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State of New York November 2, 2010 Election
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Cecile A. Lawrence
Answers Questions

Candidate for
United States Senator; Unexpired 2 Year Term


The questions were prepared by the Leagues of Women Voters of New York State and asked of all candidates for this office.
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Questions & Answers

1. What changes to our current immigration policy do you support?

Bolster the critical contribution that immigrants make to our economy as workers, entrepreneurs, taxpayers and consumers, Strengthen the rights of immigrants in the workplace And end to preferential quotas based on race, class, and ideology An end to the use of racial profiling.

2. What legislation do you support to reduce CO2 emissions?

Carbon tax with payment assistance to individuals and families below a specified income. Remove all tax subsidies for fossil fuel corporations. Switch to subsidies and rapidly phase to incentives for small scale solar, wind, thermal, with particular focus on conservation and insulation for new and existing structures.

3. What timetable would you support for the removal of troops from Iraq and Afghanistan?

All troops in those countries to be home in time for the holidays at the end of 2010. Closure of at least 50% of all military bases in other countries.

4. Do you support substantial additional federal funding for economic recovery?

Shrink the gap between the wealthy and the poor. An economic system of private businesses, decentralized democratic cooperatives, publicly owned enterprises, and alternative economic structures.

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