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Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

  Donna Bergstrom votersPro-life

Domestic Policy  ›  Gun Control

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

  Donna Bergstrom votersNo

the Environment  ›  Climate Change

Should the government increase environmental regulations to prevent climate change?

  Donna Bergstrom votersNo

the Economy  ›  Equal Pay

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

  Donna Bergstrom votersNo, there are too many other variables such as education, experience, and tenure that determine a fair salary

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

  Donna Bergstrom votersYes, as long as they pass the same background checks as straight couples


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Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage?

  Donna Bergstrom votersYes, but allow churches the right to refuse same-sex ceremonies

Social  ›  Planned Parenthood Funding

Should the government continue to fund Planned Parenthood?

  Donna Bergstrom votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Armed Teachers

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

  Donna Bergstrom votersYes

Immigration  ›  Border Wall

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

  Donna Bergstrom votersYes

Social  ›  Gun Buyback

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Marital Rape

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

  Party’s support baseYes, and consentual sex with a spouse under the age of 18 should be classified as statutory rape

Science  ›  Mandatory Vaccinations

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

  Donna Bergstrom votersYes, but only for deadly contagious diseases

Social  ›  Gender Identity

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

  Donna Bergstrom votersNo

Social  ›  Government Mandates

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

  Donna Bergstrom votersNo

Healthcare  ›  Pre-Existing Conditions

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

  Donna Bergstrom votersNo, 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?

  Donna Bergstrom votersYes, but only for small businesses

Crime  ›  Police Body Cameras

Should police officers be required to wear body cameras?

  Donna Bergstrom votersYes, but only for patrol officers in high crime areas

Healthcare  ›  Drug Price Regulation

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

  Party’s support baseYes, and the government should regulate the price of all prescription drugs

the Economy  ›  Taxes

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

  Donna Bergstrom votersNo

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Children

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

  Donna Bergstrom votersNo, but immediately deport them and their children

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

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

  Donna Bergstrom votersYes, but only increase funding for personalized care instead of subsidizing pharmaceutical companies

Immigration  ›  Immigration Ban

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

  Party’s support baseNo, but we should spend more to increase our border security

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage?

  Donna Bergstrom votersNo

Immigration  ›  Muslim Immigrants

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

  Donna Bergstrom votersNo, but we should ban immigrants from “high risk” countries

Education  ›  Student Loans

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

  Donna Bergstrom votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Muslim Surveillance

Should local police increase surveillance and patrol of Muslim neighborhoods?

  Donna Bergstrom votersNo, but police should increase surveillance and patrol of all high crime neighborhoods

Education  ›  Free College for All

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Gerrymandering

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

  Party’s support baseYes, switch to a multi-member, proportionally selected redistricting system

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Immigration

Should children of illegal immigrants be granted legal citizenship?

  Donna Bergstrom votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  No-Fly List Gun Control

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

  Party’s support baseYes, if the government considers you too dangerous to board a plane you should not be able to buy a gun

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

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

  Party’s support baseLower

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

  Donna Bergstrom votersYes, as long as they can pass the same physical tests as men

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?

  Donna Bergstrom votersYes, but only for companies with 100+ employees

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

  Donna Bergstrom votersYes, but only for medical use

Immigration  ›  In-State Tuition

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  Immigration Healthcare

Should illegal immigrants have access to government-subsidized healthcare?

  Donna Bergstrom votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use?

  Donna Bergstrom votersNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Iran

Should the U.S. go to war with Iran?

  Party’s support baseNo, the U.S. should encourage Iran to disarm through diplomatic channels

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

  Donna Bergstrom votersNo

Immigration  ›  Sanctuary Cities

Should sanctuary cities receive federal funding?

  Donna Bergstrom votersNo, and we should ban the use of sanctuary cities

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

  Donna Bergstrom votersYes

Healthcare  ›  Obamacare

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

  Donna Bergstrom votersNo

Elections  ›  Electoral College

Should the electoral college be abolished?

  Donna Bergstrom votersNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Mandatory Military Service

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

  Donna Bergstrom votersNo, service should be a choice instead of an obligation

the Environment  ›  Paris Climate Agreement

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

  Donna Bergstrom votersYes

Foreign Policy  ›  United Nations

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

  Donna Bergstrom votersYes, but scale back our current involvement

Elections  ›  Foreign Lobbying

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

  Donna Bergstrom votersNo, foreign interests should not be able to buy the influence of our politicians

Immigration  ›  Illegal Immigrant Detainment

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

  Donna Bergstrom votersYes, all illegal immigrants should be turned over to federal authorities and deported

Domestic Policy  ›  Term Limits

Should there be term limits set for members of Congress?

  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn English?

  Donna Bergstrom votersYes

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Voter Fraud

Should a photo ID be required to vote?

  Donna Bergstrom votersYes

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

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?

  Donna Bergstrom votersNo

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

  Donna Bergstrom votersYes, but only for horrific crimes with undeniable evidence

Foreign Policy  ›  Torture

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Medicaid

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

  Donna Bergstrom votersNo

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Laborers

Should working illegal immigrants be given temporary amnesty?

  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Gun Liability

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

  Donna Bergstrom votersNo

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?

  Donna Bergstrom votersNo, only with a warrant showing probable cause of criminal activity

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel Boycott

Should it be illegal to join a boycott of Israel?

  Party’s support baseNo, this is a violation of free speech

Foreign Policy  ›  NATO

Should the U.S. remain in NATO?

  Party’s support baseYes, but NATO should focus more on counter-terrorism strategies

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Elections

Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections?

  Party’s support baseNo, and we should not try to influence any other country’s elections or policy

Immigration  ›  Border Security

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

  Donna Bergstrom votersYes

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

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

  Donna Bergstrom votersNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel

Should the U.S. continue to support Israel?

  Donna Bergstrom votersYes, but respect Israel’s sovereignty and do not dictate how it should interact with its neighbors

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Refugees

Should the U.S. accept refugees from Syria?

  Donna Bergstrom votersNo

Elections  ›  Candidate Transparency

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

  Donna Bergstrom votersNo, I would respect them more if they did but they shouldn’t be required to

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the American flag?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Fracking

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

  Donna Bergstrom votersYes, but increase oversight

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

  Donna Bergstrom votersNo, this will encourage people not to work and harm economic growth

Social  ›  Gender Workplace Diversity

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

  Donna Bergstrom votersNo, board members should be the most qualified regardless of gender

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Alternative Energy

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

  Donna Bergstrom votersNo

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?

  Party’s support baseYes, if the merged corporation would have more than 25% of the market share

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Media Regulation

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

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Welfare

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

  Donna Bergstrom votersMore

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?

  Donna Bergstrom votersNo, we must use every diplomatic option first

Social  ›  Confederate Flag

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

  Donna Bergstrom votersYes, each state should have the right to display any flag they choose

Foreign Policy  ›  Terrorism

Should foreign terrorism suspects be given constitutional rights?

  Donna Bergstrom votersNo, they are not U.S. citizens and do not have constitutional rights

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Patriot Act

Do you support the Patriot Act?

  Donna Bergstrom votersYes

Social  ›  Safe Spaces

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

  Donna Bergstrom votersNo, college is meant to challenge students thoughts and opinions so they are prepared for real life

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)?

  Donna Bergstrom votersNo, treat all traffic equally and continue the openness of the internet

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

  Party’s support baseNo, private prisons will sacrifice quality of care and rehabilitation services for profit

Immigration  ›  Skilled Immigrants

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

  Party’s support baseDecrease

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

  Donna Bergstrom votersYes

Social  ›  Transgender Athletes

Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete in athletic events?

  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Lobbyists

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Euthanasia

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

  Donna Bergstrom votersYes, 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?

  Donna Bergstrom votersYes

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

  Party’s support baseHurt

Healthcare  ›  Medicare Drug Prices

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  AntiFa

Should AntiFa be declared a domestic terrorist organization?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Oil Drilling

Should the U.S. expand offshore oil drilling?

  Donna Bergstrom votersYes, and deregulate the energy sector to let the free market determine the best energy sources

Social  ›  Gay Wedding Cakes

Should bakeries be required to make wedding cakes for gay couples?

  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should the US increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

  Party’s support baseDecrease

Crime  ›  Mandatory minimum prison sentences

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

  Donna Bergstrom votersYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Yemen

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

  Donna Bergstrom votersNo, we should stay out of conflicts that are not an immediate threat to our security

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should the government increase or decrease military spending?

  Donna Bergstrom votersIncrease

National Security  ›  Military Congressional Approval

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

  Donna Bergstrom votersYes

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

  Donna Bergstrom votersNo

Foreign Policy  ›  ISIS Ground Troops

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

  Party’s support baseYes

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?

  Donna Bergstrom votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Supreme Court Reform

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Affirmative Action

Do you support affirmative action programs?

  Donna Bergstrom votersNo

Crime  ›  Solitary Confinement for Juveniles

Should prisons ban the use of solitary confinement for juveniles?

  Donna Bergstrom votersNo

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?

  Donna Bergstrom votersNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

  Party’s support baseYes, but only if releasing the information does not threaten our national security

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

  Donna Bergstrom votersYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Drones

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  VA Privatization

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

  Donna Bergstrom votersMore, veterans should be able to see any doctor of their choice

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

Education  ›  Common Core

Do you support Common Core national standards?

  Donna Bergstrom votersNo, education should be handled at the state and local level instead of the national level

Social  ›  Niqāb

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

  Party’s support baseYes, but their identity must be privately verified by a female staff member

the Economy  ›  Free Tax Filing

Should the IRS create a free electronic tax filing system?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Capital Gains Tax

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

  Donna Bergstrom votersNo, increasing the capital gains tax will limit investment in our economy

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?

  Party’s support baseNo

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Economic Stimulus

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

  Party’s support baseYes, but in the form of tax breaks for all citizens

the Environment  ›  Dakota Access Pipeline

Should the government stop construction of the Dakota Access pipeline?

  Donna Bergstrom votersNo

Science  ›  GMO Labels

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

  Donna Bergstrom votersYes, consumers have a right to know what is in their food

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

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

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

  Donna Bergstrom votersYes, as long as it was not a felony, violent, financial, or sexual crime

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Security

Should the government raise the retirement age for Social Security?

  Party’s support baseNo, eliminate the income cap on taxable earnings and stop spending current funds on other programs instead

Immigration  ›  Dual Citizenship

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

  Party’s support baseYes, but they should not be able to claim citizenship status of more than two nations

Foreign Policy  ›  War on ISIS

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Cuba

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

  Donna Bergstrom votersNo

the Economy  ›  NAFTA

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

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Estate Tax

Should the current estate tax rate be decreased?

  Donna Bergstrom votersYes, and we should eliminate it

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

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

  Donna Bergstrom votersYes, but place them under house arrest using an electronic bracelet

Science  ›  Space Exploration

Should the government fund space travel?

  Donna Bergstrom votersYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Afghanistan

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

  Party’s support baseNo

National Security  ›  Foreign Assassination

Should the US assassinate suspected terrorists in foreign countries?

  Donna Bergstrom votersYes

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Education  ›  Universal Pre-K

Should the federal government fund Universal preschool?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Tariffs

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

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  China Tariffs

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

  Donna Bergstrom votersYes

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

  Donna Bergstrom votersNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Ukraine

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

  Donna Bergstrom votersNo, we should stay out of conflicts that do not directly threaten us

Foreign Policy  ›  NATO

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Iranian Protesters

Should the government provide assistance to protesters in Iran?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Federal Reserve

Should the Federal Reserve Bank be audited by Congress?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Tech Monopolies

Should the government break up Amazon, Facebook and Google?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Pension Reform

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

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Farm Subsidies

Should the government subsidize farmers?

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  NSA Surveillance

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

  Donna Bergstrom votersYes, surveillance of all foreign countries is essential to tracking potential terrorist threats

Domestic Policy  ›  Edward Snowden

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

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Property Taxes

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

  Donna Bergstrom votersYes, but dramatically reduce government spending instead of raising taxes

the Economy  ›  Trans-Pacific Partnership

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

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Offshore Banking

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Russian Airstrikes in Syria

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Jerusalem

Should Jerusalem be recognized as the capital of Israel?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

  Donna Bergstrom votersNo, not until we decrease our national debt

Foreign Policy  ›  India Arms

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Education  ›  Charter Schools

Do you support charter schools?

  Donna Bergstrom votersYes

the Economy  ›  Online Sales Tax

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Education  ›  School Truancy

Should the government decriminalize school truancy?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Bitcoin

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency?

  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  F-35

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

  Donna Bergstrom votersNo

the Environment  ›  Corporate Subsidies

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Greenland

Should the United States acquire Greenland?

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Hong Kong Fugitive Extradition

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Air Force One

Should the military upgrade Air Force One?

  Donna Bergstrom votersNo, not until the cost ($4B) is dramatically reduced

Social  ›  Sports Betting

Should sports betting be legal?

  Party’s support baseYes