Ashley Ramos

Candidate for US House - 2nd District

Candidate Q&A

Why are you running?

To bring real representation to Illinois District Two, and help regain the prosperity and opportunities that the constituents deserve. 

How has your district been impacted by the migrant crisis and what do you think should be done?

My district is and will continue to be affected by the migrant crisis. While it is noble to want to help others, you can’t save drowning people in a boat that has holes in the bottom. We need to help fix the issues plaguing our current residents in need. Balance a budget that doesn’t require raising taxes or borrowing future generations into deeper debt.

If we can find housing for non residents this quickly, then why has the current administration left countless veterans, mothers and children, disabled and disadvantaged on the streets? Give the people who already live here that are in need the housing we are finding for migrants and no longer accept non citizens into the city for housing assistance.

What do you think immigration reform in Congress should look like?

We should immediately resume restrictive policy at the border and stop the current mass entrance of illegal migration. Open borders and mass migration is a resource, economical, and legal strain that lays the burden directly at the average citizens feet. We must look at expanding and promoting legal immigration only and not promoting bad behavior such as breaking the law by entering the country without going through the prescribed process.  

How important is bipartisanship to you and what issues have you worked on across the aisle or with people who don't uniformly share your beliefs?

Bipartisanship is important, I will do my best to maintain open communication across the aisle. So long as it’s understood, that doing what’s best for the people of my district and abiding by the laws set forth in the Constitution, supersede my personal opinions and are the deciding factor in my actions as a representative.

What action, if any, do you want to see next on abortion access after the Dobbs decision?

Abortion access should remain a decision made by each state and is not an issue that belongs in federal legislation. I do not want to see any action put forth to create blanket legislation that takes away the ability for individuals to vote and have a choice on how they approach abortion in each state. 

Did Joe Biden legitimately win the 2020 presidential race?


Should the United States provide Ukraine with money in its fight against Russia?


Should the United States provide Ukraine with aid in the form of military supplies?


Should the U.S. provide Israel with money in its fight against Hamas?


Should the United States provide Israel with aid in the form of military supplies in its fight against Hamas?


Should there be a law requiring background checks on all gun sales?


Should Congress pass a federal law banning semi-automatic assault-style weapons and large-capacity magazines to help address gun violence?