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Green Senate challenger (NY); previous Socialist for Pres.:
David McReynolds on the Issues

David McReynolds on Abortion

  • Protect a woman's right to have an abortion. (Sep 2004)
  • Give women a genuine right of free choice. (Aug 1999)

David McReynolds on Budget & Economy

  • Socialist Party stands for values beyond consumerism. (Sep 1999)

David McReynolds on Civil Rights

  • Support same-sex marriage and full legal equality. (Sep 2004)
  • Speak out against racism in any form. (Sep 1999)
  • Racism linked to permanent underclass; solve both together. (Aug 1999)
  • Gays have made progress; battle not yet won. (Aug 1999)

David McReynolds on Corporations

  • International democracy over transnational corporations. (Sep 2004)

David McReynolds on Crime

  • Full voting rights for felons. (Sep 2004)
  • Eliminate the death penalty. (May 2000)
  • Job training & prevention for juvenile crime. (May 2000)
  • Abolish the death penalty. (Jan 2000)
  • End the prison industry. (Aug 1999)

David McReynolds on Drugs

  • Re-examine and repeal drug laws. (Sep 2004)
  • War on drugs is a failure; decriminalize. (Sep 1999)
  • Decriminalization instead of prisons. (Aug 1999)

David McReynolds on Education

  • More funding for public schools. (May 2000)
  • More tax incentives & more affirmative action for college. (May 2000)
  • No religious groups on public school property. (May 2000)
  • No public funding of private schools. (Jan 2000)

David McReynolds on Energy & Oil

  • Rebuild rail network & move away from fossil fuels. (Aug 1999)

David McReynolds on Environment

  • Expand mass transit. (Sep 2004)

David McReynolds on Families & Children

  • No moral and ethical decline since 1960s. (May 2000)

David McReynolds on Foreign Policy

  • Eliminate most foreign aid; it’s only for disasters. (May 2000)
  • Oppose IMF, World Bank, and WTO. (Jan 2000)
  • East Timor: force Indonesia to control their militias. (Sep 1999)
  • Create non-US-based international peacekeepers. (May 1999)
  • Treat China and others with “radical humanism”. (Jan 1999)

David McReynolds on Free Trade

  • Opposes NAFTA, GATT, WTO, Fast Track. (May 2000)
  • WTO is an instrument of oppression. (Jan 2000)
  • No China in WTO; but don’t link human rights to trade. (May 2000)

David McReynolds on Government Reform

  • Institute instant runoffs and remove money from elections. (Sep 2004)
  • Widen the range of views by including Socialists. (Sep 1999)

David McReynolds on Gun Control

  • Gun rights apply only to states, not individuals. (Sep 1999)

David McReynolds on Health Care

  • Single player health care. (Sep 2004)
  • Single payer system for all basic health needs. (Sep 1999)

David McReynolds on Homeland Security

  • Withdraw from Iraq; cut the military. (Sep 2004)
  • Cut Pentagon budget by 50%. (Sep 1999)
  • End nuclear testing; strive for zero nuclear weapons. (Sep 1999)
  • Take aim at the sacred cow of the military budget. (Aug 1999)

David McReynolds on Immigration

  • More federal & state aid to immigrants. (May 2000)
  • Amnesty for immigrants; grant them full rights. (Jan 2000)

David McReynolds on Jobs

  • Support the Employee Free Choice Act. (Sep 2004)
  • Raise minimum wage & establish maximum wage. (Sep 1999)

David McReynolds on Principles & Values

  • Widen the range of views by including Socialists. (Sep 1999)
  • Socialist Party stands for values beyond consumerism. (Sep 1999)

David McReynolds on Social Security

  • Supports raising payroll tax; plus Lockbox. (May 2000)
  • More graduated taxes to pay for Social Security. (Jan 2000)

David McReynolds on Tax Reform

  • Reverse Bush's tax cuts for the superrich. (Sep 2004)
  • Keep progressive income tax; drop marriage penalty. (May 2000)
  • More progressive taxation; especially on runaway industry. (Jan 2000)

David McReynolds on War & Peace

  • Stop bombing Yugoslavia; it breaches UN Charter. (May 1999)

David McReynolds on Welfare & Poverty

  • Guaranteed income for all. (Sep 2004)
  • Housing, food, & health benefits for welfare recipients. (May 2000)