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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Policies



Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage?

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbasePro-choice

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseYes

Healthcare  ›  COVID Mask Mandate

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

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Equal Pay

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

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez 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

Domestic Policy  ›  Gun Control

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

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Trump Impeachment

Do you support the impeachment of President Donald Trump?

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseYes, Trump committed a crime when he threatened to withhold aid from Ukraine

Social  ›  Marital Rape

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

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez 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?

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez 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?

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseYes

Healthcare  ›  COVID-19 Vaccine

Will you get the Covid-19 vaccine once it is ready?

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseYes

the Environment  ›  Climate Change

Should the government increase environmental regulations to prevent climate change?

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseYes

Healthcare  ›  Pre-Existing Conditions

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

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseNo, it is immoral to deny health insurance to people with pre-existing conditions

Healthcare  ›  Drug Price Regulation

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

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseYes, and we should socialize medicine and healthcare

Domestic Policy  ›  Insurrection Act

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

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseNo

Social  ›  Gun Buyback

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

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseYes, and we should also demilitarize local police departments

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?

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  COVID-19 School Closures

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

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseYes, and provide free internet access to low income families

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

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

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseYes, our mental healthcare system needs more funding to provide a higher quality of care and services

the Economy  ›  Taxes

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

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseYes

Crime  ›  Defunding the Police

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

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseYes

Immigration  ›  Immigration Ban

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

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez 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?

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez 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?

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseNo, banning immigrants based on their religion is unconstitutional

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage?

  Public statementsYes, 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?

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseYes

Crime  ›  Demilitarize the Police

Should police departments be allowed to use military grade equipment?

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Gerrymandering

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

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseYes, gerrymandering gives an unfair advantage to the party in power during redistricting

Domestic Policy  ›  Muslim Surveillance

Should local police increase surveillance and patrol of Muslim neighborhoods?

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseNo, targeting Muslims is unconstitutional, racist, and incendiary

Education  ›  Critical Race Theory in K-12 Education

Should critical race theory be taught in K-12 education?

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Armed Teachers

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseNo

Education  ›  Free College for All

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

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Racial Sensitivity Training

Should the federal government require racial sensitivity training for employees?

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseYes, and also include LGBTQ+ topics

Science  ›  Mandatory Vaccinations

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

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez 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?

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseYes, the lack of paid sick leave is unfair to working men and women

Social  ›  Gender Identity

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

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Government Mandates

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

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseYes

Healthcare  ›  Obamacare

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

  Public statementsYes, but a mandatory single payer system would be even better

Immigration  ›  Immigration

Should children of illegal immigrants be granted legal citizenship?

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Religious Service Ban

Should religious gatherings be banned in order to combat the COVID-19 pandemic?

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseYes

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

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseYes, preventing women from serving in combat roles is discriminatory

Foreign Policy  ›  Iran

Should the U.S. go to war with Iran?

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseNo, the U.S. should encourage Iran to disarm through diplomatic channels

Foreign Policy  ›  Mandatory Military Service

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

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseNo, service should be a choice instead of an obligation

Elections  ›  Electoral College

Should the electoral college be abolished?

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use?

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseYes, and retroactively reduce sentences for those already serving time

Immigration  ›  Border Wall

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

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseNo

Immigration  ›  Immigration Healthcare

Should illegal immigrants have access to government-subsidized healthcare?

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseYes

Crime  ›  Qualified Immunity for Police

Do you support qualified immunity for police officers?

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseNo

Healthcare  ›  Medicaid

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

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Transgender Athletes

Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete in athletic events?

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseYes

Elections  ›  Voter Fraud

Should a photo ID be required to vote?

  Public statementsNo, and automatically register every citizen to vote when they turn 18

Domestic Policy  ›  Term Limits

Should there be term limits set for members of Congress?

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseYes, term limits will increase performance and prevent corruption

Foreign Policy  ›  United Nations

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

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseYes

Elections  ›  Foreign Lobbying

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

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseNo, foreign interests should not be able to buy the influence of our politicians

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseNo

Social  ›  Confederate Flag

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

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseNo, it is a symbol of racism, separatism and treason

Domestic Policy  ›  No-Fly List Gun Control

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

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseYes, if the government considers you too dangerous to board a plane you should not be able to buy a gun

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseYes, and immediately release anyone serving time solely for drug offenses

the Environment  ›  Alaska Wildlife Refuge

Should drilling be allowed in the Alaska Wildlife Refuge?

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseNo, and increase alternative energy subsidies to eliminate our dependence on fossil fuels

Elections  ›  Mail In Ballot

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

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Hate Speech

Should hate speech be protected by the first amendment?

  Party’s support baseNo

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?

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseNo, only with a warrant showing probable cause of criminal activity

Immigration  ›  Sanctuary Cities

Should sanctuary cities receive federal funding?

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Elections

Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections?

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseNo, and we should not try to influence any other country’s elections or policy

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Laborers

Should working illegal immigrants be given temporary amnesty?

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseYes, create a simple path to citizenship for immigrants with no criminal record

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

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

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseYes

the Environment  ›  Alternative Energy

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

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseYes, the government should support more sustainable energy technologies

Immigration  ›  Illegal Immigrant Detainment

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

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseNo

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseYes, politicians should not be bought by wealthy donors

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez 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?

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseYes, and the government should do more to require diversity in the workplace

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseYes

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn English?

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseNo, we should embrace the diversity that immigrants add to our country

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel Boycott

Should it be illegal to join a boycott of Israel?

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseNo, this is a violation of free speech

Immigration  ›  Border Security

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

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseNo, make it easier for immigrants to access temporary work visas

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?

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseYes, and the government should break up existing mega corporations

Social  ›  Safe Spaces

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

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseYes

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)?

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseNo, treat all traffic equally and continue the openness of the internet

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Media Regulation

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

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseNo, the government should not determine what is fake or real news

Foreign Policy  ›  NATO

Should the U.S. remain in NATO?

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseYes, but NATO should focus more on counter-terrorism strategies

Domestic Policy  ›  Patriot Act

Do you support the Patriot Act?

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseNo, and pass strict laws prohibiting government surveillance without probable cause and a warrant

Healthcare  ›  Medicaid Work Requirement

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

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseNo

Immigration  ›  Skilled Immigrants

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

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseIncrease, our economy relies on businesses hiring the highest skilled workers at the lowest cost

Domestic Policy  ›  Gun Liability

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

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Niqāb

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

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseYes, we should respect all cultural traditions

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseNo, reduce military spending instead

Social  ›  Euthanasia

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

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseYes, but only after a psychological examination to show they fully understand this choice

Immigration  ›  In-State Tuition

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

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

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

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseRaise

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the American flag?

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseNo, this is a violation of free speech

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

  Party influenceNo

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseNo, and voters should be required to pass a basic test demonstrating their understanding of politics in order to vote

the Environment  ›  Fracking

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

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseNo, we should pursue more sustainable energy resources instead

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel

Should the U.S. continue to support Israel?

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseWe should give equal support to Israel and Palestine.

Healthcare  ›  World Health Organization

Should the government fund the World Health Organization?

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseYes, but only if releasing the information does not threaten our national security

Healthcare  ›  Medicare Drug Prices

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

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseYes

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?

  Party’s support baseYes, but it should only cover very basic and simple topics

Domestic Policy  ›  Supreme Court Reform

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

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseYes

Elections  ›  Candidate Transparency

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

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseYes

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseNo, and political campaigns should be publicly funded

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseYes

Elections  ›  Lobbyists

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

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseYes, and ban all forms of lobbying

the Environment  ›  Oil Drilling

Should the U.S. expand offshore oil drilling?

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Torture

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

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseNo, torture is inhumane, unethical, and violates the 8th amendment

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?

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should the government increase or decrease military spending?

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseDecrease

the Economy  ›  Welfare

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

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseFewer

Crime  ›  Solitary Confinement for Juveniles

Should prisons ban the use of solitary confinement for juveniles?

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez 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?

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Yemen

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

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseNo, and cut ties with Saudi Arabia until they end their human rights violations

Foreign Policy  ›  Soleimani

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

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseNo, this could unnecessarily start another war in the Middle East

the Economy  ›  Economic Stimulus

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

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseYes, the government should intervene to boost a recovery

Crime  ›  Collective Bargaining

Do you support limiting police unions collective bargaining power for cases involving misconduct?

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseYes

Education  ›  Common Core

Do you support Common Core national standards?

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

National Security  ›  Military Congressional Approval

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

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseNo

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?

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseNo, we must use every diplomatic option first

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Affirmative Action

Do you support affirmative action programs?

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseYes

the Environment  ›  Dakota Access Pipeline

Should the government stop construction of the Dakota Access pipeline?

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Free Tax Filing

Should the IRS create a free electronic tax filing system?

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseYes

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?

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseYes, drug abuse should be treated as a health issue, not a criminal issue

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseHelp

the Economy  ›  Capital Gains Tax

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

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseYes

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?

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseYes

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 baseYes, but not for cosmetics

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should the US increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez 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?

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseYes, and the government should do more to protect workers’ rights

Domestic Policy  ›  Eminent Domain

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

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseYes, as long as landowners are fairly compensated and the projects will benefit the community

Crime  ›  Mandatory minimum prison sentences

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

  Public statementsNo

National Security  ›  Foreign Assassination

Should the US assassinate suspected terrorists in foreign countries?

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  ISIS Ground Troops

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

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseNo, we should stay out of this conflict

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Refugees

Should the U.S. accept refugees from Syria?

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Afghanistan

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

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Drones

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

  Public statementsNo

Healthcare  ›  VA Privatization

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

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez 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?

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseNo, this will disadvantage low income seniors whose life expectancy is lower than wealthier seniors

Foreign Policy  ›  Terrorism

Should foreign terrorism suspects be given constitutional rights?

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseYes

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

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

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez 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?

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseNo, I do not believe in the death penalty

Immigration  ›  Dual Citizenship

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

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseYes, unless they have committed an act of terrorism

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

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

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseYes

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseNo, we should invest in cleaner alternatives such as wind, hydroelectric, thorium, and geothermal

the Economy  ›  Estate Tax

Should the current estate tax rate be decreased?

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseNo, and increase it at a progressive rate

Education  ›  Charter Schools

Do you support charter schools?

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseNo, we should focus on improving our public schools and increasing teacher wages instead

the Economy  ›  Tech Monopolies

Should the government break up Amazon, Facebook and Google?

  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  China Tariffs

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

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  NAFTA

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

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseYes, NAFTA helps lower the prices of consumer products

Science  ›  GMO Labels

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

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseYes, I trust the science of responsible food engineering but I don’t trust the motives of the food companies selling them

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

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

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseNo, but drastically increase taxes and import tariffs on outsourcing businesses

Science  ›  Space Exploration

Should the government fund space travel?

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseYes, and drastically increase NASA’s current budget

the Economy  ›  Federal Reserve

Should the Federal Reserve Bank be audited by Congress?

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseYes, we deserve to know who the bank gives money to

Foreign Policy  ›  War on ISIS

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

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseNo, we should not legitimize ISIS as a sovereign entity

Domestic Policy  ›  Political Advertising on Social Media

Should social media companies ban political advertising?

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  College Sports and COVID

Should college sports be played in the fall of 2020?

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseNo, until there is a vaccine

Foreign Policy  ›  Ukraine

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

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseNo, we should pursue diplomatic options instead

Education  ›  Universal Pre-K

Should the federal government fund Universal preschool?

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Cuba

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

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  NATO

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

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseYes, and refusing to defend other NATO countries sets a dangerous precedent for the balance of global power

the Economy  ›  Farm Subsidies

Should the government subsidize farmers?

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez 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?

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseNo, too many wealthy citizens are abusing loopholes in offshore banking laws to evade taxes

the Economy  ›  Tariffs

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

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseNo, a global free trade system is better for our businesses and consumers

Domestic Policy  ›  Edward Snowden

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

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseYes, he should be protected under the Whistleblower Protection Act

Foreign Policy  ›  NSA Surveillance

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

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseNo, spying on our allies severely damages our reputation abroad

the Economy  ›  Pension Reform

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

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez 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?

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseNo, but decrease tax rates for senior citizens

Healthcare  ›  Vaccine Passports

Should the government issue vaccine passports?

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  India Arms

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

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseNo, and we should increase diplomatic efforts to resolve conflicts peacefully

Foreign Policy  ›  Russian Airstrikes in Syria

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

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseNo, we should not get involved

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseYes, adjust them yearly for cost of living

Foreign Policy  ›  Jerusalem

Should Jerusalem be recognized as the capital of Israel?

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseNo, and foreign governments should not move their embassies there

the Economy  ›  Trans-Pacific Partnership

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

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseNo, this will incentivize companies to move jobs out of the country

Foreign Policy  ›  Hong Kong Fugitive Extradition

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

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseNo

the Economy  ›  State Ownership

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

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseYes, the government should receive equity for any financial aid they provide to companies

Education  ›  School Truancy

Should the government decriminalize school truancy?

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseYes

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseYes

the Environment  ›  Corporate Subsidies

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

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseYes, as long as the local environment is not compromised

the Economy  ›  Online Sales Tax

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

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseYes, exempting online retailers from sales taxes is not fair to traditional stores

Foreign Policy  ›  F-35

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

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Bitcoin

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency?

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseNo, it provides too high of risk for criminal activity

the Economy  ›  Gig Workers

Should gig workers such as Uber drivers be classified as employees?

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Greenland

Should the United States acquire Greenland?

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseNo, the U.S. does not need to expand its global footprint at this time

Domestic Policy  ›  Air Force One

Should the military upgrade Air Force One?

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voterbaseNo, not until the cost ($4B) is dramatically reduced