Americans agree with Lisa McCormick on the issues.

1. Americans want big money out of politics.

While candidates benefit from a corrupt campaign contribution system and greedy donors gain from this legal form of bribery, Americans want to see campaign finance reform become a reality. People should matter in politics more than the money a few rich people and corporations spend to buy influence. If we want to stop corruption and make government more productive, Americans must eliminate legal bribery, get better candidate choices and stay more involved.

2. Americans want to raise wages.

The United States is the wealthiest country in the history of mankind, but people working in low wage jobs are living paycheck to paycheck. If the minimum wage had kept up with productivity and inflation since 1968, it would be than $26 an hour today.

3. Americans want clean, alternative energy.

Transforming America’s energy system will protect the environment and create good jobs, in a combination of good morals and smart economics. Adapting to alternative energy will create millions of jobs, put America in a position to export valuable technology to the rest of the world, and stop the dangerous impact of climate change.

4. Americans want meaningful tax and Wall Street reform.

Americans want to make rich people and corporations contribute their fair share of taxes because their greed makes the rest of us pay more than we can afford. A fair tax structure would lower taxes on honest working Americans and small businesses. Everyone else would pay less if greedy corporate tax dodgers were stopped from evading their fair share. Common sense regulation that stops Wall Street from making extreme bets will protect taxpayers from another economic crash. Society should not be at risk when excluded from any reward.

5. Americans want affordable colleges & universities.

As the global economy becomes increasingly competitive, advanced education is indispensable to individuals and the nation. The cost of higher education in America is out of control but we can change this by helping subsidize public college and universities with a small tax on stock transactions. A Wall Street tax is a safe bet to fund this smart investment in our future.


11 comments on “Americans agree with Lisa McCormick on the issues.

  1. November 21, 2016 Kevin A Cadavillo

    Hi, I’m a new voter from Edison trying to become more informed in anticipation of the 2017 election. That someone as outwardly hostile to LGBT+ rights as Mike Pence won 41.8% of the vote in New Jersey this year signals to me that homophobia and transphobia is still very much present in New Jersey. As a young gay man from a very homophobic family, I’ve experienced the anguish effected by this hatred.

    I want to know: can we count on you to be an ally to the LGBT+ community? What would you do for LGBT+ individuals like me to protect against discriminatory laws, practices, and attitudes?

    • December 9, 2016 Lisa McCormick

      The recognition that LGBT+ rights are under attack is one important step, since we cannot solve a problem unless we acknowledge it exists. Harvey Milk pioneered the strategy of making people aware that discrimination hurts people they know as a critical step toward ending this problem, because discrimination is almost always a matter of ignorance. My dedication to this cause was radically heightened after meeting the father of a close friend from my childhood who is now a transgendered woman.

      I have a number of gay friends and loved ones, but culture shock can be a welcome wake up call. We need to keep challenging ourselves to aspire to better people and treat all human beings as brothers and sisters. I am sorry to hear you are a ‘gay man from a very homophobic family’ because nobody deserves to be loved less for their identity. Hopefully, a more honest and open society will result in greater sensitivity on a personal level.

      I hope to set an example for leadership by being the kind of person who will not stand idly by as anyone is subjected to violence or ridicule. I am not an expert on this kind of policy, but I am a person who will defend civil rights and advocate appropriate behavior among all citizens by appealing to everyone to do the right thing. We are not entitled to judge others, but we are empowered to improve ourselves.

      If you ever have a hard time, feel free to reach out to me at 732-340-1980.

  2. February 20, 2017 Rich Schultz

    54% of Americans want legalized recreational cannabis (

    Will you sign legislation that is on par with what Colorado and California have done in regards to taxing and regulating the cannabis industry? As I’m sure you know, legislation is being worked on by Nicholas Scutari once Chris Christie’s term is over.

    I want New Jersey’s next governor to stand up for individuals’ rights in this regard, while simultaneously benefiting the state’s budget, school systems, property taxes, etc.

    • February 25, 2017 Lisa McCormick

      I support legislation by Sen. Nicholas Scutari that would make marijuana legal for use by adults in New Jersey. The ‘war on drugs’ is a war on people that has failed to solve America’s substance abuse problems. No American should be jailed for smoking marijuana.

      • March 1, 2018 Jay Deshpande

        Do you plan on voting to end it completely? We have spent trillions on it, and today there are more drug users than back when the war started. It is referred to as “The New Jim Crow”. A top Nixon aid even admitted on audio that the whole point of it was to crack down on African Americans and American Liberals.

        • March 2, 2018 Lisa McCormick

          Yes. I plan on to ending the ‘drug war’ completely because it does not work. One must not try to address health issues as a criminal act.

  3. February 28, 2018 Jay Deshpande


    My name is Jay, a resident of Bridgewater NJ. I saw that you are a primary challenger of Senator Menendez. I would like to know more about who I would be voting for, and I have a few quick questions to get a better idea about where you stand on the issues:

    1.) Do you plan to take Corporate PAC, Wall Street, Defense Contractor, or any other lobbyist money?

    2.) We spend more on our military than the next ten nations combined. Most of our wars are when we are on the offensive. What is your stance on the military budget and foreign policy? The Iraq War was a huge blunder, and the “War on Terror” has failed too. We have more terrorists today than back when the war began. Do you plan to end the wars and bring our troops home? In addition, we have a business deal with Saudi Arabia, and because of that, we turn a blind eye to their human rights violations. They are known to funnel money to jihadists and extremist groups like ISIS. Will you fight to end all relations with them?

    3.) Single-Payer Medicare for All system. Are you for it or against it?

    4.) Tuition-Free College. For or against?

    5.) Reinstate Glass-Stegall. For or against?

    6.) Reinstate the Fairness Doctrine, and overturn the FCC Telecommunications Act of 1996. For or against?

    7.) Infrastructure Spendings. For or against?

    8.) Net-Neutrality. For or against?

    9.) Plans to combat Climate Change? I personally think it should be treated as a World War II-level threat.

    I have more questions, but that is enough for now. Do you plan to have a townhall type event at any time in the future? I would love to attend.

    • March 2, 2018 Lisa McCormick

      I take no Corporate PAC, Wall Street, Defense Contractor, or any other lobbyist money. I want to outlaw private gifts to politicians because they are merely legal bribes. Look at what they do in NYC & Seattle. I like those plans.

      The Iraq War was a huge blunder, and all war is a crime except in defense against an actual attack. Humanity cannot survive unless we stop killing each other, including children in US schools and our brothers and sisters in far away lands.

      I favor Medicare for All, free public education pre-K through college (with high teacher salaries), Reinstating Glass-Steagall, outlawing usury & breaking up big banks, Fairness Doctrine, and Equal Time Rule, breaking up big telecom monopolies, and Net-Neutrality.

      Investing in infrastructure and to combat Climate Change are necessary to progress, peace and prosperity. We can tax the rich, employ MMT or find another way but these must be accomplished.

      Most of your questions were answered somewhere on this website. You need to be more attentive because I am only a candidate. The responsibility for choosing the right one is your job! I do not take dirty money because I am not selling myself like soap!

      Please see our strategy at: or sign up as a volunteer because we are not a big organization with lots of resources. We are you, me and other ordinary people who want to effect change. You may contribute but our best hope if that you join me on the ballot as a candidate. If that is impossible, then you can volunteer to identify 25 to 100 people who will pledge to support Democrats for Change on the June primary election ballot.

      If that is also beyond your ability, only then should you try to invest money in this cause. We really do want to make people power the source of our strength and while small dollar donations add up over time, we prefer having your sweat equity because real Americans know when they are being sold a load of hogwash. Our genuine appeal coming through face to face discussions will break through the BS that originates in Washington. I don’t ask you to believe in my ability to bring change, because I already believe in yours.

      Make this YOUR campaign and use democracy to put power back in the hands of the voters!

  4. May 16, 2018 Elaine Capsel

    You sound like a candidate I can agree with on every issue I have read your position on, and someone I can happily support. Although I can’t afford to donate anything meaningful at this time I will encourage my like-minded friends to vote for you in the upcoming primary. I hope the donations you do have will be able to create more name recognition and acquaint the public with your campaign.

  5. February 12, 2020 Michael Cecelski

    Hello Mrs. McCormick,

    My name is Michael, I am from Point Pleasant. I really like where you stand on pretty much everything you’ve touched upon here. However, I would like to hear your stance on domestic surveillance and the use of FISA warrants. This was something I heard Cory Booker discussing in 2013, but nothing happened nor was anything proposed. In addition, can you discuss your thoughts on how the constitution applies to publishers like Assange and Greenwald? And if you have time, your thoughts in general about contemporary journalism as well as how the public acquires information in the age of social media and the 24 hour news cycle.

    Thank you for your time, I believe you’re a genuine candidate.

    • June 24, 2020 Lisa McCormick

      Thank you Michael, I have enjoyed a lot of time Point Pleasant. You can call me Lisa.

      I am bothered by domestic surveillance, the use of FISA warrants, and the disregard of the 4th Amendment. Just because we have the capacity to do something, it does not justify doing it. Edward Snowden sacrificed his way of life to expose the crimes our own government was perpetrating against the citizens and yet, to this day, nothing has been done to correct it. Instead, we have police immunity, war supplies given to local law enforcement and Trump ordering military attacks on peaceful protesters. My greatest concern, is that things can get worse.

      The constitution applies to publishers like Assange and Greenwald just as it applies to everyone else. Journalism is not a crime, and the case against Assange hangs on a narrow thread of whether he instructed Private Manning how to infiltrate secret files. Given the lack of cooperation from the only potential witness, I do not know how the government can assert a case. Publishing government secrets is not a crime, in fact, it is the responsibility of journalists. Keeping secrets under wraps is the government’s job (although I am concerned about what government hides from the people in the first place) but clearly, our government is failing at all sort of jobs assigned to it. Shame on you and me for tolerating it so long!

      My thoughts about contemporary journalism and knowing what is true and what is false would take more time than I have… It is a challenge we all face together. While censorship and prior restraint are forbidden, I do think liars may be held accountable for the results of their deception. I would like to prohibit the government from lying to its citizens. I am sure there will be opportunities to expand on this, but my first priority is getting elected and I need you and thousands of people like you to rise up to the responsibility of citizenship.

      You need to do more than just vote for me. You must share what you know about my candidacy with everyone you know. You must help expose the failures of my opponent and the entire political establishment that commands her unquestioned loyalty, because if she is theirs then she is not ours. Even with the whole world in shambles, people do not realize that they must fire the people in charge and employ new leaders like Larry Hamm and Lisa McCormick, or it will not get any better.

      This is a revolution. It is up to you and other people just like you to get off the bench and into the game (even if you have to break some rules to score points).


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