Candidate Profile
Theresa Greenfield

Democrat , Iowa

Biography

Name
Theresa Greenfield
Party
Democrat
Race
U.S. Senator
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating*

Liberal Information icon *

*Additional information appears below for educational purposes; however, only data received prior to the candidate deadline was considered during Panel Evaluation.

Endorsements*

*These endorsements were received after the deadline and were not considered in the Panel Evaluations and are for additional educational purposes only.

Liberals

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AFSCME Council 61, *Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) Victory Fund, Barack Obama, BOLD PAC, *Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, Brady PAC and 28 more

Others

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*International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150, TogetherFund PAC

Selected Contributions

Liberal

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
21
Abby Finkenauer (2019), ActBlue (2020), Brady: United Against Gun Violence (2020), Cindy Axne (2019), Council for a Livable World (2020), Democracy Engine (2020) and 15 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
122
2020 Senate Impact (2020), A New Direction PAC (2020), ActBlue (2020), Alexander Soros (2019), All For Our Country Leadership PAC (2019), America Works PAC (2020) and 116 more

Summary

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LIBERAL

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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:  "...believes in women’s constitutional right to make their own health care decisions, and she understands that we cannot take these freedoms for granted." Candidate website. October 5, 2020. https://greenfieldforiowa.com/issue/reproductive-rights/ §§ "I’ll fight to protect reproductive freedom and ensure we defend every woman’s constitutional right to make her own health care decisions". Press release. "NARAL Pro-Choice America Endorses Theresa Greenfield for U.S. Senate". November 7, 2019. https://www.prochoiceamerica.org/2019/11/07/naral-theresa-greenfield-senate/  Source  Source  Source  Source

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

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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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Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

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Economy

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

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

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iVoterGuide Note:  "Unions built the middle class, and we should be working to strengthen their standing in our communities". Candidate website. October 5, 2020. https://greenfieldforiowa.com/issue/issue-1/ §§ "...supports a living wage, investing in our workforce, fighting for women to have equal opportunities and equal pay for equal work...". Candidate website. October 5, 2020. https://greenfieldforiowa.com/issue/issue-1/ §§ "...called the minimum wage of $7.25 'an abomination,...'”. Eric Garcia. "In Iowa, Heartland Democrats Ask ‘What About the Economy, Stupid?’".Roll Call. October 16, 2017.https://www.rollcall.com/2017/10/16/in-iowa-heartland-democrats-ask-what-about-the-economy-stupid/  Source  Source  Source

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

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

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

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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.

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iVoterGuide Note:  Candidate’s position on this issue could not be determined by iVoterGuide research staff.

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

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iVoterGuide Note:  Candidate’s position on this issue could not be determined by iVoterGuide research staff.

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

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

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Healthcare

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

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iVoterGuide Note:  “Health care is a right, not a privilege”. Candidate website. October 5, 2020. https://greenfieldforiowa.com/issue/issue-2/ §§ “That means strengthening our existing laws like the Affordable Care Act, creating a public health insurance option for Iowans to buy into, and working to bring down the cost of co-pays, prescription drugs, and health care as a whole.” Candidate website. October 5, 2020. https://greenfieldforiowa.com/issue/issue-2/  Source

I support the elimination of private healthcare insurance.

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

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National Security

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

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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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Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) should be abolished.

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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.

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iVoterGuide Note:  Candidate’s position on this issue could not be determined by iVoterGuide research staff.

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

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

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Education

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

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iVoterGuide Note:  "When we invest in our kids, our teachers, and our public schools, we all do better. Theresa will always put teachers and students first, not profits. That starts with everything from expanding public pre-kindergarten to making sure Iowa’s workforce has the right skills for the 21st century, and includes investing in higher education and job training, like apprenticeships where Iowans can earn while they learn. We need to make sure that obtaining an education — often a ticket to a better life for so many Iowans — is affordable". Candidate website. October 5, 2020.https://greenfieldforiowa.com/issue/issue-3/  Source


Values

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

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

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iVoterGuide Note:  "Theresa would proudly support legislation like the Equality Act that would prohibit discrimination based on gender identity or sexual orientation". Candidate website. October 5, 2020. https://greenfieldforiowa.com/issue/lgbtq-equality/  Source

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

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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?

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

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

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

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Criminal Justice

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

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2nd Amendment

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

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Other Important Issues

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

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I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

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

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The Electoral College should be abolished.

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

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

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Background

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