Cohen, Malia

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Response Legend

  • YYes
  • NNo
  • Declined to Respond/Undecided, Position Unknown/Unclear
  • *Comment
  • Declined to respond, Position based on citation

Question Response Comments/Notes
1. Should California amend its Constitution to remove current limitations and codify abortion until birth as a constitutional right? (e.g., Prop 1, 2022) Y Note: Tweet, 8/29/22 "Donald Trump's appointed Supreme Court took an unprecedented step in rolling back the rights of women by repealing Roe v Wade. In November, Californians will have a chance to fight back by voting for Prop 1. Join me in supporting reproductive freedom. Petition link in bio!" Endorsed by Planned Parenthood, Emily's List, and Pro-Choice California.
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2. Should California require medical providers to undergo “cultural competency courses” on racial politics and sexual and gender identity to have their license renewed by the state? (e.g., AB 2194, 2022) -
3. Should California adult citizens be required to pass a background check before buying ammunition? - Note: Tweet 2/21/18, "So here it is...we need an assault weapons ban. We need a ban on silencers. We need to bind legal liability to gun owners and require insurance. We need a national registry of gun ownership. We need universal background checks. We need the CDC to study gun violence." Campaign Website: "Malia led the effort to pass tougher regulations on lethal ammunition and high capacity firearm magazines. The legislation helped close several loopholes in City regulation. She’ll continue to demand strict gun control in our state."
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4. Should California require high school students to take an Ethnic Studies course that teaches Critical Race Theory before graduating? -
5. Should California women’s prisons be required to admit biological males who self-identify as female? -
6. Would you (or did you) support requiring all insurance plans to provide elective surgical abortions for free, with no deductibles or copays copays? (e.g., SB 245, 2022) - Note: Campaign Website: "Malia will fight to expand access and lower costs for all Californians. She’ll continue to be a champion for reproductive access for all."
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7. Should minors age 15 or older be allowed to consent to vaccines without parental permission? (e.g., SB 866, 2022) -
8. Would you (or did you) support the legalization of loitering for prostitution? (e.g., SB 357, 2022) -
9. Would you (or did you) support the establishment of government-sponsored drug injection centers? (e.g., SB 57, 2022) -
10. Would you (or did you) support legislation prohibiting employers from making hiring decisions based on an employee’s use of cannabis away from the workplace or traces of non-psychoactive cannabis found during drug testing? (e.g., AB 2188, 2022) -
11. Should California taxpayers fund transgender treatments for minors, including puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and sex-change operations? (e.g., AB 2218, 2020; AB 2521, 2022) - Note: Candidate Website: "On the Board of Supervisors, she led the effort to expand Transition Age Youth (TAY) services in the City, working to ensure more health care and mental health care is available to LGBTQ+ youth. She also supported the first transgender bathroom legislation and supported gender reassignment surgeries as part of HealthySF, the City’s universal health care program."
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12. Should California require Peace Officers to undergo a “bias evaluation” that includes sexual orientation and gender identity? (e.g., AB 2229, 2022) -