Jon Ossoff in Survey of 2020 Senate campaign websites


On Abortion: Will only vote to confirm judges who will uphold Roe v. Wade

I am pro-choice. I believe that women, not the government, should control the private, personal, and complex decision whether to terminate a pregnancy. In the Senate, I will only vote to confirm federal judges who pledge to uphold Roe v. Wade.
Source: 2020 Georgia Senate campaign website ElectJon.com Jul 2, 2020

On Budget & Economy: Upgraded infrastructure foundation for decades of prosperity

To create millions of jobs, revitalize our economy, and alleviate poverty, I'll support the most ambitious infrastructure program in history. Upgraded infrastructure will serve as the foundation for decades of prosperity, sustainability, and health.
Source: 2020 Georgia Senate campaign website ElectJon.com Jul 2, 2020

On Budget & Economy: Investment in infrastructure is overdue

I'll push for an unprecedented infrastructure program that includes big, overdue investments in transportation and transit, clean energy, energy efficiency, public health, communications, research and development, emergency response, and environmental cleanup. Infrastructure includes energy production and the grid, transit, roads, bridges, tunnels, rail, aviation, ports and waterways, communications, cybersecurity, water treatment and distribution, housing, and public health.
Source: 2020 Georgia Senate campaign website ElectJon.com Jul 2, 2020

On Civil Rights: For Equality Act, opposes any military ban

I'll fight for equal rights and equal protection under the law for all Americans, regardless of gender or sexual orientation. I will defend marriage equality and the right of gay couples to adopt children. I will support the Equality Act and vote to expand Federal anti-discrimination statutes to prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender or sexual orientation. I will oppose efforts to re-impose the ban on military service by openly gay Americans.
Source: 2020 Georgia Senate campaign website ElectJon.com Jul 2, 2020

On Corporations: Reinstate Glass-Steagall; end speculative trading

The health of the banking system is vital, but public funds and loans shouldn't subsidize speculative short-term trading on Wall Street. That's why I'll vote to reinstate the Glass-Steagall Act, so Federal economic policy serves the long-term prosperity, stability, and financial security of families and productive enterprises, not short-term gains for investment banks, hedge funds, and private equity firms.
Source: 2020 Georgia Senate campaign website ElectJon.com Jul 2, 2020

On Crime: Reverse militarization of police; ban private prisons

Our approach to punishment must respect the human dignity of incarcerated people and recognize that except for the most dangerous violent criminals, successful re-entry to society after incarceration is crucial for both the convicted and the public. I will champion and fight tirelessly to pass a New Civil Rights Act that strengthens civil rights laws and advances comprehensive criminal justice reform. Race and class disparities in policing, prosecution, and sentencing must be ended nationwide.

I will work to reverse the militarization of local police forces, enhance due process and human rights protections for all citizens, ban private prisons, end cash bail, reform prisons and raise conditions of incarceration to humane standards, abolish the death penalty, legalize cannabis, and end incarceration for nonviolent drug offenses.

Source: 2020 Georgia Senate campaign website ElectJon.com Jul 2, 2020

On Education: Make trade school, vocational training, public colleges free

We need greater emphasis on vocational training. I'll work to make trade school and vocational training free for every American. I'll work to make four-year degrees at our public colleges 100% debt-free. I support a generous forgiveness program for those struggling to pay off their student loans, caps on interest rates to relieve financial stress for all borrowers, and a program that links Federal student loan payments to income so paying off student loans is never a financial hardship.
Source: 2020 Georgia Senate campaign website ElectJon.com Jul 2, 2020

On Environment: Aggressive protection of endangered species and habitats

I'll push for America to immediately re-enter the Paris Climate Accords. I'll work to reverse the Trump Administration's rollbacks of clean air, clean water, and fuel economy standards. I'll push for fast advances in sustainability--including a rapidly phased-in ban on single-use plastics, strongly enforced treaties to protect oceans and fisheries, aggressive protection of endangered species and habitats, increased fines for spills and contamination, and stricter controls on toxic chemicals.
Source: 2020 Georgia Senate campaign website ElectJon.com Jul 2, 2020

On Free Trade: Attack unfair practices by overseas competitors

I'll expose and attack unfair and unethical trade, labor, and environmental practices by overseas competitors that disadvantage American workers and businesses. I'll work to reduce our dependence on Chinese supply chains and strengthen domestic producers. I'll support strong antitrust enforcement and I'll attack anti-competitive special interest subsidies secured by dominant firms with lobbying power at the expense of smaller competitors and startups.
Source: 2020 Georgia Senate campaign website ElectJon.com Jul 2, 2020

On Gun Control: Background checks; red flag laws; assault weapon ban

I support the Second Amendment and I respect the overwhelming majority of gun owners who recognize that guns aren't toys; they are lethal and dangerous tools. I support universal criminal history checks for gun purchases, red flag laws to protect family members and domestic partners concerned about the mental health of their loved ones, and closing the gun show loophole. I support a ban on the sale of semi-automatic rifles ("assault weapons") and high-capacity magazines to the general public.
Source: 2020 Georgia Senate campaign website ElectJon.com Jul 2, 2020

On Health Care: Ensure all Americans have insurance, for public option

This pandemic should be a massive wake-up call for those who doubt the necessity of ensuring all Americans have health insurance. I'll vote to protect and strengthen Medicare, and I support offering all Americans a public health insurance option as an affordable alternative to private insurance. Your insurance will be your choice. Americans will be free to maintain exclusively private health insurance or to purchase supplemental private insurance on top of the public plan if they so choose.
Source: 2020 Georgia Senate campaign website ElectJon.com Jul 2, 2020

On Immigration: Strengthen borders, path for undocumented immigrants

Strong border security doesn't require us to sacrifice our moral principles, our commitment to human rights, or our American identity as a haven for people fleeing persecution and striving for opportunity. I'll support an immigration policy that strengthens our borders, puts American workers first, respects human rights, and creates a path to legal status for undocumented immigrants who are already here and otherwise follow the law, especially those brought here as children.
Source: 2020 Georgia Senate campaign website ElectJon.com Jul 2, 2020

On Principles & Values: Dedicated my career to fighting corruption

Lobbying and political contributions should not buy bailout money, unfair subsidies, or impunity for labor and environmental abuses. I've dedicated my career to fighting corruption. I run a business that investigates bribery and the abuse of power worldwide. I'm not taking contributions from corporate PACs or Congressional lobbyists. As Georgia's Senator, I will be accountable exclusively to the people of our state.
Source: 2020 Georgia Senate campaign website ElectJon.com Jul 2, 2020

On Tax Reform: Lower taxes for all but the wealthiest Americans

Rather than relying on subsidies for Wall Street as economic stimulus and hoping the benefits trickle down, I'll support policies that help Georgia's families make and save more money: fast and generous direct emergency relief during economic crises, lower taxes for all but the wealthiest Americans, debt-free public college, free vocational training, and health care guaranteed at an affordable price.
Source: 2020 Georgia Senate campaign website ElectJon.com Jul 2, 2020

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Crime
Drugs
Education
Energy/Oil
Environment
Families
Foreign Policy
Free Trade
Govt. Reform
Gun Control
Health Care
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Immigration
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