Jon Ossoff in CampusElect.org 2020 coverage


On Abortion: Will only confirm judges pledged to uphold Roe v. Wade

Q: Keep abortion legal or ban?

Ossoff: Legal. "I will only vote to confirm federal judges who pledge to uphold Roe v. Wade." Will defend Planned Parenthood's "essential preventative and reproductive health care services."

Perdue: Ban. "Will continue fighting to protect the unborn." Backed ban on most abortions after six weeks that the courts overturned. Co-sponsored bill to end any federal funding of Planned Parenthood.

Source: CampusElect on 2020 Georgia Senate race Nov 3, 2020

On Budget & Economy: More regulation of banks, reinstate Glass-Steagall Act

Q: Tighten or loosen regulation of banks and credit card companies?

Ossoff: Tighten. Seeks more regulation of the banking system, reinstating Glass-Steagall Act.

Perdue: Loosen. Supports "rollback of federal banking regulations." Calls Consumer Financial Protection Bureau "rogue agency."

Source: CampusElect on 2020 Georgia Senate race Nov 3, 2020

On Civil Rights: Supports LGBTQ rights & Equality Act

Q: Support gay marriage and other LGBTQ rights issues?

Ossoff: Yes. Supports LGBTQ Rights, and Equality Act against discrimination for gender or orientation.

Perdue: No. Sees marriage as "between one man and one woman." In legalizing same-sex marriage, the Supreme Court "overstepped" its role.

Source: CampusElect on 2020 Georgia Senate race Nov 3, 2020

On Crime: Establish national standards for use of force by police

Q: Restrict police use of force and increase public oversight?

Ossoff: Yes. "We urgently need a New Civil Rights Act to establish national standards for use [of] force by American police!"

Perdue: Mixed. "Do we need police reform? Absolutely. But the vast majority of police officers protect us honorably."

Source: CampusElect on 2020 Georgia Senate race Nov 3, 2020

On Drugs: Past time to legalize, regulate, and tax cannabis

Q: Marijuana--Decriminalize or legalize?

Ossoff: Yes. "It's past time to legalize, regulate and tax cannabis."

Perdue: Medical yes. Supports access to medical marijuana. As of 2014, opposed recreational.

Source: CampusElect on 2020 Georgia Senate race Nov 3, 2020

On Education: Supports debt forgiveness; tuition free state schools

Q: Support free or subsidized tuition for lower-income individuals?

Ossoff: Yes. Supports debt forgiveness and making public college, state school, or trade school education "debt-free."

Perdue: No. Promises of free tuition are what "the Soviets did in Russia, the Germans did in '33," and what the Cubans and Venezuelans did.

Source: CampusElect on 2020 Georgia Senate race Nov 3, 2020

On Energy & Oil: Climate change is a major threat, invest in clean energy

Q: Your opinion on climate change?

Ossoff: "Climate change is a major threat to our prosperity and our security," part of "a broader environmental and ecological crisis." Will "deliver massive federal investment in clean energy, grid infrastructure, R&D."

Perdue: "The scientific community is not in total agreement" about human cause. Supports Trump withdrawal from Paris Agreement. Opposed Obama's Clean Power Plan and limits on offshore drilling. Supports biomass investment.

Source: CampusElect on 2020 Georgia Senate race Nov 3, 2020

On Environment: Reverse Trump rollbacks of environmental standards

Q: Tighten or loosen environmental regulations?

Ossoff: Tighten. Will work to reverse Trump "rollbacks of clean air, clean water, and fuel economy standards."

Perdue: Mostly loosen. Roll back "stifling Obama-era regulations." Against reducing waste and emissions. Reduce plastic waste in oceans.

Source: CampusElect on 2020 Georgia Senate race Nov 3, 2020

On Foreign Policy: Supports blocking arm sales to Saudi Arabia

Q: Support blocking arms sales to Saudi Arabia?

Ossoff: Yes. Reject "regime that executes political dissidents, executes people for their sexuality" and brutally murders journalists.

Perdue: No. Voted in U.S. Senate against resolution blocking Saudi arms sales.

Source: CampusElect on 2020 Georgia Senate race Nov 3, 2020

On Government Reform: End Citizens United; get dark money out of politics

Q: Your opinion on campaign finance?

Ossoff: Yes. "We must end Citizens United and get secret, dark money out of politics."

Source: CampusElect on 2020 Georgia Senate race Nov 3, 2020

On Government Reform: We need a new Voting Rights Act

Q: Strict ID and other rules to combat possible fraud, even if limiting access?

Ossoff: No. Criticizes "major purges" of voter rolls and "mass disenfranchisement." Need a new Voting Rights Act.

Perdue: No position found. On chaotic GA primary, "more than 150 counties didn't have any problem. In a few we did. This idea of voter suppression is a lie right out of the pit of hell."

Source: CampusElect on 2020 Georgia Senate race Nov 3, 2020

On Gun Control: Supports background checks, assault weapon ban

Q: Your opinion on gun control?

Ossoff: Supports universal background checks, red-flag laws, closing gun-show loophole, as well as a ban on assault weapons.

Perdue: "We have ample gun laws on the books;" should enforce them. Supports some more stringent background checks.

Source: CampusElect on 2020 Georgia Senate race Nov 3, 2020

On Health Care: Improve ACA, not repeal it

Q: Support Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as ObamaCare?

Ossoff: Yes. Will "work to improve [ACA], not repeal it, so we can make affordable insurance and quality care available to all Americans."

Perdue: No. Voted to repeal ACA. "The poorest among us will continue to be fined because they can't afford ObamaCare."

Source: CampusElect on 2020 Georgia Senate race Nov 3, 2020

On Health Care: COVID: Trump's response "gross incompetence"

Q: Your opinion on COVID response?

Ossoff: Calls the Trump administration's handling of the pandemic "gross incompetence." "Tens of millions are losing jobs, essential workers are underpaid, under-protected and underinsured [while] help for ordinary people and smaller firms has been meager and slow."

Perdue: Trump "has taken unprecedented action to protect the American people; now we're working to safely reopen [and] help small businesses continue to weather this crisis."

Source: CampusElect on 2020 Georgia Senate race Nov 3, 2020

On Immigration: DREAMers are Americans and here to stay

Q: Your opinion on immigration?

Ossoff: "DREAMers are Americans," "here to stay." Supports "path to legal status for undocumented immigrants." "Strong border security doesn't require" sacrificing "our moral principles."

Perdue: Supports Trump proposal for DACA path to citizenship tied to cutbacks in legal Immigration and funding for wall. DACA brings "chain migration." Supported limiting visas to "create a merit-based immigration system."

Source: CampusElect on 2020 Georgia Senate race Nov 3, 2020

On Jobs: Minimum wage should be livable wage

Q: Raise federal hourly minimum wage above current $7.25?

Ossoff: Yes. "Fight to make sure the minimum wage is a livable wage."

Perdue: No recent position. In 2014 said if "increase the minimum wage, you will kill jobs."

Source: CampusElect on 2020 Georgia Senate race Nov 3, 2020

On Tax Reform: We borrow trillions to cut taxes for the wealthy

Q: Support administration's $1.9 trillion (2017) tax cuts?

Ossoff: No. "We borrow trillions to cut taxes for the wealthy & powerful."

Perdue: Yes. "The tax cuts passed by the U.S. Senate are already having a positive impact across the country."

Source: CampusElect on 2020 Georgia Senate race Nov 3, 2020

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