Bill Weld on Families & Children

Libertarian Party nominee for Vice Pres.; former GOP MA Governor; 2020 GOP Presidential Challenger


2000: Supported Family Leave Act, except paid leave

Weld has spoken about a commitment to advocating for LGBT people, people of color and women who experience domestic violence, but he has not talked much about pay equity. And though he wrote in a 2000 article that he thought it was "madness for the Republicans during the first Bush administration to be opposed to the Family Leave Act," which guaranteed unpaid leave for medical & family reasons, he has not endorsed the idea of paid leave. As governor, he vetoed minimum wage increases.
Source: Abigail Abrams, Time magazine, on 2020 presidential hopefuls , Apr 2, 2019

Government out of your pocketbook and your bedroom

Massachusetts Gov. William F. Weld addressed the Republican National Convention, evoking a mixture of cheers of cheers and boos when he restated his opposition to the platform's antiabortion plank. The governor, who spearheaded an unsuccessful effort to reopen debate on the platform's abortion plank, brought up the issue one more time for everyone to hear. "I happen to think that individual freedom should extended to a women's right to choose," Weld said. "I want the government out of your pocketbook and your bedroom."

In an interview with The Crimson later that night, Weld indicated that neither he nor the pro-choice activists within the party intend to let the pro-choice movement lose any steam. Given this year's rumblings, Weld thinks the party will undergo much change on the abortion issue. "In 1996 the Republican Party will be neutral or pro-choice," Weld said.

Source: The Harvard Crimson, "Weld Speaks on Abortion, Crime" , Aug 21, 1992

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V.P.Joe Biden (D-DE)
Mayor Mike Bloomberg (I-NYC)
Gov.Steve Bullock (D-MT)
Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D-IN)
Rep.Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI)
Sen.Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
Gov.Deval Patrick (D-MA)
Sen.Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Sen.Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)

2020 GOP and Independent Candidates:
Rep.Justin Amash (Libertarian-MI)
CEO Don Blankenship (C-WV)
Gov.Lincoln Chafee (L-RI)
Howie Hawkins (Green-NY)
Gov.Larry Hogan (R-MD)
Gov.John Kasich (R-OH)
V.P.Mike Pence (R-IN)
Gov.Mark Sanford (R-SC)
CEO Howard Schultz (I-WA)
Pres.Donald Trump (R-NY)
Gov.Jesse Ventura (I-MN)
V.C.Arvin Vohra (Libertarian-MD)
Rep.Joe Walsh (R-IL)
Gov.Bill Weld (L-NY,R-MA)
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State Rep.Stacey Abrams (D-GA)
Sen.Michael Bennet (D-CO)
Sen.Cory Booker (D-NJ)
Secy.Julian Castro (D-TX)
Mayor Bill de Blasio (D-NYC)
Rep.John Delaney (D-MD)
Sen.Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
Sen.Mike Gravel (D-AK)
Sen.Kamala Harris (D-CA)
Gov.John Hickenlooper (D-CO)
Gov.Jay Inslee (D-WA)
Mayor Wayne Messam (D-FL)
Rep.Seth Moulton (D-MA)
Rep.Beto O`Rourke (D-TX)
Rep.Tim Ryan (D-CA)
Adm.Joe Sestak (D-PA)
CEO Tom Steyer (D-CA)
Rep.Eric Swalwell (D-CA)
Marianne Williamson (D-CA)
CEO Andrew Yang (D-NY)

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