John Kerry
Biographical Profile and Positions on the Issues

Previous Candidate for U.S. Senate, Massachusetts

Massachusetts Democratic Party
1 Bowdoin Sq. 10th FloorBoston, MA 02114
(617) 565-8519
General (political statement of goals, objectives, views, philosophies)
Personal (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)
Profession (professional and work experience outside politics)
Civic (past and present organizations, charities involvement)
Political (dates and titles of previously held political offices)
Religion (current and past religious affiliations, beliefs)
Accomplishments (significant accomplishments, awards, achievements)
Education (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)
Military (branch, years of service, active duty experience, highest rank, medals, honors, type and date of discharge)
Reasons & Objectives
On Entering Public Service
Illegal Drugs & Marijuana
Medical Marijuana
Recreational Marijuana
War on Drugs
Illegal Immigration and Reform
Securing Our Borders
Federal Enforcement of Immigration Laws
Guest Worker Program
Naturalization Backlog for Immigrants
Right to Own Guns - Second Amendment
Gun Control Legislation
Renewal of Ban on Assault Weapons Purchases
National Rifle Association (NRA)
Barriers to American Goods in Other Countries
Incentives to Move Offshore
Protective Tariffs
Gay, Lesbian & LGBT
Same Sex Marriage
Civil Unions & Civil Benefits
The Military Don't Ask/Don't Tell Policy
Federal Constitutional Anti-Gay Marriage Amendment
Legislation for Hate Crimes
Civil Rights
Civil Rights
USA Patriot Act
Human Rights
Federal Budget & Fiscal Policy
Fiscal Policy
Federal Budget & Debt
Balanced Budget & Constitutional Amendment
Presidential Line-item Veto Power
Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGO) Rule for Tax Cuts or New Spending
National Security & Terrorism
National Security
War on Terrorism Policies
War on Terror
Guantanamo Bay Prison (GITMO)
Making Our Homeland More Secure
Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission
Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
National Guard in the Department of Homeland Security vs. Defense
Domestic Intelligence Agencies
Local First Responders
Air Security
Port Security
Rail Security
Hazardous Materials Security
Evacuation Preparedness
Special Interests
Government Reform
Elections & Politics
Campaign Spending Limits
Election Reform
527 'Stealth' PACs
Public Funding of Political Campaigns
Soft-money Political Contributions
Voting and Election Reform
Voting Machines and Paper Ballots
Help America Vote Act of 2002
Courts, Laws & Justice
Death Penalty
America's Criminal Justice System
Judicial Discretion and Alternative Sentencing
Activist Judges Legislating from the Bench
Judicial Appointments
Abortion, Pro-Life, Stem Cell & Cloning
Legality of Abortion - Roe v. Wade
Pro-Life and Pro-Choice
Stem Cell Research
Partial-birth Abortions
Federal Funding for Stem Cell Research
Iran Nuclear Deal
Foreign Policy
Foreign Policy
Nuclear Weapons & Non-Proliferation Treaty
North Korea
Promotion of Democracy Around World
America's Image Abroad
Middle East
Israeli and Palestinian Conflict
Recognition of a Palestinian State
Afghanistan, Pakistan & Iraq
US Military Presence in Afghanistan
Iraq Policy
Iraq Political Progress
Sunnis and Shiites
Continued US Military Presence in Iraq
Deadline for US Pullout
Iraq's Role in War on Terror
Loss of American Lives in Iraq
Staying in Iraq for "as long as it takes to do the job"
Iraq Role in Making Americans Safer
Military & Defense
Use of Military Force
Military Families
Military Adequacy
Reservists and National Guard
Military Pay, Medical Care and Benefits
National Guard / Reserve Pay, Medical Care and Benefits
Foreign Job Outsourcing
Affirmative Action
Job Growth
Quality of Jobs
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Business Tax Incentives
Labor Wages & Unions
Minimum Wage
Corporate Income Taxes
2001 Tax Cuts
Tax Credits for College
Corporate Tax Loopholes
Higher Education
Student Loans, Scholarships and Pell Grants
No Child Left Behind Act, a General Statement
Sex Education and Birth Control Options
Religion in Public Schools
"Under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance
Teacher Textbook Selection
Private School Vouchers
Teacher Tenure
Improving Education
Education Tax Credits
Head Start
High Schools
After-School Programs
No Child Left Behind Act Federal Funding Level
Teacher Standards
Student Standards
Special Education
Rural Schools
Math and Science
Poverty & Welfare
Improving the Welfare System
Clean Water Act and Water Quality
ANWR (Arctic National Wildlife Refuge) Oil Drilling
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Clean Air Act & Clear Skies Initiative
Kyoto Protocol
Clean Drinking Water
Toxic Waste
National Forests and Healthy Forests Initiative
Internet, Media & Communications
Medical Insurance
Health Insurance
Universal Medical Care / Insurance
Medically Uninsured or Underinsured
Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Limitations
Employers' Medical Insurance
Employers vs Employees As Chief Health Care Buyer
Coverage of Children
State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP)
Free Market Health Care
Health Savings Accounts (HSAs)
TRICARE Health Insurance
Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs)
Medical Malpractice Reform
Business Tax Credits for Employee Health Coverage
Reducing Crime
Hate Crime
Health & Medical
Health & Medical Care
Improving Health & Medical Care
Reducing Health Care Costs
Disease Prevention
Rural Health Care
Energy, Gas, Oil & Autos
Energy Independence from Foreign Oil
Gas Prices
Renewable Energy, Solar, Biomass and Wind
Fuel Efficiency & Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) Standards
Energy Efficiency and Standards
Energy Research and Development
Renewable Fuels, Biofuels and Ethanol
Hydrogen Cell Fuel Initiative
Values, Religion & Family
American Values
Veterans, a General Statement
Veterans' Health and Medical Care
GI Bill & Veterans' Benefits
Veterans' Recognition
Prescription Drugs
Importing Prescription Drugs from Canada
Negotiating Pharmaceutical Prices
Bringing Generic Drugs on the Market Sooner
Medicare Beneficiaries without Prescription-drug Coverage
Social Security & Pensions
Social Security
Long Term Viability of Social Security
Privatizing Social Security
Raising the Retirement Age or Reducing Payment Levels
Means Testing for Social Security Payments
Public Service
Public Service, a General Statement
Science, Technology & Space
Biodiversity & Biotechnology
National Science Foundation (NSF) Funding
Food & Agriculture
Farm Subsidies
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