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Jason Lewis on Civil Rights

 

 


Racism still is a problem, but it is not the chief threat

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

A: Racism has been and still is a problem, but it is not the chief threat to security within the United States. Real progress could be made on the issue through topics like juvenile justice reform, which I worked on while in Congress and my bill was signed into law by President Donald Trump. Equal protection under the law is sacrosanct, and we should make sure it is enforced.

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

Prohibiting worship during lockdown restricts freedom

Prohibiting worshipping during this lockdown is just the latest attempt at restricting religious freedom by radicals like Senator Tina Smith and Governor Tim Walz. From Little Sisters of the Poor to florists, bakers and even Minnesota filmmakers, liberal Democrats seem to be at war with those who practice according to their religious conscience. I applaud the churches and clergy who showed the resolve to stand up to the Governor's autocratic order unfairly restricting religious gatherings.
Source: 2020 Minnesota Senate campaign website LewisForMN.com , Jul 8, 2020

HRC: 0 score in Congress, compared LGBTQ people to rapists

The Human Rights Campaign released a statement about Lewis, who had a zero score on the group's Congressional Scorecard while in the House. "Jason Lewis is a dangerously out-of-touch extremist who compared LGBTQ people to rapists and criminals and complained that he could no longer call women 'sluts,'" said Lindsey Clark, HRC regional campaign director for Minnesota.
Source: The Advocate on 2020 Minnesota Senate HRC anti-endorsements , Aug 22, 2019

Support Hobby Lobby religious right to avoid gay weddings

I believe that citizens should be able to pass state laws of their choice without federal interference from activist courts. I also believe the proper relationship between church and state ought to be simple: government must never interfere with the free exercise of religion, and no one religion should become the policy of our government. That's why the Supreme Court was right in the Hobby Lobby case when they declared a 'sincerely held' religious belief by private actors should not suffer a 'substantial burden' by state interference. When an Oregon baker or a New Mexico photographer is fined for declining to participate in an event that conflicts with their religion, our First Amendment rights to conscience are at risk.
Source: 2016 Minnesota House campaign website JasonLewis2016.com , Nov 8, 2016

2017-18 Governor, House and Senate candidates on Civil Rights: Jason Lewis on other issues:
MN Gubernatorial:
Amy Klobuchar
Chris Coleman
Erin Murphy
Jeff Johnson
Lori Swanson
Mark Dayton
Matt Dean
Rebecca Otto
Tim Pawlenty
Tim Walz
Tina Liebling
Tina Smith
MN Senatorial:
Amy Klobuchar
Jim Newberger
Karin Housley
Paula Overby
Steve Carlson
Tina Smith

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CA-39***:Kim
FL-6:Waltz ; FL-15:Spano ; FL-17:Steube
GA-7:Woodall
ID-1**:Fulcher
IN-4:Baird
IN-6:Pence
KS-2:Watkins
MN-1:Hagedorn ; MN-8:Stauber
MS-3:Guest
MT-0*:Gianforte
NC-9***:Harris
ND-a:Armstrong
NM-2***:Herrell
OH-12*:Balderson ; OH-16:Gonzalez
OK-1:Hern
PA-9:Meuser ; PA-11**:Smucker ; PA-12*:Keller ; PA-13:Joyce ; PA-14:Reschenthaler
SC-4:Timmons
SD-0:Johnson
TN-2:Burchett ; TN-6:Rose ; TN-7:Green
TX-2:Crenshaw ; TX-3:Taylor ; TX-5:Gooden ; TX-6:Wright ; TX-21:Roy ; TX-27*:Cloud
VA-5:Riggleman ; VA-6:Cline
WI-1:Steil
WV-3:Miller
Freshman class of January 2019 (Democrats):
AZ-2**:Kirkpatrick ; AZ-9:Stanton
CA-49:Levin ; CA-10:Harder ; CA-21:Cox ; CA-25:Hill ; CA-39:Cisneros ; CA-45:Porter ; CA-48:Rouda
CO-2:Neguse ; CO-6:Crow
CT-5:Hayes
FL-26:Mucarsel-Powell ; FL-27:Shalala
GA-6:McBath
HI-1**:Case
IA-1:Finkenauer ; IA-3:Axne
IL-4:Garcia ; IL-6:Casten ; IL-14:Underwood
KS-3:Davids
KY-6***:McGrath
MA-3:Trahan ; MA-7:Pressley
MD-6:Trone
ME-2:Golden
MI-8:Slotkin ; MI-9:Levin ; MI-13:Tlaib ; MI-13*:Jones ; MI-11:Stevens
MN-2:Craig ; MN-3:Phillips ; MN-5:Omar
NC-9***:McCready
NH-1:Pappas
NJ-2:Van Drew ; NJ-3:Kim ; NJ-7:Malinowski ; NJ-11:Sherrill
NM-1:Haaland ; NM-2:Torres Small
NV-3:Lee ; NV-4**:Horsford
NY-14:Ocasio-Cortez ; NY-11:Rose ; NY-19:Delgado ; NY-22:Brindisi ; NY-25:Morelle
OK-5:Horn
PA-4:Dean ; PA-5:Scanlon ; PA-6:Houlahan ; PA-7:Wild ; PA-17*:Lamb
SC-1:Cunningham
TX-7:Fletcher ; TX-16:Escobar ; TX-29:Garcia ; TX-32:Allred
UT-4:McAdams
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