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Marcia Squier on Civil Rights

 

 


Racism is a threat to domestic security

Q: Is racism a threat to domestic security in the United States? Why or why not?

A: Racism is a threat to domestic security because the effects of it can include widespread unrest and violence. Things escalate unnecessarily when racism is involved.

Source: AFA iVoterGuide on 2020 Michigan Senate race , Nov 3, 2020

Support affirmative action and reparations like urban repair

Q: Do you support legally requiring hiring more women & minorities?

A: This question is vague with regards to who would be required and what "more" means.

Q: Well, what do you think of affirmative action in hiring practices? In college admissions? I.e., requiring that companies hire "more" women, that colleges admit "more" minorities?

A: I support Affirmative Action i.e. requiring more hiring and admissions into higher education (college, vocational, trade schools).

Q: You responded to the Michigan VotersGuide survey in 2016 that "reparations need to heal the racial divisiveness"--did you mean legal reparations like hiring more minorities? Or financial reparations?

A: I support both legal reparations like affirmative action & financial reparations, along with focusing on repairing urban decay instead of suburban sprawl. The non-white community has suffered enough at the hands of our predominantly white male dominated government. It's time to address it and take responsibility for it.

Source: OnTheIssues interview on 2018 Michigan Senate race , Jul 20, 2017

Comfortable with same-sex marriage

Q: Do you support or oppose the statement, "Comfortable with same-sex marriage"?

A: Strongly support.

Source: OnTheIssues interview on 2018 Michigan Senate race , Jul 19, 2017

Racial inequality continues to be a serious problem

Q: Do you agree or disagree that racial inequality continues to be a serious problem in America?

Marcia Squier: Agree

Rep. Brenda Lawrence (Dem.): Strongly agree

Q: What would you do about it?

Squier: I agree that racial inequality continues to be a serious problem in America. I believe that all people are created equal, and that reparations need to be made in order to begin to move towards healing the racial divisiveness. i believe that racism is a learned behavior, and although some progress has been made, we still have a long way to go, especially in terms of police brutality, education, and health care. I would support strict accountability legislation for all authority figures, flipping the current status quo. Authority figures MUST be held to a higher standard of justice than the American public. It is their choice to "protect & serve", and they will be held accountable.

Lawrence: We need comprehensive criminal justice reform, comprehensive immigration reform, & education equality.

Source: VotersGuide on 2016 Michigan House race , Nov 1, 2016

Protect gender identity, according to AFA survey.

Squier supports the AFA survey question on gender identity

The AFA inferred whether candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'I support adding sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression as protected classes in non-discrimination laws'? Self-description: (American Family Association helps produce iVoterGuides): "Grounded in God; rooted in research"; they "thoroughly investigate candidates"; when they cannot "evaluate with confidence, they receive an 'Insufficient' rating" (& we exclude)

Source: AFA Survey 20AFA-3B on Sep 11, 2020

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