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Theresa Greenfield on Civil Rights

 

 


Seeing systemic racism is not saying all cops are racists

Ernst: Theresa Greenfield has stated that our law enforcement system is systemically racist, meaning that our law enforcement officers are racist. I don't believe that. I do feel that we need to work more in our communities of color. I think that's really important.

Greenfield: We have systemic racism in all of our systems and have for generations, including our policing system. But that is not saying that our police officers are racist. We need to work together like we did in this state to pass the plan where we attack this kind of racism, requiring racial bias training, requiring de-escalation training, banning chokeholds and so many other things.

Source: Iowa Public Television transcript of 2020 Iowa Senate debate , Sep 28, 2020

Supports Equality Act prohibiting discrimination

Theresa is proud to stand with her LGBTQ+ family and friends, and she will work toward equal rights for all Iowans. She has spent much of her professional life working in small businesses, and has seen firsthand the strength that comes from a diverse and inclusive workplace. In the Senate, Theresa would proudly support legislation like the Equality Act that would prohibit discrimination based on gender identity or sexual orientation.
Source: 2020 Iowa Senate campaign website GreenfieldForIowa.com , Jun 2, 2020

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