Jon Ossoff on Government Reform



Perdue lying about stock trades is totally unacceptable

Perdue has been lying about his financial misconduct because [he] has repeatedly claimed that he doesn't control his day-to-day stock trades. But federal agents secured banking records, which revealed that Perdue did in fact personally instruct stock trading. For a Georgia Senator to be profiting from a pandemic about which he is lying in public, downplaying the risks while he trades medical stocks, and then lying to the people about his own financial misconduct, is totally unacceptable.
Source: Senate Runoff: 2020 Georgia Senate race press conference , Nov 30, 2020

End Citizens United; get dark money out of politics

Q: Your opinion on campaign finance?

Ossoff: Yes. "We must end Citizens United and get secret, dark money out of politics."

Source: CampusElect on 2020 Georgia Senate race , Nov 3, 2020

We need a new Voting Rights Act

Q: Strict ID and other rules to combat possible fraud, even if limiting access?

Ossoff: No. Criticizes "major purges" of voter rolls and "mass disenfranchisement." Need a new Voting Rights Act.

Perdue: No position found. On chaotic GA primary, "more than 150 counties didn't have any problem. In a few we did. This idea of voter suppression is a lie right out of the pit of hell."

Source: CampusElect on 2020 Georgia Senate race , Nov 3, 2020

Trying to take away sacred right to vote is disgraceful

I'm inspired and moved by the way Georgia voters overcome obstacles put in their way, but at the same time deeply disgusted by the way Georgia forces its voters to wait 10 hours in line to vote. We recognize now that when people are made aware that someone's trying to take away their hard-won sacred rights, they're galvanized in their determination to exercise those rights. So the people are undeterred, but the state of Georgia continues to disenfranchise its citizens. And it's a disgrace.
Source: The Nation magazine on 2020 Georgia Senate race , Oct 26, 2020

Open to discussing getting rid of filibuster

Q: Would you support getting rid of the filibuster?

Ossoff: I'm open to discussing any proposed changes to Senate rules. But what are the implications when the shoe is on the other foot? It's not just a yes-or-no question. But I rule nothing out and look forward to the debate. And just to be clear: I look forward to legislating on behalf of Georgia, not just getting mired in gridlock.

Source: The Nation magazine on 2020 Georgia Senate race , Oct 26, 2020

Open to term limits for federal judges

I am open to term limits for federal judges. Any judicial reforms should be contemplated only in order to ensure the federal judiciary is impartially upholding the rule of law and defending the public interest. I'm interested in debate that will be healthy and open about the merits of term limits for federal judges.
Source: Atlanta magazine on 2020 Georgia Senate race , Oct 23, 2020

AdWatch: Fighting corruption is my job; no PAC donations

I'm Jon Ossoff and I lead a business that investigates corruption for news organizations worldwide. We've exposed sexual slavery by ISIS; crooked judges; child trafficking; and bribery. Truth is, corruption is why politicians let health insurance companies rip off our families, and polluters poison our air and water. Fighting corruption is my job; and it's what I'll do as your senator. That's why I'm refusing donations from corporate PACs, and why I approve this message.
Source: OnTheIssues transcript AdWatch on 2020 GA Senate race , Jul 9, 2020

Investigate corrupt politicians and organized crime

I lead a company that produces documentaries investigating corrupt politicians and organized crime. Our team has taken down human traffickers, exposed dozens of corrupt officials around the world, and uncovered atrocities committed by ISIS in Iraq. Previously, I was a senior national security staffer in the U.S. Congress, working with our military and intelligence community to keep Georgians safe while investigating wrongdoing by government contractors.
Source: 2017 Georgia House campaign website, ElectJon.com , Apr 21, 2017

Judicially liberal, according to CC survey.

Ossoff opposes the Christian Coalition survey question on judicial Constitutionalism

The Christian Coalition inferred whether candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'Appointing Judges Who Will Adhere to a Strict Interpretation of the Constitution?' Self-description by Christian Coalition of America: "These guides help give voters a clear understanding of where candidates stand on important pro-family issues" for all Senate and Presidential candidates.

Source: CC Survey 20CC-1A on Sep 10, 2020

Pro-CFR, according to PVS survey.

Ossoff supports the PVS survey question on campaign finance

Project Vote Smart inferred whether candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'Campaign Finance: Do you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions?' PVS self-description: "The Political Courage Test provides voters with positions on key issues. Historically, candidates have failed to complete our test due to the advice they receive from their advisors and out of fear of negative attack ads."

Source: PVS Survey 20PVS-26 on Sep 9, 2020

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