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Jill Stein

Jill Stein’s political views

Jill Stein was the Green Party’s nominee for the President of the United States in the 2016 election. Stein is a physician and was a candidate for the Governor of Massachusetts in 2002 and 2010. Stein is an alumna of Harvard College and Harvard Business School.

Immigration issues

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes, as long as it is safe for them to return to their country Source

Should the U.S. build a wall along the southern border? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No, and we should adopt an open border policy Source

Should Muslim immigrants be banned from entering the country until the government improves its ability to screen out potential terrorists? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No, banning immigrants based on their religion is unconstitutional 

Should illegal immigrants have access to government-subsidized healthcare? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes, and grant them citizenship  Source

Should sanctuary cities receive federal funding? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes Source

Should illegal immigrants be offered in-state tuition rates at public colleges within their residing state? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes, and they should also be eligible for financial assistance and scholarships  Source

Should children of illegal immigrants be granted legal citizenship? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes, and abolish all national borders  Source

Should immigrants be required to learn English? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No, we should embrace the diversity that immigrants add to our country  Source

Should local law enforcement be allowed to detain illegal immigrants for minor crimes and transfer them to federal immigration authorities? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No, too many non-violent immigrants are being deported  Source

Should the U.S. increase restrictions on its current border security policy? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No, make it easier for immigrants to access temporary work visas  Source

Should working illegal immigrants be given temporary amnesty? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes, create a simple path to citizenship for immigrants with no criminal record  Source

Should immigrants be required to pass a citizenship test to demonstrate a basic understanding of our country’s language, history, and government? stats discuss

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Should the government increase or decrease the amount of temporary work visas given to high-skilled immigrant workers? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Increase  Source

Social issues

What is your stance on abortion? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Pro-choice, but providing birth control, sex education, and more social services will help reduce the number of abortions  Source

Should the government continue to fund Planned Parenthood? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes, their services reach far beyond abortions and can save many lives through cancer screening, prenatal services, and adoption referrals 

Should gay couples have the same adoption rights as straight couples? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes Source

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes  Source

Should a business be able to deny service to a customer if the request conflicts with the owner’s religious beliefs? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No, all customers deserve to be treated equally  Source

Should “gender identity” be added to anti-discrimination laws? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes Source

Should universities provide “trigger warnings” and “safe spaces” for students? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes Source

Should businesses be required to have women on their board of directors? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes 

Should health insurance providers be required to offer free birth control? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes  Source

Do you support the death penalty? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No, too many people are innocently convicted  Source

Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes, preventing women from serving in combat roles is discriminatory 

Should the government support a separation of church and state by removing references to God on money, federal buildings, and national monuments? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes, but do not waste money removing existing references  Source

Should marital rape be classified and punished as severely as non-marital rape? stats discuss

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Should terminally ill patients be allowed to end their lives via assisted suicide? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes  Source

Should states be allowed to display the Confederate flag on government property? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No, it is a symbol of racism, separatism and treason  Source

Should women be allowed to wear a Niqāb, or face veil, to civic ceremonies? stats discuss

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Electoral issues

Should a photo ID be required to vote? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No, and automatically register every citizen to vote when they turn 18  Source

Should the electoral college be abolished? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes, and switch to a ranked voting system Source

Should foreigners, currently residing in the United States, have the right to vote? stats discuss

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Should foreign lobbyists be allowed to raise money for elections? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No Source

Should there be a limit to the amount of money a candidate can receive from a donor? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes, and ban all political donations and publicly fund elections Source

Should corporations, unions, and non-profit organizations be allowed to donate to political parties? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No, but allow donations from unions and non-profits Source

Should there be a 5-year ban on White House and Congressional officials from becoming lobbyists after they leave the government? stats discuss

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Should political candidates be required to release their recent tax returns to the public? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes Source

Should the minimum voting age be lowered? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes Source

Should a politician, who has been formerly convicted of a crime, be allowed to run for office? stats discuss

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Foreign Policy issues

Do you support the military offensive against ISIS in the Iraqi city of Mosul? stats discuss

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Should the U.S. accept refugees from Syria? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes, but we should accept much more than the proposed 10,000 refugees  Source

Should foreign terrorism suspects be given constitutional rights? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes, give them a fair trial and shut down Guantanamo Bay  Source

Should the government increase or decrease military spending? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Decrease Source

Should the U.S. continue to support Israel? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No, cut all support and aid Source

Should the military be allowed to use enhanced interrogation techniques, such as waterboarding, to gain information from suspected terrorists? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No, torture is inhumane, unethical, and violates the 8th amendment  Source

Should every 18 year old citizen be required to provide at least one year of military service? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No, service should be a choice instead of an obligation 

Should the U.S. formally declare war on ISIS? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No Source

Should our country remain in NATO? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No Source

Should the U.S. remain in the United Nations? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes  Source

Should the government increase or decrease foreign aid spending? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Increase, but only for countries that have no human rights violations 

Should the military fly drones over foreign countries to gain intelligence and kill suspected terrorists? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No  Source

Should the government send in ground troops to fight ISIS? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No 

Should the U.S. overthrow President Assad of Syria? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No 

Do you support President Obama’s move to lift the trade and travel embargo on Cuba? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes  Source

Should the government conduct military strikes against North Korea in order to destroy their long-range missile and nuclear weapons capabilities? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No 

Should the U.S. prevent Russia from conducting airstrikes in Syria? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No  Source

Should the government provide military aid to Saudi Arabia during its conflict with Yemen? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No, we should stay out of conflicts that are not an immediate threat to our security Source

Should the U.S. provide military assistance to defend Ukraine from Russia? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No, we should stay out of conflicts that do not directly threaten us Source

Should the U.S. continue NSA surveillance of its allies? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No, spying on our allies severely damages our reputation abroad  Source

Should our country defend other NATO countries that maintain low military defense budgets relative to their GDP? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No, and we should withdraw from NATO Source

Should the government cancel production of the F-35 fighter? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes Source

Healthcare issues

Do you support the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes, but a mandatory single payer system would be even better Source

Should health insurers be allowed to deny coverage to individuals who have a pre-existing condition? stats discuss

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Do you support the legalization of Marijuana? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes, and legalize, tax, and regulate marijuana instead of criminalizing it  Source

Should the government regulate the prices of life-saving drugs? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes, and we should socialize medicine and healthcare Source

Should the federal government increase funding of health care for low income individuals (Medicaid)? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes, but I prefer switching to a single payer healthcare system  Source

Should there be more or less privatization of veterans’ healthcare? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Less Source

Should the federal government be allowed to negotiate drug prices for Medicare? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes Source

Economic issues

Should employers be required to pay men and women the same salary for the same job? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes, and businesses should be required to publish their salary ranges for each position  Source

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No Source

Should the government raise taxes on the rich? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes, and make it a living wage  Source

Should the government make cuts to public spending in order to reduce the national debt? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No, reduce military spending instead  Source

Should the government raise or lower the tax rate for corporations? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Raise Source

Should there be fewer or more restrictions on current welfare benefits? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Fewer Source

Should businesses be required to provide paid leave for full-time employees during the birth of a child or sick family member? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes, but the federal government should sponsor this program instead of businesses  Source

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Help  Source

Should the Federal Reserve Bank be audited by Congress? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes  Source

Should the government prevent “mega mergers” of corporations that could potentially control a large percentage of market share within its industry? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Dont we already have that law in place 

Should the government increase the tax rate on profits earned from the sale of stocks, bonds, and real estate? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes, and increase to the average U.S. tax rate (31.5%)  Source

Do you support the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No  Source

Should the government use economic stimulus to aid the country during times of recession? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes Source

Should the U.S. continue to participate in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No, trade between the member countries has become too imbalanced Source

Should the government provide tax incentives to private companies to keep jobs within the country? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes Source

Should the current estate tax rate be decreased? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No Source

Should the government increase tariffs on imported products from China? stats discuss

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Should the government require businesses to pay salaried employees, making up to $46k/year, time-and-a-half for overtime hours? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes, and the government should do more to protect workers’ rights Source

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No Source

Should the government subsidize farmers? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes, but only small local farms instead of large corporations  Source

Should pension plans for federal, state, and local government workers be transitioned into privately managed accounts? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No, privately managed accounts will jeopardize the financial security of senior citizens  Source

Should citizens be allowed to save or invest their money in offshore bank accounts? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No, too many wealthy citizens are abusing loopholes in offshore banking laws to evade taxes Source

Would you favor an increased sales tax in order to reduce property taxes? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No, property taxes are the most reliable and consistent form of state revenue  Source

Should an in-state sales tax apply to online purchases of in-state buyers from out-of-state sellers? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No 

Domestic Policy issues

Should there be more restrictions on the current process of purchasing a gun? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes, require strict background checks, psychological testing, and training  Source

Should people on the “no-fly list” be banned from purchasing guns and ammunition? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes 

Should there be term limits set for members of Congress? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes, term limits will increase performance and prevent corruption  Source

Should local police increase surveillance and patrol of Muslim neighborhoods? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No, targeting Muslims is unconstitutional, racist, and incendiary Source

Should it be illegal to burn our national flag? stats discuss

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Should victims of gun violence be allowed to sue firearms dealers and manufacturers? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes  Source

Should the NSA (National Security Agency) be allowed to collect basic metadata of citizen’s phone calls such as numbers, timestamps, and call durations? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No, only with a warrant showing probable cause of criminal activity  Source

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes, and retroactively reduce sentences for those already serving time  Source

Do you support the Patriot Act? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No, and pass strict laws prohibiting government surveillance without probable cause and a warrant  Source

Should the redrawing of Congressional districts be controlled by an independent, non-partisan commission? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes, gerrymandering gives an unfair advantage to the party in power during redistricting  Source

Should corporations and unions (Super PACs) be allowed to donate to political candidates? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No, only voters should be allowed to finance political campaigns  Source

Should the government be allowed to seize private property, with reasonable compensation, for public or civic use? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes, but only for public projects and never for private projects Source

Do you support affirmative action programs? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes, and drastically increase the current amount of programs  Source

Should internet service providers be allowed to speed up access to popular websites (that pay higher rates) at the expense of slowing down access to less popular websites (that pay lower rates)? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No, treat all traffic equally and continue the openness of the internet  Source

Should the government raise the retirement age for Social Security? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No, this will disadvantage low income seniors whose life expectancy is lower than wealthier seniors  Source

Should the U.S. government grant immunity to Edward Snowden? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes, he should be protected under the Whistleblower Protection Act Source

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers? stats discuss

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Should the military upgrade Air Force One? stats discuss

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Education issues

Do you support increasing taxes for the rich in order to reduce interest rates for student loans? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes, and increase government funding so every student receives a free college education  Source

Do you support Common Core national standards? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No, teach to each student's potential instead of uniform testing  Source

Environmental issues

Should the government increase environmental regulations to prevent climate change? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes, and provide more incentives for alternative energy production  Source

Should the government stop construction of the Dakota Access pipeline? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government give tax credits and subsidies to the wind power industry? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes, the government should support more sustainable energy technologies  Source

Should the U.S. expand offshore oil drilling? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No, end all offshore oil drilling  Source

Do you support the use of hydraulic fracking to extract oil and natural gas resources? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No, we should pursue more sustainable energy resources instead  Source

Should disposable products (such as plastic cups, plates, and cutlery) that contain less than 50% of biodegradable material be banned? stats discuss

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Science issues

Should the federal government require children to be vaccinated for preventable diseases? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government fund space travel? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes  Source

Should producers be required to label genetically engineered foods (GMOs)? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes, but I would prefer to ban GMOs Source

Do you support the use of nuclear energy? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No Source

Criminal issues

Should police officers be required to wear body cameras? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes Source

Should convicted felons have the right to vote? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes, every citizen deserves the right to vote Source

Should prisons ban the use of solitary confinement for juveniles? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: Yes, and we should create more social programs to help prevent and rehabilitate criminals  Source

Should non-violent prisoners be released from jail in order to reduce overcrowding? stats discuss

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National Security issues

Should France continue to assassinate suspected terrorists in foreign countries? stats discuss

Jill Stein’s answer: No, they should be captured and given a fair trial Source

Should laptops be banned on all direct flights departing from the Middle East? stats discuss

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