A Visualization Of The Democrats’ Positions On 5 Important Issues

— by Andrew Breiner | Oct 14, 2015, 12:59 pm

In Tuesday’s Democratic presidential debate, candidates not only avoided boring their audience, but managed to discuss policy and solutions to real-world problems so that voters will be able to make an informed choice between them. That is to say, they had a political debate. It was a far cry from the Republican debates that have been held so far, where focal points included conspiracy theories about vaccines and Donald Trump’s assertion that he doesn’t call all women pigs, just Rosie O’Donnell.

Candidates challenged each other on key issues like gun control and marijuana legalization, and clarified their own positions on reforming Wall Street and college affordability. We’ve collected the stances of Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Hillary Clinton, and Martin O’Malley on some of the most prominent topics of debate:


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It’s Well Past Time to Get Vocal!

Have you ever wondered why Congress takes (or don’t take) the actions they do?  Are they taking the OPPOSITE action of what you want them to take?  Well, one has to ask, “did you contact your Congressman (or woman)?  Probably not!  As you can see in PopVox’s graphic below, they’re hearing an earful from the vocally negative, yet those of us who should be advocating for change are deafeningly silent.  Well hello … if you really want change, make your voice heard!

Top Bills being commented on during the Week: Jan. 18 – 24, 2013

Here’s a few links where you can find more information about these bills: