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Marty Walsh on VoteMatch



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No opinion on topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
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More to be done for access to reproductive choices: Favors topic 1
Voted NO on overriding veto on Stem Cell Research Bill: Opposes topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
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Declares racism a public health crisis: Strongly Favors topic 2
Gender wage gap is still $10B per year in Boston: Favors topic 2
Opposed $200K reduction to blind job program: Favors topic 2
Opposed $900K for disability & mentoring aid: Opposes topic 2
Supported "Turning 22" mental disability program: Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
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Sat out parade that barred gay veterans group: Strongly Favors topic 3
Care for our LGBTQ elders and support our LGBTQ youth: Strongly Favors topic 3
Voted NO on affirming marriage for heterosexuals only: Strongly Favors topic 3
Voted NO on defining marriage as one man and one woman: Strongly Favors topic 3
Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
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Voted YES on 'one nation under God' in pledge of allegiance: Strongly Favors topic 4
Voted YES on allowing parents on welfare to attend school: Opposes topic 4
Voted YES on workfare for mothers of 2- to 6-year-olds: Favors topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
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Voted YES on maintaining two state psychiatric hospitals: Favors topic 5
Voted YES on Constitutional call for universal health care: Strongly Favors topic 5
Opposed $10M cut in the uncompensated care pool: Strongly Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
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Advocate for health care, Social Security, rest of New Deal: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Must keep fighting cuts to Social Security & Medicare: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
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Further raise public confidence in Boston Public Schools: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Supported federal school breakfast supplement: Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
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More programs in parks and green spaces: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Modern transportation system means less traffic congestion: Opposes topic 8
Voted YES on requiring dental amalgam (mercury) separators: Opposes topic 8
Supported keeping park maintenance funding within MDC: Opposes topic 8
Voted YES on reduced fees for blood lead level testing: Opposes topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
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Marathon bomber will die in prison, one way or another: Favors topic 9
More community policing & diversions for non-violent crimes: Opposes topic 9
Voted NO on reinstating capital punishment: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Supported funding Mass Correctional Legal Services: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
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Proposed giving money to states that enact gun regulation: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Stopping illegal gun trafficking is a top priority: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Called out McConnell for blocking background checks bill: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Opposes Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
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Voted YES on in-state tuition for undocumented immigrants: Strongly Favors topic 11
Voted YES on postponing reduction of income tax to 5%: Favors topic 11
Voted YES on closing $85 million in corporate tax loopholes: Strongly Favors topic 11
Voted NO on capital gains tax rebates: Strongly Favors topic 11
Voted YES on municipal meals tax, in addition to state tax: Favors topic 11
Voted YES on defeating corporate tax disclosure: Opposes topic 11
Voted YES on Extending corporate tax credit 5 years: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Voted NO on raising income tax to 5.95% to offset deficit: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
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Opposed Trump order on defunding sanctuary cities: Strongly Favors topic 12
More services via New Bostonians Office: Strongly Favors topic 12
Supported two-way bilingual programs; supported English-only: Favors topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
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Voted YES on International Trade Council to promote exports: Favors topic 13
No opinion on topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
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Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
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Prioritize permanent housing for every homeless veteran: Favors topic 15
Sad and disrespectful to vandalize veterans memorial: Favors topic 15
Values the sacrifice of veterans & provide benefits: Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
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We take voting rights and voting access seriously in Boston: Strongly Favors topic 16
Voter intimidation against the law & won't be tolerated: Favors topic 16
Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
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Refused to put up tax dollars for Olympics cost overruns: Opposes topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
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Vice chair of Climate-Smart Low-Carbon Cities Summit: Strongly Favors topic 18
Reduce Boston's carbon emissions & mitigate climate change: Strongly Favors topic 18
Observe Paris Climate Agreement in city, if not federally: Strongly Favors topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-3 points on Social scale)
Don't legalize marijuana: it's unsafe & lowers IQ in kids: Strongly Favors topic 19
Create an Office of Addiction Recovery Services: Opposes topic 19
Voted NO on earmark for women's substance abuse program: Strongly Favors topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
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Voted NO on rejecting $25M earmarked for Housing Trust Fund: Strongly Favors topic 20
Voted NO on removing funds for Affordable Housing Trust: Favors topic 20
Voted YES on $300M to offset the budget deficit via bonds: Strongly Favors topic 20

Marty Walsh is a Populist-Leaning Liberal
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Page last updated: Feb 22, 2022