Tammy Duckworth – 2016 Progressives to Elect

Tammy Duckworth – Helicopter Pilot US Army Illinois –

US Senate

Positions on Issues Civil Rights

• Equal pay for equal work.

• Push for total equality for the LGBT community.

• Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act.

• Opposes defining traditional marriage.

• Endorsed by The Feminist Majority indicating a pro-women’s rights stance.

• Rated 0% by the AU, indicating support of separation of church & state.

Corporations

• Voted NO on workforce training by state block grants & industry partners.

• Corporate political spending is not free speech.

Education

• Vouchers undermine long-term public school improvement.

• Sponsored extending subsidized federal student loan rates.

Energy

• Support light rail and low-carbon modes of transportation.

• Opposes Keystone Pipeline

• Supports funding for development of renewable energy

• Supports limiting greenhouse gas emissions

Health Care

• Roll up my sleeves to fix the problems with ObamaCare.

• Opposes repealing ObamaCare.

• ProChoice

Immigration

• Pathway to citizenship as well as DREAM Act.

• Opposes requiring undocumented to return to country of origin before path to citizenship

Social Security

• Oppose efforts to undermine Social Security.

• by NCPSSM indicating a pro-Social Security stance.

• Rated 100% by ARA, indicating a pro-Trust Fund stance.

Tax Reform

• Divide burden fairly; let Bush tax cuts expire for wealthy.

• Supports increasing tax rates.

• Opposes eliminating the inheritance tax.

Security

• Voted YES on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government.

Endorsements:

100% rating from 0% rating from Planned Parenthood

Eagle Forum Amer. Vet. Medicine Assoc.

American Family Forum Defenders of Wildlife

Christian Coalition American Library Assoc.

John Birch Society Associated

General Contractors Competitive Enterprise Inst.

National Retail Federation

National Tax Limitation Committee

Hispanic Federation Financial Executives

International Human Rights Campaign Campaign for Working Families National Council of LaRaza Liberty Guard

National Educational Assoc.

NARFE – federal employees Alliance of Retired Americans

Sargent Shriver Nat. Ctr.

Poverty Law Environment America National Assoc. of Ins. & Financial Advisors US Campaign to End Israeli Occupation Bread for the World Brady Campaign – gun violence American Public Health Assoc.

Population Connection – K-12 Amer.

Federation of Gov. Employees AFL/CIO IBEW

Teamsters AFSCME

Americans United for Sep. of Church & State

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