Kerri strongly opposes using women’s rights as a bargaining chip. She also opposes supporting anyone in government who does not advance women’s rights.
Sen. Carper voted to confirm 13 anti-choice Trump nominees, including the appointment of Brett Kavanaugh to the circuit court (who is now Trump’s second Supreme Court nominee) and Alex Azar as the Secretary of Health and Human Services
Health Care and Response to Opioid Crisis
Kerri supports Medicare for All, importing cheaper prescription drugs from Canada, and investing in resources to tackle the opioid crisis.
Sen. Carper voted against Medicare negotiating drug prices. He also voted against allowing the import of prescription drugs from Canada.
Criminal Justice Reform
Kerri supports a “Smart on Crime” approach that emphasizes restorative justice and ending mass incarceration, while also providing economic opportunities for our returning citizens.
Sen. Carper oversaw the “the largest prison expansion in state history” and pushed for longer sentences which led to a near doubling of the Black incarceration rate.
Kerri knows that the water crisis is nationwide issue that we must address immediately. She also opposes our fossil fuel economy and believes we must transition away from our dependence on fossil fuels.
Sen. Carper voted for offshore drilling four times; he voted in support of the Keystone XL Pipeline; and he voted for the appointment of Rick Perry — a climate change denier — as US Secretary of Energy.
Protecting Victims of Sexual Assault
Kerri supports U.S. Sen. Gillibrand’s bill to protect sexual assault victims in the military.
Sen. Carper voted against Sen. Gillibrand’s bill to protect sexual assault victims in the military.
Kerri supports raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour and indexing it to inflation.
Sen. Carper opposed Obama’s proposal to raise minimum wage to $10.10. Instead pushed for a lower minimum wage of $9 an hour.
War and Foreign Policy
Kerri believes we must execute all diplomatic options before moving towards military action, and diverting defense dollars to infrastructure and healthcare.
Sen. Carper was one of a small group of Democrats to have voted yes on the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) in 2017 for President Trump and the Iraq war in 2003.
Holding Wall Street Accountable
Kerri opposed the #BankLobbyistAct of 2018 (a bill that weakens Dodd-Frank by deregulating the nation’s banks and reverses discrimination protections that protect communities of color).
Sen. Carper co-sponsored the #BankLobbyistAct supported by President Trump.