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Sally Harrell's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Office: State Senate (GA) - District 40, Democratic
Sally Harrell has provided voters with clear stances on key issues by responding to the 2018 Political Courage Test.

What is the Political Courage Test?

Georgia State Legislative Election 2018 Political Courage Test

Pro-choicea) Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation?
Yesb) Should abortion be legal when the pregnancy resulted from incest or rape?
Noc) Do you support the prohibition of public funds for organizations that perform abortions?
d) Other or expanded principles:
1) Budget Stabilization:
Indicate which proposals you support (if any) for balancing Georgia's budget.
Noa) Reducing state employee salaries AND/OR pensions?
Nob) Instituting mandatory furloughs AND/OR layoffs for state employees?
Noc) Reducing benefits for Medicaid recipients?
d) An income tax increase on any tax bracket?
e) Other or expanded principles:
Yesa) Do you support any limits on campaign contributions to state candidates?
Yesb) Do you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions?
Yesc) Do you support the use of an independent AND/OR bipartisan commission for redistricting?
Nod) Do you support requiring a government-issued photo identification in order to vote at the polls?
e) Other or expanded principles:
Noa) Do you support capital punishment for certain crimes?
Yesb) Do you support the legalization of marijuana for recreational purposes?
Noc) Should a minor accused of a violent crime be prosecuted as an adult?
Nod) Do you support the enforcement of federal immigration laws by state and local police?
e) Other or expanded principles:
Yesa) Do you support state government spending as a means of promoting economic growth?
Nob) Do you support lowering state taxes as a means of promoting economic growth?
c) Do you support reducing state government regulations on the private sector?
Yesd) Do you support expanding access to unemployment benefits?
Noe) Do you support requiring welfare applicants to pass a drug test in order to receive benefits?
Yesf) Do you support an increase of the minimum wage of Georgia?
g) Other or expanded principles:
a) Do you support adopting federal education standards in Georgia?
Yesb) Do you support state funding for charter schools?
Yesc) Should immigrants unlawfully present in the United States who graduate from Georgia high schools be eligible for in-state tuition at public universities?
d) Other or expanded principles:

I support limited state funding for special mission, non-profit charter schools.

Yesa) Do you support state funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, thermal)?
Yesb) Do you support state government regulations of greenhouse gas emissions?
Yesc) Do you support increasing state funding for clean drinking water initiatives?
d) Other or expanded principles:
Yesa) Do you generally support gun-control legislation?
Yesb) Should background checks be required on gun sales between private citizens at gun shows?
Noc) Should teachers be allowed to bring guns into the classroom?
Yesd) Should a license be required for gun ownership?
e) Other or expanded principles:
Yesa) Should the state government increase funding for treatment facilities to combat opioid abuse?
Yesb) Do you support Medicaid expansion through Georgia's health care programs?
c) Do you support requiring individuals to purchase health care insurance?
Yesd) Do you support legislation that grants citizens the right to choose to die through euthanasia?
e) Do you support eliminating religious exemptions for vaccinations?
Yesf) Do you support increasing funding for state medical facilities and hospitals in rural areas?
g) Other or expanded principles:
Yesa) Do you support the inclusion of sexual orientation in Georgia's anti-discrimination laws?
Yesb) Do you support the inclusion of gender identity in Georgia's anti-discrimination laws?
Yesc) Do you support greater efforts by Georgia state government in closing the pay gap between men and women?
Nod) Should faith-based organizations be permitted to deny services based on religious beliefs?
Yese) Do you support the removal of Confederate monuments from public spaces?
f) Other or expanded principles:
In the following area, please explain in a total of 100 words or less, your top two or three priorities if elected. If they require additional funding for implementation, please explain how you would obtain this funding.

1) Increased funding of our pre-K through 12 schools to compensate for ten years of budget cuts. Affordable tuition & fees at state colleges and technical schools.
2) Medicaid expansion and a public buy-in option.
3) Expansion of public transit options based on clean energy.
4) Non-partisan Commission for Redistricting.

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