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Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

AS>AS  Public statementsPro-life

Domestic Policy  ›  Gun Control

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

AS>AS  Party’s support baseYes, but only by closing the gun show loophole

Social  ›  Planned Parenthood Funding

Should the government continue to fund Planned Parenthood?

AS>AS  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Trump Impeachment

Do you support the impeachment of President Donald Trump?

AS>AS  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Climate Change

Should the government increase environmental regulations to prevent climate change?

AS>AS  Party’s support baseYes, and provide more incentives for alternative energy production


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Crime  ›  Police Body Cameras

Should police officers be required to wear body cameras?

AS>AS  Party’s support baseYes, this will protect the safety and rights of police officers and citizens

Healthcare  ›  Pre-Existing Conditions

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

AS>AS  Party’s support baseNo, 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?

AS>AS  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  Taxes

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

AS>AS  Party’s support baseLower the income tax rate and remove all existing tax loopholes for large corporations

Science  ›  Mandatory Vaccinations

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

AS>AS  Party’s support baseYes, but with exceptions for those whose religious beliefs forbid use of vaccines

Social  ›  Gender Identity

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

AS>AS  Party’s support baseNo

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

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

AS>AS  Party’s support baseYes, 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?

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

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage?

AS>AS  Party’s support baseYes, and make it a living wage

Immigration  ›  Muslim Immigrants

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

AS>AS  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Armed Teachers

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

AS>AS  Party’s support baseNo, this would increase the risk of accidental shootings

Immigration  ›  Border Wall

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

AS>AS  Party’s support baseNo, this would be too costly and ineffective

Domestic Policy  ›  Gerrymandering

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

AS>AS  Public statementsYes, gerrymandering gives an unfair advantage to the party in power during redistricting

Education  ›  Free College for All

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

AS>AS  Public statementsYes, but we should also expand scholarship and financial aid opportunities and lower interest rates for student loans

Social  ›  Government Mandates

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

AS>AS  Public statementsNo, the government should not decide what services a private business can provide

Immigration  ›  Immigration Healthcare

Should illegal immigrants have access to government-subsidized healthcare?

AS>AS  Party’s support baseYes, but only for life threatening emergencies or infectious diseases

Elections  ›  Electoral College

Should the electoral college be abolished?

AS>AS  Public statementsYes, and switch to a ranked voting system

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?

AS>AS  Public statementsYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Iran

Should the U.S. go to war with Iran?

AS>AS  Public statementsNo

Elections  ›  Voter Fraud

Should a photo ID be required to vote?

AS>AS  Public statementsNo

Immigration  ›  Immigration

Should children of illegal immigrants be granted legal citizenship?

AS>AS  Party’s support baseYes, if they were born here

Foreign Policy  ›  Mandatory Military Service

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

AS>AS  Party’s support baseNo, service should be a choice instead of an obligation

Healthcare  ›  Obamacare

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

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

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use?

AS>AS  Public statementsYes, and supports increased funding for addiction prevention, treatments, and rehabilitation, as well as mandatory rehabilitation programs in lieu of imprisonment.

Foreign Policy  ›  United Nations

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

AS>AS  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Foreign Lobbying

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

AS>AS  Public statementsNo, foreign interests should not be able to buy the influence of our politicians

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

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

AS>AS  Party’s support baseNo

Healthcare  ›  Medicaid

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

AS>AS  Party’s support baseYes, but only increase for the elderly and disabled

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

AS>AS  Party’s support baseYes, but only for medical use

Social  ›  Death Penalty

Do you support the death penalty?

AS>AS  Public statementsNo

Immigration  ›  In-State Tuition

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

AS>AS  Party’s support baseYes, as long as they pay taxes

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

AS>AS  Public statementsYes

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

AS>AS  Public statementsYes

the Environment  ›  Fracking

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

AS>AS  Public statementsNo, we should pursue more sustainable energy resources instead

Domestic Policy  ›  Gun Liability

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

AS>AS  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Laborers

Should working illegal immigrants be given temporary amnesty?

AS>AS  Public statementsYes, create a simple path to citizenship for immigrants with no criminal record

National Security  ›  Military Congressional Approval

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

AS>AS  Party’s support baseNo, Congress should approve all military conflicts

the Environment  ›  Alternative Energy

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

AS>AS  Public statementsYes, the government should support more sustainable energy technologies

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

AS>AS  Public statementsNo

Immigration  ›  Border Security

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

AS>AS  Public statementsYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Media Regulation

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

AS>AS  Public statementsYes, social media companies are politically biased and need to be regulated

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

AS>AS  Party’s support baseYes

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?

AS>AS  Public statementsYes, and the government should break up existing mega corporations

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)?

AS>AS  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Torture

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

AS>AS  Public statementsNo, torture is inhumane, unethical, and violates the 8th amendment

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

AS>AS  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

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

AS>AS  Party’s support baseRaise

Social  ›  Euthanasia

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

AS>AS  Public statementsNo

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

AS>AS  Public statementsNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the American flag?

AS>AS  Public statementsNo, this is a violation of free speech

Elections  ›  Lobbyists

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

AS>AS  Public statementsYes, and ban all forms of lobbying

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

AS>AS  Public statementsYes

Crime  ›  Mandatory minimum prison sentences

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

AS>AS  Public statementsYes, but only for drug dealers, not users

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?

AS>AS  Public statementsNo

the Economy  ›  Labor Unions

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy?

AS>AS  Public statementsHelp

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

AS>AS  Party’s support baseYes, but only after completing their sentences and parole/probation

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?

AS>AS  Party’s support baseNo, but increase tax incentives for companies that make biodegradable products

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Refugees

Should the U.S. accept refugees from Syria?

AS>AS  Party’s support baseYes, but only accept families (no single Muslim men)

the Environment  ›  Paris Climate Agreement

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

AS>AS  Public statementsNo

Crime  ›  Solitary Confinement for Juveniles

Should prisons ban the use of solitary confinement for juveniles?

AS>AS  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Affirmative Action

Do you support affirmative action programs?

AS>AS  Public statementsNo, and minority groups should not receive any favorable treatment

Education  ›  Common Core

Do you support Common Core national standards?

AS>AS  Party’s support baseNo, education should be handled at the state and local level instead of the national level

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?

AS>AS  Public statementsNo, religion is an important aspect of our country’s history

Foreign Policy  ›  Terrorism

Should foreign terrorism suspects be given constitutional rights?

AS>AS  Party’s support baseNo, they should be tried in military tribunals but not subject to torture

the Economy  ›  Economic Stimulus

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

AS>AS  Public statementsYes

Foreign Policy  ›  ISIS Ground Troops

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

AS>AS  Public statementsNo, not until they attack us on U.S. soil

Education  ›  Universal Pre-K

Should the federal government fund Universal preschool?

AS>AS  Public statementsYes, as long as parents also have the option to send their child to private school

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Security

Should the government raise the retirement age for Social Security?

AS>AS  Public statementsNo, this will disadvantage low income seniors whose life expectancy is lower than wealthier seniors

Science  ›  GMO Labels

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

AS>AS  Party’s support baseYes, consumers have a right to know what is in their food

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

AS>AS  Public statementsNo, I do not believe in the death penalty

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

AS>AS  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  NAFTA

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

AS>AS  Public statementsNo, trade between the member countries has become too imbalanced

Foreign Policy  ›  War on ISIS

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

AS>AS  Public statementsNo, not until they attack us on U.S. soil

the Economy  ›  Tech Monopolies

Should the government break up Amazon, Facebook and Google?

AS>AS  Public statementsYes

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

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

AS>AS  Party’s support baseYes, but they must perform community service on a daily basis

the Economy  ›  Farm Subsidies

Should the government subsidize farmers?

AS>AS  Public statementsYes, but only small local farms instead of large corporations

the Economy  ›  Pension Reform

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

AS>AS  Public statementsNo, privately managed accounts will jeopardize the financial security of senior citizens

Domestic Policy  ›  Edward Snowden

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

AS>AS  Public statementsYes

Education  ›  Charter Schools

Do you support charter schools?

AS>AS  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Government Pensions

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers?

AS>AS  Public statementsYes

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

AS>AS  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Trans-Pacific Partnership

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

AS>AS  Public statementsNo, this will incentivize companies to move jobs out of the country

the Economy  ›  Bitcoin

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency?

AS>AS  Public statementsNo