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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

Domestic Policy  ›  Gun Control

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

  Public statementsNo

the Environment  ›  Climate Change

Should the government increase environmental regulations to prevent climate change?

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

the Economy  ›  Equal Pay

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

  Richard Ojeda votersYes, and businesses should be required to publish their salary ranges for each position

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

  Richard Ojeda 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?

  Richard Ojeda votersYes, but allow churches the right to refuse same-sex ceremonies

Social  ›  Planned Parenthood Funding

Should the government continue to fund Planned Parenthood?

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

Domestic Policy  ›  Armed Teachers

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

  Richard Ojeda votersNo, hire professionally trained security guards instead

Social  ›  Gun Buyback

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Border Wall

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

  Richard Ojeda votersNo, this would be too costly and ineffective

Social  ›  Marital Rape

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

  Richard Ojeda votersYes, 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?

  Richard Ojeda votersYes, but only for deadly contagious diseases

Social  ›  Gender Identity

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Government Mandates

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

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

Healthcare  ›  Pre-Existing Conditions

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

  Richard Ojeda 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?

  Richard Ojeda votersYes, but the owner must post a sign stating their beliefs and what they refuse

Healthcare  ›  Drug Price Regulation

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

  Richard Ojeda votersYes, and we should socialize medicine and healthcare

Crime  ›  Police Body Cameras

Should police officers be required to wear body cameras?

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

the Economy  ›  Taxes

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

  Richard Ojeda votersYes

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Children

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

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

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

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

  Richard Ojeda 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?

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

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage?

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

Domestic Policy  ›  Muslim Surveillance

Should local police increase surveillance and patrol of Muslim neighborhoods?

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

Education  ›  Student Loans

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

  Richard Ojeda votersYes, 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 votersYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Gerrymandering

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

  Richard Ojeda votersYes, switch to a multi-member, proportionally selected redistricting system

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

  Richard Ojeda votersYes, but provide treatment for those testing positive

Immigration  ›  Immigration

Should children of illegal immigrants be granted legal citizenship?

  Richard Ojeda votersYes, if they were born here

Domestic Policy  ›  No-Fly List Gun Control

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

  Richard Ojeda votersYes, 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?

  Richard Ojeda votersKeep current rates but eliminate deductions and loop holes

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

  Richard Ojeda 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?

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

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

  Public statementsYes

Immigration  ›  Immigration Healthcare

Should illegal immigrants have access to government-subsidized healthcare?

  Richard Ojeda votersYes, but only for life threatening emergencies or infectious diseases

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use?

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

Foreign Policy  ›  Iran

Should the U.S. go to war with Iran?

  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  In-State Tuition

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

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

Immigration  ›  Sanctuary Cities

Should sanctuary cities receive federal funding?

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

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

  Richard Ojeda votersYes, this system guarantees healthcare for everyone

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

  Richard Ojeda votersYes, as long as it is safe for them to return to their country

Foreign Policy  ›  United Nations

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

  Richard Ojeda votersYes, but scale back our current involvement

Foreign Policy  ›  Mandatory Military Service

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

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

Healthcare  ›  Obamacare

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

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

Elections  ›  Electoral College

Should the electoral college be abolished?

  Richard Ojeda votersYes, and switch to a ranked voting system

Elections  ›  Foreign Lobbying

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

  Richard Ojeda votersNo, foreign interests should not be able to buy the influence of our politicians

the Environment  ›  Paris Climate Agreement

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

  Richard Ojeda votersNo

Immigration  ›  Illegal Immigrant Detainment

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

  Richard Ojeda votersNo, only if they are convicted of a violent crime

Domestic Policy  ›  Term Limits

Should there be term limits set for members of Congress?

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

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn English?

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

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

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

Elections  ›  Voter Fraud

Should a photo ID be required to vote?

  Richard Ojeda votersYes, this will prevent voter fraud

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 votersYes, and it should test more than just a basic level of understanding

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 votersNo, but increase tax incentives for companies that make biodegradable products

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

  Richard Ojeda 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?

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

Healthcare  ›  Medicaid

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

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

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Laborers

Should working illegal immigrants be given temporary amnesty?

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

Domestic Policy  ›  Gun Liability

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

  Richard Ojeda votersNo, 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

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

Foreign Policy  ›  NATO

Should the U.S. remain in NATO?

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

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Elections

Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections?

  Richard Ojeda votersNo, 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?

  Richard Ojeda votersNo, just enforce the current border policy

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

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

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

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel

Should the U.S. continue to support Israel?

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

Elections  ›  Candidate Transparency

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

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

the Environment  ›  Fracking

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

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

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the American flag?

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

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

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

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Refugees

Should the U.S. accept refugees from Syria?

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

Social  ›  Gender Workplace Diversity

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

  Richard Ojeda 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?

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

the Environment  ›  Alternative Energy

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

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

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 votersYes, if the merged corporation would have more than 50% 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?

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

the Economy  ›  Welfare

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

  Richard Ojeda votersMore, reform the system so that it supplements, rather than replaces, a working income

Social  ›  Confederate Flag

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

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

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 votersNo, we must use every diplomatic option first

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

Domestic Policy  ›  Patriot Act

Do you support the Patriot Act?

  Richard Ojeda votersNo, and pass strict laws prohibiting government surveillance without probable cause and a warrant

Social  ›  Safe Spaces

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

  Richard Ojeda 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)?

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

Foreign Policy  ›  Terrorism

Should foreign terrorism suspects be given constitutional rights?

  Richard Ojeda votersNo, they should be tried in military tribunals but not subject to torture

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

  Richard Ojeda votersNo, 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?

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

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

  Richard Ojeda votersNo, focus on ending tax evasion instead

Social  ›  Transgender Athletes

Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete in athletic events?

  Party’s support baseYes

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 votersYes, and ban all forms of lobbying

Social  ›  Euthanasia

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

  Richard Ojeda 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?

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

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

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

Healthcare  ›  Medicare Drug Prices

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

  Richard Ojeda votersYes

the Environment  ›  Oil Drilling

Should the U.S. expand offshore oil drilling?

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

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should the US increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

  Richard Ojeda votersDecrease, and deny aid to countries that harbor or promote terrorism

Social  ›  Gay Wedding Cakes

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Crime  ›  Mandatory minimum prison sentences

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

  Richard Ojeda votersNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Yemen

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

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

National Security  ›  Military Congressional Approval

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

  Richard Ojeda votersNo, Congress should approve all military conflicts

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should the government increase or decrease military spending?

  Richard Ojeda votersDecrease

Foreign Policy  ›  ISIS Ground Troops

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

  Party’s support baseNo

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?

  Richard Ojeda votersNo, as long as it does not reference a specific religion

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

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

Social  ›  AntiFa

Should AntiFa be declared a domestic terrorist organization?

  Party’s support baseNo

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  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

  Richard Ojeda votersYes, but only if releasing the information does not threaten our national security

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 votersYes, drug abuse should be treated as a health issue, not a criminal issue

Domestic Policy  ›  Affirmative Action

Do you support affirmative action programs?

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

Crime  ›  Solitary Confinement for Juveniles

Should prisons ban the use of solitary confinement for juveniles?

  Richard Ojeda votersYes, and we should create more social programs to help prevent and rehabilitate criminals

Foreign Policy  ›  Drones

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

  Richard Ojeda votersYes, but only with permission from the country in question

Healthcare  ›  VA Privatization

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

  Richard Ojeda 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?

  Richard Ojeda votersYes, but only for public projects and never for private projects

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

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

Education  ›  Common Core

Do you support Common Core national standards?

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

Social  ›  Niqāb

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

  Richard Ojeda votersYes, we should respect all cultural traditions

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?

  Party’s support baseYes

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 votersYes, and the government should do more to protect workers’ rights

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

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

the Economy  ›  Economic Stimulus

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

  Richard Ojeda votersYes, the government should intervene to boost a recovery

the Environment  ›  Dakota Access Pipeline

Should the government stop construction of the Dakota Access pipeline?

  Richard Ojeda votersNo, but drastically increase the amount of fines the company must pay in the event of an accident

Science  ›  GMO Labels

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

  Richard Ojeda 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, but not for cosmetics

Elections  ›  Criminal Politicians

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

  Richard Ojeda 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?

  Richard Ojeda votersNo, 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 votersYes, unless they have committed an act of terrorism

Foreign Policy  ›  Cuba

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

  Richard Ojeda votersYes

Foreign Policy  ›  War on ISIS

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

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

the Economy  ›  NAFTA

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

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

the Economy  ›  Estate Tax

Should the current estate tax rate be decreased?

  Richard Ojeda votersNo, and increase it at a progressive rate

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

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

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

Science  ›  Space Exploration

Should the government fund space travel?

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

Foreign Policy  ›  Afghanistan

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

  Party’s support baseYes

National Security  ›  Foreign Assassination

Should the US assassinate suspected terrorists in foreign countries?

  Richard Ojeda votersYes, but only if there is undeniable evidence they are planning to attack our country

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

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

  Richard Ojeda votersYes, and drastically increase taxes and import tariffs on outsourcing businesses

Education  ›  Universal Pre-K

Should the federal government fund Universal preschool?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Tariffs

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

  Richard Ojeda votersNo, a global free trade system is better for our businesses and consumers

the Economy  ›  China Tariffs

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

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

Foreign Policy  ›  Ukraine

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

  Richard Ojeda 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?

  Richard Ojeda votersYes, and refusing to defend other NATO countries sets a dangerous precedent for the balance of global power

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

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

Foreign Policy  ›  Iranian Protesters

Should the government provide assistance to protesters in Iran?

  Party’s support baseNo, I support the protesters but do not want to start an international war

the Economy  ›  Federal Reserve

Should the Federal Reserve Bank be audited by Congress?

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

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?

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

the Economy  ›  Farm Subsidies

Should the government subsidize farmers?

  Richard Ojeda votersYes, but only small local farms instead of large corporations

Foreign Policy  ›  NSA Surveillance

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

  Richard Ojeda votersNo, 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 votersYes, 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  ›  Trans-Pacific Partnership

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

  Richard Ojeda votersNo, this will incentivize companies to move jobs out of the country

the Economy  ›  Offshore Banking

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

  Richard Ojeda votersNo, and neither should corporations and business organizations

Foreign Policy  ›  Russian Airstrikes in Syria

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

  Richard Ojeda votersNo, we should coordinate with Russia to take out ISIS

Foreign Policy  ›  Jerusalem

Should Jerusalem be recognized as the capital of Israel?

  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

  Richard Ojeda votersYes, 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 votersYes

Education  ›  Charter Schools

Do you support charter schools?

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

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 votersNo, the federal government does not have the authority to impose state and local taxes

Domestic Policy  ›  Political Advertising on Social Media

Should social media companies ban political advertising?

  Party’s support baseNo

Education  ›  School Truancy

Should the government decriminalize school truancy?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Bitcoin

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency?

  Richard Ojeda votersNo, it provides too high of risk for criminal activity

Foreign Policy  ›  F-35

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

  Richard Ojeda votersYes

the Environment  ›  Corporate Subsidies

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

  Richard Ojeda votersNo, but punish them for moving jobs out of the country

Domestic Policy  ›  Greenland

Should the United States acquire Greenland?

  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

Domestic Policy  ›  Air Force One

Should the military upgrade Air Force One?

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

Social  ›  Sports Betting

Should sports betting be legal?

  Party’s support baseYes, but let each state decide