Do Presidential Candidates Share our Values?

Trump’s Fourth of July speech inserts politics and protests into national celebration

Fourth of July celebrations in Washington usually bring Democrats and Republicans together to mark the national holiday while taking a break from partisan politics. Not this year. With tanks on the streets of the nation’s capital, military jet flyovers and a presidential address on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, President Trump injected his trademark …

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Senator Kirsten Gillibrand on Religious Exemptions for Healthcare

On July 1, 2019, Gillibrand tweeted about the temporary stay placed on the Trump administration’s Health Care “Conscience rights” rule which would allow providers to opt out of providing services that violate their moral or religious beliefs: “Here’s an idea: Cancel this rule altogether, and don’t give health care providers the ability to discriminate at …

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President Donald Trump on Religious Exemptions for Healthcare

On May 2, 2019, the Trump administration announced an expanded “Conscience care” rule which would allow providers to opt out of providing services that violate their moral or religious beliefs. If healthcare institutions do not follow the directive, they will lose federal funds. The rule has been described as overly broad and allows anyone from …

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DEBATE: Mayor Pete Buttigieg on Religion, Governance and Immigration

On June 27, 2019, the second night of the first 2020 democratic debates, Buttigieg responded to a question about immigration by saying: “We’ve got to talk about one other thing, because the Republican Party likes to cloak itself in the language of religion. Now, our party doesn’t talk about that as much, largely for a …

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DEBATE: Senator Kirsten Gillibrand on Reproductive Rights

On June 27, 2019, night two of the first 2020 democratic debates, Gillibrand responded to a question on healthcare saying: “I want to talk directly, directly to America’s women and to the men who love them. Women’s reproductive rights are under assault by President Trump and the Republican Party. Thirty states are trying to overturn …

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Mike Gravel on LGBTQ Rights

On his campaign website, Gravel states: “America has a woeful legacy surrounding its treatment of LGBTQIA+ people,” and to fix this America should: “Amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to prohibit discrimination due to sexual orientation and/or gender identity in employment, housing, public accommodations, public education, federal funding, and credit.” “Provide full legal recognition …

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