State Senate Survey FORM

State Senate Candidate Survey Fall 2022

State Senate Candidate Survey Fall 2022

Criminal Justice

In Louisiana, incarceration remains high and still we continue to rank within the top 10 states in most crime reporting categories. Do you support reduction of crime by shifting funding from police and incarceration to increased investment in education, housing, employment, mental healthcare, infrastructure, equitable economic opportunity, and similar systems and programs?
Do you support abolition of the death penalty?
Do you support decriminalizing sex work on a state level?
Do you support alternatives to youth incarceration and will you work to pass laws that reform our juvenile justice system and continue to move our state toward a therapeutic, child-centered environment?
Considering the high percentage of students who have a parent impacted by the criminal legal system, do you believe schools should address this traumatic reality for children?
Do you think youth who commit crimes should be treated as adults?
Do you believe we should ensure schools are being held accountable to the community in their implementation of alternatives to suspension such as PBIS and restorative justice practice?

Public Health

Do you believe every woman should have access to the full range of reproductive health care services, including access to safe and legal abortion. Will you support a woman’s right to safe, legal abortion?
Do you support Medicare for All?
Do you support restricting access to firearms by requiring universal background checks?


Do you believe formerly incarcerated people, regardless of their parole or probation status, should be allowed to vote?
Will you support the expansion of voting rights and commit to restoring the full protections of the Voting Rights Act in our state?
Extreme partisan gerry­man­der­ing is a threat to our demo­cracy’s long-term health. Do you believe in the abolition of partisan gerry­man­der­ing and support estab­lishing clear, uniform rules for draw­ing lines that make the redis­trict­ing process more trans­par­ent and parti­cip­at­ory?


Do you favor raising the minimum wage in Louisiana?
Across Louisiana, there is a shortage of rental homes affordable and available to extremely low income households (ELI), whose incomes are at or below the poverty guideline or 30% of their area median income (AMI). Many of these households are severely cost burdened, spending more than half of their income on housing. Severely cost burdened poor households are more likely than other renters to sacrifice other necessities like healthy food and healthcare to pay the rent, and to experience unstable housing situations like evictions, creating a housing crisis. Is addressing this potential crisis a top priority for you?
Most workers in Louisiana don’t have access to paid family or medical leave that would support them when they get sick, need to care for an ill family member or when they need time to bond with a new baby. Do you support ensuring Louisianaians are covered by a paid leave policy that lets them take care of themselves or a family member?


Do you believe in investing in the expansion of access to high-quality early care and education for children aged birth to three?
Do you support policy and sources of revenue that will make early care and education investments in the community and will support children, families, businesses?

Environmental Justice

Do you support investment in renewable energy?
Louisiana is one of the most vulnerable states facing impacts to climate change. The state is facing intense hurricanes and rising seas. State lawmakers are in a powerful position to address environmental impacts. Will you work to support mutual aid groups that can help support on the ground recovery efforts?
We need increased public transparency around air pollution.Do you support the examination and study of the relationship between the emission of air pollutants and the discharge of wastes by facilities located in or near residential areas in our state?


Do you support comprehensive immigration reform that offers a path to citizenship for the undocumented who live in the US?

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