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Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

  Ed Hernandez voterbasePro-choice

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage?

  Ed Hernandez voterbaseYes, but allow churches the right to refuse same-sex ceremonies

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

  Ed Hernandez 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?

  Ed Hernandez 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?

  Ed Hernandez 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?

  Ed Hernandez 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?

  Ed Hernandez voterbaseYes

Crime  ›  Police Body Cameras

Should police officers be required to wear body cameras?

  Ed Hernandez voterbaseYes

Crime  ›  Defunding the Police

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

  Party’s support baseYes

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

the Environment  ›  Climate Change

Should the government increase environmental regulations to prevent climate change?

  Ed Hernandez 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?

  Ed Hernandez 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?

  Party’s support baseNo

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?

  Ed Hernandez voterbaseYes, and we should socialize medicine and healthcare

the Economy  ›  Taxes

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

  Ed Hernandez voterbaseYes

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

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

  Ed Hernandez voterbaseYes, but only increase funding for personalized care instead of subsidizing pharmaceutical companies

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Children

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

  Ed Hernandez voterbaseNo

Immigration  ›  Immigration Ban

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

  Ed Hernandez voterbaseNo, and we should increase the amount of immigrants we currently allow into the country

Immigration  ›  Muslim Immigrants

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

  Ed Hernandez voterbaseNo, banning immigrants based on their religion is unconstitutional

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage?

  Ed Hernandez voterbaseYes

Science  ›  Mandatory Vaccinations

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

  Ed Hernandez voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Muslim Surveillance

Should local police increase surveillance and patrol of Muslim neighborhoods?

  Ed Hernandez voterbaseNo, this decision should be based on crime rates instead of race or religion

Domestic Policy  ›  Armed Teachers

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

  Ed Hernandez voterbaseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Gerrymandering

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

  Ed Hernandez 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?

  Ed Hernandez voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Government Mandates

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

  Ed Hernandez voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Gender Identity

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

  Ed Hernandez voterbaseYes

Education  ›  Free College for All

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Border Wall

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

  Ed Hernandez voterbaseNo

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?

  Ed Hernandez voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

  Ed Hernandez voterbaseYes, as long as they can pass the same physical tests as men

Immigration  ›  Immigration Healthcare

Should illegal immigrants have access to government-subsidized healthcare?

  Ed Hernandez voterbaseYes, if they pay taxes

Foreign Policy  ›  Iran

Should the U.S. go to war with Iran?

  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  Immigration

Should children of illegal immigrants be granted legal citizenship?

  Ed Hernandez voterbaseYes

Elections  ›  Electoral College

Should the electoral college be abolished?

  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Obamacare

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

  Ed Hernandez voterbaseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Mandatory Military Service

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

  Ed Hernandez voterbaseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use?

  Ed Hernandez voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  No-Fly List Gun Control

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

  Ed Hernandez 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?

  Ed Hernandez 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?

  Ed Hernandez voterbaseYes, this will prevent voter fraud

Foreign Policy  ›  United Nations

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

  Ed Hernandez voterbaseYes, and use the U.N. peacekeeping forces to protect our interests

Elections  ›  Foreign Lobbying

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

  Ed Hernandez 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?

  Ed Hernandez 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)?

  Ed Hernandez voterbaseYes, but I prefer switching to a single payer healthcare system

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

  Ed Hernandez voterbaseYes, but only for medical use

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

  Ed Hernandez voterbaseYes, but only for horrific crimes with undeniable evidence

Immigration  ›  Illegal Immigrant Detainment

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

  Ed Hernandez voterbaseNo, only if they are convicted of a violent crime

Social  ›  Transgender Athletes

Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete in athletic events?

  Party’s support baseYes

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?

  Ed Hernandez voterbaseNo, it should be put in a museum where it was originally flown

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

  Ed Hernandez voterbaseYes, and ban all political donations and publicly fund elections

the Environment  ›  Fracking

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

  Ed Hernandez voterbaseNo, we should pursue more sustainable energy resources instead

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

  Ed Hernandez 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?

  Ed Hernandez voterbaseNo, only with a warrant showing probable cause of criminal activity

Immigration  ›  Sanctuary Cities

Should sanctuary cities receive federal funding?

  Ed Hernandez voterbaseYes

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Laborers

Should working illegal immigrants be given temporary amnesty?

  Ed Hernandez 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?

  Ed Hernandez 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?

  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn English?

  Party’s support baseNo

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

  Ed Hernandez voterbaseNo

Social  ›  Gender Workplace Diversity

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

  Ed Hernandez 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?

  Ed Hernandez 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?

  Ed Hernandez voterbaseNo, manufacturers and dealers should only be held liable for negligence

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel Boycott

Should it be illegal to join a boycott of Israel?

  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  Border Security

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

  Ed Hernandez voterbaseNo, just enforce the current border policy

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should the government increase or decrease military spending?

  Party’s support baseDecrease

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Media Regulation

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

  Ed Hernandez voterbaseNo, social media companies are private and should not be regulated by the government

the Environment  ›  Oil Drilling

Should the U.S. expand offshore oil drilling?

  Ed Hernandez voterbaseNo, and provide more incentives for alternative energy production

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

  Ed Hernandez voterbaseYes, test anyone receiving money from the government including employees and politicians

Foreign Policy  ›  NATO

Should the U.S. remain in NATO?

  Ed Hernandez voterbaseYes, but NATO should focus more on counter-terrorism strategies

the Environment  ›  Alaska Wildlife Refuge

Should drilling be allowed in the Alaska Wildlife Refuge?

  Party’s support baseNo

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)?

  Ed Hernandez voterbaseNo

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?

  Ed Hernandez 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?

  Ed Hernandez voterbaseKeep current rates but eliminate deductions and loop holes

Domestic Policy  ›  Patriot Act

Do you support the Patriot Act?

  Ed Hernandez voterbaseNo, and pass strict laws prohibiting government surveillance without probable cause and a warrant

Immigration  ›  Skilled Immigrants

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

  Ed Hernandez voterbaseIncrease, our economy relies on businesses hiring the highest skilled workers at the lowest cost

Healthcare  ›  World Health Organization

Should the government fund the World Health Organization?

  Party’s support baseYes

National Security  ›  Military Congressional Approval

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

  Ed Hernandez voterbaseNo

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 baseNo

Social  ›  Euthanasia

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

  Ed Hernandez 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?

  Party’s support baseWe should give equal support to Israel and Palestine.

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

  Ed Hernandez voterbaseNo, this will encourage people not to work and harm economic growth

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?

  Ed Hernandez 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?

  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Safe Spaces

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

  Ed Hernandez voterbaseNo, college is meant to challenge students thoughts and opinions so they are prepared for real life

Healthcare  ›  Medicaid Work Requirement

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

  Ed Hernandez voterbaseNo, the vast majority of people who receive Medicaid are disabled

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the American flag?

  Ed Hernandez voterbaseNo, I don’t respect anyone who does but they should have the right to do so

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

  Ed Hernandez voterbaseNo, but allow donations from unions and non-profits

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

  Ed Hernandez 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?

  Ed Hernandez voterbaseYes

Elections  ›  Candidate Transparency

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

  Ed Hernandez 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?

  Ed Hernandez voterbaseYes, but their identity must be privately verified by a female staff member

Elections  ›  Lobbyists

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

  Ed Hernandez voterbaseYes, and ban all forms of lobbying

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

  Ed Hernandez 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?

  Ed Hernandez voterbaseMore, reform the system so that it supplements, rather than replaces, a working income

Foreign Policy  ›  Yemen

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

  Ed Hernandez voterbaseNo, and cut ties with Saudi Arabia until they end their human rights violations

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

  Ed Hernandez voterbaseHelp, in theory but have recently become corrupt and should have their powers limited

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?

  Ed Hernandez voterbaseNo, we must use every diplomatic option first

Crime  ›  Solitary Confinement for Juveniles

Should prisons ban the use of solitary confinement for juveniles?

  Ed Hernandez voterbaseYes, it is severely psychologically damaging to young undeveloped minds

the Environment  ›  Paris Climate Agreement

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

  Ed Hernandez voterbaseNo

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

  Ed Hernandez voterbaseYes, every citizen deserves the right to vote

Crime  ›  Mandatory minimum prison sentences

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Affirmative Action

Do you support affirmative action programs?

  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Supreme Court Reform

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

  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?

  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?

  Ed Hernandez voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Free Tax Filing

Should the IRS create a free electronic tax filing system?

  Party’s support baseYes

Education  ›  Common Core

Do you support Common Core national standards?

  Ed Hernandez voterbaseNo

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?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Dakota Access Pipeline

Should the government stop construction of the Dakota Access pipeline?

  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?

  Ed Hernandez voterbaseNo, increasing the capital gains tax will limit investment in our economy

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Refugees

Should the U.S. accept refugees from Syria?

  Ed Hernandez voterbaseYes, but only accept families (no single Muslim men)

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?

  Ed Hernandez 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?

  Ed Hernandez 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?

  Ed Hernandez 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?

  Ed Hernandez voterbaseNo, they are not U.S. citizens and do not have constitutional rights

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?

  Ed Hernandez voterbaseNo, conduct targeted airstrikes instead

National Security  ›  Foreign Assassination

Should the US assassinate suspected terrorists in foreign countries?

  Ed Hernandez voterbaseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Drones

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

  Party influenceYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Afghanistan

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  VA Privatization

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

  Ed Hernandez voterbaseMore, veterans should be able to see any doctor of their choice

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Security

Should the government raise the retirement age for Social Security?

  Ed Hernandez 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?

  Ed Hernandez voterbaseYes, unless they have committed a crime

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?

  Ed Hernandez 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?

  Ed Hernandez voterbaseNo, I do not believe in the death penalty

Science  ›  GMO Labels

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

  Ed Hernandez voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Estate Tax

Should the current estate tax rate be decreased?

  Party’s support baseNo

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

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

  Ed Hernandez voterbaseYes, but place them under house arrest using an electronic bracelet

the Economy  ›  NAFTA

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

  Ed Hernandez voterbaseYes, NAFTA helps lower the prices of consumer products

the Economy  ›  China Tariffs

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

  Ed Hernandez voterbaseNo

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

  Ed Hernandez voterbaseYes, as long as there is no public subsidy

Science  ›  Space Exploration

Should the government fund space travel?

  Ed Hernandez 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.?

  Ed Hernandez voterbaseNo, the government should not interfere with the free market

Foreign Policy  ›  War on ISIS

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

  Ed Hernandez voterbaseNo, we should stay out of Middle Eastern conflicts

Foreign Policy  ›  Cuba

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

  Ed Hernandez voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Federal Reserve

Should the Federal Reserve Bank be audited by Congress?

  Ed Hernandez 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?

  Ed Hernandez 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?

  Ed Hernandez 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?

  Ed Hernandez 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?

  Ed Hernandez 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?

  Ed Hernandez voterbaseYes, as long as offshore income is reported

Foreign Policy  ›  NSA Surveillance

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

  Party influenceNo, spying on our allies severely damages our reputation abroad

Domestic Policy  ›  Edward Snowden

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

  Ed Hernandez 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?

  Ed Hernandez 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?

  Ed Hernandez voterbaseNo, privately managed accounts will jeopardize the financial security of senior citizens

Education  ›  Charter Schools

Do you support charter schools?

  Ed Hernandez voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

  Ed Hernandez voterbaseNo, not until we decrease our national debt

Foreign Policy  ›  Russian Airstrikes in Syria

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

  Ed Hernandez 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?

  Party’s support baseNo, and we should increase diplomatic efforts to resolve conflicts peacefully

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

  Ed Hernandez voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Trans-Pacific Partnership

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Jerusalem

Should Jerusalem be recognized as the capital of Israel?

  Party’s support baseNo

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?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Online Sales Tax

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

  Ed Hernandez voterbaseNo, the federal government does not have the authority to impose state and local taxes

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?

  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Greenland

Should the United States acquire Greenland?

  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Air Force One

Should the military upgrade Air Force One?

  Ed Hernandez voterbaseNo, the current fleet is sufficient