Minnesota Legislative Candidate Questionnaire

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***Make sure to fill in the candidate’s name and your parish name IN THE INTRODUCTION***

Dear _____________________:

I attend _________________ parish in your district. My faith provides me with the principles that guide my choices on Election Day. I embrace a consistent ethic of life in all policy areas, and I strongly believe that our elected officials should support laws that protect human life and promote the conditions in which all Minnesotans can flourish.

As I prepare to vote in our upcoming elections, I’d like to learn more about where you stand on several issues that are important to me, and many other Catholics in our state. Please fill out this short questionnaire and return it to me when you get the chance.

Thank you for your time, and may God bless you!

 

NAME__________________________________________________________________

 

DISTRICT________________________________________________________________

 

Assisted suicide endangers the poor, the elderly, and the disabled, and represents a failure to truly offer compassionate alternatives. In the state with the world’s best healthcare, we can do better than embracing a proposal with so many risks. We should advance care, not hasten death. Do you support or oppose legalizing assisted suicide in Minnesota?

Support □            Oppose  □

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Commercial gestational surrogacy turns economically and emotionally vulnerable women into a breeder class, subjecting their physical and psychological health to the whims of the wealthy. The practice also treats human life as a commodity that can be bought, sold, or eliminated when no longer desired. Do you support or oppose legally recognizing commercial gestational surrogacy contracts in Minnesota?

Support □            Oppose  □

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The Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) provides monetary assistance to working families going through difficult times, but the rate of monthly assistance has not been increased since MFIP was established thirty years ago. In other words, Minnesota families are trying to beat 2016 poverty with 1986 dollars. Do you support or oppose raising MFIP cash assistance by $100 per month?

Support □            Oppose  □

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Payday lending is built on a predatory business model, and thrives on exploitation. The practice hurts individuals and families, especially those in our minority communities who may already be struggling financially. Do you support or oppose legislation restricting payday lending in Minnesota?

Support □            Oppose  □

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Non-public schools help kids from low-income families beat the odds by providing them with a quality education. But financial barriers prevent the very kids who would benefit most from non-public schooling from being able to attend. Do you support or oppose legislation that would provide a tax credit to businesses and individuals who make donations to scholarship granting organizations?

Support □            Oppose  □

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