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Leslie Cockburn's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

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Leslie Cockburn has failed to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2018 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests from Vote Smart and voters like you.

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Issue Positions

For Presidential and Congressional candidates who refuse to provide voters with their positions, Vote Smart has researched their public records to determine their likely responses. These issue positions are from 2018.

  • "Women’s reproductive rights are under threat from the Trump administration and its allies in Congress. The irrational attacks on Planned Parenthood mean cruel and unusual punishment for millions of poor women. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that denying Planned Parenthood federal funding for one year will result in thousands of unwanted pregnancies." (www.lesliecockburnforcongress.com)
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
  • "According to a Pentagon study, our bloated military bureaucracy wastes a fifth of its annual $643 billion dollar budget. For the first time, the Pentagon has decided to conduct a long overdue audit. It’s about time." (twitter.com)
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
  • "The Trump Department of Education under Betsy Devos wants to spend $250 million dollars on school vouchers. Two new studies cited by Time magazine in June say voucher programs do not improve student performance on standardized tests. Leslie supports strong public education and will fight any initiative that strips funding from public schools. She does not support diverting funds for vouchers. Leslie supports strong pre-K programs and wants to expand pre-K education. Every $1 spent on pre-K saves $7-8 dollars in future intervention." (www.lesliecockburnforcongress.com)
  • "However, Leslie believes, from her many interviews in the region, that the obvious solution is new energy. The skills required to install and maintain solar and geothermal energy are already present in every county. According to the Environmental Defense Fund, there are now 4 million new energy jobs in the United States. Solar jobs are growing at a rate 12 times faster than the rest of the US economy. Virginia deserves some of those jobs." (www.lesliecockburnforcongress.com)
  • "Land conservation must be supported in Congress. Leslie will back scenic easements to preserve family farms. She will support low taxes for farm use. She will fight to restore streams protection, so that coal ash and the five heavy metals it contains cannot poison out water. Those heavy metals can cause spontaneous abortion and severe developmental problems in children. She will vote to restore the power of the Environmental Protection Agency, under siege by Trump and his allies, to ensure clean air and water for future generations of Virginians." (www.lesliecockburnforcongress.com)
  • "I am honored to have the Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense Candidate Distinction. Let’s move ahead with the 2018 Assault Weapons Ban, closing gun show loopholes, registration, gun safes, and making sure those convicted of domestic violence can’t buy guns." (twitter.com)
  • "Leslie wants to guard the rights of Virginians and preserve the best of the Affordable Care Act, ensuring that people with pre-existing conditions get care and that those low- income families who can now afford coverage will continue to receive that coverage." (www.lesliecockburnforcongress.com)
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
  • "The Republicans are holding 800,000 Dreamers hostage. They are insuring that 9 million children could lose health insurance. The cost to the economy of this shut will be in the billions. Cruelty and waste!" (twitter.com)
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.

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