Candidate Profile
Jon Ossoff

Democrat , Georgia

Biography

Name
Jon Ossoff
Party
Democrat
Race
U.S. Senator
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

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Endorsements

Liberals

23
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) Victory Fund, Black Economic Alliance PAC, Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, Council for a Livable World, Demand Universal Healthcare (DUH!), End Citizens United and 17 more

Others

1
Humane Society Legislative Fund

Selected Contributions

Conservative

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
1
Campaign to Defeat Barack Obama (2017)

Liberal

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
29
ActBlue (2020), Angelika Kausche (2020), Bend The Arc Jewish Action (2017), Council for a Livable World (2017), Democracy Engine (2020), Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (2018) and 23 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
180
4MA PAC (2017), AAPI Victory Fund (2017), ActBlue (2020), Alan Lowenthal (2017), Albio Sires (2017), Alexander Soros (2017) and 174 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:  "I am pro-choice. I believe that women, not the government, should control the private, personal, and complex decision whether to terminate a pregnancy." Jon Ossoff. Campaign website. Policy - Roe vs. Wade. https://electjon.com/policy/ "There’s a lot at stake..." "...DEFEND Roe v. Wade...". Jon Ossoff. Twitter, December 30, 2019. https://twitter.com/ossoff/status/1211677548905664512  Source  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:  "Jon Ossoff is the only candidate Planned Parenthood Action Fund trusts to: defend access to birth control and the right to safe, legal abortion; and fight attempts to block access to care at Planned Parenthood health centers, which thousands of Georgia women rely on for affordable cancer screenings and preventive care."  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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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:  "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." Candidate website, October 5, 2020.  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:  "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." Candidate website, October 5, 2020.https://electjon.com/policy/  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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iVoterGuide Note:  "I will fight to expand Medicaid for all Americans." Jon Ossoff. Jon Ossoff's Plan for Affordable, Accessible Health Care for All Georgians. https://electjon.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/2020.08.24-Ossoff-Health-Care-Plan.pdf  Source


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:  Georgia Democratic Senate candidate Jon Ossoff took a hard stance in favor of sanctuary cities during a virtual town hall with young Democratic voters.  Source

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:  "And I’ll work to make four-year degrees at our public colleges 100% debt-free." Candidate website, October 5, 2020  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:  "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 defend marriage equality and the right of gay couples to adopt children."  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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