The 2004 Democratic Presidential Candidates

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Congressman Dennis Kucinich

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Equality, Civil Liberties and Minorities:

Kucinich wishes to preserve affirmative action.(*)

He supports eliminating racial profiling and requiring reporting on the impacts anti-terrorism laws have on civil liberties.. He wants to end the use of secret evidence against and secret detention of immigrants and citizens.(*)

Kucinich supports marriage and the same additional rights, such as survivor benefits, for same-sex couples that heterosexual couples receive.(*)


Economy:

Kucinich favors repealing President Bush's tax cuts, keeping the child tax credit expansion, and opposes restoring the marriage penalty.(*)

Kucinich plans to help create jobs by awarding $50 billion in zero-interest federal loans per year for 10 years, some of which would be reserved for repair and new construction of schools.(*)

He wants to make sure corporations pay the taxes they should by disallowing companies that move profits overseas to do business in the U.S.(*)


Education:

Kucinich proposes tripling the budget for the Head Start pre-kindergarten program. He strongly opposes vouchers and wants to create exemptions from welfare reform requirements to allow welfare recipients to obtain a GED, get a college degree or learn English. To provide free educations to students in public colleges, Kucinich proposes using money saved by repealing President Bush's tax cuts.(*)


Iraq:

Kucinich believes the decision to go to war in Iraq was wrong.(*)

As president, he would create a Department of Peace to provide peace education and work to change attitudes such as the belief that violence is inevitable. The department would address domestic violence, gang activity, child abuse, and conflicts between police and communities.(*)


Women:

Kucinich supports a woman's right to choose and will nominate only judges to the Supreme Court who will uphold Roe v. Wade.


For more on these and other issues, visit Kucinich's campaign site.

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