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Andrew Yang on Abortion
Click here for 2 full quotes on Abortion OR other candidates on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Support a woman's right to choose, including contraception. (Mar 2019)
  • Abortion should be regulated by doctors, not legislators. (Feb 2019)
Andrew Yang on Budget & Economy
Click here for 2 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR other candidates on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • Freedom Dividend of $1000/month for every adult American. (Apr 2019)
  • Measure standard of living instead of GDP. (Mar 2019)
Andrew Yang on Civil Rights
Click here for the full quote on Civil Rights OR other candidates on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights.
  • Supports LGBTQ rights. (Mar 2019)
Andrew Yang on Corporations
Click here for 2 full quotes on Corporations OR other candidates on Corporations OR background on Corporations.
  • Competition isn't always the answer, like for tech giants. (Jun 2019)
  • Same tax rate on capital gains as on earned income. (Mar 2019)
Andrew Yang on Crime
Click here for 4 full quotes on Crime OR other candidates on Crime OR background on Crime.
  • Death penalty has led to tragic errors. (Jun 2019)
  • Replace mass incarceration with social programs. (Mar 2019)
  • Body cameras for every police officer. (Mar 2019)
  • Police unfairly target minorities. (Feb 2019)
Andrew Yang on Drugs
Click here for 6 full quotes on Drugs OR other candidates on Drugs OR background on Drugs.
  • Decriminalize opiates & marijuana, but not cocaine. (Apr 2019)
  • Legalize marijuana; pardon marijuana-related offenses. (Apr 2019)
  • Pardon non-violent drug offenders, focusing on marijuana. (Apr 2019)
  • War on Drugs has not worked: treatment instead of punishment. (Mar 2019)
  • Full legalization of marijuana; expunge federal convictions. (Mar 2019)
  • Decriminalize small quantities of opioid use and possession. (Mar 2019)
Andrew Yang on Education
Click here for 3 full quotes on Education OR other candidates on Education OR background on Education.
  • Pay teachers enough to attract and retain the best. (Apr 2019)
  • Improving teacher salaries improves student success. (Mar 2019)
  • Require colleges to cut administrative costs. (Mar 2019)
Andrew Yang on Energy & Oil
Click here for 4 full quotes on Energy & Oil OR other candidates on Energy & Oil OR background on Energy & Oil.
  • US only accounts for 15% of global emissions, but take steps. (Jun 2019)
  • Invest heavily in carbon capture and geoengineering. (Mar 2019)
  • Carbon tax: internalize the cost of carbon emissions. (Mar 2019)
  • Mixed score on "350 Action's 2020 Climate Test". (Mar 2019)
Andrew Yang on Environment
Click here for the full quote on Environment OR other candidates on Environment OR background on Environment.
  • Nuclear isn't perfect, but it's a solid solution for now. (Mar 2019)
Andrew Yang on Families & Children
Click here for 3 full quotes on Families & Children OR other candidates on Families & Children OR background on Families & Children.
  • Who you love and how you love are up to you. (Mar 2019)
  • Include family counseling in federal healthcare plans. (Mar 2019)
  • All other advanced countries have paid family leave policy. (Mar 2019)
Andrew Yang on Foreign Policy
Click here for 4 full quotes on Foreign Policy OR other candidates on Foreign Policy OR background on Foreign Policy.
  • Some Israeli actions are problematic on human rights. (Jun 2019)
  • Be very judicious about projecting force. (Mar 2019)
  • Strengthen alliances such as NATO; reinvest in diplomacy. (Mar 2019)
  • Puerto Rican statehood is overdue step toward equality. (Mar 2019)
Andrew Yang on Free Trade
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Andrew Yang on Government Reform
Click here for 6 full quotes on Government Reform OR other candidates on Government Reform OR background on Government Reform.
  • Supports statehood for DC & Puerto Rico. (Apr 2019)
  • Create department to regulate social media. (Apr 2019)
  • Adopt ranked-choice voting model for all primaries. (Mar 2019)
  • Provide every eligible voter with $100 Democracy Dollars. (Mar 2019)
  • Constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United. (Mar 2019)
  • Make Puerto Rico a state. (Feb 2019)
Andrew Yang on Gun Control
Click here for 4 full quotes on Gun Control OR other candidates on Gun Control OR background on Gun Control.
  • Future without handguns is not reality. (Jun 2019)
  • Treat guns the way we treat motor vehicles. (Apr 2019)
  • Three-tier gun licensing for common-sense safety. (Mar 2019)
  • Make gun manufacturers liable for mass shootings. (Feb 2019)
Andrew Yang on Health Care
Click here for 5 full quotes on Health Care OR other candidates on Health Care OR background on Health Care.
  • Aligned with "intactivists": against circumcision. (Apr 2019)
  • Public option would cost less than present system. (Apr 2019)
  • Advocates for a single-payer health care system. (Apr 2019)
  • Medicare-for-All establishes a basic right. (Mar 2019)
  • ObamaCare is only a good first step. (Mar 2019)
Andrew Yang on Homeland Security
Click here for 4 full quotes on Homeland Security OR other candidates on Homeland Security OR background on Homeland Security.
  • Military spending on modern threats, not decades-old ones. (Mar 2019)
  • Invest in equipment for technical superiority. (Mar 2019)
  • Rechannel $60B per year from defense to infrastructure. (Mar 2019)
  • Too much military spending focuses in decades-old threats. (Mar 2019)
Andrew Yang on Immigration
Click here for 7 full quotes on Immigration OR other candidates on Immigration OR background on Immigration.
  • 12M illegal immigrants is a major problem. (Jun 2019)
  • Immigrants make US stronger and more dynamic. (Apr 2019)
  • Need more case workers & judges at southern border. (Apr 2019)
  • Come out of shadows with long-term permanent residency. (Mar 2019)
  • Deporting 11 million is impossible and inhumane. (Mar 2019)
  • Boost funding for U.S. ports of entry. (Mar 2019)
  • Supports the DREAM Act. (Feb 2019)
Andrew Yang on Jobs
Click here for 4 full quotes on Jobs OR other candidates on Jobs OR background on Jobs.
  • Monthly stipend would help us through technological changes. (Apr 2019)
  • I'm a huge union fan. (Apr 2019)
  • Universal payments to all adults would have no stigma. (Apr 2019)
  • Pay equity for women and minorities. (Mar 2019)
Andrew Yang on Principles & Values
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  • Subsidize journalists to do local reporting. (Feb 2019)
Andrew Yang on Social Security
Click here for 3 full quotes on Social Security OR other candidates on Social Security OR background on Social Security.
  • Universal Basic Income recipients might lose other benefits. (Apr 2019)
  • Optional automatic tax-free retirement investment vehicle. (Mar 2019)
  • Fund Freedom Dividend payments with 10% VAT. ()
Andrew Yang on Tax Reform
Click here for 4 full quotes on Tax Reform OR other candidates on Tax Reform OR background on Tax Reform.
  • Fund programs from tech companies now paying no tax. (Apr 2019)
  • Value Added Tax would generate $800 billion. (Apr 2019)
  • Revenue Day: make paying taxes a celebration. (Mar 2019)
  • Value-Added Tax as part of new capitalist philosophy. (Feb 2019)
Andrew Yang on Technology
Click here for 2 full quotes on Technology OR other candidates on Technology OR background on Technology.
  • $1 trillion infrastructure investment; it's dangerous. (Mar 2019)
  • Tax tech giants to share in gains from growth. (Mar 2019)
Andrew Yang on War & Peace
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  • May need more troops in Afghanistan. (Jun 2019)
  • Limited foreign intervention; restore Congress's role in war. (Apr 2019)
  • Repeal post-9/11 Authorization for Use of Military Force. (Mar 2019)
Andrew Yang on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Increase affordable housing; get localities to change zoning. (Apr 2019)
  • Freedom Dividend: create a universal basic income. (Mar 2019)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
(Click on topic for excerpt & citation)
Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Support a woman's right to choose, including contraception: Strongly Favors topic 1
Abortion should be regulated by doctors, not legislators: Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Pay equity for women and minorities: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Who you love and how you love are up to you: Strongly Favors topic 3
Supports LGBTQ rights: Strongly Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Public option would cost less than present system: Strongly Favors topic 5
Advocates for a single-payer health care system: Strongly Favors topic 5
Medicare-for-All establishes a basic right: Strongly Favors topic 5
ObamaCare is only a good first step: Strongly Favors topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Universal Basic Income recipients might lose other benefits: Favors topic 6
Freedom Dividend of $1000/month for every adult American: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Optional automatic tax-free retirement investment vehicle: Favors topic 6
Fund Freedom Dividend payments with 10% VAT: Opposes topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Pay teachers enough to attract and retain the best: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Improving teacher salaries improves student success: Favors topic 7
No opinion on topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(0 points on Social scale)
Create department to regulate social media: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Nuclear isn't perfect, but it's a solid solution for now: Strongly Favors topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+5 points on Social scale)
Death penalty has led to tragic errors: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Replace mass incarceration with social programs: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Body cameras for every police officer: Opposes topic 9
Police unfairly target minorities: Opposes topic 9
Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Future without handguns is not reality: Favors topic 10
Treat guns the way we treat motor vehicles: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Three-tier gun licensing for common-sense safety: Opposes topic 10
Make gun manufacturers liable for mass shootings: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Fund programs from tech companies now paying no tax: Strongly Favors topic 11
Value Added Tax would generate $800 billion: Favors topic 11
Same tax rate on capital gains as on earned income: Strongly Favors topic 11
Revenue Day: make paying taxes a celebration: Favors topic 11
Value-Added Tax as part of new capitalist philosophy: Favors topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+2 points on Social scale)
12M illegal immigrants is a major problem: Opposes topic 12
Immigrants make US stronger and more dynamic: Strongly Favors topic 12
Need more case workers & judges at southern border: Strongly Favors topic 12
Come out of shadows with long-term permanent residency: Strongly Favors topic 12
Deporting 11 million is impossible and inhumane: Favors topic 12
Boost funding for U.S. ports of entry: Opposes topic 12
Supports the DREAM Act: Favors topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Some Israeli actions are problematic on human rights: Opposes topic 14
Strengthen alliances such as NATO; reinvest in diplomacy: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Puerto Rican statehood is overdue step toward equality: Opposes topic 14
Opposes topic 15:
Expand the military
(+2 points on Social scale)
Military spending on modern threats, not decades-old ones: Favors topic 15
Invest in equipment for technical superiority: Favors topic 15
Rechannel $60B per year from defense to infrastructure: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Too much military spending focuses in decades-old threats: Strongly Opposes topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Supports statehood for DC & Puerto Rico: Strongly Favors topic 16
Adopt ranked-choice voting model for all primaries: Strongly Favors topic 16
Make Puerto Rico a state: Favors topic 16
Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+2 points on Social scale)
May need more troops in Afghanistan: Opposes topic 17
Limited foreign intervention; restore Congress's role in war: Opposes topic 17
Be very judicious about projecting force: Strongly Favors topic 17
Repeal post-9/11 Authorization for Use of Military Force: Strongly Favors topic 17
Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
US only accounts for 15% of global emissions, but take steps: Opposes topic 18
Invest heavily in carbon capture and geoengineering: Strongly Favors topic 18
Carbon tax: internalize the cost of carbon emissions: Strongly Favors topic 18
Mixed score on "350 Action's 2020 Climate Test": Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+5 points on Social scale)
Decriminalize opiates & marijuana, but not cocaine: Opposes topic 19
Legalize marijuana; pardon marijuana-related offenses: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Pardon non-violent drug offenders, focusing on marijuana: Strongly Opposes topic 19
War on Drugs has not worked: treatment instead of punishment: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Full legalization of marijuana; expunge federal convictions: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Decriminalize small quantities of opioid use and possession: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Monthly stipend would help us through technological changes: Strongly Favors topic 20
Universal payments to all adults would have no stigma: Strongly Favors topic 20
Freedom Dividend: create a universal basic income: Strongly Favors topic 20
Subsidize journalists to do local reporting: Strongly Favors topic 20

Andrew Yang is a Hard-Core Liberal.
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