You are on page 1of 2

Politics of Choice

About our group A look at the Republicans and Democrats through the lens of choice

Voices for Healthy Choices has a number of goals. One is to support reproductive rights and freedoms and to educate our peers about what these rights are. Another goal is to educate about healthy lifestyle decisions, such as Sexually

Voices for Healthy Choices
Meetings Mondays at 7:30 pm Women’s Center Look us up on gvsu.edu/stuey/

Transmitted Infection prevention
and Contraceptive options.

Voices for Healthy Choices
Vhc.gvsu@gmail.com

Information

Energy
Democrats *In 2011, cut net oil and petroleum imports by 1 million barrels a day. *Agreeing with automakers to nearly double fuel efficiency standards for cars and trucks. Republicans *Taxpayers should not serve as venture capitalists for risky renewable energy endeavors *Open ANWR for oil drilling

Education
Republicans

Healthcare
Republicans *Affirm the dignity of women by protecting the sanctity of human life *Privatized health insurance *Health care is an individual responsibility *Personal responsibility for healthier lifestyles *Restore cuts made to Medicare *Limit federal requirements on private insurance and Medicaid *Promote price transparency *No healthcare professional or organization required to provide or withhold or refer medical service against their conscience Democrats

*Acknowledge need to change status quo
*New systems of learning to compete with traditional four-year colleges *Expanded community colleges and technical schools *Online universities *Work-based learning in the private sector *Greater transparency for student aid *Federal government should not originate student loans *Re-evalute regulations that drive tuition costs higher

Social Issues
Democrats *Support marriage for same-sex couples *Support a woman's right to an abortion *No Co-Pay on Birth Control Act *Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act Republicans *Constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman *Support a human life amendment to the Constitution *Endorse legislation to make clear that Fourteenth Amendment protections apply to unborn children *Support abstinence-only sex education

Democrats
*$53.6 billion in aid to local school districts to prevent layoffs and cutbacks
*$15.6 billion to increase Pell Grants from $4,731 to $5,350 *$2 billion for childcare services *$650 million for educational technology *$200 million to support working college students $70 million for the education of homeless children

*Abortion is an intensely personal
decision between a woman, her family, her doctor and her clergy; there is no place for politicians or government to get in the way *adamantly oppose any efforts to privatize or voucherize Medicare *Move away from the current unsustainable defined-benefit entitlement model to a fiscally sound defined-contribution model *accessible, affordable, highquality health care is part of the American promise