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Candidate Vetting For The People, By The People!

Five Gauntlets Including Topics The Left Care About

The purpose of the People's Gauntlet is to allow the grassroots to vet progressive candidates. If they want our money and support, they must convince us that they will fight for the policies the people care about.

Student Loan DebtTotal U.S. student loan debt is $1.67 trillion, and college grads with loans owe $29,200 on average (2018).What is your plan for student debt relief?

Tax Reform On The Upper Class And Large CorporationsConservatives claim the wealthy are overtaxed. 1 out of 5 millionaires pay a lower rate than someone making $50,000 to $100,000.What is your plan for Tax Reform?

Fair TradeAmericans have not seen a pay increase in years and jobs are outsourced due in part to unfair trade deals like the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Unfortunately, American trade policy currently rewards corporations that offshore jobs, drive down wages, and increase unemployment and underemployment.What do you know about the recent free trade agreements like NAFTA and TPP? How would you reform our current trade agreements?

Expanding Social SecurityOur elder citizens cannot live in dignity when they are trying to survive on $13,000 or $14,000 a year in Social Security benefits.What would you do to expand and improve social security?

Federal Jobs GuaranteeIn 1944, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt talked about the right of every American to have a job. This policy is still needed today. A job guarantee will lower the crime rate, improve mental health, and create a stronger sense of community.What is your plan to increase jobs or have a federal jobs guarantee program?

Free Public College And Trade SchoolJust 30 years ago, tuition and fees at a public four-year university totaled $3,360 per year in today’s dollars. That same degree today costs more than $10,000 per year in tuition and fees. More than $21,000 per year if you include room and board.What is your plan to make colleges and trade schools affordable or free?

Green New DealClimate change is a global emergency. Due to lack of media coverage, the problem has only recently come to the forefront of the American conscience.What is your environmental plan for the nation and the world?

Secure A Living WageWe 've seen the Fight for $15 take years to build momentum. Even with majority support, Senators like Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema continue to support a poverty wage for the people.How can you help secure a living wage in congress?

Support for Union AdvancementThe Protecting the Right to Organize Act, PRO Act will help promote unionization across America.What are your opinion of unions and pro-union laws?

Break Up MonopoliesCorporations have evolved since the creation of America. We now have digital companies with great power unimagined by our founders. The Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890 gives the U.S government the power to break up big corporations.What is your opinion on breaking up monopolies? Which companies need to be broken up?

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