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Jamie Raskin on Civil Rights

 

 


Ensure women receive equal pay for equal work

Jamie will be an outspoken leader for a family-focused economic agenda. He will work to make child care affordable for all Americans, ensure women receive equal pay for equal work, and fight for paid sick days so workers don't have to choose between getting healthy and getting paid. Jamie says, "I will be a leader for the 99% in Congress because the billionaires and CEOs already have all the lobbyists they need."
Source: 2016 Maryland House campaign website JamieRaskin.com , Nov 8, 2016

Passionate champion of marriage equality

A professor of constitutional law and a passionate champion of civil rights and civil liberties for all, Jamie not only campaigned on marriage equality in his first run for office in 2005 but led the Senate floor fight for marriage equality both in 2011 and 2012, fending off hostile floor amendments, carefully explaining the constitutional underpinnings of the legislation, and vividly describing the situation of gay and lesbian couples experiencing discrimination under the old law.
Source: 2016 Maryland House campaign website JamieRaskin.com , Nov 8, 2016

Supports same-sex marriage.

Raskin supports the PVS survey question on same-sex marriage

The Project Vote Smart Voter Guide inferred how candidates would respond to the question, 'Marriage: Do you support same-sex marriage?' Project Vote Smart notes, "in response to the increasing unwillingness of candidates to answer issue questions, Project Vote Smart has researched Congressional candidates' public records to determine candidates' likely responses on certain key issues. These issue positions, from the year 2016, are provided [for candidates who] refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2016 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests. Historically, candidates have failed to complete our test due to the advice they receive from their parties and advisors and out of fear of negative attack ads."

Source: Political Courage Test 16PVS_Q3 on Nov 8, 2016

2016-17 Governor, House and Senate candidates on Civil Rights: Jamie Raskin on other issues:
MD Gubernatorial:
Alec Ross
Larry Hogan
Martin O`Malley
Robert Ehrlich
MD Senatorial:
Benjamin Cardin

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