Julián Castro

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Candidate’s Grade


Grading Methodology

A+: comprehensive democracy plan with impressive public financing plan, promise to fix democracy first

A: comprehensive democracy plan with a strong policy in each category

B: notable proposals but overall plan lacks depth regarding scope and/or implementation

C: few democracy reform proposals, campaign makes infrequent mentions of reform

D: no meaningful democracy plan

F: active opponent of democracy

Candidate Policy Positions

Everyone’s Vote Should Count (Equally)

  • Representation for D.C. and Puerto Rico
  • Eliminate the Electoral College
  • End gerrymandering with independent redistricting commissions

Voting Rights

  • Automatic voter registration
  • Same-day voter registration
  • Make Election Day a holiday
  • Lower the voting age to 17
  • Restore voting rights to people who have served their time
  • Expand early and absentee voting
  • Satellite voting stations
  • Reverse voter ID laws
  • Restore the Voting Rights Act

Money in Politics

  • Public financing of elections
  • Overturn Citizens United

Candidate Overview

Castro has not pledged to fix democracy first.

He is has put together a strong democracy platform that tackles gerrymandering, the Electoral College, money in politics, and voting rights.

Here are some policies he could adopt to improve his platform:

  • Ranked-choice voting
  • A full end to felon disenfranchisement

If you want to see Julian Castro embrace these policies, check the bottom of the page for his staffers contact information.

In His Own Words

“Our nation succeeds when more Americans can participate in democracy.”

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