Jorge Manzanera Vetting Form

Vetting Form

Your Name: Jorge Manzanera
Position: Local
Name of Office: Mount Vernon City Council Ward 2
Congressional District: 1st and 2nd congressional district of WA
Legislative District: District 10
Status: New Candidate
Date of Election (mm/dd/yy): 11/7/2017
Candidate Website: www.JorgeManzanera.com
Candidate Facebook: facebook.com/VoteJorgeManzanera
Candidate Twitter: n/a
Candidate Email: voteJorgeManzanera@gmail.com

Do You: Believe in the need for Campaign Finance Reform/not support Super PACs/Citizen’s United?: Yes
Why or Why Not? Please Elaborate.: I heard awful things about citizens united, and that we need to change it

Do You: Believe in Medicare/Medicaid/single-payer for all?: Yes
Why or Why Not? Please Elaborate.: Health care should be a human right around the world, especially in the first world countries

Do You: Believe in LGBTQ marriage equality/equal rights?: Yes
Why or Why Not? Please Elaborate: They should have the same rights as anybody else. They are not affecting other people

Do You: Believe in tax-paid public accredited college access for all who are accepted and free tuition at all public colleges?: Yes
Why or Why Not? Please Elaborate.: Education is another human right issue. and everybody should have access to it. In case of college, university and graduate studies should also be free for highly talented students.

Do You: Support college loan repayment relief and college loan monthly payments no more than 10% of net income?: Yes
Why or Why Not? Please Elaborate.: it is a good and fair idea.

Do You: Believe in closing corporate tax loopholes?: Yes
Why or Why Not? Please Elaborate.: make them pay

Do You: Believe in a $15 Minimum Wage (graduated in, over 4 years, at a maximum)?: Yes
Why or Why Not? Please Elaborate.: it is an idea which time has came

Do You: Prioritize repairing infrastructure?: Yes
Why or Why Not? Please Elaborate.: It will strengthen our development while creating jobs

Do You: Believe in Police/Prison Reform (end private prisons, drug treatment vs. prison, possible Body Cams, demilitarize/retrain police, etc.)?: Yes
Why or Why Not? Please Elaborate.: The justice system needs a lot of changes. The fact that US is the country with the most Prisons and prisoners in the world is a shame,

Do You: Believe in finding a way to reduce the power of the military industrial complex and constant state of conflict/war?: Yes
Why or Why Not? Please be specific.: We have to stand against endless wars, and destroying other parts of the world,

Do You: Support common sense gun control/improved background checks (ban on assault weapons, like Bernie)?: Yes
Why or Why Not? Please be specific.: it is outrageous that people can buy semi automatic weapons just like that.

Do You: Support a woman’s right to choose and will try to prevent local legislation that inhibits access to care at Planned Parenthood or any other clinic providing women’s care in this area?: Yes
Why or Why Not? Please Elaborate.: Yes, I support Planned Parenthood, and women\’s rights

Do You: Believe in climate change and working towards renewable energy sources?: Yes
Why or Why Not? Please Elaborate.: I am an engineer that understands science and we need to fix this.

Do You: Believe in separation of church and state?: Yes
Why or Why Not? Please Elaborate.: sooo important!

Do You: Believe in a path to citizenship?: Yes
Why or Why Not? Please Elaborate.: it is the right thing to do, in so many domains

Did you support Bernie in the 2016 Primary?: Yes

Do you support and believe in whistleblowers like Eric Snowden and Julian Assange?: Yes
If Not, Why?: We need to know from the insiders when things are not right.

Do you respect 3rd parties as an alternative to get corporate ownership out of politics? Or should you “vote blue no matter who?”: I don\’t understand the question
Other Comments.: sorry to be so brief, but I have plenty of other things in my plate, good luck