Issues

 

STANCES ON ISSUES
Hillary Rodham Clinton Donald John Trump
Clinton: “We need comprehensive immigration reform with a path to full and equal citizenship. If Congress won’t act, I’ll defend President Obama’s executive actions—and I’ll go even further to keep families together. I’ll end family detention, close private immigrant detention centers, and help more eligible people become naturalized.”– Jan 6, 2016 IMMIGRATION Trump: “They’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime, they’re rapists,” Trump said of undocumented Mexican immigrants while announcing his candidacy last June (May 19, 2016)
Clinton: “Politicians have no business interfering with women’s personal health decisions. I will oppose efforts to roll back women’s access to reproductive health care, including Republican efforts to defund Planned Parenthood. As president, I’ll stand up for Planned Parenthood and women’s access to critical health services, including safe, legal abortion.” –Jan 6, 2016
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ABORTION Trump: “Look, Planned Parenthood has to stop with the abortions.”– Aug 16, 2015
Clinton: “More than 33,000 Americans are killed by guns each year. It’s time to act. As President, I’ll take on the gun lobby and fight for commonsense reforms to keep guns away from terrorists, domestic abusers, and other violent criminals—including comprehensive background checks and closing loopholes that allow guns to fall into the wrong hands.”– Jan 6 GUNS Trump: “It’s too bad that some of the young people that were killed over the weekend didn’t have guns attached to their (hip), frankly, where bullets could have flown in the opposite direction.”– Jun 20, 2016
Clinton: “As secretary of state, I worked to restore America’s leadership in the world. As president, defending our values and keeping us safe will be my top priority. That includes maintaining a cutting-edge military, strengthening our alliances, cultivating new partners, standing up to aggressors, defeating ISIS, and enforcing the Iran nuclear agreement.”– Jan 6 FOREIGN POLICY Trump: “Don’t tell me it doesn’t work — torture works… Waterboarding is fine, but it’s not nearly tough enough, ok?”–Jun 2, 2016
Clinton: “The wealthiest pay too little in taxes while the middle class needs more relief. I’m going to fix that. I’ll close corporate tax loopholes and make sure millionaires and billionaires can’t pay lower rates than middle-class families. And I’ll give tax relief to working families who are struggling with costs from college to health care.”– Jan 6 TAXES Trump: “However, Trump conceded, “I try and pay as little tax as possible, because I hate what they do with my tax money. I hate the way they spend our money.”– Jan 24, 2016
Clinton: “The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on marriage equality represents America at its best: just, fair and moving toward equality. Now we have more work to do. I’ll fight to ensure lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans have full equality under the law, and to end discrimination in employment, housing, schools, and other aspects of our society.”– Jan 6 GAY MARRIAGE Trump: “I think the institution of marriage should be between a man and a woman.”– Feb 15, 2000
Clinton: “I’ve fought for quality, affordable health care my entire career. As president, I’ll defend the Affordable Care Act, build on its successes, and go even further to reduce costs. My plan will crack down on drug companies charging excessive prices, slow the growth of out-of-pocket costs, and provide a new credit to those facing high health expenses.”– Jan 6 HEALTH CARE Trump: “Obamacare. We’re going to repel it, we’re going to replace it, get something great. Repeal it, replace it, get something great!”–Sept 15, 2015
Clinton: “We need to raise pay, create good-paying jobs, and build an economy that works for everyone—not just those at the top. I’ll cut taxes for the middle class, raise the minimum wage, and ensure the wealthiest pay their fair share. I’ll invest in infrastructure and education. And I’ll help parents balance work and family.”– Jan 6
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ECONOMY AND JOBS Trump: “It will be a tax if they don’t behave,” Trump said of China (Mar 11, 2016).
Clinton: “We have to protect Americans’ civil liberties. And we have to discover and disrupt terrorist plots before they can be carried out. That’s why I support the bipartisan USA Freedom Act President Obama recently signed into law, which protects privacy while giving our intelligence and law enforcement agencies what they need to can keep us safe.”– Jan 6 CIVIL LIBERTIES Trump: “I want surveillance and I don’t care, are you ready for this, are you ready? I want surveillance of certain mosques, if that’s okay, I want surveillance, and you know what, we’ve had it before and we’ll have it again.”– Nov 21, 2015
Clinton: “Everyone in America should respect the law and be respected by the law. We need to end mass incarceration, use strategies like police body cameras to improve accountability, increase substance abuse treatment, and aim resources at criminals who pose the greatest threat. And we need to invest in education and job training—the foundations of success.”– Jan 6 CRIME AND SAFETY Trump: “The overwhelming amount of violent crime in our major cities is committed by blacks and Hispanics.”– Jun 5, 2013
Clinton: “Climate change is real—no matter what climate deniers say. I’ve laid out bold national goals to address the threats it poses. As president, I’ll say no to drilling in the Arctic. I’ll stop the tax giveaways to big oil and gas companies. And I’ll make significant investments in clean energy. Our children’s health and future depend on it.”– Jan 6 ENVIRONMENT Trump: “Snowing in Texas and Louisiana, record setting freezing temperatures throughout the country and beyond. Global warming is an expensive hoax!”– Jan 24, 2016. “EPA is an impediment to both growth and jobs.”–Aug 25, 2015
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Clinton: “As president, I’ll work to ensure every child—from every ZIP code—has access to a world-class education, including access to high-quality preschool. We need to strike the right balance on testing—with fewer, fairer and better tests for elementary and secondary school students. And we must support teachers with the training and resources they need.”– Jan 6 EDUCATION Trump: “I’m going to look into colleges. …. We’re going to do something with regard to really smart financing.”– Feb 8, 2016
Clinton: “Raising Americans’ incomes will be my top priority. I’ll rebuild our infrastructure, invest in clean energy and manufacturing, create millions of good-paying middle class jobs, and rein in college costs and out-of-pocket health expenses. I’ll pay for my proposals by closing corporate tax loopholes and asking the wealthiest to pay their fair share.”– Jan 6 BUDGET AND SPENDING Trump: “We are going to cut the Department of Education. We will cut so much, your head will spin.”– Feb 18, 2016
Clinton: “The most important job of the president is to keep Americans safe. That means standing up to aggressors around the world and defeating global terrorism by depriving ISIS of physical and virtual territory. I’ll dismantle the global terror networks that supply terrorists and toughen our defenses at home—against both external and homegrown threats.”– Jan 6 NATIONAL SECURITY Trump: “The children of Muslim immigrant parents are responsible for a growing number of terrorist attacks.”– Jun 15, 2016. “Waterboarding would be fine. If they can expand the laws, I would do a lot more than waterboarding.”– Mar 22, 2016
Clinton: “My plan will strengthen Medicare by reducing health care costs, enhance and protect Social Security for future generations by asking the wealthiest to contribute more, and expand benefits for widows and those who took time out of the paid workforce to care for a child or sick family member. I’ll fight attempts to privatize or weaken these programs.”– Jan 6 MEDICARE AND SOCIAL SECURITY Trump: “The insurance companies are making an absolute fortune. Yes, they will keep preexisting conditions, and that would be a great thing.”— 2000 Reform Primary
Clinton: “Honoring veterans is a solemn duty. I’ll reform the VA—not privatize it. I’ll ensure our veterans get quality health care without enduring long waits, increase education and job opportunities, and end the appeals backlog—because veterans shouldn’t have to fight for benefits. And I’ll work to end crises many veterans face: homelessness and suicide.”– Jan 6 VETERANS Trump: “Illegal immigrants are taken much better care of by this country than our veterans,” a typical Trump twofer that elevated one group by stoking resentment of another (May 31, 2016).
Clinton: “On my first day as President, I’ll set two big goals. I want the U.S. to have half a billion solar panels by 2020. And I want us to generate enough renewable electricity to power every home in America in the next 10 years. With the right investments, we’ll create good-paying jobs and make America the world’s clean energy superpower.”– Jan 6 ENERGY Trump: “Sources of  green energy are really just an expensive way of making the tree-huggers feel good about themselves.”– Nov 3, 2015

 

Hillary Clinton’s Vision for a Thriving Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Community
The AAPI community is the fastest growing minority group in America—one that is a key part of the social fabric of who we are as a nation. From adding rich diversity, to spurring small businesses and economic growth, the AAPI community has helped build this country and strengthen our communities. Hillary recognizes that these accomplishments sometimes mask the challenges the AAPI community faces—such as enduring racism, language barriers, and a gender wage gap. She will fight to break down these barriers so that everyone, regardless of their background has a chance to live up to their potential.
As President, Hillary will:

Fight for comprehensive immigration reform. Asian immigrants make up 11% of the 11 million undocumented immigrants in this country, the vast majority of whom have lived in the U.S. for over a decade. Instead of breaking up law-abiding immigrant families who have enriched America, Hillary will offer them a path to full and equal citizenship. She will also protect and implement the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action   for Parents of Americans (DAPA) programs to keep AAPI families together.
Promote naturalization. Hillary believes we should do more to help AAPI immigrants who are eligible for citizenship to take that last step. She will expand fee-waivers and increase access to language and outreach programs.
• Address the family backlog. Applicants from the Asia-Pacific region make up about 40% of the family visa backlog. Some from the Philippines have been waiting for a visa for 23 years. As Senator, Hillary worked to reduce the backlog for family visas and reunite immigrant families and she will continue to do so as President.
• Make college affordable. When taken as a whole, the AAPI community has high college completion rates, yet specific sub-groups are falling behind. For example, only 14% of Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders 25 years of age and older have a B.A. or higher. Hillary’s New College Compact will improve college access by ensuring that cost is not a barrier for anyone who wants to attend college.
• Defend and enhance the Affordable Care Act. Prior to the ACA, one in every six AAPIs did not have access to health insurance, surpassing the average national uninsured rate. Today, millions of AAPIs across the country are benefiting from newly available and affordable coverage. Hillary will stand up to Republican attempts to roll back the law and will ensure that it reaches more members of the AAPI community by allowing all families to purchase health insurance through an ACA exchange, no matter its immigration status.
• Close the gender wage gap. On average, AAPI women earn 62 cents for every dollar earned by a white man. Hillary will work to give AAPI women the tools they need to fight workplace discrimination and close the wage gap.
• Protect voting rights and expand access to the ballot box. Despite the rapid growth of the AAPI community, their voting participation rates are comparatively lower than other communities. Often times, this is due to language barriers, lack of access to voter resources, or voter suppression efforts. Hillary believes we should be making it easier to vote, not harder. That is why she will fight to repair the Voting Rights Act, set new standards for early in-person voting, implement universal automatic voter registration, and strongly enforce requirements that certain jurisdictions provide bilingual poll workers and ballot translation for language minority groups.
• Combat discrimination and bullying in school. Too many AAPI students still face discrimination and bullying at school because of who they are, where they come from, or how they dress. Hillary will fight to pass the Safe Schools Improvement Act to prohibit bullying and harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, and religion in federally funded school districts.
• End racial profiling. Racial profiling is demeaning and ineffective, and it erodes trust between law enforcement officers and the AAPI residents they serve. Hillary will support legislation to end racial profiling by federal, state, and local law enforcement officials.
• Report disaggregated data to better serve the AAPI community. Disaggregated data can help illuminate where AAPI subgroups may face greater challenges than data about the larger community suggests. Recognizing subgroup disparities in areas such as health, education, and employment allows the federal government to better target resources and develop effective solutions. Hillary will continue the efforts of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to advance best practices in data collection and disaggregation across federal agencies.

Hillary has a record of defending and promoting the AAPI community:

• As Senator from New York, Hillary championed initiatives to improve the lives of AAPIs, their families and communities. She introduced the Count Every Vote Act to ensure that all citizens, including foreign language speakers, had equal access to voting, and sponsored the Legal Immigration Children’s Health Improvement Act to restore access to Medicaid and SCHIP benefits for immigrant pregnant women and children. Hillary not only voted consistently in support of comprehensive immigration reform, but also authored legislation to address the backlog of family visas and expedite the reunification of immigrant families.
• As Secretary of State, Hillary made the Asia-Pacific region a top priority of U.S. foreign policy. Hillary traveled to Asia as her first overseas trip as Secretary to begin bolstering strategic engagement between the two regions. She worked to increase economic engagement with ASEAN and APEC and was the first Secretary of State to lead the US delegation to the Pacific Islands Forum. To enhance security cooperation, Hillary helped increase America’s presence in the Asia-Pacific while also working to ease regional tensions with China. And to strengthen the U.S.-China strategic relationship, she launched a study-abroad initiative to expand opportunities for US students to learn Mandarin and study in China.

 

希拉里•克林頓面對蓬勃發展的亞太裔社區的競選理念

亞裔美國人和太平洋島嶼美國人(以下簡稱亞太裔)是美國增長最快的少數族裔, 是我們作爲一個國家,其社會結構的重要組成部分。亞太裔人口在國家及社區建設 方面功不可沒。從豐富社會多樣性、到發展中小企業、和促進經濟增長,都發揮了 重大作用。希拉里充分認識到,這些成就有時遮住了我們的視線,讓我們看不到亞 太裔社區面臨的挑戰,比如種族歧視、語言障礙、以及薪酬不平等。她將致力于消 除這些障礙,創造一個無論來自任何背景,人人都可以不斷進取並獲得成功的地位。
如果當選總統,希拉里將從以下幾方面來服務亞太裔社區:
推進綜合移民改革
美國有 1100 萬無證移民,其中亞洲移民占了 11%。他們之中絕大多數在美國居住 時間超過十年以上。希拉里反對拆散這些遵守法紀帶給美國多樣性的移民家庭的行 爲。她將爲他們提供申請公民身份的合法途徑。

降低大學教育經濟負擔
雖說亞太裔社區整體來說有高的大學畢業率,然而也有特定的團體正在落後。比如,25 歲或以上的夏威夷、太平洋島嶼、及柬埔寨裔人口中,就只有大約 15%的人擁有大學或以上學位。希拉里的新大學政策將改善進入大學的通路,對任何一個想上大學的人來說,費用將不再是障礙。

捍衛平價醫療法案
在“平價醫療法案”通過前,將近 15%的亞裔和 18%的太平洋島嶼美國人沒有醫療保險,高于全國平均水平。今天,成千上萬的亞太裔人口開始享受新近推出的平價醫保。希拉里將阻止共和黨任何推翻醫改的企圖。

縮小薪酬差距
亞太裔男女工資差距顯著。同一份工作,婦女的收入只是男性的 75%。希拉里將致力于給亞太裔婦女需要的方案去對抗職場上的不平等。

簡化投票程序
盡管亞太裔社區迅速發展,他們的投票參與率卻低于其他少數族裔。這常常是由于語言障礙、缺乏相應的選民教育、以及限制投票行爲造成的。我們應當讓投票更容易,而不是更難。這正是希拉里力圖修繕選舉權益法案的原因,她主張制定提前投票的新標準,落實自動投票登記。

消除種族歧視
無論是在職場,還是租房買房,或是在學校,太多的亞太裔成員仍然面臨各種歧視。希拉里針對美國種族與公正的客觀真義展開對話—因爲只有這樣我們才可能認清歧視,把它當作自己切身的問題,集社會之力改變之。

 

希拉里在捍衛和促進亞太裔社區發展方面成就斐然

擔任紐約州的聯邦參議員,她率先提出多起法案,藉以改善亞太裔的生活、家庭及社區。她提出了《每票必計》的法案,用以保障所有的公民,包括只會說外語的人,都享有平等的投票權。她支持的《合法移民兒童健康促進法案》,使合法移民的孕婦和兒童可以重新申請醫療補助計劃(Medicaid)和兒童醫療保險計劃(SCHIP)的福利。希拉里不但一貫投票支持綜合移民法案改革,更起草了相應的法案,以解決親屬移民申請長期大量積案的問題,來加快移民家庭的團聚。

擔任國務卿,她把亞太地區作爲美國外交政策的首要重點。出任國務卿後,她的第一次國務出訪即爲亞洲,展開了她倡導的兩大地區的戰略性互動協議。她力促與東南亞國家聯盟和亞太經合組織間的經濟交流,並成爲第一位率團出席太平洋島國論壇的國務卿。爲加強安全協作,她推動增加美國在亞太地區的力量布局,同時盡力緩解與中國的區域緊張關系。爲加強中美戰略合作關系,她倡議發起一項中美交流學習計劃,拓寬美國學生在中國學習漢語和其它課程的機會。

在競選中,希拉里聘用了不少亞太裔的高級顧問,體現了她對提升最高層級的亞太裔社區聲音的承諾。
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