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Bonnie Watson Coleman on Abortion
Click here for 5 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Protect women's access to comprehensive reproductive care. (Oct 2014)
  • Supports abortion rights, according to PVS rating. (Sep 2014)
  • Access safe, legal abortion without restrictions. (Jan 2015)
  • Funding abortion avoids discrimination against poor women. (Jan 2015)
  • Constitutional right to terminate pregnancy for health. (May 2015)
Bonnie Watson Coleman on Budget & Economy
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Bonnie Watson Coleman on Civil Rights
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  • Pay disparity has a significant impact on low-income women. (Oct 2014)
  • Speak for LGBT rights regardless of the external pressures. (Oct 2014)
  • Supports same-sex marriage, according to PVS rating. (Sep 2014)
  • Don't elevate gender identity as a protected class. (May 2016)
  • Let states recognize same sex marriage. (Jun 2015)
Bonnie Watson Coleman on Corporations
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Bonnie Watson Coleman on Crime
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  • Provide prison inmates with vocational & job-related skills. (Nov 2005)
Bonnie Watson Coleman on Drugs
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  • Decriminalize marijuana; implement alternative sentencing. (Nov 2005)
  • Rated B by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance. (Nov 2016)
Bonnie Watson Coleman on Education
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  • Strong public school system is critical. (Oct 2014)
  • Supports voluntary prayer in public schools. (Nov 2005)
  • No-strings-attached block grant will kill transparency. (Jul 2015)
  • Oppose private and religious school voucher programs. (Oct 2015)
  • Make two years of community college free. (Feb 2016)
Bonnie Watson Coleman on Energy & Oil
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  • Common-sense, sustainable solar & wind. (Oct 2014)
  • Opposes Keystone XL, according to PVS rating. (Sep 2014)
  • Supports regulating CO2, according to PVS rating. (Sep 2014)
  • Voted YES on banning offshore oil drilling in Gulf of Mexico. (Jul 2016)
Bonnie Watson Coleman on Environment
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  • Protect open space and natural wildlife habitats. (Oct 2014)
  • Fund clean up of contaminated industrial sites. (Nov 2005)
  • Endorsed Endorsed by LCV; supports conservation efforts. (Aug 2014)
  • Require reporting lead in drinking water to the public. (Feb 2016)
  • Voted NO on requiring limited GMO labeling. (Jun 2016)
Bonnie Watson Coleman on Families & Children
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  • Six weeks of paid parental leave for federal employees. (Feb 2015)
Bonnie Watson Coleman on Foreign Policy
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Bonnie Watson Coleman on Free Trade
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  • $25B more loans from Export-Import Bank. (Feb 2015)
Bonnie Watson Coleman on Government Reform
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  • End voter suppression tactics. (Oct 2014)
  • Limit PAC, party, and corporate campaign donations. (Nov 2005)
  • Public financing of federal campaigns by voter vouchers. (Jan 2015)
  • Statehood for the District of Columbia. (Jan 2015)
  • Automatic voter registration for all citizens. (Mar 2015)
Bonnie Watson Coleman on Gun Control
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  • Supports licensing; background checks; and safety locks. (Nov 2005)
  • Supports restricting guns, according to PVS rating. (Sep 2014)
Bonnie Watson Coleman on Health Care
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  • Before ObamaCare, millions were deprived of affordable care. (Oct 2014)
  • GOP can't beat ObamaCare, so they pretend it's a "disaster". (Feb 2015)
Bonnie Watson Coleman on Homeland Security
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Bonnie Watson Coleman on Immigration
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  • Voted to legalize DREAMer immigrants via military service. (Jun 2016)
Bonnie Watson Coleman on Jobs
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  • Move from a minimum wage to a living wage. (Oct 2014)
Bonnie Watson Coleman on Principles & Values
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  • Religious freedom means no religious registry. (May 2016)
  • Question Trump on Emoluments clause. (May 2017)
Bonnie Watson Coleman on Social Security
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  • Opposes personal retirement accounts, rated by Faith2Action. (Jul 2014)
  • Opposes personal retirement accounts, according to PVS rating. (Sep 2014)
Bonnie Watson Coleman on Tax Reform
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  • Raising estate tax to 1990s level means $448B in new revenue. (Apr 2015)
Bonnie Watson Coleman on Technology
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  • Support Net Neutrality: keep the internet open. (Oct 2014)
Bonnie Watson Coleman on War & Peace
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Bonnie Watson Coleman 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)
Protect women's access to comprehensive reproductive care: Strongly Favors topic 1
Supports abortion rights, according to PVS rating: Favors topic 1
Access safe, legal abortion without restrictions: Strongly Favors topic 1
Rated Funding abortion avoids discrimination against poor women: Strongly Favors topic 1
Rated Constitutional right to terminate pregnancy for health: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Pay disparity has a significant impact on low-income women: Strongly Favors topic 2
Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+2 points on Social scale)
Speak for LGBT rights regardless of the external pressures: Strongly Favors topic 3
Supports same-sex marriage, according to PVS rating: Strongly Favors topic 3
Don't elevate gender identity as a protected class: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Let states recognize same sex marriage: Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
Supports voluntary prayer in public schools: Strongly Favors topic 4
Religious freedom means no religious registry: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Before ObamaCare, millions were deprived of affordable care: Strongly Favors topic 5
Rated GOP can't beat ObamaCare, so they pretend it's a "disaster": Strongly Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Opposes personal retirement accounts, rated by Faith2Action: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Opposes personal retirement accounts, according to PVS rating: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Strong public school system is critical: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Rated No-strings-attached block grant will kill transparency: Opposes topic 7
Rated Oppose private and religious school voucher programs: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+5 points on Social scale)
Protect open space and natural wildlife habitats: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Fund clean up of contaminated industrial sites: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Endorsed Endorsed by LCV; supports conservation efforts: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Require reporting lead in drinking water to the public: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Rated Voted NO on requiring limited GMO labeling: Favors topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+2 points on Social scale)
Provide prison inmates with vocational & job-related skills: Opposes topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Supports licensing; background checks; and safety locks: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Supports restricting guns, according to PVS rating: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Rated Raising estate tax to 1990s level means $448B in new revenue: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Rated Voted to legalize DREAMer immigrants via military service: Strongly Favors topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
$25B more loans from Export-Import Bank: Strongly Favors topic 13
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)
End voter suppression tactics: Strongly Favors topic 16
Limit PAC, party, and corporate campaign donations: Strongly Favors topic 16
Public financing of federal campaigns by voter vouchers: Favors topic 16
Statehood for the District of Columbia: Favors topic 16
Automatic voter registration for all citizens: 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)
Common-sense, sustainable solar & wind: Strongly Favors topic 18
Opposes Keystone XL, according to PVS rating: Strongly Favors topic 18
Supports regulating CO2, according to PVS rating: Strongly Favors topic 18
Voted YES on banning offshore oil drilling in Gulf of Mexico: Strongly Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+5 points on Social scale)
Decriminalize marijuana; implement alternative sentencing: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Rated B by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Move from a minimum wage to a living wage: Strongly Favors topic 20

Bonnie Watson Coleman is a Libertarian-Leaning Progressive.
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