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Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

  Party’s support basePro-choice, I don’t agree but the government has no right to ban it

Domestic Policy  ›  Gun Control

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

  Party’s support baseNo

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?

  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Equal Pay

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

  Party’s support baseYes


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Social  ›  Planned Parenthood Funding

Should the government continue to fund Planned Parenthood?

  Party’s support baseYes, their services reach far beyond abortions and can save many lives through cancer screening, prenatal services, and adoption referrals

Domestic Policy  ›  Trump Impeachment

Do you support the impeachment of President Donald Trump?

  Party’s support baseNo

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

Science  ›  Mandatory Vaccinations

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

  Party’s support baseYes, but only for deadly contagious diseases

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

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  ›  Gender Identity

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Healthcare  ›  Drug Price Regulation

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

  Party’s support baseYes, and the government should regulate the price of all prescription drugs

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

Domestic Policy  ›  Armed Teachers

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

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

  Party’s support baseYes, 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?

  Party’s support baseNo, but immediately deport them and their children

Immigration  ›  Immigration Ban

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

  Public statementsNo, but we should spend more to increase our border security

Immigration  ›  Border Wall

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Muslim Immigrants

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

  Party’s support baseNo, but we should ban immigrants from “high risk” countries

Education  ›  Student Loans

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Education  ›  Free College for All

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  Immigration Healthcare

Should illegal immigrants have access to government-subsidized healthcare?

  Public statementsYes, but only for life threatening emergencies or infectious diseases

Social  ›  Government Mandates

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

  Party’s support baseYes

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?

  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Electoral College

Should the electoral college be abolished?

  Public statementsNo, but reform so that votes are distributed proportionally instead of the current winner take all system

Immigration  ›  Immigration

Should children of illegal immigrants be granted legal citizenship?

  Public statementsNo, they must formally apply like every other new citizen

Foreign Policy  ›  Mandatory Military Service

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

  Public statementsNo, service should be a choice instead of an obligation

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  United Nations

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

  Party’s support baseYes, but scale back our current involvement

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use?

  Party’s support baseYes, for most but not all drugs

Healthcare  ›  Obamacare

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Healthcare  ›  Medicaid

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

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

Elections  ›  Foreign Lobbying

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Voter Fraud

Should a photo ID be required to vote?

  Public statementsYes, this will prevent voter fraud

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

  Party’s support baseYes, and legalize, tax, and regulate marijuana instead of criminalizing it

Immigration  ›  Illegal Immigrant Detainment

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

  Public statementsYes

Immigration  ›  In-State Tuition

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

  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Gun Liability

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

  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?

  Public statementsNo, only with a warrant showing probable cause of criminal activity

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Laborers

Should working illegal immigrants be given temporary amnesty?

  Public statementsNo, fine companies that employ illegal immigrants

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

  Party’s support baseYes, but allow people to use private insurance

Immigration  ›  Immigrant Assimilation

Should immigrants be required to learn English?

  Public statementsYes, and remove multilingual translations from government documents and services

National Security  ›  Military Congressional Approval

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

  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Sanctuary Cities

Should sanctuary cities receive federal funding?

  Public statementsNo

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

Immigration  ›  Border Security

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

  Public statementsYes, and allow border states to manage their own security policy

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

  Party’s support baseYes

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, treat all traffic equally and continue the openness of the internet

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should the government increase or decrease military spending?

  Party’s support baseIncrease

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

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

  Public statementsYes, and eliminate federal agencies that are unconstitutional

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

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

  Party’s support baseKeep current rates but eliminate deductions and loop holes

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

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

  Public statementsNo

Healthcare  ›  Medicare Drug Prices

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

  Public statementsNo

the Economy  ›  Welfare

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

  Public statementsMore, but increase benefits for the elderly and disabled

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?

  Public statementsNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Refugees

Should the U.S. accept refugees from Syria?

  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Yemen

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

  Public statementsNo, we should stay out of conflicts that are not an immediate threat to our security

National Security  ›  Foreign Assassination

Should the US assassinate suspected terrorists in foreign countries?

  Party’s support baseYes

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

  Party’s support baseYes, except for felons convicted of murder or violent crimes

Domestic Policy  ›  Affirmative Action

Do you support affirmative action programs?

  Party’s support baseNo, and minority groups should not receive any favorable treatment

Crime  ›  Solitary Confinement for Juveniles

Should prisons ban the use of solitary confinement for juveniles?

  Party’s support baseNo

Education  ›  Common Core

Do you support Common Core national standards?

  Public statementsNo, education should be handled at the state and local level instead of the national level

Foreign Policy  ›  Terrorism

Should foreign terrorism suspects be given constitutional rights?

  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?

  Public statementsNo, as long as it does not reference a specific religion

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should the US increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

  Public statementsDecrease

the Environment  ›  Dakota Access Pipeline

Should the government stop construction of the Dakota Access pipeline?

  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  ISIS Ground Troops

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

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

Foreign Policy  ›  Drones

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

  Public statementsNo, the military has no right to do so without a Congressional declaration of war

Science  ›  GMO Labels

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

  Party’s support baseYes, I trust the science of responsible food engineering but I don’t trust the motives of the food companies selling them

Education  ›  Universal Pre-K

Should the federal government fund Universal preschool?

  Party’s support baseYes, but funding should come from states instead of the federal government

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

  Party’s support baseYes

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

  Party’s support baseNo, sentence them to life in prison without parole instead

Science  ›  Space Exploration

Should the government fund space travel?

  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  War on ISIS

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

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

Foreign Policy  ›  Ukraine

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

  Public statementsNo, we should stay out of conflicts that do not directly threaten us

the Economy  ›  Farm Subsidies

Should the government subsidize farmers?

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

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

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

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

Education  ›  Charter Schools

Do you support charter schools?

  Party’s support baseYes, but not at the expense of funding public schools

Foreign Policy  ›  Russian Airstrikes in Syria

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

  Public statementsNo, we should not get involved

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

  Party’s support baseYes, but only if the spending goes towards environmentally friendly solutions