John S. Hernandez's Political Positions

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  • John S. Hernandez. The Baskerfield Californian - 21st Congressional District Candidates Weigh in on Health Care, Economy, More. 6 May 2012. "As a Democrat, I will fight for the middle class, and I will stand up for working families, seniors, veterans, unions and women's rights." (votesmart.org)
  • John S. Hernandez. Campaigns: John Hernandez for Congress: Who Am I? 13 June 2012. "I am Pro-Choice and I will fight the 'war against women'." (www.democracyforamerica.com)

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  • Peace Action West. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Peace Action West endorsed John Hernandez in the 2012 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • John S. Hernandez. Video: Connect With Me - with guest John Hernandez. 9 May 2012. "I really feel that we need to bring our troops home. That's where I'm standing on the war in Afghanistan." (youtu.be)
  • John S. Hernandez. The Baskerfield Californian - 21st Congressional District Candidates Weigh in on Health Care, Economy, More. 6 May 2012. "Third, we are wasting money and lives in our war in Afghanistan. We have spent more than $500 billion in Afghanistan, and we have lost 1,828 brave young men and women." (votesmart.org)
  • John S. Hernandez. Campaigns: John Hernandez for Congress: Hold Me Accountable! 13 June 2012. "I would like to be held accountable for my campaign promises. That means all my progressive promises [¦] pressuring complete troop withdraw in Afghanistan." (www.democracyforamerica.com)

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  • John Hernandez. The Baskerfield Californian - 21st Congressional District Candidates Weigh in on Health Care, Economy, More. 6 May 2012. "My first concern is our need to strengthen our relationships with our allies and work to develop new alliances with other nations. Second is the need to continue to practice aggressive diplomacy with nations like North Korea and Iran. We cannot let Iran obtain or develop nuclear weapons. We need to pressure both of them to comply with the United Nations and allow for missile inspections, and we need to hold them accountable with strict economic sanctions. Third, we are wasting money and lives in our war in Afghanistan. We have spent more than $500 billion in Afghanistan, and we have lost 1,828 brave young men and women." (votesmart.org)

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  • John S. Hernandez. Hanford Sentinel: 2012 ON THE ISSUES: John Hernandez. Responded, "As your congressman, I will do away with the Bush tax cuts, and I will support taxing the 1 percent in order to alleviate the economic strain on the 99 percent," to the question: "How do you propose to deal with the mounting federal deficit? What specific cuts or new taxes do you support?" (www.hanfordsentinel.com)

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  • John S. Hernandez. Hanford Sentinel: 2012 ON THE ISSUES: John Hernandez. Responded, "I will support the high-speed rail project and I will fight to get federal funds to aid this project. I will work to get funding for improvements to education, for improvements to our infrastructure, and to promote green energy. Funding for these improvements will stimulate the economy and lead to more jobs [¦] I will work to get federal funding for projects and improvements that will bring more jobs to this struggling district," to the question: "What steps would you take to stimulate the economy and create jobs?" (www.hanfordsentinel.com)
  • John S. Hernandez. The Baskerfield Californian - 21st Congressional District Candidates Weigh in on Health Care, Economy, More.. 6 May 2012. "I've been the only vocal supporter of high-speed rail, and it's alarming that I stand alone on this issue. The construction of this project will bring working-class jobs to this district and stimulate tourism. I will work to get federal funds to aid this project, and I'll continue to advocate for similar projects in the Central Valley." (votesmart.org)

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  • John S. Hernandez. Positions: Small Business Development. 22 March 2012. "Small Business in the US contributes to around ½ of the U.S. GDP and over half of the employment. The 21st district is no different. I will work for the Small Business community in our district to ensure they get their share of resources to help them participate in the inevitable rebound that will take place in the future California economy." (www.johnhernandez2012.com)

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  • John S. Hernandez. Campaigns: John Hernandez for Congress: Who Am I? 13 June 2012. "I will support more federal funding to our K-12 public school systems and be an advocate for preserving physical education and arts education." (www.democracyforamerica.com)

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  • John S. Hernandez. Campaigns: John Hernandez for Congress: Who Am I? 13 June 2012. "I will work to protect the environment and fight climate change. I will work to promote alternative energy and work to sponsor legislation that will create tax incentives for homeowners and businesses who install wind turbines or solar panels on their property." (www.democracyforamerica.com)
  • John S. Hernandez. Campaigns: John Hernandez for Congress: Hold Me Accountable! 13 June 2012. "I would like to be held accountable for my campaign promises. That means all my progressive promises [¦] supporting legislation that helps not huts the environment." (www.democracyforamerica.com)

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  • John S. Hernandez. Campaigns: John Hernandez for Congress: Hold Me Accountable! 13 June 2012. "I would like to be held accountable for my campaign promises. That means all my progressive promises: protecting the Affordable Care Act." (www.democracyforamerica.com)
  • John S. Hernandez. Campaigns: John Hernandez for Congress: Who Am I? 13 June 2012. " I am a supporter of the Affordable Care Act because healthcare should be affordable and accessible to everyone. I also believe that we can strengthen the ACA by making sure that preventative medicine and mental health treatment is included in all plans." (www.democracyforamerica.com)
  • John S. Hernandez. Hanford Sentinel: 2012 ON THE ISSUES: John Hernandez. Responded, "I prefer to use the piece of legislation's proper name, which is the Affordable Care Act. I support the Affordable Care Act, and if elected, I will work to make health care more affordable and accessible to everyone," to the question: "Do you support Obamacare or would you vote to eliminate it or change it? What steps would you take to make sure the American health care system is improved?" (www.hanfordsentinel.com)
  • John S. Hernandez. The Baskerfield Californian - 21st Congressional District Candidates Weigh in on Health Care, Economy, More. 6 May 2012. "I am a strong supporter of the Affordable Care Act because it provides comprehensive health care to many Americans." (votesmart.org)
  • John S. Hernandez. Facebook: Timeline. 25 June 2012. "Amigos: This is a very good article on amputations. We need to pratice good habits by going to see our doctor on a regular basis. It also points out the importance of having some basic healthcare for our poor in the valley. That is why I support the Affordable Healthcare Act." (www.facebook.com)

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  • John S. Hernandez. Campaigns: John Hernandez for Congress: Hold Me Accountable! 13 June 2012. "I would like to be held accountable for my campaign promises. That means all my progressive promises [¦] supporting the Dream Act." (www.democracyforamerica.com)
  • John S. Hernandez. Campaigns: John Hernandez for Congress: Who Am I? 13 June 2012. "I am a strong supporter of immigration reform. As a member of the Hispanic community, I am a strong supporter of the Dream Act, and will do everything in my power to make it a reality." (www.democracyforamerica.com)
  • John S. Hernandez. Hanford Sentinel: 2012 ON THE ISSUES: John Hernandez. Responded, "I am in favor of immigration reform and in favor of a path to citizenship. I am a supporter of the Dream Act, and as a member of the Hispanic community, I will be an advocate on this issue," to the question: "What is your position on the key issues facing agriculture, including water, food safety and farm labor/immigration issues?" (www.hanfordsentinel.com)
  • John S. Hernandez. The Baskerfield Californian - 21st Congressional District Candidates Weigh in on Health Care, Economy, More. 6 May 2012. "I will support the Dream Act." (votesmart.org)

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  • John S. Hernandez. Campaigns: John Hernandez for Congress: Who Am I? 13 June 2012. "I also support same-sex marriage and I will be an advocate for the LGBT community." (www.democracyforamerica.com)

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  • John S. Hernandez. Video: Connect With Me - with guest John Hernandez. 9 May 2012. "I think the President's plan and how he's handling this, with drones and things of that sort, I think that's a more effective way." (youtu.be)

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  • John S. Hernandez. Campaigns: John Hernandez for Congress: Who Am I? 13 June 2012. "I will stand up for our seniors and I will protect our federal funding for Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security." (www.democracyforamerica.com)
  • John S. Hernandez. ON THE ISSUES: Candidates for Congress. 28 April 2012. "If elected, I will protect Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare. These are federally funded health services that our seniors cannot live without." (www.hanfordsentinel.com)

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