John Kerry

John Kerry

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Current Occupation: U.S. Senator (Massachusetts) since 1984
Past Experience: Candidate for Al Gore's VP Spot in 2000
Lt. Governor (Mass.) under Michael Dukakis
Organizer of Vietnam Veterans Against the War

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Foreign Policy · Supports War on Terror
· Wants tighter airport security
· Helped make money laundering more difficult for criminals/terrorists
· Wants to prohibit U.S. from transferring arms to nations that ignore the rights of their citizens
· Promotes American involvement in East Asia
· Chair of Center for Strategic and International Studies Task Force on Strengthening U.S. Leadership on HIV/AIDS
· Supports Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty
Civil Rights · Cosponsor of Hate Crimes Prevention Bill
· Proposed that Election Day be a federal holiday, making it easier for Americans to vote
· Supports equal pay for equal work
Environment &
· Advocate for Clean Air Act, Safe Drinking Water Act, Superfund, Endangered Species Act, and other similar statutes
· Voted for National Energy Security Act of 1992, which reduces American dependence on foreign oil
· Supports amendment to promote the use of solar and renewable energy
· Opposes drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge; he and Sen. John McCain countered the bill with a proposal to increase fuel efficiency standards
· Supported by the Sierra Club and the League of Conservation Voters