Raphael Warnock in CampusElect.org 2020 coverage


On Abortion: A decision between a woman and her doctor

Q: Abortion--Keep legal or ban?

Raphael Warnock: Legal. Supports "a woman's right to choose; a decision between her and her doctor." Opposes "all partisan attacks defunding healthcare providers like Planned Parenthood."

Kelly Loeffler: Ban. "Unapologetically pro-life." Has co-sponsored "four bills to protect the unborn." Called for investigating Planned Parenthood for receiving taxpayer funds under the Paycheck Protection Program.

Source: CampusElect on 2019-20 Georgia 2-year Senate race Nov 3, 2020

On Civil Rights: Protect LGBTQ+ from housing, financial, job discrimination

Q: Protect against discrimination based on sexual orientation?

Raphael Warnock: Yes. Will "protect members of the LGBTQ+ community from housing, financial, and employment discrimination."

Kelly Loeffler: Not if it interferes with religious faith. "People of faith should be protected."

Source: CampusElect on 2019-20 Georgia 2-year Senate race Nov 3, 2020

On Crime: Police accountability and bias training, against defunding

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

Raphael Warnock: Yes. Wants increased accountability and bias training and a uniform standard for the use of force. Does not support defunding.

Kelly Loeffler: No. Co-sponsored resolutions supporting "Back the Blue" and opposing calls to defund. Critics failing "to support law enforcement at a time when they need it most."

Source: CampusElect on 2019-20 Georgia 2-year Senate race Nov 3, 2020

On Drugs: Marijuana: wants to decriminalize

Q: Marijuana--Legal or ban?

Raphael Warnock: Legal. Wants to decriminalize marijuana.

Kelly Loeffler: Ban. Is "concerned about the negative effects that legalizing marijuana would have."

Source: CampusElect on 2019-20 Georgia 2-year Senate race Nov 3, 2020

On Education: Fully fund Pell Grants, strengthen loan forgiveness

Q: Support lower interest or forgiveness on student loans?

Raphael Warnock: Yes. Work to fully fund Pell Grants and strengthen loan forgiveness programs to ensure graduates can pay their loans.

Kelly Loeffler: No position found.

Source: CampusElect on 2019-20 Georgia 2-year Senate race Nov 3, 2020

On Energy & Oil: Climate change is here, way past time to get serious

Q: Is human-caused climate change a top priority?

Raphael Warnock: Yes. It "is not something that is coming, it is here. It is way past time for all of us to get serious."

Kelly Loeffler: No position found. Her company previously lobbied for cap and trade when they'd likely have gotten contracts to administer it.

Source: CampusElect on 2019-20 Georgia 2-year Senate race Nov 3, 2020

On Environment: Environmental justice is on the ballot

Q: Tighten or loosen environmental regulations?

Raphael Warnock: Tighten. "Environmental justice is on the ballot." Nothing is "more important than honoring and protecting the only home we've been blessed with."

Kelly Loeffler: Unclear. Wants to "look at what we're doing with regard to the economy and the environment collectively."

Source: CampusElect on 2019-20 Georgia 2-year Senate race Nov 3, 2020

On Government Reform: Restore oversight provisions of Voting Rights Act

Q: Support stricter ID requirements and other rules on voting?

Raphael Warnock: No. Supports restoring oversight provisions of Voting Rights Act, which made voting restrictions harder to enact.

Kelly Loeffler: Unclear. Introduced bill to raise penalties for voter fraud and illegal ballot harvesting.

Source: CampusElect on 2019-20 Georgia 2-year Senate race Nov 3, 2020

On Gun Control: Answer to gun violence isn't masses of people carrying guns

Q: Enact more restrictive legislation on guns?

Raphael Warnock: Yes. "The answer to America's gun violence isn't to encourage masses of people to carry guns."

Kelly Loeffler: No. "Strong Second Amendment supporter." Sponsored bill barring national firearm database.

Source: CampusElect on 2019-20 Georgia 2-year Senate race Nov 3, 2020

On Health Care: Protect, improve, build upon the Affordable Care Act

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

Raphael Warnock: Yes. Would "protect, improve, and build upon the Affordable Care Act."

Kelly Loeffler: No. Supports lawsuit to end. Calls Medicare for All insidious attack on liberty.

Source: CampusElect on 2019-20 Georgia 2-year Senate race Nov 3, 2020

On Health Care: COVID: We need leadership that believes in science

Q: Your opinion on the federal response to COVID?<

Raphael Warnock: Both Georgia and Trump have stumbled on pandemic response. "We need leadership that believes in science and will act with integrity."

Kelly Loeffler: "Trump and his administration have taken the threat of COVID-19 seriously from the beginning."

Source: CampusElect on 2019-20 Georgia 2-year Senate race Nov 3, 2020

On Immigration: Jesus was an "undocumented immigrant"

Q: Expand border walls? Reduce immigration?

Raphael Warnock: No. Immigration is "desperately broken." Cites Jesus as an "undocumented immigrant."

Kelly Loeffler: Yes. Co-sponsored Asylum Abuse Reduction Act. Undocumented should not get free health care.

Source: CampusElect on 2019-20 Georgia 2-year Senate race Nov 3, 2020

On Jobs: Supports pay equity with honest wages, fair overtime

Q: Support "right to work" laws, barring unions from mandating dues?

Raphael Warnock: No. Supports "pay equity" with "honest wages, protected retirement, and fair overtime compensation." Endorsed by Georgia AFL-CIO.

Kelly Loeffler: Yes. Co-sponsored National Right-to-Work Act, establishing right to work on a national basis.

Source: CampusElect on 2019-20 Georgia 2-year Senate race Nov 3, 2020

On Jobs: $7.25 an hour "is not a living wage"

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

Raphael Warnock: Yes. $7.25 an hour "is not a living wage." Will "fight to raise the minimum to a livable wage."

Kelly Loeffler: No position found.

Source: CampusElect on 2019-20 Georgia 2-year Senate race Nov 3, 2020

The above quotations are from CampusElect.org 2020 Campus Election Engagement Project.
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Education
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Environment
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Foreign Policy
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