Words: Kucinich is a strong supporter of the public financing of political campaigns. He also supports more voting rights enhancements and campaign debate reform. Kucinich believes that the Bush administration has failed to uphold the Constitution and international law and opposes “the use of war as an instrument of policy”. He advocates the US joining the International Criminal Court so that we are “held to the same standards that we would want everyone else in the world held to”.
Actions: Kucinich introduced an impeachment resolution against Vice President Cheney in order to make him “finally accountable”. He voted FOR banning “soft money” contributions and restricting issue ads (1999), AGAINST banning “soft money” contributions to national political parties (2001), FOR campaign finance reform banning “soft money” (2002), AGAINST restricting frivolous lawsuits (2004), AGAINST limiting attorney’s fees in class action suits (2005), AGAINST prohibiting obesity lawsuits against food providers (2005), AGAINST restricting independent grassroots PACs (2006), AGAINST requiring photo IDs for voter registration (2006), FOR protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination (2007), FOR granting Washington DC votes in Congress and the Electoral College (2007), and FOR requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations (2007). Citizens Against Government Waste have given him a rating of 9%.