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Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

  Public statementsPro-life, but allow in cases of rape, incest, or danger to the mother or child

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage?

  Richard Ojeda 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?

  Richard Ojeda 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?

  Party’s support baseYes

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?

  Public statementsNo

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?

  Richard Ojeda 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?

  Richard Ojeda voterbaseYes, their services reach far beyond abortions and can save many lives through cancer screening, prenatal services, and adoption referrals

Crime  ›  Police Body Cameras

Should police officers be required to wear body cameras?

  Richard Ojeda voterbaseYes, this will protect the safety and rights of police officers and citizens

the Environment  ›  Climate Change

Should the government increase environmental regulations to prevent climate change?

  Richard Ojeda voterbaseYes, and provide more incentives for alternative energy production

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  ›  Defunding the Police

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

  Party’s support baseYes

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?

  Richard Ojeda voterbaseNo, it is immoral to deny health insurance to people with pre-existing conditions

Social  ›  Religious Freedom Act

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Healthcare  ›  Drug Price Regulation

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

  Richard Ojeda voterbaseYes, and we should socialize medicine and healthcare

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

the Economy  ›  Taxes

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

  Richard Ojeda voterbaseYes

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

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

  Richard Ojeda 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?

  Richard Ojeda voterbaseNo, families should be kept together while they are being processed

Immigration  ›  Immigration Ban

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

  Richard Ojeda voterbaseNo, but we should spend more to increase our border security

Immigration  ›  Muslim Immigrants

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

  Richard Ojeda voterbaseNo, banning immigrants based on their religion is unconstitutional

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage?

  Richard Ojeda voterbaseYes, and adjust it every year according to inflation

Science  ›  Mandatory Vaccinations

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

  Richard Ojeda voterbaseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Armed Teachers

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

  Richard Ojeda voterbaseNo, hire professionally trained security guards instead

Domestic Policy  ›  Muslim Surveillance

Should local police increase surveillance and patrol of Muslim neighborhoods?

  Richard Ojeda voterbaseNo, this decision should be based on crime rates instead of race or religion

Domestic Policy  ›  Gerrymandering

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

  Richard Ojeda voterbaseYes, gerrymandering gives an unfair advantage to the party in power during redistricting

Social  ›  Government Mandates

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

  Richard Ojeda voterbaseYes, except for religious organizations and charities that oppose the use of contraception

Education  ›  Student Loans

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

  Richard Ojeda voterbaseYes, and increase government funding so every student receives a free college education

Education  ›  Free College for All

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

  Richard Ojeda voterbaseYes

Social  ›  Gender Identity

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

  Richard Ojeda voterbaseYes

Immigration  ›  Border Wall

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

  Richard Ojeda voterbaseNo, this would be too costly and ineffective

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?

  Richard Ojeda voterbaseYes, the lack of paid sick leave is unfair to working men and women

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

  Richard Ojeda voterbaseYes, as long as they can pass the same physical tests as men

Foreign Policy  ›  Iran

Should the U.S. go to war with Iran?

  Richard Ojeda voterbaseNo

Immigration  ›  Immigration

Should children of illegal immigrants be granted legal citizenship?

  Richard Ojeda voterbaseYes, if they were born here

Immigration  ›  Immigration Healthcare

Should illegal immigrants have access to government-subsidized healthcare?

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Mandatory Military Service

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

  Richard Ojeda voterbaseNo, service should be a choice instead of an obligation

Healthcare  ›  Obamacare

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

  Richard Ojeda voterbaseYes, but a mandatory single payer system would be even better

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use?

  Richard Ojeda voterbaseYes, and retroactively reduce sentences for those already serving time

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

  Richard Ojeda voterbaseYes, but after they have finished serving their sentence

Domestic Policy  ›  No-Fly List Gun Control

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

  Richard Ojeda voterbaseYes, if the government considers you too dangerous to board a plane you should not be able to buy a gun

Foreign Policy  ›  United Nations

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

  Richard Ojeda voterbaseYes, but scale back our current involvement

Elections  ›  Electoral College

Should the electoral college be abolished?

  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Foreign Lobbying

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

  Richard Ojeda 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?

  Richard Ojeda voterbaseYes, term limits will increase performance and prevent corruption

Elections  ›  Voter Fraud

Should a photo ID be required to vote?

  Richard Ojeda voterbaseYes, this will prevent voter fraud

Healthcare  ›  Medicaid

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

  Richard Ojeda voterbaseYes, but I prefer switching to a single payer healthcare system

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

  Public statementsYes

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

  Richard Ojeda 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?

  Party’s support baseNo

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

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

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

  Richard Ojeda voterbaseNo, only legal citizens should be allowed to vote

Social  ›  Confederate Flag

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

  Richard Ojeda voterbaseNo, it should be put in a museum where it was originally flown

the Environment  ›  Fracking

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

  Richard Ojeda voterbaseNo, we should pursue more sustainable energy resources instead

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

  Richard Ojeda voterbaseYes, politicians should not be bought by wealthy donors

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?

  Richard Ojeda voterbaseNo, only with a warrant showing probable cause of criminal activity

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Laborers

Should working illegal immigrants be given temporary amnesty?

  Richard Ojeda voterbaseYes, create a simple path to citizenship for immigrants with no criminal record

Immigration  ›  Sanctuary Cities

Should sanctuary cities receive federal funding?

  Richard Ojeda voterbaseNo, and we should ban the use of sanctuary cities

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Elections

Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections?

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

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn English?

  Richard Ojeda voterbaseYes, but the government should provide free language learning courses

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

  Richard Ojeda voterbaseYes, this system guarantees healthcare for everyone

Immigration  ›  In-State Tuition

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

  Richard Ojeda voterbaseNo, they should pay the same rate as out-of-state students

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

  Richard Ojeda 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?

  Richard Ojeda 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?

  Richard Ojeda voterbaseYes, the government should support more sustainable energy technologies

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel Boycott

Should it be illegal to join a boycott of Israel?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Alaska Wildlife Refuge

Should drilling be allowed in the Alaska Wildlife Refuge?

  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  Border Security

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

  Richard Ojeda voterbaseNo, just enforce the current border policy

the Environment  ›  Oil Drilling

Should the U.S. expand offshore oil drilling?

  Richard Ojeda voterbaseNo, and provide more incentives for alternative energy production

Domestic Policy  ›  Gun Liability

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

  Richard Ojeda voterbaseNo, manufacturers and dealers should only be held liable for negligence

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Media Regulation

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

  Richard Ojeda voterbaseNo, the government should not determine what is fake or real news

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  NATO

Should the U.S. remain in NATO?

  Richard Ojeda voterbaseYes, but NATO should focus more on counter-terrorism strategies

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)?

  Richard Ojeda voterbaseNo, treat all traffic equally and continue the openness of the internet

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

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

  Party’s support baseRaise

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?

  Richard Ojeda voterbaseYes, and the government should break up existing mega corporations

Domestic Policy  ›  Patriot Act

Do you support the Patriot Act?

  Richard Ojeda 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?

  Richard Ojeda voterbaseIncrease, our economy relies on businesses hiring the highest skilled workers at the lowest cost

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should the government increase or decrease military spending?

  Party’s support baseDecrease

Social  ›  Euthanasia

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

  Richard Ojeda voterbaseYes, but only after a psychological examination to show they fully understand this choice

Foreign Policy  ›  Torture

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

  Richard Ojeda voterbaseNo, torture is inhumane, unethical, and violates the 8th amendment

Social  ›  Safe Spaces

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

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

Healthcare  ›  World Health Organization

Should the government fund the World Health Organization?

  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Medicaid Work Requirement

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

  Richard Ojeda voterbaseNo, the vast majority of people who receive Medicaid are disabled

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?

  Richard Ojeda voterbaseYes, and it should test more than just a basic level of understanding

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

  Richard Ojeda voterbaseNo, focus on ending tax evasion instead

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel

Should the U.S. continue to support Israel?

  Richard Ojeda voterbaseWe should give equal support to Israel and Palestine.

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the American flag?

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

National Security  ›  Military Congressional Approval

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

  Richard Ojeda voterbaseNo, Congress should approve all military conflicts

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

  Richard Ojeda voterbaseNo, this will encourage people not to work and harm economic growth

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

  Richard Ojeda voterbaseNo, these types of donations just turn into bribes

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

  Party’s support baseNo, and voters should be required to pass a basic test demonstrating their understanding of politics in order to vote

Healthcare  ›  Medicare Drug Prices

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

  Richard Ojeda voterbaseYes

Elections  ›  Candidate Transparency

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

  Richard Ojeda voterbaseYes, and require a public audit each year they are in office

Foreign Policy  ›  Soleimani

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Social  ›  Niqāb

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

  Richard Ojeda 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?

  Richard Ojeda voterbaseYes, and ban all forms of lobbying

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

  Richard Ojeda 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?

  Richard Ojeda voterbaseMore, but increase benefits for the elderly and disabled

Foreign Policy  ›  Yemen

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

  Richard Ojeda voterbaseNo, Saudi Arabia is a false ally terrorist state and we should immediately cut ties with them

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

  Richard Ojeda voterbaseHelp, but ban their ability to make political donations

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?

  Richard Ojeda voterbaseNo, we must use every diplomatic option first

Crime  ›  Solitary Confinement for Juveniles

Should prisons ban the use of solitary confinement for juveniles?

  Richard Ojeda voterbaseYes, it is severely psychologically damaging to young undeveloped minds

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

  Richard Ojeda voterbaseYes, but only after completing their sentences and parole/probation

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?

  Richard Ojeda voterbaseRegardless, we should create more social programs to address poverty

the Environment  ›  Paris Climate Agreement

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

  Richard Ojeda voterbaseNo

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?

  Richard Ojeda voterbaseNo, but increase tax incentives for companies that make biodegradable products

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?

  Richard Ojeda voterbaseNo, teach to each student's potential instead of uniform testing

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?

  Richard Ojeda voterbaseYes, drug abuse should be treated as a health issue, not a criminal issue

Crime  ›  Mandatory minimum prison sentences

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

  Richard Ojeda voterbaseNo

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?

  Party’s support baseYes

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

the Economy  ›  Economic Stimulus

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

  Richard Ojeda voterbaseYes, but in the form of increased spending on infrastructure

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should the US increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

  Party’s support baseIncrease

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?

  Richard Ojeda voterbaseYes, and the government should do more to protect workers’ rights

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Refugees

Should the U.S. accept refugees from Syria?

  Richard Ojeda voterbaseYes, but only after extensive background checks and continuous monitoring to ensure they have no terrorist connections

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  ›  Terrorism

Should foreign terrorism suspects be given constitutional rights?

  Richard Ojeda voterbaseNo, they are not U.S. citizens and do not have constitutional rights

Foreign Policy  ›  ISIS Ground Troops

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

  Party’s support baseNo

National Security  ›  Foreign Assassination

Should the US assassinate suspected terrorists in foreign countries?

  Party influenceYes

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?

  Party’s support baseLess

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Security

Should the government raise the retirement age for Social Security?

  Richard Ojeda 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?

  Richard Ojeda voterbaseYes, unless they have committed an act of terrorism

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

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

  Richard Ojeda voterbaseYes, as long as they have finished serving their sentence

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

  Richard Ojeda voterbaseNo, I do not believe in the death penalty

Science  ›  GMO Labels

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

  Richard Ojeda voterbaseYes, consumers have a right to know what is in their food

Education  ›  Universal Pre-K

Should the federal government fund Universal preschool?

  Party’s support baseYes

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

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

  Richard Ojeda voterbaseYes, but they must perform community service on a daily basis

the Economy  ›  Estate Tax

Should the current estate tax rate be decreased?

  Richard Ojeda voterbaseNo, and increase it at a progressive rate

the Economy  ›  NAFTA

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

  Richard Ojeda voterbaseYes, NAFTA helps lower the prices of consumer products

the Economy  ›  China Tariffs

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

  Richard Ojeda voterbaseYes, China should be punished for artificially manipulating their currency

the Economy  ›  Tech Monopolies

Should the government break up Amazon, Facebook and Google?

  Party’s support baseNo

Science  ›  Space Exploration

Should the government fund space travel?

  Richard Ojeda voterbaseYes, and drastically increase NASA’s current budget

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

  Richard Ojeda voterbaseYes, temporarily while we increase investment into cleaner renewable alternatives

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  War on ISIS

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

  Richard Ojeda voterbaseNo, we should not legitimize ISIS as a sovereign entity

the Economy  ›  Federal Reserve

Should the Federal Reserve Bank be audited by Congress?

  Richard Ojeda voterbaseYes, we deserve to know who the bank gives money to

Foreign Policy  ›  Cuba

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

  Richard Ojeda voterbaseYes

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?

  Richard Ojeda voterbaseNo, this will hurt our manufacturing businesses that rely on importing cheap resources to make their products

Foreign Policy  ›  Ukraine

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

  Richard Ojeda 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?

  Richard Ojeda 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?

  Richard Ojeda 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?

  Richard Ojeda voterbaseNo, and neither should corporations and business organizations

Foreign Policy  ›  NSA Surveillance

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

  Richard Ojeda voterbaseNo, spying on our allies severely damages our reputation abroad

Domestic Policy  ›  Edward Snowden

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

  Richard Ojeda 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?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Pension Reform

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

  Richard Ojeda voterbaseNo, privately managed accounts will jeopardize the financial security of senior citizens

Education  ›  Charter Schools

Do you support charter schools?

  Richard Ojeda voterbaseNo, we should focus on improving our public schools and increasing teacher wages instead

Foreign Policy  ›  Russian Airstrikes in Syria

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

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

  Richard Ojeda voterbaseYes, for government workers but not for politicians

Foreign Policy  ›  India Arms

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

  Richard Ojeda voterbaseYes

the Economy  ›  Trans-Pacific Partnership

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

  Richard Ojeda voterbaseNo, there are too many hidden provisions in this specific agreement

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

  Richard Ojeda voterbaseYes, but only if the spending goes towards environmentally friendly solutions

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?

  Richard Ojeda 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?

  Richard Ojeda voterbaseNo, not until the cost ($4B) is dramatically reduced