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Marcia Fudge's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)


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Marcia Fudge has provided voters with clear stances on key issues by responding to the 2020 Political Courage Test.

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Ohio Congressional Election 2020 Political Courage Test

Pro-choice Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation?
Yes In order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket?
Yes Do you support expanding federal funding to support entitlement programs such as Social Security and Medicare?
The wealthy and corporate entities should pay their fare share of taxes.
Yes Do you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions?
The public has a right to know who is directly and indirectly contributing to campaigns.
No Do you support the protection of government officials, including law enforcement officers, from personal liability in civil lawsuits concerning alleged misconduct?
No Do you support increasing defense spending?
Yes Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth?
No Do you support lowering corporate taxes as a means of promoting economic growth?
Yes Do you support providing financial relief to businesses AND/OR corporations negatively impacted by the state of national emergency for COVID-19?
Yes Do you support requiring states to adopt federal education standards?
Yes Do you support government funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, geo-thermal)?
Yes Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions?
Yes Do you generally support gun-control legislation?
Common sense gun reform is in the best interest of public health and safety.
No Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")?
Yes Do you support requiring businesses to provide paid medical leave during public health crises, such as COVID-19?
No Do you support the construction of a wall along the Mexican border?
No Do you support requiring immigrants who are unlawfully present to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship?
Multiple pathways to citizenship should be available to law abiding foreign nationals.
Yes Should the United States use military force to prevent governments hostile to the U.S. from possessing a weapon of mass destruction (for example: nuclear, biological, chemical)?
Yes Do you support reducing military intervention in Middle East conflicts?
Military intervention to prevent hostile governments from possessing weapons of mass destruction is a last resort if diplomacy fails and the threat is clearly verifiable or imminent. Military intervention in Middle Easr conflicts is warranted only when the conflict threatens American security. All military intervention should be approved by Congress.
No Do you generally support removing barriers to international trade (for example: tariffs, quotas, etc.)?
Approaches to international trade should not harm American workers or move their jobs overseas. We should be mindful of the American workforce and its needs, and the rights of workers in countries with which America trades.
1. Ensure continuation of nutrition programs for hungry children, families and others in America living with hunger. 2. Ensure equitable access to quality public Pre-K through 12 education for all, regardless of economic circumstances or zip code; and promote access to affordable college and post-secondary training. 3. Protect the right to vote for all Americans and remove suppressive barriers In the registration and balloting processes.

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