Kerry vs. Bush There is a difference.

The presidential candidates, John Kerry and George W. Bush, take substantially different stands on crucial issues for working-class families, students, seniors, women, African Americans, Latinos, Asians and Native Americans. The third presidential debate, Wednesday, Oct. 13, will focus on domestic issues.

On reproductive & women's rights:

Kerry

Bush

* Keeping abortion safe and legal
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* Reducing domestic violence w/Violence Against Women Act
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On civil rights:
* Affirmative action
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* National review of death penalty
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* Refuses to write anti-gay discrimination into U.S. Constitution
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On jobs & economy:
* Closing tax loopholes for corporations who move jobs overseas
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* Mandatory national minimum wage increase
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* Protect Social Security by rejecting risky privatization
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On tax breaks for the rich:
* Roll back huge tax cuts for the wealthy
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* Stop tax breaks for corporations that outsource
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On health care:
* Comprehensive Medicare and health care reform plan
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* Reforming Bush Medicare plan, which largely benefited drug companies
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On environment:
* Mandatory clean air emissions standards
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* Protect the Arctic Wildlife Refuge from oil drilling
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On workers' rights:
* Employee Free Choice Act, gives workers power to choose whether to have a union, free from employer intimidation
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