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People-Animals-Nature platform and policies

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the Environment  ›  Environmental Regulation

Should the government increase environmental regulations on businesses to reduce carbon emissions?

  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

  Party’s support basePro-choice

Social  ›  Euthanasia

Should terminally ill patients be allowed to end their lives via assisted suicide?

  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Animal Rights

Should the government ban cultural ceremonies that involve the killing of animals for entertainment?

  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage?

  Party’s support baseYes


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Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

Should gay couples have the same adoption rights as straight couples?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Plastic Product Ban

Should disposable products (such as plastic cups, plates, and cutlery) that contain less than 50% of biodegradable material be banned?

  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Armed Teachers

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

  Party’s support baseNo

Education  ›  University Tuition

Should tuition at public universities be free?

  Public statementsYes, tuition costs are currently too expensive

Science  ›  Mandatory Vaccinations

Should the government require children to be vaccinated for preventable diseases?

  Party’s support baseYes, but only for deadly contagious diseases

the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should Portugal raise taxes on the rich?

  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

Should the government increase funding for mental health research and treatment?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Animal Testing

Should researchers be allowed to use animals in testing the safety of drugs, vaccines, medical devices, and cosmetics?

  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Government Surveillance

Should the government be able to monitor phone calls and emails?

  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

Should a politician, who has been formerly convicted of a crime, be allowed to run for office?

  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Gender Workplace Diversity

Should businesses be required to have women on their board of directors?

  Party’s support baseNo, board members should be the most qualified regardless of gender

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Privatization

Should there be more or less privatization of hospital and healthcare services?

  Party’s support baseLess

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

Should the government make cuts to public spending in order to reduce the national debt?

  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

  Party’s support baseYes

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

  Party’s support baseYes, but only if the spending goes towards environmentally friendly solutions

the Economy  ›  Welfare

Should there be fewer or more restrictions on current welfare benefits?

  Party’s support baseFewer, and ensure benefits go to those that need it most

Social  ›  Transgender Athletes

Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete in athletic events?

  Party’s support baseYes

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

  Party’s support baseNo, we should invest in cleaner alternatives such as wind, hydroelectric, thorium, and geothermal

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Refugees

Should Portugal accept refugees from Syria?

  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

  Party’s support baseYes, as long as it is safe for them to return to their country

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use?

  Party’s support baseYes, for most but not all drugs

Elections  ›  Candidate Transparency

Should political candidates be required to release their recent tax returns to the public?

  Party’s support baseYes

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  NATO

Should Portugal remain in NATO?

  Party’s support baseYes, but NATO should focus more on counter-terrorism strategies

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

Should the government provide tax incentives to private companies to keep jobs within the country?

  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  Muslim Immigrants

Should Muslim immigrants be banned from entering the country until the government improves its ability to screen out potential terrorists?

  Party’s support baseNo, banning immigrants based on their religion is unconstitutional

Immigration  ›  Immigration Ban

Should there be a temporary ban on all immigration into Portugal?

  Party’s support baseNo

National Security  ›  Foreign Assassination

Should Portugal assassinate suspected terrorists in foreign countries?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Fracking

Do you support the use of hydraulic fracking to extract oil and natural gas resources?

  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Media Regulation

Should the government regulate social media sites, as a means to prevent fake news and misinformation?

  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Genetically Modified Foods

Do you support the use of genetically engineered crops and foods?

  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  United States of Europe

Should the EU evolve into the United States of Europe?

  Party’s support baseNo

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

Should non-violent prisoners be released from jail in order to reduce overcrowding?

  Party’s support baseNo, but we should increase funding to offer education and skill building services for prisoners

Social  ›  Niqāb

Should women be allowed to wear a Niqāb, or face veil, to civic ceremonies?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Inheritance Tax

Should Portugal abolish the inheritance tax?

  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Safe Haven

Should cities open drug “safe havens” where people who are addicted to illegal drugs can use them under the supervision of medical professionals?

  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the Portuguese flag?

  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

Should corporations, unions, and non-profit organizations be allowed to donate to political parties?

  Party’s support baseNo

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Backstop

Should the U.K. and Northern Ireland remain in the EU’s customs area after Brexit?

  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  EU Migrant Quota

Should the EU impose a quota of migrants per country?

  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  EU Army

Do you support the creation of a European Army?

  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

Should foreigners, currently residing in Portugal, have the right to vote?

  Party’s support baseYes

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

  Party’s support baseYes, but only after completing their sentences and parole/probation

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Post Brexit UK

Should the UK be allowed to access European Markets once they leave the EU?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Corporate Subsidies

Should cities be allowed to offer private companies economic incentives to relocate?

  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Net Neutrality

Should internet service providers be allowed to speed up access to popular websites (that pay higher rates) at the expense of slowing down access to less popular websites (that pay lower rates)?

  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel Boycott

Should it be illegal to join a boycott of Israel?

  Party’s support baseYes