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Kevin de Leon on Abortion
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  • 100% voting record from Planned Parenthood. (Oct 2017)
  • Allow nurses to perform non-surgical abortions. (Aug 2013)
Kevin de Leon on Budget & Economy
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Kevin de Leon on Civil Rights
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  • Prohibit sexual orientation conversion therapy. (Aug 2012)
Kevin de Leon on Corporations
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Kevin de Leon on Crime
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  • Gang violence plagues our neighborhoods. (Jan 2018)
Kevin de Leon on Drugs
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  • Not his issue, but supportive of legal pot. (Sep 2017)
  • Reduce drug possession from felony to misdemeanor. (Sep 2013)
Kevin de Leon on Education
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  • Invest budget in education, from childcare thru college. (Feb 2018)
  • Support for public schools; against vouchers. (Oct 2017)
  • Allow bilingual education in public schools. (Aug 2014)
  • Replace school achievement testing with progress testing. (Sep 2013)
  • Allow student sports choice based on gender identity. (Jul 2013)
Kevin de Leon on Energy & Oil
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  • Leading the way on renewable energy. (Oct 2017)
  • Extend California's cap-and-trade. (Oct 2017)
  • Slow down fracking until scientific study is completed. (Sep 2013)
Kevin de Leon on Environment
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  • $48M for funding hybrid and zero-emission vehicles. (Sep 2013)
Kevin de Leon on Families & Children
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  • Yes Means Yes: affirmative consent standard at colleges. (Feb 2018)
Kevin de Leon on Foreign Policy
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Kevin de Leon on Free Trade
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Kevin de Leon on Government Reform
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  • Pilot program for all-mail-in ballots. (Aug 2014)
  • Voted YES to amend Constitution to overturn Citizens United. (Jun 2014)
Kevin de Leon on Gun Control
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  • Background checks for ammo dealers. (Oct 2017)
  • Voted YES on wider definition of assault rifles. (Sep 2013)
Kevin de Leon on Health Care
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  • For health care to be accessible, it must be affordable. (Jan 2018)
  • Expand Medi-Cal eligibility for ObamaCare. (Jun 2013)
Kevin de Leon on Homeland Security
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Kevin de Leon on Immigration
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  • States shouldn't enforce immigration laws. (Oct 2017)
  • Voted YES on driver's license for undocumented immigrants. (Jul 2013)
Kevin de Leon on Jobs
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  • Raise minimum wage. (Oct 2017)
Kevin de Leon on Principles & Values
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Kevin de Leon on Social Security
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  • Secure Choice: first automatic IRA program. (Feb 2018)
Kevin de Leon on Tax Reform
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  • California Excellence Fund: treat state taxes as donations. (Jan 2018)
Kevin de Leon on Technology
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  • Infrastructure investment overdue. (Oct 2017)
Kevin de Leon on War & Peace
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Kevin de Leon on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
100% voting record from Planned Parenthood: Strongly Favors topic 1
Allow nurses to perform non-surgical abortions: Strongly Favors topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Yes Means Yes: affirmative consent standard at colleges: Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Allow student sports choice based on gender identity: Strongly Favors topic 3
Prohibit sexual orientation conversion therapy: 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)
For health care to be accessible, it must be affordable: Strongly Favors topic 5
Expand Medi-Cal eligibility for ObamaCare: Strongly Favors topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Secure Choice: first automatic IRA program: Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Support for public schools; against vouchers: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Replace school achievement testing with progress testing: Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+5 points on Social scale)
Extend California's cap-and-trade: Strongly Opposes topic 8
$48M for funding hybrid and zero-emission vehicles: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
Gang violence plagues our neighborhoods: Favors topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Background checks for ammo dealers: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Voted YES on wider definition of assault rifles: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
California Excellence Fund: treat state taxes as donations: Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
States shouldn't enforce immigration laws: Strongly Favors topic 12
Allow bilingual education in public schools: Favors topic 12
Voted YES on driver's license for undocumented immigrants: Favors topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the military
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Pilot program for all-mail-in ballots: Strongly Favors topic 16
Voted YES to amend Constitution to overturn Citizens United: Strongly Favors topic 16
No opinion on topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Leading the way on renewable energy: Strongly Favors topic 18
Slow down fracking until scientific study is completed: Strongly Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+5 points on Social scale)
Not his issue, but supportive of legal pot: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Reduce drug possession from felony to misdemeanor: Opposes topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Invest budget in education, from childcare thru college: Favors topic 20

Kevin de Leon is a Hard-Core Liberal.
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