voting record. (Dec 2003)

Dennis Kucinich on Health Care

  • Insurance companies make money by NOT providing health care. (Oct 2007)
  • Let the US be like every other industrialized democracy. (Sep 2007)
  • Fake debate if we talk about maintaining present system. (Sep 2007)
  • FactCheck:Insurance industry profit is under $97B, not $600B. (Sep 2007)
  • Challenge system of premiums, co-pays and deductibles. (Aug 2007)
  • Medicare For All: all long-term care totally covered. (Aug 2007)
  • Healthcare access is a basic right in a democratic society. (Jun 2007)
  • Half of all bankruptcies come from medical bills. (Jun 2007)
  • Universal not-for-profit health care. (Apr 2007)
  • Break the hold of the insurance companies. (Mar 2007)
  • Competition between insurers only drives up profits. (Mar 2007)
  • Key to reform: end role for for-profit insurance companies. (Feb 2007)
  • Streamlined national health insurance as Enhanced Medicare. (Nov 2006)
  • Single-payer isn�t in platform because it offends donors. (Feb 2004)
  • Not socialism, but a change from predatory capitalism. (Feb 2004)
  • Not-for-profit system differs from Hillary�s pro-HMO system. (Jan 2004)
  • Tax employers to pay for single-payer plan. (Jan 2004)
  • Rally to elect a new Congress to pass new health care deal. (Nov 2003)
  • I�m not selling insurance-switch to not-for-profit system. (Nov 2003)
  • Single-payer for alternative medicine, mental health, more. (Sep 2003)
  • 7.7% tax to pay for full coverage. (Sep 2003)
  • Health is a right, not a privilege. (Sep 2003)
  • Take profit motive out of health care. (Sep 2003)
  • Insurance companies do not heal people; practitioners do. (Aug 2003)
  • Seniors forced to choose between medicine and food. (Aug 2003)
  • Prescription for America: ceiling on drug company profits. (Aug 2003)
  • Regulate prescription drug prices like utility rates. (Aug 2003)
  • Medicare for All: universal single-payer national system. (Aug 2003)
  • Private companies charge 18% admin & Medicare charges 3%. (May 2003)
  • Raise taxes for guaranteed, single payer, universal care. (May 2003)
  • HR 676, Conyers-Kucinich bill, establishes Medicare for all. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on giving mental health full equity with physical health. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on Veto override: Extend SCHIP to cover 6M more kids. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted YES on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility. (Oct 2007)
  • Voted YES on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted NO on denying non-emergency treatment for lack of Medicare co-pay. (Feb 2006)
  • Voted NO on limiting medical malpractice lawsuits to $250,000 damages. (May 2004)
  • Voted NO on limited prescription drug benefit for Medicare recipients. (Nov 2003)
  • Voted YES on allowing reimportation of prescription drugs. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted NO on small business associations for buying health insurance. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted NO on capping damages & setting time limits in medical lawsuits. (Mar 2003)
  • Voted NO on allowing suing HMOs, but under federal rules & limited award. (Aug 2001)
  • Voted NO on subsidizing private insurance for Medicare Rx drug coverage. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on banning physician-assisted suicide. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on establishing tax-exempt Medical Savings Accounts. (Oct 1999)
  • MEDS Plan: Cover senior Rx under Medicare. (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 100% by APHA, indicating a pro-public health record. (Dec 2003)
  • Collect data on birth defects and present to the public. (Apr 1998)
  • Make health care a right, not a privilege. (Nov 1999)

Dennis Kucinich on Homeland Security

  • National service yes; military draft no. (Dec 2007)
  • Strength through peace. (Sep 2007)
  • Cut military spending by 25%; fund diplomacy instead. (Jun 2007)
  • Believe in international law, not assassination politics. (Jun 2007)
  • Global war on terror is pretext for aggressive war. (Apr 2007)
  • Treaties on nuclear, bio & chem non-proliferation. (Apr 2007)
  • Opposes the use of war as an instrument of policy. (Jan 2007)
  • Repeal the Patriot Act. (Nov 2006)
  • Bush doctrine of preemption and unilateralism is wrong. (Jan 2004)
  • Weapons in outer space and missile shields are DOD waste. (Jan 2004)
  • Create domestic Dept. of Peace & make all war obsolete. (Oct 2003)
  • $550B defense budget implies more taxes. (Sep 2003)
  • Cut defense budget by 15%, even if unpopular. (Sep 2003)
  • End the ban on gays in military. (Aug 2003)
  • Terminating ABM treaty was unconstitutional. (Aug 2003)
  • Violence and war are not inevitable. (Aug 2003)
  • Confront the bloat and waste in Pentagon budget. (Aug 2003)
  • Hometown Security: social spending instead of military. (Aug 2003)
  • Abide by Non-Proliferation, ABM, and Test Ban Treaties. (Aug 2003)
  • Bush�s foreign policy of preemption is destabilizing. (May 2003)
  • Abandon plans for a missile shield. (Mar 2002)
  • We did not authorize a permanent war economy. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted NO on requiring FISA warrants for wiretaps in US, but not abroad. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on Veto override: Congressional oversight of CIA interrogations. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted YES on restricting no-bid defense contracts. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on allowing electronic surveillance without a warrant. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO on continuing intelligence gathering without civil oversight. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted NO on federalizing rules for driver licenses to hinder terrorists. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted NO on continuing military recruitment on college campuses. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted NO on supporting new position of Director of National Intelligence. (Dec 2004)
  • Voted NO on adopting the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted NO on emergency $78B for war in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Apr 2003)
  • Voted NO on permitting commercial airline pilots to carry guns. (Jul 2002)
  • Voted NO on $266 billion Defense Appropriations bill. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted NO on deploying SDI. (Mar 1999)
  • Take US nuclear missiles off high alert. (Aug 2001)
  • End the use of anti-personnel mines. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 100% by SANE, indicating a pro-peace voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Establish a Department of Peace and Nonviolence. (Feb 2007)

Dennis Kucinich on Immigration

  • No vigilantism & no sending illegals home willy-nilly. (Dec 2007)
  • Encourage the American people to reach out; learn languages. (Dec 2007)
  • There aren�t any illegal human beings. (Nov 2007)
  • Promote Spanish as a second national language. (Sep 2007)
  • Build relationships between nations, not walls. (Sep 2007)
  • Sanctuary cities follow moral law if not federal law. (Sep 2007)
  • Stop blaming immigrants for our system of slave labor. (Jun 2007)
  • Roadmap to citizenship for immigrants. (Jan 2004)
  • Bush immigration program is indentured servitude. (Jan 2004)
  • Extend our arms to world-immigrant amnesty and more. (Sep 2003)
  • Voted NO on building a fence along the Mexican border. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted NO on preventing tipping off Mexicans about Minuteman Project. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on reporting illegal aliens who receive hospital treatment. (May 2004)
  • Voted YES on extending Immigrant Residency rules. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated 0% by FAIR, indicating a voting record loosening immigration. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 0% by USBC, indicating an open-border stance. (Dec 2006)

Dennis Kucinich on Jobs

  • I�m the one candidate who comes from the working class. (Nov 2007)
  • Put unemployed to work rebuilding infrastructure. (Nov 2007)
  • Require all government agencies to follow ENDA for GLBT jobs. (Aug 2007)
  • Restore right to organize; to collective bargain; to strike. (Aug 2007)
  • Would accept minimum wage as president, reluctantly. (Jul 2007)
  • Works Green Administration: WGA creates green jobs, like WPA. (Jun 2007)
  • Cancel tax cuts for the rich. (Nov 2003)
  • Rebuild infrastructure with a program like FDR�s WPA. (Sep 2003)
  • Shift USDA funds from agribusiness to family farmers. (Aug 2003)
  • Labor defends workers when corporations attack. (Aug 2003)
  • Right to a job and to decent wages. (Aug 2003)
  • Labor protections; not binding employer arbitration. (Aug 2003)
  • Genetically-engineered food is an issue of freedom of choice. (Aug 2003)
  • Address plight of small farmer by canceling NAFTA & WTO. (Aug 2003)
  • Break apart monopolistic agribusiness companies. (Aug 2003)
  • National ban on packer ownership of livestock. (Aug 2003)
  • Farm worker safety by fining employers. (Aug 2003)
  • Invest in rural America. (Aug 2003)
  • Enshrine workers� rights in a workers� White House. (May 2003)
  • Joblessness is a weapon of mass destruction. (May 2003)
  • Engrave into stone the rights of working people. (Aug 2002)
  • Give teeth to the National Labor Relations Act. (Feb 2007)
  • Raise minimum wage to over $8.50. (Jan 2004)
  • Repeal portions of Taft-Hartley Act; enhance right to strike. (Aug 2003)
  • Voted YES on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted NO on end offshore tax havens and promote small business. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted NO on $167B over 10 years for farm price supports. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted NO on zero-funding OSHA's Ergonomics Rules instead of $4.5B. (Mar 2001)
  • Require full disclosure of outsourced employees. (Feb 2001)
  • Rated 100% by the AFL-CIO, indicating a pro-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Allow an Air Traffic Controller's Union. (Jan 2006)
  • Extend unemployment compensation during recession. (Jan 2008)

Dennis Kucinich on Principles & Values

  • Excluded from debate by Nevada Supreme Court ruling. (Jan 2008)
  • I�ve been right all along on Iraq, Iran, & healthcare. (Dec 2007)
  • Ran for city council seat before he was old enough to vote. (Nov 2007)
  • Won House seat �Because he was right� as mayor. (Nov 2007)
  • Met wife Elizabeth when she lobbied him on monetary policy. (Nov 2007)
  • Planned as teenager to become Mayor of Cleveland. (Nov 2007)
  • RFK assassination persuaded him to fight to change the world. (Nov 2007)
  • This debate is total flop for ignoring practical aspirations. (Oct 2007)
  • Sighted a UFO in Washington State. (Oct 2007)
  • Decisive moment: living as child out of family car. (Aug 2007)
  • Elected to Congress on 5th try; only on 2nd presidential run. (Aug 2007)
  • I am in the center of American people�s hopes and dreams. (Aug 2007)
  • Biggest mistake was firing police chief on Good Friday. (Apr 2007)
  • I can move this country because I have no strings. (Feb 2007)
  • Day 1: Pull out of Iraq, NAFTA, and the WTO. (Jan 2004)
  • Endorsed by Natural Law Party�s 2000 presidential nominee. (Jan 2004)
  • His campaign�s lack of media coverage becomes a media story. (Nov 2003)
  • Will run for House and President simultaneously. (Nov 2003)
  • A Green Democrat, but will support Dem nominee over Green. (Nov 2003)
  • Favorite song: John Lennon, �Imagine�. (Sep 2003)
  • Grew up poor, so is attuned to the concerns of the people. (Sep 2003)
  • Sacrificed political career to save city utility ownership. (Aug 2003)
  • Broccoli would be welcomed in first vegetarian White House. (May 2003)
  • Grass-roots campaign to take back America for the people. (May 2003)
  • Declaration of human economic rights of the American people. (Feb 2003)
  • Long list of legislative priorities in Congress. (Jul 1996)
  • Religious affiliation: Catholic. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. (Oct 2001)
  • Rated 92% by the AU, indicating support of church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
  • Member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. (Nov 2007)

Dennis Kucinich on Social Security

  • Raise the cap to protect Social Security. (Sep 2007)
  • Strengthen protections for private pensions. (Sep 2007)
  • Privatization is off the table-I�ll block it. (Sep 2003)
  • Return retirement age to 65-we�re solid thru 2041. (Sep 2003)
  • Restore retirement age to 65. (Aug 2003)
  • Safe retirement is part of American Dream. (Aug 2003)
  • Double standard between employers & employees must end. (Aug 2003)
  • Stop privatization and return retirement age to 65. (May 2003)
  • Voted NO on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
  • Changing Social Security disproportionately affects women. (May 2001)
  • Reject proposals for private saving accounts. (May 2002)
  • Rated 100% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)

Dennis Kucinich on Tax Reform

  • Keep child tax credit, and extend it to more families. (Jan 2004)
  • Fact Check: Says $40K earners pay same as $400K -not really. (Jan 2004)
  • Repeal tax cuts for wealthy to fund public higher ed. (Oct 2003)
  • Top 272,000 taxpayers got as much benefit as bottom 129M. (Sep 2003)
  • Voted YES on extending AMT exemptions to avoid hitting middle-income. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on paying for AMT relief by closing offshore business loopholes. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted NO on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on providing tax relief and simplification. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted NO on making permanent an increase in the child tax credit. (May 2004)
  • Voted NO on permanently eliminating the marriage penalty. (Apr 2004)
  • Voted NO on making the Bush tax cuts permanent. (Apr 2002)
  • Voted NO on $99 B economic stimulus: capital gains & income tax cuts. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted NO on Tax cut package of $958 B over 10 years. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on eliminating the Estate Tax ("death tax"). (Apr 2001)
  • Voted NO on eliminating the "marriage penalty". (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on $46 billion in tax cuts for small business. (Mar 2000)
  • American People's Dividend: Give $300 to every person. (Feb 2001)
  • Rated 29% by NTU, indicating a "Big Spender" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 100% by the CTJ, indicating support of progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)

Dennis Kucinich on War & Peace

  • I was right the first time; now no evidence of nukes in Iran. (Dec 2007)
  • US role: security for Israel and a state for Palestine. (Dec 2007)
  • There�s no basis for an Iran military resolution. (Oct 2007)
  • Impeach Bush for violating international law on preemption. (Oct 2007)
  • The war against Iraq was about oil. (Oct 2007)
  • Urge Iran to let go nuclear and abolish nuclear in the US. (Oct 2007)
  • All troops out well before 2013, with no partition. (Sep 2007)
  • US army has civilian leadership; it�s not Patraeus� decision. (Sep 2007)
  • Congress has the Constitutional power to end the war. (Sep 2007)
  • Assassination is extrajudicial killing; not even Osama. (Sep 2007)
  • Iraq plan: Reconstruction, rehabilitation, & reconciliation. (Sep 2007)
  • Biden Plan splits up Iraq. (Sep 2007)
  • Use $97 billion of Iraq funding to bring troops home. (Aug 2007)
  • November 2006 election meant Dems promised to exit Iraq. (Aug 2007)
  • Strength through peace: pursue science of human relations. (Jul 2007)
  • Democrats have failed the American people by not ending war. (Jul 2007)
  • Same thinking that took us into Iraq will take us into Iran. (Jul 2007)
  • Path to peace runs right through Jerusalem. (Jun 2007)
  • The Iraq war has been based on lies. (Jun 2007)
  • Democrats were elected to end the war. (Jun 2007)
  • End the Iraq occupation & use the military for peacekeeping. (Jun 2007)
  • Use Iraq funding only to bring the troops home. (Jan 2007)
  • Best way to support the troops is to bring them home. (Jan 2007)
  • Bush�s Iraq plan failed because it was predicated on lies. (Jan 2007)
  • Stop building Israeli wall; start rebuilding infrastructure. (Nov 2003)
  • Barred from CIA briefing, but considers them misleading. (Oct 2003)
  • Supports Palestinian security and Israeli security. (Aug 2003)
  • Establish a cabinet Department of Peace and Nonviolence. (Jun 2003)
  • America should not be the world�s policeman. (Sep 2002)

    Iraq War

  • The surge strategy is fueling the insurgency. (Nov 2007)
  • FactCheck: $2 trillion for Iraq? High, but accurate estimate. (Jun 2007)
  • We�re in Iraq for oil & looking at attacking Iran for oil. (Apr 2007)
  • FactCheck: Iraqi oil production has fallen during war. (Apr 2007)
  • Insurgency in Iraq is being fueled by US occupation. (Apr 2007)
  • New direction in Iraq, and that direction is out. (Apr 2007)
  • Bring in UN troops, and pay reparations to Iraq. (Apr 2007)
  • Cut off the funds; end the occupation of Iraq. (Feb 2007)
  • Reparations to Iraq for 650,000 innocent civilians killed. (Feb 2007)
  • International Cooperation: US out of Iraq, UN in. (Nov 2006)
  • Democratic Party is divided over the war in Iraq. (Jan 2004)
  • Disavowing Iraqi oil creates entirely different direction. (Jan 2004)
  • 90 days to bring US troops home and rotate the UN troops in. (Dec 2003)
  • Let go of Iraqi oil and let the UN in. (Dec 2003)
  • Let the UN rebuild Iraq and develop its governance. (Nov 2003)
  • Have UN handle all Iraqi oil contracts. (Sep 2003)
  • End Bush�s blunder: Bring US troops home & bring UN in. (Sep 2003)
  • War in Iraq was wrong, and isolated the US. (Aug 2003)
  • Question Bush�s truthfulness on Iraq. (Jun 2003)
  • No credible evidence for offensive against Iraq. (Sep 2002)

    Voting Record

  • One cannot be against Iraq war yet still fund it. (Apr 2007)
  • Lack of info was no excuse for voting for Iraq war. (Apr 2007)
  • 2003 war vote was audition for presidential decision-making. (Apr 2007)
  • I voted against war because I saw no proof from Bush. (Feb 2007)
  • No on $87B for Iraq-bring the troops home before it�s $245B. (Sep 2003)
  • $87B to �protect troops� is cynical; end the war. (Sep 2003)
  • We authorized a response to 9/11, not war without end. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted YES on investigating Bush impeachment for lying about Iraq. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on redeploying US troops out of Iraq starting in 90 days. (May 2007)
  • Voted NO on declaring Iraq part of War on Terror with no exit date. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on authorizing military force in Iraq. (Oct 2002)
  • Voted YES on disallowing the invasion of Kosovo. (May 1999)
  • Impeach Dick Cheney for lying about Iraq. (May 2007)
  • Member of the Out-of-Iraq Congressional Caucus. (Jan 2007)

Dennis Kucinich on Welfare & Poverty

  • Address poverty with full employment economy & social reform. (Dec 2007)
  • Funding faith-based initiatives with taxes is problematic. (Oct 2007)
  • Separate state from church, not from spiritual values. (Aug 2007)
  • Public sector has moral responsibility to provide jobs. (Aug 2003)
  • Education is only solution to alleviate poverty. (Aug 2003)
  • Work not welfare for those able to work. (Jul 1996)
  • Voted YES on providing $70 million for Section 8 Housing vouchers. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on promoting work and marriage among TANF recipients. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted NO on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Reduce the concentration of wealth & wage inequality. (Nov 1999)
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