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Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

  Howie Hawkins voterbasePro-choice, and providing birth control, sex education, and more social services will help reduce the number of abortions

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseYes, as long as they pass the same background checks as straight couples

the Economy  ›  Equal Pay

Should employers be required to pay men and women the same salary for the same job?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseYes, and businesses should be required to publish their salary ranges for each position

Healthcare  ›  COVID Mask Mandate

Should the federal government require people to wear face masks in public during the COVID pandemic?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseYes


Healthcare  ›  Stay At Home Order

Should the government enforce a “stay-at-home” order to combat the coronavirus?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Trump Impeachment

Do you support the impeachment of President Donald Trump?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Gun Control

Should there be more restrictions on the current process of purchasing a gun?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseYes, require strict background checks, psychological testing, and training

Social  ›  Marital Rape

Should marital rape be classified and punished as severely as non-marital rape?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseYes, and consentual sex with a spouse under the age of 18 should be classified as statutory rape

Crime  ›  Police Body Cameras

Should police officers be required to wear body cameras?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseYes, this will protect the safety and rights of police officers and citizens

Social  ›  Planned Parenthood Funding

Should the government continue to fund Planned Parenthood?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Insurrection Act

Should the President of the United States have the power to deploy military troops in order to stop protests?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseNo, the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878, prohibits the military from conducting law-enforcement

the Environment  ›  Climate Change

Should the government increase environmental regulations to prevent climate change?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseYes, and provide more incentives for alternative energy production

Healthcare  ›  Pre-Existing Conditions

Should health insurers be allowed to deny coverage to individuals who have a pre-existing condition?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseNo, it is immoral to deny health insurance to people with pre-existing conditions

Social  ›  Religious Freedom Act

Should a business be able to deny service to a customer if the request conflicts with the owner’s religious beliefs?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseNo, all customers deserve to be treated equally

Healthcare  ›  Drug Price Regulation

Should the government regulate the prices of life-saving drugs?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseYes, and we should socialize medicine and healthcare

Social  ›  Gun Buyback

Should the federal government institute a mandatory buyback of assault weapons?

  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  COVID-19 School Closures

Should the state government order schools to provide online only classes in order to combat coronavirus?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseYes, and provide free internet access to low income families

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Children

Should adults that are illegally attempting to cross the U.S. border be separated from their children?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseNo, and we should make it easier for immigrants to legally enter the country

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

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

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseYes, our mental healthcare system needs more funding to provide a higher quality of care and services

Crime  ›  Defunding the Police

Should funding for local police departments be redirected to social and community based programs?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseYes

Immigration  ›  Immigration Ban

Should there be a temporary ban on all immigration into the United States?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseNo, and we should increase the amount of immigrants we currently allow into the country

Healthcare  ›  Stay-At-Home Order

When should your state end the “Stay at Home” order and reopen its economy?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseUntil a vaccine is approved by the FDA

Immigration  ›  Muslim Immigrants

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

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseNo, banning immigrants based on their religion is unconstitutional

the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should the U.S. raise taxes on the rich?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Muslim Surveillance

Should local police increase surveillance and patrol of Muslim neighborhoods?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseNo, targeting Muslims is unconstitutional, racist, and incendiary

Domestic Policy  ›  Gerrymandering

Should the redrawing of Congressional districts be controlled by an independent, non-partisan commission?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseYes, gerrymandering gives an unfair advantage to the party in power during redistricting

Social  ›  Gender Identity

Should “gender identity” be added to anti-discrimination laws?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseYes, and the government should do more to protect minorities from discrimination

Social  ›  Government Mandates

Should health insurance providers be required to offer free birth control?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseYes

Science  ›  Mandatory Vaccinations

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

  Personal answerNo clear stance given on mandatory vaccination of children, supportive of properly tested vaccines in general

Social  ›  Racial Sensitivity Training

Should the federal government require racial sensitivity training for employees?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseYes, as long as it covers all protected groups (age, sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion) and is not based on critical race theory

Domestic Policy  ›  Armed Teachers

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseYes, and make it a living wage

Education  ›  Student Loans

Do you support increasing taxes for the rich in order to reduce interest rates for student loans?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Paid Sick Leave

Should businesses be required to provide paid leave for full-time employees during the birth of a child or sick family member?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseYes, the lack of paid sick leave is unfair to working men and women

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseYes, as long as they can pass the same physical tests as men

Immigration  ›  Immigration

Should children of illegal immigrants be granted legal citizenship?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseYes, if they were born here

Foreign Policy  ›  Iran

Should the U.S. go to war with Iran?

  Public statementsNo

Healthcare  ›  Obamacare

Do you support the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseYes, but a mandatory single payer system would be even better

Foreign Policy  ›  Mandatory Military Service

Should every 18 year old citizen be required to provide at least one year of military service?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseNo, service should be a choice instead of an obligation

Education  ›  Free College for All

Should the federal government pay for tuition at four-year colleges and universities?

  Personal answerYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseYes, and retroactively reduce sentences for those already serving time

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

Foreign Policy  ›  United Nations

Should the U.S. remain in the United Nations?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseYes, and use the U.N. peacekeeping forces to protect our interests

Domestic Policy  ›  Term Limits

Should there be term limits set for members of Congress?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseYes, term limits will increase performance and prevent corruption

Domestic Policy  ›  No-Fly List Gun Control

Should people on the “no-fly list” be banned from purchasing guns and ammunition?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseYes, but not until the no-fly list screening process is improved for accuracy and includes due process

Elections  ›  Foreign Lobbying

Should foreign lobbyists be allowed to raise money for American elections?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseNo, foreign interests should not be able to buy the influence of our politicians

Immigration  ›  Border Wall

Should the U.S. build a wall along the southern border?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseNo

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseNo, too many people are innocently convicted

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseYes, and immediately release anyone serving time solely for drug offenses

Immigration  ›  Illegal Immigrant Detainment

Should local law enforcement be allowed to detain illegal immigrants for minor crimes and transfer them to federal immigration authorities?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseNo, only if they are convicted of a violent crime

Social  ›  Transgender Athletes

Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete in athletic events?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseYes, but only if their hormone levels are equivalent to those in the gender category in which they compete

Immigration  ›  Immigration Healthcare

Should illegal immigrants have access to government-subsidized healthcare?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseYes

Healthcare  ›  Medicaid

Should the federal government increase funding of health care for low income individuals (Medicaid)?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseYes

Elections  ›  Mail In Ballot

Should the US have a mail-in ballot process for whole states in local, state, and federal elections?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseYes, and implement a secure online voting process

Social  ›  Confederate Flag

Should states be allowed to display the Confederate flag on government property?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseNo, it is a symbol of racism, separatism and treason

Elections  ›  Electoral College

Should the electoral college be abolished?

  Public statementsYes, and switch to a ranked voting system

Elections  ›  Voter Fraud

Should a photo ID be required to vote?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseYes, this will prevent voter fraud

Social  ›  Hate Speech

Should hate speech be protected by the first amendment?

  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

Should there be a limit to the amount of money a candidate can receive from a donor?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseYes, politicians should not be bought by wealthy donors

Domestic Policy  ›  NSA Domestic Surveillance

Should the NSA (National Security Agency) be allowed to collect basic metadata of citizen’s phone calls such as numbers, timestamps, and call durations?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseNo, only with a warrant showing probable cause of criminal activity

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Laborers

Should working illegal immigrants be given temporary amnesty?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseYes, create a simple path to citizenship for immigrants with no criminal record

Immigration  ›  Sanctuary Cities

Should sanctuary cities receive federal funding?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Elections

Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseNo, and we should not try to influence any other country’s elections or policy

the Environment  ›  Alaska Wildlife Refuge

Should drilling be allowed in the Alaska Wildlife Refuge?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseNo, and increase alternative energy subsidies to eliminate our dependence on fossil fuels

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseYes

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn English?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseNo, we should embrace the diversity that immigrants add to our country

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseNo, private prisons will sacrifice quality of care and rehabilitation services for profit

Social  ›  Gender Workplace Diversity

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

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseNo, board members should be the most qualified regardless of gender

the Environment  ›  Alternative Energy

Should the government give tax credits and subsidies to the wind power industry?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseYes, the government should support more sustainable energy technologies

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel Boycott

Should it be illegal to join a boycott of Israel?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseNo, this is a violation of free speech

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

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

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseYes

Immigration  ›  Border Security

Should the U.S. increase restrictions on its current border security policy?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseNo, make it easier for immigrants to access temporary work visas

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  NATO

Should the U.S. remain in NATO?

  Personal answerNo, it is obsolete and should be abolished

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Media Regulation

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

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseNo, the government should not determine what is fake or real news

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)?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseNo, treat all traffic equally and continue the openness of the internet

the Economy  ›  Corporate Mega Mergers

Should the government prevent “mega mergers” of corporations that could potentially control a large percentage of market share within its industry?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseYes, and the government should break up existing mega corporations

the Environment  ›  Oil Drilling

Should the U.S. expand offshore oil drilling?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseNo, and provide more incentives for alternative energy production

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

Should the U.S. raise or lower the tax rate for corporations?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseRaise

Domestic Policy  ›  Patriot Act

Do you support the Patriot Act?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseNo, and pass strict laws prohibiting government surveillance without probable cause and a warrant

Social  ›  Safe Spaces

Should universities provide “trigger warnings” and “safe spaces” for students?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseYes

Immigration  ›  Skilled Immigrants

Should the US increase or decrease the amount of temporary work visas given to high-skilled immigrant workers?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseIncrease, our economy relies on businesses hiring the highest skilled workers at the lowest cost

Immigration  ›  In-State Tuition

Should illegal immigrants be offered in-state tuition rates at public colleges within their residing state?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Euthanasia

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

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseYes, but only after a psychological examination to show they fully understand this choice

Healthcare  ›  Medicaid Work Requirement

Should people be required to work in order to receive Medicaid?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseNo, the vast majority of people who receive Medicaid are disabled

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseNo, reduce military spending instead

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel

Should the U.S. continue to support Israel?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseNo, we should be less involved

Immigration  ›  Citizenship Test

Should immigrants be required to pass a citizenship test to demonstrate a basic understanding of our country’s language, history, and government?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseYes, but it should only cover very basic and simple topics

the Environment  ›  Fracking

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

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseNo, we should pursue more sustainable energy resources instead

Foreign Policy  ›  Torture

Should the military be allowed to use enhanced interrogation techniques, such as waterboarding, to gain information from suspected terrorists?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseNo, torture is inhumane, unethical, and violates the 8th amendment

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the American flag?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseNo, this is a violation of free speech

Healthcare  ›  World Health Organization

Should the government fund the World Health Organization?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseYes, but only relative to the amount that other countries contribute

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseNo, and voters should be required to pass a basic test demonstrating their understanding of politics in order to vote

Social  ›  Niqāb

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

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseYes, we should respect all cultural traditions

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseNo, and political campaigns should be publicly funded

Healthcare  ›  Medicare Drug Prices

Should the federal government be allowed to negotiate drug prices for Medicare?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseYes

Elections  ›  Candidate Transparency

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

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseYes, and require a public audit each year they are in office

Domestic Policy  ›  Gun Liability

Should victims of gun violence be allowed to sue firearms dealers and manufacturers?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseNo, manufacturers and dealers should only be held liable for negligence

Elections  ›  Lobbyists

Should there be a 5-year ban on White House and Congressional officials from becoming lobbyists after they leave the government?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseYes, and ban all forms of lobbying

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseYes, but only if releasing the information does not threaten our national security

Foreign Policy  ›  Soleimani

Do you support the killing of Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseNo, this could unnecessarily start another war in the Middle East

the Economy  ›  Welfare

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

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseFewer, current benefits do not provide enough support

Foreign Policy  ›  Yemen

Should the U.S. provide military aid to Saudi Arabia during its conflict with Yemen?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseNo, and cut ties with Saudi Arabia until they end their human rights violations

Domestic Policy  ›  Supreme Court Reform

Should the Supreme Court be reformed to include more seats and term limits on judges?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseYes, but only reform to impose term limits on judges

Crime  ›  Solitary Confinement for Juveniles

Should prisons ban the use of solitary confinement for juveniles?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseYes, and we should create more social programs to help prevent and rehabilitate criminals

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseYes, everyone should receive an income to cover basic necessities including food and housing

Foreign Policy  ›  North Korea Military Strikes

Should the U.S. conduct military strikes against North Korea in order to destroy their long-range missile and nuclear weapons capabilities?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseNo, we must use every diplomatic option first

Social  ›  First Amendment

Should the government support a separation of church and state by removing references to God on money, federal buildings, and national monuments?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseYes, but do not waste money removing existing references

National Security  ›  Military Congressional Approval

Should the President be able to authorize military force against Al-Qaeda without Congressional approval?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseHelp, but ban their ability to make political donations

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?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Free Tax Filing

Should the IRS create a free electronic tax filing system?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Affirmative Action

Do you support affirmative action programs?

  Party’s support baseYes

Education  ›  Common Core

Do you support Common Core national standards?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseNo, teach to each student's potential instead of uniform testing

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should the government increase or decrease military spending?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseDecrease

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?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseYes, drug abuse should be treated as a health issue, not a criminal issue

the Environment  ›  Dakota Access Pipeline

Should the government stop construction of the Dakota Access pipeline?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseYes, and the government should never be allowed to acquire land by eminent domain

the Environment  ›  Paris Climate Agreement

Should the U.S. withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Economic Stimulus

Should the government use economic stimulus to aid the country during times of recession?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseYes, the government should intervene to boost a recovery

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Capital Gains Tax

Should the government increase the tax rate on profits earned from the sale of stocks, bonds, and real estate?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseYes, and increase to the average U.S. tax rate (31.5%)

the Environment  ›  Animal Testing

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

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseYes, but not for cosmetics

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should the US increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseIncrease, but only for countries that have no human rights violations

the Economy  ›  Overtime Pay

Should the government require businesses to pay salaried employees, making up to $46k/year, time-and-a-half for overtime hours?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseYes, and all employees should be paid time-and-a-half for overtime hours regardless of their pay scale

Domestic Policy  ›  Eminent Domain

Should the government be allowed to seize private property, with reasonable compensation, for public or civic use?

  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  ISIS Ground Troops

Should the U.S. send ground troops into Syria to fight ISIS?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseNo, we should stay out of this conflict

Foreign Policy  ›  Drones

Should the military fly drones over foreign countries to gain intelligence and kill suspected terrorists?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseNo, the military has no right to do so without a Congressional declaration of war

Crime  ›  Mandatory minimum prison sentences

Do you support mandatory minimum prison sentences for people charged with drug possession?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Afghanistan

Should the United States pull all military troops out of Afghanistan?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseYes

Healthcare  ›  VA Privatization

Should there be more or less privatization of veterans’ healthcare?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseLess, we should increase funding to improve the current system instead

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Security

Should the government raise the retirement age for Social Security?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseNo, this will disadvantage low income seniors whose life expectancy is lower than wealthier seniors

Immigration  ›  Dual Citizenship

Should immigrants to the United States be allowed to hold dual citizenship status?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseYes, unless they have committed an act of terrorism

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

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

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseYes, as long as it was not a felony, violent, financial, or sexual crime

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Refugees

Should the U.S. accept refugees from Syria?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Terrorism

Should foreign terrorism suspects be given constitutional rights?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseYes

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseNo, I do not believe in the death penalty

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

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

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseYes

National Security  ›  Foreign Assassination

Should the US assassinate suspected terrorists in foreign countries?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  NAFTA

Should the U.S. continue to participate in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)?

  Personal answerNo

the Economy  ›  Estate Tax

Should the current estate tax rate be decreased?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseNo, and increase it at a progressive rate

Science  ›  GMO Labels

Should producers be required to label genetically engineered foods (GMOs)?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseYes, consumers have a right to know what is in their food

the Economy  ›  China Tariffs

Should the U.S. increase tariffs on imported products from China?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Tech Monopolies

Should the government break up Amazon, Facebook and Google?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

Should the President offer tax breaks to individual companies to keep jobs in the U.S.?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseNo, but drastically increase taxes and import tariffs on outsourcing businesses

Education  ›  Universal Pre-K

Should the federal government fund Universal preschool?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseYes

Science  ›  Space Exploration

Should the government fund space travel?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseYes, and drastically increase NASA’s current budget

Foreign Policy  ›  War on ISIS

Should the U.S. formally declare war on ISIS?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseNo, we should stay out of Middle Eastern conflicts

the Economy  ›  Federal Reserve

Should the Federal Reserve Bank be audited by Congress?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseYes, we deserve to know who the bank gives money to

Foreign Policy  ›  Cuba

Do you support President Obama’s move to lift the trade and travel embargo on Cuba?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  College Sports and COVID

Should college sports be played in the fall of 2020?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseNo, until there is a vaccine

Foreign Policy  ›  Ukraine

Should the U.S. provide military assistance to defend Ukraine from Russia?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseNo, we should pursue diplomatic options instead

Domestic Policy  ›  Political Advertising on Social Media

Should social media companies ban political advertising?

  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  ›  NATO

Should the U.S. defend other NATO countries that maintain low military defense budgets relative to their GDP?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseYes, and refusing to defend other NATO countries sets a dangerous precedent for the balance of global power

the Economy  ›  Tariffs

Should the government add or increase tariffs on products imported into the country?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseNo, a global free trade system is better for our businesses and consumers

the Economy  ›  Farm Subsidies

Should the government subsidize farmers?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseYes, but only small local farms instead of large corporations

the Economy  ›  Offshore Banking

Should U.S. citizens be allowed to save or invest their money in offshore bank accounts?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseNo, too many wealthy citizens are abusing loopholes in offshore banking laws to evade taxes

Foreign Policy  ›  NSA Surveillance

Should the U.S. continue NSA surveillance of its allies?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseNo, spying on our allies severely damages our reputation abroad

Domestic Policy  ›  Edward Snowden

Should the U.S. government grant immunity to Edward Snowden?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseYes, he should be protected under the Whistleblower Protection Act

Education  ›  Charter Schools

Do you support charter schools?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseNo, we should focus on improving our public schools and increasing teacher wages instead

the Economy  ›  Pension Reform

Should pension plans for federal, state, and local government workers be transitioned into privately managed accounts?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseNo, privately managed accounts will jeopardize the financial security of senior citizens

the Economy  ›  Property Taxes

Would you favor an increased sales tax in order to reduce property taxes?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseNo, property taxes are the most reliable and consistent form of state revenue

Foreign Policy  ›  Russian Airstrikes in Syria

Should the U.S. prevent Russia from conducting airstrikes in Syria?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseNo, we should not get involved

Foreign Policy  ›  India Arms

Should the U.S. sell military weapons to India in order to counter Chinese and Russian influence?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseNo, and we should increase diplomatic efforts to resolve conflicts peacefully

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseYes, adjust them yearly for cost of living

the Economy  ›  Trans-Pacific Partnership

Do you support the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)?

  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Jerusalem

Should Jerusalem be recognized as the capital of Israel?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseNo, Jerusalem is the capital of Palestine

Foreign Policy  ›  Hong Kong Fugitive Extradition

Should the Chinese government be able to extradite fugitives from Hong Kong?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  State Ownership

Should the government acquire equity stakes in companies it bails out during a recession?

  Party’s support baseYes

Education  ›  School Truancy

Should the government decriminalize school truancy?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseYes

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseYes, but only if the spending goes towards environmentally friendly solutions

the Economy  ›  Online Sales Tax

Should an in-state sales tax apply to online purchases of in-state buyers from out-of-state sellers?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseNo, customers should pay the sales tax from the seller’s state

the Environment  ›  Corporate Subsidies

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

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseNo, spend that money on improving infrastructure and the community to attract companies

Foreign Policy  ›  F-35

Should the government cancel production of the F-35 fighter?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Bitcoin

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseNo, classify it as a commodity

Domestic Policy  ›  Greenland

Should the United States acquire Greenland?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseNo, and the U.S. should drastically reduce its global footprint

Domestic Policy  ›  Air Force One

Should the military upgrade Air Force One?

  Howie Hawkins voterbaseNo, not until the cost ($4B) is dramatically reduced