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November 6, 2012 Vermont General Election

Candidates for US Senator, Vermont

Peter Diamondstone - LU
Cris Ericson - PRO
Laurel Laframboise - I
John MacGovern - I
Peter Moss - U
Bernie Sanders - D
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Cris Ericson
Bernie Sanders
General Philosophy
Personal and Family
Professional Experience
Civic Involvement
Political Experience
Religious Affiliation
Accomplishments and Awards
Educational Background
Military Service
Reasons & Objectives
Why I Am Running for Public Office
Goals If Elected
Achievements If Elected
Areas to Concentrate On
Opinions of Other Candidates
Health & Medical
COVID-19 Coronavirus
Health and Medical Insurance
Prescription Drugs
Universal Medical Care & Insurance
Women's Health
Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)
Mental Health
Medicare for All
Mental Health Mass Shootings
Reducing Health Care Costs
Rural Health Care
Drug Price-Gouging
Pharmaceutical Companies
Differences of Other Candidates on Healthcare
Healthcare as a Right
Generic Drugs
Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Program
Long-Term Care
Community Health Centers
Medically Uninsured or Underinsured
Wellness Promotion
Universal Free Schools Meals
Elderly's Health
Medical Research
Private Insurance
Environment & Climate Change
Climate Change & Global Warming
Green New Deal
2016 Paris Climate Change Agreement
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) & Regulation
Carbon Tax
Offshore Drilling
Greenhouse Gas Emission Limits
Clean Water Act of 1977
Global Environmental Standards
Oil Industry
Keystone Pipeline
Oil and Gas Subsidies
Oil & Gas Leases on Federal Land
Environmental Justice
EPA Superfund
Rural Environment
Agricultural Impact on Climate Change
Single Use Plastics
Labor, Wages & Unions
Minimum Wage
Unions and Collective Bargaining
Paid Maternity, Family & Medical Leave
Income Inequality
Working Class
Wage Discrimination
Women Workplace Violence
Employment Non-Discrimination Act
Renewable Energy & Fossil Fuels
Fracking and Natural Gas
Nuclear Power
Carbon Tax
Offshore Drilling
Greenhouse Gas Emission Limits
Green Energy
Oil Industry
Keystone Pipeline
Oil and Gas Subsidies
Oil & Gas Leases on Federal Land
Jobs, Economy, Trade, Business, Industry & Agriculture
Paid Maternity, Family & Medical Leave
Small Businesses
Tariffs & Trade with China
Income Inequality
Farm Subsidies & Supports
Foreign Job Outsourcing
Big Tech Companies & Antitrust
North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
Green Economy
Guest Worker and H-1B Programs
Middle Class & Its Decline
Green Infrastructure
Bail Outs of Banks, Financial & Auto Corps
Green Farming
Globalism & Nationalism
Green Jobs
Factory Farms
Family Farm
Massive Agribusiness
Department of Agriculture
Oursourcing of Jobs
Universal Jobs Guarantee
Farm Policies
Rural Economy
Trade Agreements
Currency Manipulation
Seed Corporations
Sexual Assault
Trade Deficit
Agricultural Infrastructure
US - Mexico Trade Agreement
Corporate & Business Taxes
President Trump’s 2017 Tax Cuts
Income Taxes
Taxes on Interest, Dividends, and Capital Gains
Taxing the Wealthiest
Tax Reform
Corporate Tax Breaks & Loopholes
Tax Proposals
Financial Institutions & Transaction Tax
Inheritance / Estate Taxes
Offshore Tax Shelters
Education & Schools
Private Schools Vouchers and Funding
Higher Education
Charter and Magnet Schools
Pre-School and Early Childhood Education
Student Debt & Forgiveness
Student Loans, Scholarships and Pell Grants
Teacher Pay
Public Schools K-12
No Child Left Behind
Higher Education & College Costs
Common Core Education
Student Standards and Testing
Special Education
Historically Black Colleges
Free College Tuition
School Desegregation
Teacher Tenure
Work-Study Program
Minority-Serving Colleges and Universities
Rural Education
Universal Free Schools Meals
Education Funding
Civil, Religious, Gay & Human Rights
Civil Rights
Racism & Race Relations
Native Americans & Indigenous People
African Americans
Persons with Disabilities
Roe v. Wade
African American Reparations
Same Sex Marriage
Sexual Orientation Discrimination
Gays Serving in the Military
Equal Rights Amendment
Same Sex Adoptions
Native American Rights
Minority & Racial Disparities
Employment Non-Discrimination Act
USA Patriot Act
President Trump’s Military Transgender Ban Reinstatement
Human Rights
Native American Funding
Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)
Federal Marriage Amendment (FMA)
Gender Equality
Minority Communities
Minority Healthcare
Government, Elections & Politics
Voting and Election Reform
Voting Rights for X-Felons
Campaign Contributions, Limits & Citizens United Case
Electoral College
Voting Rights
Money and Special Interests
Winning the Election
President Trump
Election & Voting Security
527 Stealth & Super PACs
Campaign Finance Reform
Voter Suppression
Partisan Gridlock
President Trump Impeachment
Voter Registration
Public Funding of Political Campaigns
False Online Information & Fake News
Native Americans US Treaties
Post Office & Postal Banking
President Trump's Conduct in Office
Campaign Spending Limits
Sexual Misconduct of Politicians
Women in Politics
Democratic Socialism
Immigration, Border Security, Terrorism & Homeland Security
Immigrants, Refugees, & Asylum Seekers
The Wall, Border Security & Border Patrol
Terrorist Attacks
Immigration Policy & Reform
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
National Security
Illegal Immigration Enforcement
Dream Act
Undocumented Immigrants
Guest Worker and H-1B Programs
Illegal Immigration as a Crime or Felony
Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE)
War on Terror
Citizenship for Illegal Immigrants
National Security Agency (NSA) & Citizen Surveillance
Radical Islam
Immigrant Agriculture Workers
Housing & Communities
Rural America
Infrastructure & Transportation
Federal Budget & Fiscal Policy
Debt, Deficit Spending & Limits
Gun & Property Rights
Guns & Gun Control
Gun Legislation
Ban on Bump Stocks & Assault Weapons
Right to Own Guns - Second Amendment
Gun Background Checks
Mental Health Mass Shootings
National Rifle Association (NRA)
High Capacity Amo & Gun Locks
Gun Shows
Gun Straw Purchases
Courts, Laws & Justice
Criminal Justice System, Reform & Disparity
Death Penalty
Judicial Discretion & Mandatory Minimum Sentencing
Cash Bail
Criminalization of Poverty
Equal Justice
Crack v Powder Cocaine Disparity
Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)
Federal Marriage Amendment (FMA)
Crime, Police & Imprisonment
Death Penalty
Private Prisons
Criminal Justice Reform
Police Reform
Human Rights
Youth and Gang Crime
Domestic Violence
Federal Prohibition of Marijuana
Legalization of Marijuana for Medical Use
Illegal Drugs, Alcohol, Cigarettes, Gambling & Prostitution
Illegal Drugs
Foreign Policy
Foreign Policy
Iran Nuclear Deal & Sanctions
Israeli and Palestinian Conflict
State Department & Diplomacy
Middle East
Saudi Arabia
Refugee Crisis
Commander in Chief
Overseas Interventions
Promotion of Democracy Around World
Radical Islam
Guantanamo Bay Prison (GITMO)
Turkey and Kurds
Oct. 2019 US Troop Withdrawal from Syria
Values, Religion, Family, Patriotism & Public Service
Planned Parenthood & Family Planning
Child Care
American Values
Family Values
Military, National Defense & Veterans
Wars, Warmaking & Overseas Deployments
Defense and Military Budget
Gays Serving in the Military
Veterans Administration (VA)
Veterans Health Care
Veterans' Beneifts
Oct. 2019 US Troop Withdrawal from Syria
Abortion, Pro-Life & Genetic Engineering
Planned Parenthood & Family Planning
Roe v. Wade
Pro-Life v. Pro-Choice
Women's Reproductive Health
Abortion Federal Funding
Violence Against Women Act
Out-of-State Abortions
Racism & Race Relations
Native Americans & Indigenous People
African Americans
African American Reparations
Native American Rights
Native Americans US Treaties
Sex & Sexuality
Same Sex Marriage
Sexual Orientation Discrimination
Equal Rights Amendment
Same Sex Adoptions
Gender Equality
Sexual Harassment
Technology, Internet, Media, Science & Space
Big Tech Companies & Antitrust
Internet Neutrality
Rural Internet Access
Internet Privacy
Voter ID Laws
Media Violence, Sex & Indecency
Media Fake News and Bias
Banks & Finance
Federal Reserve
Financial Crisis
Financial Industry Regulation
Big Banks & Too Big to Fail
Wall Street
Glass-Steagall Act
Redlining Loans
Credit And Banking
Payday Loans & Predatory Lending
Seniors, Social Security, Medicare, Pensions
Social Security
Seniors & Aging of Population
Social Security Reform
Retirement Security
Social Security Long Term Viability
Privatizing Social Security
Consumers & Food
Financial Consumer Protection
Credit Agencies
Meat Production
Credit Cards
Domestic Food Security
Poverty, Welfare & Hunger
Poor Children
Senior Poverty
Rural Poverty
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