Candidate Profile
C. J. Berina

Democrat , California

Biography

Panel Rating

Liberal Information icon

Endorsements

Liberals

1
Our Revolution Los Angeles

Reported by Candidate

6
Our Revolution LA, California Progressive Alliance, Earthgency, Los Angeles Pierce College Students for Bernie, Chris Sales, Chair at Northridge Vision Committee, Michelle Manabe Verne, Feel the Bern SFV Co-Chair

Selected Contributions

Liberal

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
2
Bernie Sanders (2019), State Democratic Party Organizations (2019)

Summary

100%

LIBERAL

0%

CONSERVATIVE

Questionnaire

Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

Right to Life

Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Agree   

Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not receive taxpayer funds or grants from federal, state, or local governments.

Strongly Disagree   

I support the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which requires health care providers to provide life-saving treatment for infants who survive an attempted abortion.

Neutral   

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Abortion should be legal up until a certain point after conception, what that point is must be thoroughly studied, peer reviewed, and widely accepted before anyone makes definitive claims about the point at which an abortion should n longer be legal.


Economy

It is the government’s responsibility to ensure everyone has a livable income.

Strongly Agree   

Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.

Strongly Disagree   

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

(Did not answer)

What government spending would you reduce in order to balance the budget?

I would eliminate all spending on the drug war, as well as on the DEA,CIA,NSA,ICE,DHS, and all contracted security & military forces. I would reduce spending on the military by at least 30% because we spend more than the next 10 nations combined totaling over 680 billion dollars which is roughly 52% of the federal budget. Over 500,000 Americans are homeless any given night. Over 45,000 Americans die annually due to lack of healthcare, and 1/10 people ration medicine due to cost.

Under what circumstances should taxpayers help pay off existing student loans?

Student Loan debt should be paid off in full through wall street speculation/transaction tax.


Religious Liberty

Governments should not discriminate against individuals, organizations or small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.

No Answer   

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.

Strongly Agree   

I promise to protect the freedom of Christians to share the Gospel and to practice Biblical principles.

No Answer   

What does "separation of church and state" mean to you?

(Did not answer)


Healthcare

It is the government’s responsibility to ensure everyone has health insurance.

Strongly Disagree   

I support the elimination of private healthcare insurance.

Strongly Agree   

How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?

*Create a Medicare for All, single-payer, national health insurance program to provide everyone in America with comprehensive health care coverage, free at the point of service. -No networks, no premiums, no deductibles, no copays, no surprise bills. -Medicare coverage will be expanded and improved to include: include dental, hearing, vision, and home- and community-based long-term care, in-patient and out-patient services, mental health and substance abuse treatment, reproductive and maternity care, prescription drugs, and more. -Stop the pharmaceutical industry from ripping off the American people by making sure that no one in America pays over $200 a year for the medicine they need by capping what Americans pay for prescription drugs under Medicare for All.


National Security

The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.

Strongly Disagree   

What should the United States do to help eradicate the threat of radical Islamic terrorism?

(Did not answer)


Immigration

I am in favor of construction of a wall and other necessary infrastructure on our border that gives complete control over entering and exiting the United States.

Strongly Disagree   

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) should be abolished.

Strongly Agree   

State and federal funds should be denied to any public or private entity, including but not limited to sanctuary cities, that are not in compliance with immigration laws.

Strongly Disagree   

Employers should be required to use E-verify to confirm the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States.

Strongly Disagree   

Who should be allowed to immigrate to the U.S. and under what circumstances?

(Did not answer)


Education

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Agree   


Values

Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which is necessary for our system of limited government.

Strongly Disagree   

I support adding sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression as protected classes in non-discrimination laws.

Strongly Agree   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

(Did not answer)


Qualifications

When you consider your views on a wide range of issues from economic and social matters to foreign policy and immigration, which of the following best describes you overall?

Very Liberal   

Please provide publicly available information validating your answer to the previous question.

I am a registered democrat, as well as an assembly delegate for the California Democratic Party. I would like to note that I am an ardent supporter of the Green New Deal and will do everything I can as congressman to pass the legislation necessary to mitigate and avert further climate crises. I am also co-sponsor of the Permaculture Sustainable Future Plan which expands on the Green New Deal in terms of policy proposals for the nation we need to create in the next century if we are to survive as a nation, as well as salvage and rehabilitate as much as we possibly can of our global ecosystems. The Permaculture Sustainable Future Plan is among the most comprehensive climate plans available, and few have even heard of it. It is available at: https://matznelsonforcongress.blogspot.com/2019/12/the-permaculture-sustainable-future.html

Have you ever been convicted of a felony or been penalized for sexual misconduct? If so, please explain.

No

Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?

I would like to note that I am an ardent supporter of the Green New Deal and will do everything I can as congressman to pass the legislation necessary to mitigate and avert further climate crises. I am also co-sponsor of the Permaculture Sustainable Future Plan which expands on the Green New Deal in terms of policy proposals for the nation we need to create in the next century if we are to survive as a nation, as well as salvage and rehabilitate as much as we possibly can of our global ecosystems. The Permaculture Sustainable Future Plan is among the most comprehensive climate plans available, and few have even heard of it. It is available at: https://matznelsonforcongress.blogspot.com/2019/12/the-permaculture-sustainable-future.html


Criminal Justice

Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.

Strongly Disagree   


2nd Amendment

What restrictions on gun ownership are needed to protect public safety?

*pass federal red flag measures that allow citizens to petition for the temporary removal of firearms from a person who may present a danger to themselves or others *federally mandate and provide safety training and continued education for all licensed firearm owners *ban bump stocks from all federal firearms permits *eliminate hellfire switches from all federal firearms permits *ban unlicensed sale of guns *ban all sale of weapons capable of firing at certain rates


Other Important Issues

I support BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanction) against Israel if they refuse to allow the creation of a Palestinian state.

Strongly Agree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Strongly Agree   

Reparations should be given to people on the basis of race.

Strongly Disagree   

The Electoral College should be abolished.

Strongly Agree   

In priority order, what three areas of legislation do you propose to author or sponsor if elected?

1.Combat Climate Change -The Pentagon and Intelligence agencies have warned us that the unmitigated effects of climate change will lead to catastrophic resource shortages, mass migration, famine, pandemics, and among much else the collapse of the U.S. government and military as we know it. 2.Get Money Out of Politics *enact a direct ballot initiative *publicly fund election 3.Economic Bill of Rights *safe clean housing, food, water, air for all *nationalize energy, pharmaceuticals, healthcare

Is racism a threat to domestic security in the United States? Why or why not?

(Did not answer)


Background

Education
  • California State University, Northridge, Bachelor of Arts, 2012
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • CSUN Fillipino American Student Association, President
  • California Democratic Party, Assembly Delegate
  • Northridge Vision Committee, Committee Member
  • Northridge Chamber of Commerce, Business Outreach Organizer
  • Northridge Invitational Sports Tournament, Northridge Invitational Tournament Director
  • Northridge South Neighborhood Council, Business Stakeholder
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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