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Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

  Party’s support basePro-choice, and providing birth control, sex education, and more social services will help reduce the number of abortions

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage?

  Public statementsYes

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

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

  Public statementsYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Gun Control

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

  Party’s support baseYes, require strict background checks, psychological testing, and training

Social  ›  Planned Parenthood Funding

Should the government continue to fund Planned Parenthood?

  Party’s support baseYes


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Crime  ›  Police Body Cameras

Should police officers be required to wear body cameras?

  Party’s support baseYes, 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?

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

Healthcare  ›  Pre-Existing Conditions

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

  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?

  Public statementsNo, all customers deserve to be treated equally

Healthcare  ›  Drug Price Regulation

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

  Party’s support baseYes, and we should socialize medicine and healthcare

the Economy  ›  Taxes

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

  Public statementsAbolish the income tax, disallow all deductions and increase the sales tax

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

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

  Party’s support baseYes, our mental healthcare system needs more funding to provide a higher quality of care and services

Immigration  ›  Immigration Ban

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

  Public statementsNo, 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?

  Public statementsNo

Science  ›  Mandatory Vaccinations

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

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage?

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

Domestic Policy  ›  Armed Teachers

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

  Party’s support baseNo, hire professionally trained security guards instead

Education  ›  Student Loans

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

  Public statementsNo, but we should still reduce interest rates for student loans

Social  ›  Government Mandates

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Gender Identity

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

  Public statementsYes

Immigration  ›  Border Wall

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

  Public statementsNo

Education  ›  Free College for All

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Women in Combat

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?

  Public statementsYes, preventing women from serving in combat roles is discriminatory

Immigration  ›  Immigration Healthcare

Should illegal immigrants have access to government-subsidized healthcare?

  Public statementsYes

Immigration  ›  Immigration

Should children of illegal immigrants be granted legal citizenship?

  Party’s support baseYes, if they were born here

Healthcare  ›  Obamacare

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

  Party’s support baseYes, but a mandatory single payer system would be even better

Elections  ›  Electoral College

Should the electoral college be abolished?

  Public statementsYes, and switch to a representative democracy (popular vote) system

Foreign Policy  ›  Mandatory Military Service

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

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

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use?

  Public statementsYes, for most but not all drugs

Elections  ›  Voter Fraud

Should a photo ID be required to vote?

  Party’s support baseYes, this will prevent voter fraud

Domestic Policy  ›  Term Limits

Should there be term limits set for members of Congress?

  Public statementsYes

Healthcare  ›  Medicaid

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

  Party’s support baseYes, but I prefer switching to a single payer healthcare system

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

  Public statementsYes

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

  Party’s support baseYes

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?

  Public statementsNo

Immigration  ›  In-State Tuition

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

  Public statementsYes

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

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

the Environment  ›  Alternative Energy

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

  Public statementsNo, end all tax credits and subsidies to the energy industry

Domestic Policy  ›  Gun Liability

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

  Party’s support baseNo, manufacturers and dealers should only be held liable for negligence

Immigration  ›  Border Security

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

  Public statementsNo, make it easier for immigrants to access temporary work visas

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should the government increase or decrease military spending?

  Public statementsDecrease

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

  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)?

  Party’s support baseNo, this would allow them to remove competition, create artificial scarcity, and increase prices

Domestic Policy  ›  Patriot Act

Do you support the Patriot Act?

  Public statementsNo, and pass strict laws prohibiting government surveillance without probable cause and a warrant

National Security  ›  Military Congressional Approval

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

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

Social  ›  Euthanasia

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

  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

  Party’s support baseYes, everyone should receive an income to cover basic necessities including food and housing

Elections  ›  Lobbyists

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

  Public statementsYes

Crime  ›  Solitary Confinement for Juveniles

Should prisons ban the use of solitary confinement for juveniles?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Paris Climate Agreement

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

  Party’s support baseYes, 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

Education  ›  Common Core

Do you support Common Core national standards?

  Party’s support baseNo, teach to each student's potential instead of uniform testing

the Environment  ›  Dakota Access Pipeline

Should the government stop construction of the Dakota Access pipeline?

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Refugees

Should the U.S. accept refugees from Syria?

  Public statementsYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Terrorism

Should foreign terrorism suspects be given constitutional rights?

  Party’s support baseYes

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?

  Public statementsYes, and we should explore constructive alternatives to incarceration instead

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

  Public statementsYes

Science  ›  Space Exploration

Should the government fund space travel?

  Public statementsYes

the Economy  ›  Farm Subsidies

Should the government subsidize farmers?

  Public statementsNo, end all government subsidies and let the free market run its course

the Economy  ›  Property Taxes

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

  Public statementsYes, but dramatically reduce government spending instead of raising taxes

Education  ›  Charter Schools

Do you support charter schools?

  Party’s support baseNo

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

  Party’s support baseYes