With the Illinois primary election slated for March 17, 2020, and a diverse field of more than 20 candidates vying for the Democratic presidential nomination, voters will be busy in the coming months monitoring the positions of their top contenders on a variety of issues.
As of press time, only 10 candidates have qualified for the September debates, including: former Vice President Joe Biden; South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg; Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.); former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas); businessman Andrew Yang; Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.); Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.); Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.); Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.); and former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro.
Although many of the candidates agree on certain issues heralded by the Democratic party, such as abortion rights, there are a handful of issues that set them apart, such as universal basic income.
The Chronicle has compiled a chart highlighting what candidates support which issues. A candidate’s full face appears when they are in support of the stated policy. A half face appears when they support a variation of the policy. A “U” indicates a candidate is undecided on the topic, and empty spaces indicate a candidate does not support the policy.
MEDICARE FOR ALL
GREEN NEW DEAL
BAN ASSAULT WEAPONS
REPEAL HYDE AMENDMENT
DECRIMINALIZE ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION
BRING MILITARY TROOPS HOME
UNIVERSAL BASIC INCOME
IMPLEMENT WEALTH TAX
DEBT-FREE COLLEGE OR DEBT-FORGIVENESS
ABOLISH ELECTORAL COLLEGE