LWVLeague of Women Voters of Ohio
Hamilton County, OH November 7, 2000 Election
Smart Voter

John Cranley
Answers Questions

Candidate for
United States Representative; District 1


The questions were prepared by the League of Women Voters of Ohio and asked of all candidates for this office.

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Questions & Answers

1. What specific measures would you support to increase equal access to health care?

I support a meaningful patient's bill of rights that will ensure that health decisions are made by doctors, nurses, and patients rather than HMO bureaucrats. Second, I will support increased prescription drug Coverage through Medicare. Seniors on fixed incomes should never have to choose between buying food and medicine. Third, I will seek to save health care dollars later in life by investing in children's health care.

2. What measures would you support to reform our campaign finance system?

Our Present campaign finance system must be overhauled; it damages the democratic Process by turning money-not grassroots support-into the primary factor determining electoral success. I believe that the more open our political system is, the better off we'll be. Thus, I support banning soft money contributions, and I support the McCain-

3. Should the US pay its dues to the UN in full?

Yes. The UN is not perfect, but it has helped eradicate smallpox and polio, provide safe drinking water to a billion people, uphold cease fires, promote free elections, monitor troop withdrawals, and aid millions of refugees. For 52 years, the UN has advanced US foreign policy interests abroad. Now, our refusal to settle our recent debt is even risking our General Assembly vote. We have a responsibility to fulfill our commitment and pay our bills.

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