Candidate Profile
Kamala Harris

Democrat

Biography

Panel Rating

Very Liberal Information icon

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

Gun Owners of America (GOA), 2017-18:  50%
Freedom Index, 2019:  23% (cum.)
Conservative Review (CR), 2019:  21% (cum.)
NumbersUSA, 2019:  21%, 21% (cum.)
American Family Association (AFA), 2017-18:  20%
John Birch Society (same as Freedom Index), 2018:  20% (cum.)
FreedomWorks, 2019:  14%, 16% (cum.)
Club for Growth, 2018:  19%, 12% (cum.)
Campaign for Working Families PAC, 2017-18:  11%
Faith and Freedom Coalition (FFC), 2017-18:  8%, 8% (cum.)
Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW), 2018:  7%
American Conservative Union (ACU), 2018:  9%, 5% (cum.)
Heritage Action, 2019-20:  0%, 4% (cum.)
American Energy Alliance (AEA), 2019-20:  3%
National Tax-Limitation Committee (NTLC), 2017-18:  3%
American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), 2017-18:  0%
Concerned Women for America (CWA), 2020:  0%
FRC Action, 2018:  0%
National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), 2017-2018:  0%
National Right to Life, 2019-20:  0%
National Taxpayers Union, 2017-18:  F

11%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

Alliance for Retired Americans, 2018:  100%, 100% (cum.)
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), 2017:  100%, 100% (cum.)
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), 2017:  100%, 100% (cum.)
Americans for Democratic Action (ADA), 2017:  100%
Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), 2017-18:  100%
Human Rights Campaign, 2017-18:  100%
International Brotherhood of Teamsters, 2017-18:  100%
League of Conservation Voters (LCV), 2018:  100%, 100% (cum.)
NARAL Pro-Choice America (NARAL), 2018:  100%
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), 2017-18:  100%
National Education Association (NEA), 2017-18:  100%
National Iranian American Council (NIAC), 2018:  100%
National Religious Campaign Against Torture Action Fund (NRCAT), 2018:  100%
Outdoor Industry Association PAC, 2018:  A
Planned Parenthood, 2019:  100% (cum.)
Population Connection Action Fund, 2018:  100%
Progressive Punch, 2019:  A
Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA), 2017-18:  100%
Foreign Policy for America, 2019:  92%
American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), 2018:  89%
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 2018:  86%
Common Cause, 2017-18:  47%

96%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Liberals

1
Gavin Newsom

Selected Contributions

Liberal

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
11
ActBlue (2019), Beto O'Rourke (2018), Claire McCaskill (2006), Congressional Black Caucus (2017), Democracy Engine (2018), Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (2017) and 5 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
98
Aaron Rosenberg (2016), ActBlue (2019), Amalgamated Transit Union (2015), Amber Mostyn (2015), America Works PAC (2015), American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (2016) and 92 more

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.

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iVoterGuide Note:  Every woman deserves safe, affordable access to comprehensive reproductive health care — including abortion.  Source

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

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iVoterGuide Note:  She will protect Planned Parenthood Voted ’No’ on Senator Rand Paul’s Amendment SA 3967 which would prohibit Federal funds being made available to any entity which performs, or provides any funds to any other entity that performs abortions.  Source  Source

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

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iVoterGuide Note:  Georgia’s Republican-controlled legislature passed an extreme ban on abortion before many women even know they’re pregnant. Georgia women deserve leadership that will protect and expand their reproductive health care, not undermine their access.  Source

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.

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iVoterGuide Note:  Voted ’No’ on S. 311 (Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act )A bill to prohibit a health care practitioner from failing to exercise the proper degree of care in the case of a child who survives an abortion or attempted abortion. Voted ’No’ on S. 3275 (Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act) A bill to protect pain-capable unborn children, and for other purposes.  Source  Source


Economy

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

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iVoterGuide Note:  A living wage and justice for workers are on the ballot in 2020.  Source

What changes should be made to the tax code?

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iVoterGuide Note:  Repeal the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act tax cuts for the top 1 percent. Tax capital gains at the same rate as ordinary income. Create a new refundable tax credit that would be available to low- and middle-income taxpayers, called the “LIFT the Middle-Class Act.”  Source

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

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iVoterGuide Note:  introduce legislation to expand Social Security benefits and strengthen the retirement program for generations to come. Co-sponsored Sen. Bernie Sanders’ S.427 - Social Security Expansion Act  Source

What is your position on the minimum wage?

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iVoterGuide Note:  Raising the minimum wage to $15 by 2024 would generate $144 billion in higher wages, stimulating local economies. Co-sponsor of Sen. Bernie Sanders’ S.150 - Raise the Wage Act which would raise the federal minimum wage. Co-sponsor of Sen. Bernie Sanders S.2810 - Workplace Democracy Act  Source  Source

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

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Religious Liberty

Government should not discriminate against individuals, organizations, or business owners who affirm marriage as between one man and one woman.

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iVoterGuide Note:  Passing the EQUALITY Act would send a clear message that discrimination against transgender people won’t be tolerated. No one should be fired or dehumanized by their employer simply for their gender identity or expression.  Source

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

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iVoterGuide Note:  “We applaud Reps. Kennedy and Scott and Sen. Harris for continuing to champion this much-needed legislation, which protects the true meaning of religious freedom – everyone’s right to believe or not as they see fit, as long as it doesn’t harm others.”  Source

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

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Healthcare

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

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iVoterGuide Note:  In our America, health care should be a right, not a privilege only for those who can afford it. My Medicare for All plan will make sure cost is not a barrier to care. Co-sponsored Sen. Bernie Sanders’, S.1773 - Territories Health Equity Act of 2019, eliminating general Medicaid funding limitations for U.S. territories.  Source  Source  Source

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

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iVoterGuide Note:  1. Medicare for all and private insurance 2. Under Harris’ proposal, all Americans would be covered by Medicare. But private insurers would continue to play a role by offering plans within the Medicare system, similar to the current Medicare Advantage program that allows recipients to choose private insurance plans that offer extra benefits. My Medicare for All plan will provide health care for every American, while protecting families making less than $100,000 from higher taxes. Co-sponsored Sen. Bernie Sanders’ S.1804 - Medicare for All Act of 2017  Source  Source  Source  Source

I support the elimination of private healthcare insurance.

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iVoterGuide Note:  Supports Medicare for all  Source  Source  Source


National Security

What is the best way to maintain peace and protect national security?

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

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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.

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iVoterGuide Note:  Trump’s border wall would be an absolute waste of taxpayer money. I won’t support it.  Source

Children covered by DACA should be granted legal citizenship.

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iVoterGuide Note:  ""Every single day that we don’t pass the DREAM Act, is another day these young people have to live in fear.""  Source

How would you re-write immigration laws?

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iVoterGuide Note:  As president, she’ll close private immigrant detention centers, increase oversight of agencies like Customs and Border Protection, and focus enforcement on increasing public safety, not on tearing apart immigrant families.  Source


Education

How would you improve the quality of education in the United States?

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iVoterGuide Note:  ""It’s time we give America’s teachers a raise."" Co-sponsored Sen. Bernie Sanders’ S.806 - College for All Act of 2017  Source  Source

I support charter schools.

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iVoterGuide Note:  Acted against charter schools when she was California’s attorney general and supported the Los Angeles teachers who demanded more rules for charter schools when they went out on strike in January.  Source


Values

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

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iVoterGuide Note:  The Do No Harm Act would ensure that no one can use the law to discriminate against someone because of race, gender, sexual orientation, or gender identity. It’s vital we protect the civil rights of all Americans.  Source

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

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iVoterGuide Note:  Harris grew up attending a Baptist Church and a Hindu temple  Source  Source


Criminal Justice

I support the death penalty.

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iVoterGuide Note:  The death penalty is immoral, discriminatory, ineffective, and proven to be unequally applied. Co-Sponsor of S.2390 - A bill to prohibit the imposition of the death penalty for any violation of Federal law, and for other purposes.  Source  Source

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

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iVoterGuide Note:  Would end mandatory sentencing  Source

How would you address the overcrowding of jails?

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iVoterGuide Note:  ""I plan on shutting down for-profit prisons…"" and ""...end solitary confinement …"" September 12, 2019 Debates  Source


2nd Amendment

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

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iVoterGuide Note:  Teachers don’t need a gun. They need a raise.  Source

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

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iVoterGuide Note:  Executive order to eliminate AR15 and assault weapons (can’t wait for Congress)  Source


Other Important Issues

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

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iVoterGuide Note:  Sen. Kamala Harris: "I support that we should study it. We should study it and see. ... This is very real and it needs to be studied."  Source

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

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iVoterGuide Note:  The threat of white supremacist violence is real. That’s why we need to hire more civil rights litigators and commit to full enforcement of federal hate crime laws.  Source

The United States should not have withdrawn from the Paris Climate Agreement.

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iVoterGuide Note:  As President, I will immediately re-enter the Paris Agreement & make climate cooperation a key diplomatic priority. We can’t afford to wait. Co-sponsor of Sen. Bernie Sanders’ S.Con.Res.22 - A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress that there is a climate emergency which demands a massive-scale mobilization to halt, reverse, and address its consequences and causes.  Source  Source

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

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iVoterGuide Note:  Voted ""No"" Strengthening America’s Security in the Middle East Act (S.1)  Source

The Electoral College should be abolished.

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iVoterGuide Note:  ""I’m open to the discussion,"" Harris said in an interview with Jimmy Kimmel. ""I mean, there’s no question that the popular vote has been diminished in terms of making the final decision about who’s the president of the United States and we need to deal with that.""  Source

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

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iVoterGuide Note:  Unknown


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