Marcy Winograd

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Marcy Winograd was a Democratic candidate for the 36th Congressional District of California
Marcy Winograd was a Democratic candidate in the 2008 congressional elections for the 36th Congressional District (map) of California. She was challenging incumbent Rep. Jane Harman (D-Calif.) in the Democratic primary.

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Positions, record and controversies

Education

Supports universal pre-school.

Supports increased funding for technologies in schools.

Supports constructing additional schools in inner-city areas.

Opposes No Child Left Behind Act's provisions to submit student contact information to military recruiters.

Election Law

Supports Fair Elections Now Act (H.R. 1826 & S. 752) and the The California Fair Elections Act.

Energy

Supports tax incentives for corporations to develop alternative energy.

Supports a windfall profit tax on oil companies, with revenues to be used to finance public transportation, energy subsidies for the impoverished, and a national gas reserve.

Supports raising fuel economy standards in cars.

Supports income-tax credits for users of public transportation and energy efficient vehicles.

Opposes mountain-top mining operations.

Opposes the development of new nuclear power plants and government subsidies for nuclear power. Supports government subsidies for wind energy.

Environmental Law

Supprots enforcement of the current Clean Air Act to reduce pollution.

Supports enforcement of the Clean Water Act to protect water purity.

Supports the Endangered Species Act.

Supports companies that produce pollutants to pay for the cost of cleaning abandoned Superfund sites.

Reproductive Rights

Supports the legality of birth control, emergency contraception, and abortion. Opposes on restrictions on the provision of reproductive healthcare services.

Employment Law

Supports a constitutional amendment to include sex, race, sexual orientation, marital status, ethnicity, national origin, color and poverty as protected classes. Supports analysis of age and disability as classes to be included as protected classes.

Supports affirmative action.

Supports the Employee Free Choice Act.

Supports repealing or revising free trade agreements that cause wage depression.

Civil Rights

Supports same-sex marriage and opposes discrimination based on sexual orientation in employment, housing, public accommodations, health services, child custody and military policies.

Women's Rights

Supports a public education campaign to dispell harmful cultural beliefs that lead to violence against women. Supports stronger laws against domestic violence.

Jobs

Supports the establishment of a new federal agency to employ Americans in building infrastructure.

Supports incentives to businesses to lower energy consumption.

Taxes

Supports closing corporate tax loopholes.

Financial Reform

Supports reinstatement of the Glass-Steagall Act.

Supports the creation of a Loan Officer Corps to act as intermediaries between banks and homeowners facing foreclosure.

Foreign Policy

Supports the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.

Healthcare Reform

Supports a Medicare-for-all style single-payer system. Supports legislation to enable states to enact single-payer systems.

Bio

2006 elections

Winograd challenged Rep. Jane Harman (D-Calif.) in the June 6th 2007 California primary. Harman won the nomination.

2008 elections

Winograd was challenging incumbent Rep. Jane Harman (D-Calif.) in the Democratic primary.[1]

Money in politics

Information on this candidate's 2008 fundraising is not yet available. Stay tuned for live feeds of data from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org site.

As of December 31, 2009, Winograd raised $115,317, with 99% of contributions coming from individuals [1].

Committees and affiliations

Committees

Winograd will be assigned committees if and when she is elected to Congress.

Affiliations

More background data

Contact

Articles and resources

See also

References

  1. 2008 Race Tracker page on California's 36th Congressional District

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