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Charles Booker's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Office: State House (KY) - District 43, Democratic

On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. Senate (KY) - Sr

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Charles Booker has failed to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2020 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests from Vote Smart and voters like you.

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Issue Positions

For Presidential and Congressional candidates who refuse to provide voters with their positions, Vote Smart has researched their public records to determine their likely responses. These issue positions are from 2020.

  • "Women everywhere are screaming, ‘My life matters too!’ Kentucky passed its own effective ban on abortion this session. I spoke on it here (after even an exception for rape was voted down), and discussed the hypocrisy in banning abortion while opposing gun safety." (twitter.com)
  • "Women must have the right to speak for themselves, and make decisions over their own bodies. Not simply because of the current partisan debate, but because it speaks to the very core of a society that believes people are not property." (www.facebook.com)
  • "Do you really want tax cuts for the rich this bad? What does it profit the 1% to gain the world but America to lose its soul?" (twitter.com)
  • "Even if Òtrickle-down economicsÓ worked (it doesn’t)...who in the world thought those of us at the bottom only deserve a trickle? Do we trickle in to work our multiple jobs to make ends meet? Do we trickle out money into this regressive tax system. Get that trickle out of here!" (twitter.com)
  • "We need Medicare For All, so no one has to die because they don’t have money in their pocket." (bookerforkentucky.com)
  • "The notion that quality healthcare is only for the wealthy is wrong, tired, dated, and economically unsustainable. It’s time we finally change that. Medicare for all." (twitter.com)
  • "This is my pledge to you, folks: I won't take a dime of corporate PAC money." (twitter.com)
  • "Charles will not take contributions over $200 from oil, gas, and coal industry executives, lobbyists, or PACs, and instead prioritize the health of our families, climate, and democracy over fossil fuel industry profits." (bookerforkentucky.com)
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
  • "With focus on targeted investment, small business and entrepreneurial support, workforce trainings, workforce investment boards, certification programs, soft skill trainings, and holistic employee support, we can empower our citizens to obtain and sustain gainful careers." (votesmart.org)
  • "Infrastructure investment must be a priority." (votesmart.org)
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
  • "We need a Green New Deal to create thousands of good jobs here in Kentucky, and end the exploitation of our land and our labor." (bookerforkentucky.com)
  • "We need a Green New Deal to create thousands of good jobs here in Kentucky, and end the exploitation of our land and our labor." (bookerforkentucky.com)
  • "We say life is an unalienable right. So why not pass common sense gun safety measures to help save them? This is not an effort to take guns. It’s a shared commitment to stop the taking of lives." (twitter.com)
  • "I walked through this crowd on my way to the House Chamber. Though I stand up to respect our Constitutional rights and protect KY families with common sense gun safety, I have had my life threatened. The 2nd Amendment should be defended, as well as our future. We must do both." (twitter.com)
  • "Sharing again because this is just that important. This is bigger than politics. Save the ACA." (twitter.com)
  • Endorsed by Demand Universal Healthcare. (votesmart.org)
  • "My President speaks. Save the ACA." (twitter.com)
  • "First of all, the wall never made sense." (twitter.com)
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.

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