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Paulette Jordan on Principles & Values

 

 


Will stay awake and work on country's business

We all watched as Senator Jim Risch, embarrassed our state by falling asleep on the job during one of our nation's most historic events [President Trump's impeachment trial]. If Idahoans fell asleep at work, we would lose our jobs. This isn't nap time. It's time to get to work. I will work to re-engineer our government to prioritize fiscal conservatism, American prosperity and to ensure everyone has clean water to drink, adequate healthcare, and world-class, affordable education.
Source: 2020 Idaho Senate campaign website EllenBurnes.com , Mar 5, 2020

Endorsed by Our Revolution national progressive group

[Candidate endorsed by the local progressive group coming out of the 2016 Bernie Sanders for President campaign. Their self-description]:

The goal of Our Revolution is to reclaim democracy for the working people of our country by harnessing the transformative energy of the "political revolution." Our Revolution is made up of hundreds of local groups all across the world, and all of our endorsements must first originate with a nomination from an official group.

Source: Our Revolution endorsement for 2016 U.S. Congress , May 15, 2018

Hard work, compassion and fairness are backbone to values

Q: How do you define "Idaho values"?

A: "Idahoans value the strength of our communities and the vitality of our land. Fiercely independent, we derive power and dignity from our own self-reliance. We want high quality education for our children and we believe that compassion and ethical responsibility are the essential principles of being a good neighbor. We understand the importance of protecting the natural world. We believe in fundamental fairness. We believe in hard work and we believe in taking care of one another."

Lt. Gov. Brad Little: "Hard work, freedom, self-reliance, family and faith are Idaho values. As a lifelong Idahoan, I have lived these values."

U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador: "Idahoans are an optimistic people of high moral character who are defined by their love for family and community, faith in God, and rugged independence.

Source: Idaho Statesman on 2018 Idaho Gubernatorial debate , Feb 25, 2018

Religious freedom is no excuse for bigotry

Q: Where do you stand on enacting legislation protecting citizens from civil action for exercising their religious beliefs?

The issue: In 2016, when same-sex marriage became legal in Idaho, a Coeur d'Alene church challenged the city's anti-discrimination ordinance in federal court, fearing officials would come after it for not performing same-sex marriages. The city said the church is exempt from the ordinance.

Jordan:"I believe in the right to religious freedom, but I do not support religion as an excuse for bigotry. LGBTQ folks are entitled to the same legal protections against discrimination that women, people of color, people with disabilities, and religious minorities have fought for and won over the past century. Religious freedom laws should not permit businesses or individuals to unlawfully discriminate against their fellow taxpaying Idahoans on the basis of sexual orientation."

Source: Idaho Statesman on 2018 Idaho Gubernatorial debate , Feb 25, 2018

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