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Anita Malik's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)


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

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Arizona Congressional Election 2020 Political Courage Test

Pro-choice Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation?
I support a woman's right to make decisions about her body - from contraception and reproductive health to family planning and termination. This means I believe in science-based sex education, affordable contraception availability, affordable wellness and maternity care for women, and access to safe and legal abortions. I will also fight for equal pay; paid family leave; the ERA and the Violence Against Women Act to protect women and families.
Yes Do you support expanding federal funding to support entitlement programs such as Social Security and Medicare?
Unknown Position In order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket?
I will strengthen Social Security and Medicare to adequately care for our families, especially our seniors. I will expand dental, vision and hearing care to all Medicare recipients; negotiate lower prescription prices; reduce Medicare's eligibility age and offer Medicare as a strong and affordable option for the uninsured and underinsured. I will also fight for our retirees, our children and our grandchildren by increasing Social Security's solvency and benefits. We must lift the current cap; introduce an improved cost-of-living adjustment and tax-exempt Social Security benefits for struggling families during retirement.
Yes Do you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions?
I strongly stand against corporate influence over our democracy and Party; we must always put people over profits. I'm running a grassroots campaign with no corporate PAC money to empower our community. In fact, I'm the only candidate in this race with a plan and pledge to restore our voice in Congress. I'll enact a lifetime ban on lobbying for elected officials and require their tax returns; fight dark money and promote public financing; encourage independent redistricting; prohibit lawmakers from owning individual; establish automatic voter registration and term limits. No American should be left voiceless in our Democracy.
No Do you support increasing defense spending?
We must align our budget with our priorities and make long-term investments in peace, strength and stability. We need a comprehensive foreign policy, which includes a focus on cyber threats, and that makes smart and strategic decisions to defend our homeland, while optimizing diplomacy. We must abide by our international commitments; rebuild relationships and end outdated conflicts. I know my background as an operational expert and tech leader will pave the way for progress in Congress.
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?
I'll prioritize direct investments to our families and small businesses to ensure healthy people and a healthy economy well beyond this crisis.
Unknown Position Do you support requiring states to adopt federal education standards?
We must invest in our children and educators to attract innovation and high-paying jobs to the Valley. I will fight for our public schools and support pay raises for our educators; close funding gaps in majority-minority schools; secure free and affordable universal post-secondary education and trade programs; negotiate fair tuition standards at public institutions; enact refinancing programs and invest in universal quality early education and childcare programs. It's time to make the investments necessary to ensure we have a highly-educated and debt-free generation with the freedom to pursue its dreams.
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?
We must take collective responsibility to preserve our environment for future generations as climate change threatens our way of life. I will never put corporate profits ahead of our health, our state and our protected lands. Instead, I will expand investments in renewable energy; end fossil fuel subsidies; implement a tax on carbon emissions; defend marginalized communities against environmental degradation and end fracking and rejoin the Paris Agreement.
Yes Do you generally support gun-control legislation?
We can be consistent with the Second Amendment and still protect our families. I will swiftly move to protect our children, families and communities from mass shootings by passing universal background checks; closing loopholes; enacting a ban on acquiring assault weapons and establishing a federal database on firearm sales and data for prevention and research.
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?
We must guarantee portability in health care by moving toward a single-payer system. If the political divide in this country, however, stalls this effort, I will continue to fight for progress on health care by taking meaningful, urgent steps to strengthen the ACA and expanding quality coverage; offer Medicare as a strong option for the uninsured and underinsured; end surprise billing; negotiate lower prescription prices; automatically enroll newborns into Medicare; expand Medicare to cover dental, vision and hearing care; cover deductibles and premiums during COVID-19 and strengthen Medicare, Medicaid, the VA and CHIP. We must also subsidize paid medical leave.
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?
I support a pathway to citizenship for Dreamers and qualifying immediate family members; protecting workers from exploitation; reuniting families; ending the green card backlog and bringing diverse talent to our country. It's time to show compassion, to implement common sense policies, which are also smart economic policies.
No 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?
Yes Do you generally support removing barriers to international trade (for example: tariffs, quotas, etc.)?
I support fair trade policies that uplift our workers and our small businesses. We must also invest in American manufacturing; modernize our infrastructure and invest in renewable energy; expand the production of necessities and strengthen our supply chains and ensure stronger labor protections.
We can't continue to make the same mistakes and expect different results. I will fight to end corruption and corporate influence in our politics; guarantee health care as a right and make direct investments in our families and small businesses for a sustainable, healthy economy.

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