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Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

  Alex Padilla voterbasePro-choice

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage?

  Alex Padilla voterbaseYes

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

  Alex Padilla voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Equal Pay

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

  Alex Padilla voterbaseYes, and businesses should be required to publish their salary ranges for each position

Healthcare  ›  Stay At Home Order

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

  Party’s support baseYes


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Domestic Policy  ›  Gun Control

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

  Alex Padilla voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Trump Impeachment

Do you support the impeachment of President Donald Trump?

  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Marital Rape

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

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

Social  ›  Planned Parenthood Funding

Should the government continue to fund Planned Parenthood?

  Alex Padilla voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Insurrection Act

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Crime  ›  Police Body Cameras

Should police officers be required to wear body cameras?

  Alex Padilla voterbaseYes

Crime  ›  Defunding the Police

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

  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Climate Change

Should the government increase environmental regulations to prevent climate change?

  Alex Padilla voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Gun Buyback

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Pre-Existing Conditions

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

  Alex Padilla voterbaseNo

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?

  Alex Padilla voterbaseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  COVID-19 School Closures

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Drug Price Regulation

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

  Alex Padilla voterbaseYes, and we should socialize medicine and healthcare

the Economy  ›  Taxes

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

  Alex Padilla voterbaseYes

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

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

  Alex Padilla voterbaseYes

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Children

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

  Alex Padilla voterbaseNo

Immigration  ›  Immigration Ban

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

  Alex Padilla voterbaseNo

Immigration  ›  Muslim Immigrants

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

  Alex Padilla voterbaseNo, banning immigrants based on their religion is unconstitutional

Science  ›  Mandatory Vaccinations

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

  Alex Padilla voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage?

  Alex Padilla voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Muslim Surveillance

Should local police increase surveillance and patrol of Muslim neighborhoods?

  Alex Padilla voterbaseNo, targeting Muslims is unconstitutional, racist, and incendiary

Domestic Policy  ›  Armed Teachers

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

  Alex Padilla voterbaseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Gerrymandering

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

  Alex Padilla voterbaseYes, gerrymandering gives an unfair advantage to the party in power during redistricting

Education  ›  Student Loans

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

  Alex Padilla voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Government Mandates

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

  Alex Padilla voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Gender Identity

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

  Alex Padilla voterbaseYes

Immigration  ›  Border Wall

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

  Alex Padilla voterbaseNo

Education  ›  Free College for All

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

  Alex Padilla 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?

  Alex Padilla voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

  Alex Padilla voterbaseYes, preventing women from serving in combat roles is discriminatory

Immigration  ›  Immigration Healthcare

Should illegal immigrants have access to government-subsidized healthcare?

  Alex Padilla voterbaseYes, if they pay taxes

Foreign Policy  ›  Iran

Should the U.S. go to war with Iran?

  Alex Padilla voterbaseNo, the U.S. should encourage Iran to disarm through diplomatic channels

Immigration  ›  Immigration

Should children of illegal immigrants be granted legal citizenship?

  Alex Padilla voterbaseYes

Elections  ›  Electoral College

Should the electoral college be abolished?

  Alex Padilla voterbaseYes

Healthcare  ›  Obamacare

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

  Alex Padilla voterbaseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Mandatory Military Service

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

  Alex Padilla voterbaseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use?

  Alex Padilla voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  No-Fly List Gun Control

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

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

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

  Alex Padilla voterbaseYes, as long as it is safe for them to return to their country

Elections  ›  Voter Fraud

Should a photo ID be required to vote?

  Party influenceNo

Foreign Policy  ›  United Nations

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

  Alex Padilla voterbaseYes

Elections  ›  Foreign Lobbying

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

  Alex Padilla voterbaseNo, foreign interests should not be able to buy the influence of our politicians

Domestic Policy  ›  Term Limits

Should there be term limits set for members of Congress?

  Alex Padilla voterbaseYes, term limits will increase performance and prevent corruption

Healthcare  ›  Medicaid

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

  Alex Padilla voterbaseYes, but I prefer switching to a single payer healthcare system

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

  Alex Padilla voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

  Alex Padilla voterbaseNo

Immigration  ›  Illegal Immigrant Detainment

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

  Alex Padilla voterbaseNo

Social  ›  Transgender Athletes

Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete in athletic events?

  Alex Padilla voterbaseYes

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

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

  Alex Padilla voterbaseYes

Elections  ›  Mail In Ballot

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Confederate Flag

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

  Alex Padilla voterbaseNo, it is a symbol of racism, separatism and treason

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

  Alex Padilla voterbaseYes, politicians should not be bought by wealthy donors

the Environment  ›  Fracking

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

  Alex Padilla voterbaseNo, we should pursue more sustainable energy resources instead

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

  Alex Padilla voterbaseYes

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?

  Alex Padilla voterbaseNo, only with a warrant showing probable cause of criminal activity

Immigration  ›  Sanctuary Cities

Should sanctuary cities receive federal funding?

  Alex Padilla voterbaseYes

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Laborers

Should working illegal immigrants be given temporary amnesty?

  Alex Padilla voterbaseYes, create a simple path to citizenship for immigrants with no criminal record

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Elections

Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections?

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

Immigration  ›  In-State Tuition

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

  Alex Padilla voterbaseYes

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn English?

  Alex Padilla voterbaseNo, we should embrace the diversity that immigrants add to our country

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

  Alex Padilla voterbaseNo, private prisons will sacrifice quality of care and rehabilitation services for profit

the Environment  ›  Alternative Energy

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

  Alex Padilla voterbaseYes, the government should support more sustainable energy technologies

Domestic Policy  ›  Gun Liability

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

  Alex Padilla voterbaseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel Boycott

Should it be illegal to join a boycott of Israel?

  Alex Padilla voterbaseNo, this is a violation of free speech

Immigration  ›  Border Security

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

  Alex Padilla voterbaseNo, make it easier for immigrants to access temporary work visas

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should the government increase or decrease military spending?

  Alex Padilla voterbaseDecrease

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Media Regulation

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

  Alex Padilla voterbaseNo, the government should not determine what is fake or real news

the Environment  ›  Oil Drilling

Should the U.S. expand offshore oil drilling?

  Alex Padilla voterbaseNo, and provide more incentives for alternative energy production

Foreign Policy  ›  NATO

Should the U.S. remain in NATO?

  Alex Padilla voterbaseYes, but NATO should focus more on counter-terrorism strategies

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

  Alex Padilla voterbaseNo

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)?

  Alex Padilla voterbaseNo

the Environment  ›  Alaska Wildlife Refuge

Should drilling be allowed in the Alaska Wildlife Refuge?

  Party’s support baseNo

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?

  Alex Padilla voterbaseYes, and the government should break up existing mega corporations

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

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

  Alex Padilla voterbaseRaise

Domestic Policy  ›  Patriot Act

Do you support the Patriot Act?

  Alex Padilla voterbaseNo, and pass strict laws prohibiting government surveillance without probable cause and a warrant

Healthcare  ›  World Health Organization

Should the government fund the World Health Organization?

  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Skilled Immigrants

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

  Alex Padilla voterbaseIncrease, our economy relies on businesses hiring the highest skilled workers at the lowest cost

National Security  ›  Military Congressional Approval

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

  Alex Padilla voterbaseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Torture

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

  Alex Padilla voterbaseNo, torture is inhumane, unethical, and violates the 8th amendment

Social  ›  Euthanasia

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

  Alex Padilla voterbaseYes, but only after a psychological examination to show they fully understand this choice

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel

Should the U.S. continue to support Israel?

  Alex Padilla voterbaseWe should give equal support to Israel and Palestine.

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?

  Alex Padilla voterbaseYes, but it should only cover very basic and simple topics

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

  Alex Padilla voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

  Alex Padilla voterbaseYes, everyone should receive an income to cover basic necessities including food and housing

Social  ›  Safe Spaces

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

  Alex Padilla voterbaseYes

Healthcare  ›  Medicaid Work Requirement

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

  Alex Padilla voterbaseNo, the vast majority of people who receive Medicaid are disabled

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the American flag?

  Alex Padilla voterbaseNo, this is a violation of free speech

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

  Alex Padilla voterbaseNo, and political campaigns should be publicly funded

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

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

Foreign Policy  ›  Soleimani

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Healthcare  ›  Medicare Drug Prices

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

  Alex Padilla voterbaseYes

Elections  ›  Candidate Transparency

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

  Alex Padilla voterbaseYes, and require a public audit each year they are in office

Social  ›  Niqāb

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

  Alex Padilla voterbaseYes, we should respect all cultural traditions

Elections  ›  Lobbyists

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

  Alex Padilla voterbaseYes, and ban all forms of lobbying

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

  Alex Padilla voterbaseYes, but only if releasing the information does not threaten our national security

the Economy  ›  Welfare

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

  Alex Padilla voterbaseFewer, and ensure benefits go to those that need it most

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

  Alex Padilla voterbaseHelp, in theory but have recently become corrupt and should have their powers limited

Foreign Policy  ›  Yemen

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

  Alex Padilla voterbaseNo, and cut ties with Saudi Arabia until they end their human rights violations

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?

  Alex Padilla voterbaseNo, we must use every diplomatic option first

Crime  ›  Solitary Confinement for Juveniles

Should prisons ban the use of solitary confinement for juveniles?

  Alex Padilla voterbaseYes, and we should create more social programs to help prevent and rehabilitate criminals

the Environment  ›  Paris Climate Agreement

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

  Alex Padilla voterbaseNo

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

  Alex Padilla voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Supreme Court Reform

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Affirmative Action

Do you support affirmative action programs?

  Alex Padilla voterbaseYes

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?

  Alex Padilla voterbaseYes, but do not waste money removing existing references

Crime  ›  Mandatory minimum prison sentences

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

  Alex Padilla voterbaseNo

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?

  Alex Padilla voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Free Tax Filing

Should the IRS create a free electronic tax filing system?

  Alex Padilla voterbaseYes

Education  ›  Common Core

Do you support Common Core national standards?

  Party influenceYes, I support the concept but not the current implementation

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?

  Alex Padilla 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?

  Alex Padilla 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?

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

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Refugees

Should the U.S. accept refugees from Syria?

  Alex Padilla voterbaseYes

the Environment  ›  Animal Testing

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

  Alex Padilla voterbaseYes, but not for cosmetics

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should the US increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

  Alex Padilla voterbaseDecrease, until we drastically reduce our national budget deficit

the Economy  ›  Economic Stimulus

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

  Alex Padilla voterbaseYes, but in the form of increased spending on infrastructure

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?

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

Foreign Policy  ›  Terrorism

Should foreign terrorism suspects be given constitutional rights?

  Alex Padilla voterbaseYes, give them a fair trial and shut down Guantanamo Bay

Domestic Policy  ›  Eminent Domain

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

  Party influenceYes

Foreign Policy  ›  ISIS Ground Troops

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

  Alex Padilla voterbaseNo, we should stay out of this conflict

National Security  ›  Foreign Assassination

Should the US assassinate suspected terrorists in foreign countries?

  Alex Padilla voterbaseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Drones

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

  Alex Padilla voterbaseNo, only to gather intelligence, not to kill suspected terrorists

Foreign Policy  ›  Afghanistan

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

  Alex Padilla voterbaseYes

Healthcare  ›  VA Privatization

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

  Alex Padilla 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?

  Alex Padilla 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?

  Alex Padilla voterbaseYes

Education  ›  Universal Pre-K

Should the federal government fund Universal preschool?

  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

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

  Alex Padilla voterbaseYes, as long as it was not a felony, violent, financial, or sexual crime

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

  Alex Padilla voterbaseNo, I do not believe in the death penalty

Science  ›  GMO Labels

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

  Alex Padilla voterbaseYes, but I would prefer to ban GMOs

the Economy  ›  Estate Tax

Should the current estate tax rate be decreased?

  Alex Padilla voterbaseNo, and increase it at a progressive rate

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

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

  Alex Padilla voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  NAFTA

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

  Alex Padilla voterbaseYes, NAFTA helps lower the prices of consumer products

the Economy  ›  China Tariffs

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

  Alex Padilla voterbaseNo

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

  Alex Padilla voterbaseNo, we should invest in cleaner alternatives such as wind, hydroelectric, thorium, and geothermal

Science  ›  Space Exploration

Should the government fund space travel?

  Alex Padilla voterbaseYes, and drastically increase NASA’s current budget

the Economy  ›  Tech Monopolies

Should the government break up Amazon, Facebook and Google?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

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

  Alex Padilla voterbaseNo, but drastically increase taxes and import tariffs on outsourcing businesses

Foreign Policy  ›  War on ISIS

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

  Alex Padilla voterbaseNo, we should not legitimize ISIS as a sovereign entity

Foreign Policy  ›  Cuba

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

  Alex Padilla voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Federal Reserve

Should the Federal Reserve Bank be audited by Congress?

  Alex Padilla voterbaseYes, we deserve to know who the bank gives money to

Domestic Policy  ›  College Sports and COVID

Should college sports be played in the fall of 2020?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Tariffs

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

  Alex Padilla voterbaseNo, a global free trade system is better for our businesses and consumers

Foreign Policy  ›  Ukraine

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

  Alex Padilla voterbaseNo, we should pursue diplomatic options instead

Foreign Policy  ›  NATO

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

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

Domestic Policy  ›  Political Advertising on Social Media

Should social media companies ban political advertising?

  Alex Padilla voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  Farm Subsidies

Should the government subsidize farmers?

  Alex Padilla 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?

  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  NSA Surveillance

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

  Alex Padilla voterbaseNo, spying on our allies severely damages our reputation abroad

Domestic Policy  ›  Edward Snowden

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

  Alex Padilla voterbaseYes, he should be protected under the Whistleblower Protection Act

the Economy  ›  Property Taxes

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

  Alex Padilla voterbaseNo, property taxes are the most reliable and consistent form of state revenue

the Economy  ›  Pension Reform

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

  Alex Padilla voterbaseNo, privately managed accounts will jeopardize the financial security of senior citizens

Education  ›  Charter Schools

Do you support charter schools?

  Alex Padilla voterbaseYes, but not at the expense of funding public schools

Foreign Policy  ›  Russian Airstrikes in Syria

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

  Alex Padilla voterbaseNo, all airstrikes should be conducted through UN coordination

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

  Alex Padilla voterbaseYes, adjust them yearly for cost of living

Foreign Policy  ›  India Arms

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

  Alex Padilla voterbaseNo, and we should increase diplomatic efforts to resolve conflicts peacefully

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

  Alex Padilla voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Trans-Pacific Partnership

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

  Alex Padilla voterbaseYes, it will bring economic growth to all countries involved

Foreign Policy  ›  Jerusalem

Should Jerusalem be recognized as the capital of Israel?

  Alex Padilla voterbaseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Hong Kong Fugitive Extradition

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

  Party’s support baseNo

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?

  Alex Padilla voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Online Sales Tax

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

  Alex Padilla 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?

  Party’s support baseYes, as long as the local environment is not compromised

the Economy  ›  Bitcoin

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency?

  Alex Padilla voterbaseNo, it provides too high of risk for criminal activity

Domestic Policy  ›  Greenland

Should the United States acquire Greenland?

  Alex Padilla voterbaseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Air Force One

Should the military upgrade Air Force One?

  Alex Padilla voterbaseNo, not until the cost ($4B) is dramatically reduced