Candidate Profile
Kamala Harris

Democrat , California


Kamala Harris
U.S. Senator

Panel Rating

Very Liberal Information icon


Conservative Organizations





California Federation of Teachers, California Labor Federation, Democracy for America, Emily's List, Feminist Majority, LPAC and 3 more

Selected Contributions


ActBlue, Claire McCaskill, Emily's List, Local, County, and District Democratic Organizations, State Democratic Party Organizations
Aaron Rosenberg, ActBlue, Amalgamated Transit Union, Amber Mostyn, America Works PAC, American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations and 68 more







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

Congress should repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

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

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

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

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:  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

The U.S. military should wait for militant Islamic groups to directly threaten our national security on our shores, rather than eradicate them now wherever they may be worldwide.

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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 must maintain a nuclear arsenal that is safe, reliable, modern and numerically superior to those of potential adversaries.

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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

I support legislation such as the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA) that would prohibit discrimination against individuals, organizations and small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.

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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

The federal government should establish Common Core as a nationwide academic standard for high school graduation.

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iVoterGuide Note:  Supports Medicare for all  Source  Source  Source

I oppose the resettlement of Syrian refugees into the U.S. without proper vetting.

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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

Current regulations on domestic oil exploration and drilling are more restrictive than are necessary.

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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

It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health care and a livable income.

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

Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.

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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

More restrictive gun control laws are needed to protect public safety.

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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

The founders established pure democracy in the Constitution because they believed that it is the best form of government to ensure the safety and equitable treatment of all citizens.

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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

Free enterprise and the right to private property turn mankind's natural self-interest into the most productive economic system there is.

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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

Governments should pay to develop wind and solar energy solutions until they are economically feasible.

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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

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States.

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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

Governments should define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with public funds.

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People should be able to vote without photo identification.

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

The United States should help defend Israel from attack by its enemies.

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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

Planned Parenthood should not receive funds from federal, state, or local governments.

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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

Marijuana should be legalized and regulated like tobacco and alcohol.

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

Islamic law (Sharia) does not pose a threat to the United States and its Constitution.

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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

Based on the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, please arrange the following entities, starting with the highest source of authority, and continue the list in descending order of authority, skipping any that do not apply: Academia, Congress, Constitution, God, Industry, Media, Professional Sports, Supreme Court, Voters.

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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

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

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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

What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?

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Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

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Considering all issues (social, economic, national security, etc.), which of these best describes you?

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Please defend your answer to the previous question by referencing your publicly available track record.

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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

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you.

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iVoterGuide Note:  Would end mandatory sentencing  Source

Additional comment from candidate:

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


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