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Josh Shapiro on Abortion
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  • He will veto any bill that would restrict abortion rights. (May 2022)
  • Defended reproductive rights & woman's right to choose. (Oct 2021)
  • Oppose increasing regulations for abortion clinics. (Dec 2011)
Josh Shapiro on Budget & Economy
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  • Start budgets at zero, define mission, then fund it. (Jan 2016)
Josh Shapiro on Civil Rights
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  • Ban LGBTQ+ discrimination in Pennsylvania. (May 2022)
  • Helped the first LGBT couples in Pennsylvania to marry. (Oct 2021)
  • Change black businesses getting only 4% of state contracts. (Oct 2021)
Josh Shapiro on Corporations
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Josh Shapiro on Crime
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  • Helped create statewide Police Misconduct Database. (Oct 2021)
Josh Shapiro on Drugs
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  • Has taken on Pharma over opioid epidemic. (Oct 2021)
  • Supports legalization, expunging non-violent convictions. (Sep 2021)
Josh Shapiro on Education
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  • Fully fund and fix up our schools. (May 2022)
  • Cost-free preschool will be an essential lifeline. (Nov 2021)
Josh Shapiro on Energy & Oil
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  • Criminally charged multiple fracking companies. (Oct 2021)
Josh Shapiro on Environment
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  • Fought rolling back critical environmental protections. (Nov 2021)
Josh Shapiro on Families & Children
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  • Exposed predator priests, cover up of child sexual abuse. (Oct 2021)
Josh Shapiro on Foreign Policy
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  • As child, started campaign for Soviet Jewish children. (Oct 2021)
Josh Shapiro on Free Trade
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Josh Shapiro on Government Reform
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  • Expand early voting; implement same-day voter registration. (May 2022)
  • Filibuster has rendered Senate unable to solve problems. (Nov 2021)
  • Defend 2020 election results all the way to Supreme Court. (Oct 2021)
  • Worked on some of the toughest ethics laws in state history. (Oct 2021)
  • Opposes tinkering with photo ID voter requirements. (Jun 2011)
Josh Shapiro on Gun Control
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  • Regulate "ghost guns"; trace guns used in crimes. (Oct 2021)
  • Supports "stand your ground" expansion to self-defense. (Oct 2021)
Josh Shapiro on Health Care
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  • Brokered deal between insurance companies to expand coverage. (Oct 2021)
Josh Shapiro on Homeland Security
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Josh Shapiro on Immigration
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  • Government shouldn't go back on its promise to DREAMers. (Jul 2017)
Josh Shapiro on Jobs
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  • Will veto any bill to make PA a right-to-work state. (May 2022)
Josh Shapiro on Local Issues
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Josh Shapiro on Principles & Values
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  • Observes Jewish Sabbath even while campaigning. (Oct 2021)
  • Fight for the wrong, the left out, the forgotten. (Oct 2021)
  • GOP wants to undermine elections & permanently divide us. (Oct 2021)
  • Shapiro has remained Jewishly engaged as a politician. (Nov 2020)
Josh Shapiro on Social Security
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Josh Shapiro on Tax Reform
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  • Eliminate the state cell phone tax, expand property rebates. (May 2022)
  • We need to lower taxes, close loopholes, increase wages. (Oct 2021)
Josh Shapiro on Technology
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Josh Shapiro on War & Peace
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Josh Shapiro on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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Based on these stances:
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Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+2 points on Social scale)
He will veto any bill that would restrict abortion rights: Strongly Favors topic 1
Defended reproductive rights & woman's right to choose: Strongly Favors topic 1
Oppose increasing regulations for abortion clinics: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Change black businesses getting only 4% of state contracts: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Ban LGBTQ+ discrimination in Pennsylvania: Strongly Favors topic 3
Helped the first LGBT couples in Pennsylvania to marry: Strongly Favors topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Observes Jewish Sabbath even while campaigning: Strongly Favors topic 4
Shapiro has remained Jewishly engaged as a politician: Favors topic 4
Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Brokered deal between insurance companies to expand coverage: Favors topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Fully fund and fix up our schools: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Cost-free preschool will be an essential lifeline: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+5 points on Social scale)
Fought rolling back critical environmental protections: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
Helped create statewide Police Misconduct Database: Opposes topic 9
Exposed predator priests, cover up of child sexual abuse: Strongly Favors topic 9
Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Regulate "ghost guns"; trace guns used in crimes: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Supports "stand your ground" expansion to self-defense: Favors topic 10
Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Eliminate the state cell phone tax, expand property rebates: Neutral on topic 11
We need to lower taxes, close loopholes, increase wages: Opposes topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Government shouldn't go back on its promise to DREAMers: Strongly 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)
Expand early voting; implement same-day voter registration: Strongly Favors topic 16
Defend 2020 election results all the way to Supreme Court: Strongly Favors topic 16
Opposes tinkering with photo ID voter requirements: Strongly Favors topic 16
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-5 points on Social scale)
As child, started campaign for Soviet Jewish children: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Criminally charged multiple fracking companies: Strongly Favors topic 18
No opinion on topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(0 points on Social scale)
Has taken on Pharma over opioid epidemic: Strongly Favors topic 19
Supports legalization, expunging non-violent convictions: Strongly Opposes topic 19
No opinion on topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(0 points on Economic scale)
Start budgets at zero, define mission, then fund it: Neutral on topic 20

Josh Shapiro is a Moderate Liberal
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