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Victoria Alexander

@VNAlexander

Represents 6 people directly, and 73 people indirectly


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I’m running for Congress from New York’s 19th district. If elected, I will ask my constituents to vote on each bill using a secure online blockchain system. If there is at least 30% participation, I will vote according to the majority. My main role will be as advisor and educator. I am seeking support from Libertarians and Greens, disenchanted Democrats and Republicans. My goal, which unites us all, is to try to decentralize the power that has been concentrated in the hands of the few. When all the power becomes concentrated in a few large corporations, business leaders can behave as if they are above the law and cease to be responsive to the consumer. When power becomes concentrated in government, politicians can act as though they are above the law and cease to answer to voters. When these two power centers merge, we no longer have a democracy or a free market. That’s where we find ourselves today. Learn more at DirectDemocracyUS.org/Alexander-for-Congress-2018


Victoria Alexander voted abstain on behalf of 59 people
Restoring the patent rights to the inventor rather than first to file is a step in the right direction, but I need to study this legislation further. The patent system is, at present, dysfunctional and needs a major overhaul.
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Victoria Alexander voted nay on behalf of 59 people
This bill is meant to direct Federal funds to the project of protecting immigrants from those who may be offering free or low-cost legal assistance with a view to committing fraud against the immigrants. The proposal is to provide informational services on a website, among other actions. I vote no because a number of local government and non-profit organizations already perform this function. The Federal government may use the website to collect information on people who may be illegal immigrants. The bill would serve no necessary function, would direct funds where they are not needed and my actually be used to harm those it proposes to protect. show more
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Victoria Alexander voted nay on behalf of 59 people
"To direct the Administrator of the Small Business Administration to study and identify best practices for closing the gender, race, and income gap in patenting rates for certain small business concerns, and for other purposes." This bill proposes an empty gesture. It is addresses the symptoms of inequality instead of the causes. The Electronic Frontier Foundation has recommendations for a complete overhaul of the patent system. See https://www.eff.org/issues/patents I also oppose the use of a vague title for this bill. show more
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Victoria Alexander voted nay on behalf of 59 people
All victims of violent crimes should have equal protection under the law and no defendant should be able to say he/she was provoked in order to excuse violent actions. We don't need a special law for gay/trans victims of violence.
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Victoria Alexander voted nay on behalf of 59 people
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Victoria Alexander voted nay on behalf of 59 people
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Victoria Alexander voted nay on behalf of 58 people
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Victoria Alexander voted nay on behalf of 58 people
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Victoria Alexander voted nay on behalf of 7 people
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Victoria Alexander voted nay on behalf of 58 people
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Victoria Alexander voted nay on behalf of 58 people
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Victoria Alexander voted nay on behalf of 55 people
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Victoria Alexander voted nay on behalf of 58 people
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Victoria Alexander voted nay on behalf of 58 people
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Victoria Alexander voted nay on behalf of 58 people
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Victoria Alexander voted yea on behalf of 58 people
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Victoria Alexander voted abstain on behalf of 7 people
Based on what Kavanaugh said at his confirmation hearing in May 2006, when asked by Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., if he considered Roe to be an "abomination." -- "If confirmed to the D.C. Circuit, I would follow Roe v. Wade faithfully and fully. That would be binding precedent of the court. It's been decided by the Supreme Court." -- I have no objections to Kavanaugh on reproductive rights issues. show more
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Victoria Alexander voted abstain on behalf of 1 person
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Victoria Alexander voted nay on behalf of 1 person
This bill is to amend the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 to establish protections against congressional sexual harassment and discrimination. There is no need to have separate procedures for specific kinds of harassment or discrimination. All harassment, discrimination, coercion and various kinds of abuse should be handled with the same procedures. This is unnecessary bureaucracy. show more
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Victoria Alexander voted yea on behalf of 1 person
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Victoria Alexander voted nay on behalf of 1 person
The tax-payers do not need to subsidize private industry development programs.
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Victoria Alexander voted nay on behalf of 1 person
Tax payers do not need to pay for target practice facilities. Private companies can provide this type of service.
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Victoria Alexander voted yea on behalf of 1 person
A quick perusal makes me inclined to vote "yes" on this Act, which provides for flood protection and maintenance of harbors and waterways. However, the estimate for this measure has not been received. If I were a Representative and had the resources to further investigate, I would seek more information about the following:
The bill seeks to identify $3,000,000,000 in water resource projects to de-authorize. The figures related to newly authorized projects total far below $3,000,000,000. Information about the total estimate for this measure and the source of funds is needed.
I would like to know to what extent private... show more
6 months ago •  Endorse
Victoria Alexander voted nay on behalf of 1 person
The intention of this bill is good, but it seems destined to fail in practice. I would vote "no" in the hope that it could be revised. Veterans deserve our full support for their sacrifice. But they deserve something better than this. The bill includes a job training, counseling, and placement services program. Since many people join the armed forces in order to receive job training and to acquire skills, I wonder why this is not working. Could it be that they are not being given good jobs to do while in the service, and these good jobs are instead going to private contractors? Also, instead of providing rental assistance for veterans, I would rather see the VA help put veterans in affordable homes that they can buy without a down payment, a rent to own situation. show more
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Victoria Alexander voted yea on behalf of 1 person
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Victoria Alexander voted nay on behalf of 1 person
Iran is not more abusive of human rights that our "ally" Saudi Arabia. The text of this bill appears to be designed to promote unnecessary war.
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Victoria Alexander voted nay on behalf of 1 person
This bill makes the incorrect assumption that recidivism rates can be predicted for individuals. While generalizations about groups of people can be made (for example insurance companies can make predictions about the likelihood of 25-year-old males getting into car accidents), such predictions are only accurate on average. Generalizations are not true or fair when applied to individuals. Today in many states, recidivism rates are determined by AI programs, which are NOT more objective and which only exacerbate the problems of stereotyping already existing in our criminal justice system. For these reasons, it is not possible to make "evidence-based" predictions about individuals as this bill claims. The bill also makes the incorrect assumption that behaviors are best controlled by a system of rewards and punishment, for example, more or less email access or visitation privileges. (I have conducted some research that touches on the short-comings of reward and punishment training and AI recidivism prediction systems, which is available here:

) The best way to rehabilitate convicted criminals is to engage them in a restorative justice program, require them to contribute to their communities by offering welfare services, such as providing food and shelter for the poor. In this way, they can develop a sense of self-worth and overcome feelings of learned helplessness. While there are some good programs described here (requiring some prisoners to help rehabilitating abandoned animals), the bill covers too many different policies some of which would be counterproductive to rehabilitating prisoners. show more
6 months ago •  Endorse
Victoria Alexander voted nay on behalf of 1 person
It seems like this Act is just a program to fund the monitoring of prescription drug use to see if veterans, once addicted to prescription drugs and then cut off from those drugs, find a new doctor to prescribe more drugs. It does not address the cause of the problem, the fact that Big Pharma has pushed opioids on patients. I would rather see veterans be allowed to self-medicate by growing their own marijuana with low THC. I would like to see Big Pharma charged with the task of providing free drug rehabilitation therapy for the damage that they caused with full knowledge of the addictive nature of the drugs they offered and pushed. show more
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Victoria Alexander voted nay on behalf of 1 person
The NDAA has too many policies folded into one bill. Some of them violate our constitutional rights. The military budget needs to be drastically reduced. Here is an article I wrote about some objectionable parts of the NDAA when I learned of them in 2012. http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/321389
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Victoria Alexander voted nay on behalf of 1 person
The new Act defines small and medium size banks as having between $50-$250 billion in assets, allowing them to run with less onerous regulations. That's too large to be considered a small or medium sized bank. The best way to control the big banks is to end the Federal Reserve and found a National Public Bank that can create US dollars only for public infrastructure. show more
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