New Website: The Jewish Voter Test
NJDC — November 2, 2012 2:00 pm
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Today, the National Jewish Democratic Council (NJDC) released a microsite, “The Jewish Voter Test,” asking Jewish voters if they agree or disagree with basic facts underlying some of the most pressing domestic and foreign policy issues of our time.
“Every Jewish voter faces a clear choice between two candidates with almost polar opposite stances on so many issues that are vitally important to our community,” said David A. Harris, President and CEO of NJDC. “This new website will offer American Jews a fun, easy and factual test to see where they really stand on the political spectrum.”
The quiz leads participants through the following “yes” and “no” questions:
- Undocumented immigrants who were brought into the U.S. as children should be allowed to earn a path to citizenship if they join the military or go to college.
- As the Buffett Rule suggests, legislation should bar America’s wealthiest from paying a smaller percentage of their income in taxes than those in the middle class.
- Laws regarding abortion should be based on the concept that life begins at conception.
- Insurance companies should be required to cover the cost of contraceptives.
- Same-sex marriage should be illegal.
- Healthcare in this country should reflect the values of the Affordable Care Act, which expands access to healthcare regardless of income or pre-existing conditions, as well as allowing those under the age of 26 to stay on their parents’ healthcare plan.
- Medicare should be completely overhauled and privatized.
- Federal legislation, such as the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, is necessary to provide women with more legal pathways in the fight for equal pay.
- America and Israel should have an unbreakable bond, and the unprecedented level of security cooperation between our two countries should continue.
- To prevent Iran from getting nuclear weapons, there must be very strong sanctions, and no options—including military action—should be taken off the table.
You can visit the website here: www.jewishvotertest.com
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