Candidate Profile
Angelica Duenas

Democrat , California

Biography

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

6
Americans for Democratic Action Southern California, Demand Universal Healthcare (DUH!), Our Revolution Los Angeles, Our Revolution Santa Clarita Valley, *Progressive Democrats of America, *The National Solidarity Movement

Reported by Candidate

6
Demand Universal Healthcare, California Progressive Alliance, Southern California Americans for Democratic Actio, Our Revolution Los Angeles, Our Revolution Santa Clarita, Progressive Democrats of America - SFV

Selected Contributions

Liberal

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
3
Bernie Sanders (2020), Green Party (2016), State Democratic Party Organizations (2016)

Summary

100%

LIBERAL

0%

CONSERVATIVE

 

Other Information

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.

Disagree   

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

Disagree   

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.

No Answer   

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

There should be no restrictions on abortion access. Over 99% of abortions happen before 20 weeks...abortions after 20 weeks are due to medical danger to the mother or child - so there is no reason to restrict access. Restricting access to abortion is dangerous and irresponsible.


Economy

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

Agree   

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

Disagree   

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

Get rid of the wage base limit. All income to be eligible for a Social Security tax. Stop borrowing from the SSA funds.

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

Reducing our military budget by 50%. We will audit military spending, to find any wasteful spending or fraudulent charges from sub-contractors. Currently we use 50% of our discretionary budget on military spending.

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

CANCELLATION OF STUDENT DEBT As of 2016, there is currently $1.3 trillion of student debt outstanding with about 44 million Americans paying off their student loans. Students leave around with an average of $35,000 in student debt with a 5-7% interest rate when they graduate, and 11% of students are likely to default on their payments.


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.

Disagree   

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

Disagree   

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

Yes   

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

We will work to ensure that there is a separation between church and state and that public law should be independent of anyone’s religion. We will protect the freedom to express your religious faith or non-religious faith as upheld by the Free Exercise Clause in the First Amendment. We will oppose any legislation that indiscriminately targets people from a certain religion to enter the country such as Donald Trump's travel ban that affects predominantly Muslim countries.


Healthcare

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

Agree   

I support the elimination of private healthcare insurance.

Agree   

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

https://www.angelica4congress.com/healthcare


National Security

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

Disagree   

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

US should stop invading and disrupting foreign countries - by acts of war and by election tampering.


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.

Disagree   

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) should be abolished.

Agree   

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.

Disagree   

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

No Answer   

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

Shut Down ICE WE will work with Congress to defund ICE. If we are made aware of an ICE checkpoint in our district we will be sure to have staff make the community aware. We will tweet, post and share so our community is able to stay safe and protect their loved ones from separation. Lessen the Burden of Proof for Asylum Seekers WE will protect immigrants, especially children, who flee their home country because they are victims of domestic violence and criminal gang activity or war. Currently, it’s not good enough to tell or convince the government that if you get sent back to a war torn country like Honduras, you might die unless you prove that people want to kill you because of your race, political identity, etc. Children are saying if "I go back, I’m going to get killed by gangs", however, our government says “you can’t prove that”. Children should NOT have to prove that. We should lower the burden of proof so that children and families can keep their life.


Education

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Agree   


Values

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

Disagree   

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

Agree   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am agnostic in beliefs and Catholic in tradition. I believe that mankind is here to help make our surroundings a better place than we found.


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?

Very Liberal   

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

https://www.angelica4congress.com/issues https://knock-la.com/angelica-duenas-mounts-a-green-challenge-in-a-democratic-district-c53ca5846097

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

No.

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

(Did not answer)


Criminal Justice

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

Disagree   


2nd Amendment

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

Instant background checks.


Other Important Issues

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

Agree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Agree   

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

Agree   

The Electoral College should be abolished.

Agree   

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

Affordable Housing, Medicare For All, Green New Deal

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

RACIAL JUSTICE Black Lives Matter: We must recognize that there is a problem in the United States of America that has stemmed from the roots of slavery which has played an effect on the social conditioning of society today. Our system in the U.S. has failed the African American community. African Americans are disproportionately incarcerated, unemployed, homeless, lack quality education, live near unsafe environmental conditions, face tougher prison sentences, and more likely to be killed by police compared to other racial groups other than Native Americans. We will work to overthrow the current system that has failed African Americans and people of color so that they have the same chances to succeed as everyone else should. Latinx Justice: African Americans and Latinx make up half of the total prisoners in America even though they represent only a quarter of the entire population. Like the African American community, the system has also failed the Latinx community as well as they


Background

Education
  • Woodbury University, Burbank, CA, MA, Organizational Leadership, 2013
  • California State University Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, BA, Political Science-Public Administration, 2007
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Sun Valley Area Neighborhood Council, Councilmember, 2010-2013
  • Sun Valley Area Neighborhood Council, Councilmember, 2016-2019
Offices
  • President, Sun Valley Area Neighborhood Council, Held 2010-2012
  • 1st VP, Sun Valley Area Neighborhood Council, Held 2012-2013
  • 2nd VP, Sun Valley Area Neighborhood Council, Sought 2012
 

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