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Issue Position: Combating Discrimination and Requiring Fair Treatment of All Delawareans

Issue Position

Location: Camden, DE

* Equality in Hiring and Promotion for State Police: As chair of the Senate Public Safety Committee, Margaret Rose Henry is committed to helping the State Police recruit, train, retain and promote minorities within the State Police on an equal footing with those who are not minorities. She supports the recent report produced by the Minner Administration on how to address this issue and plans to closely monitor its implementation.

* Encouraging Minority, Women-Owned and Disadvantaged Small Business Enterprises: Small companies are the backbone of our economic successes in Delaware. But minorities, women and the disadvantaged have traditionally been overlooked in bidding to obtain state contracts. Henry proposed legislation to create an Office of Procurement to seek out and encourage these typically neglected businesses.

* Restoring Voting Rights: Under the leadership of Margaret Rose Henry, Delaware became the 38th state in our nation to pass legislation re-instating voting rights to ex-felons of non-violent crimes who have been deemed by the justice system as having paid their debt to society.

* Outlawing All Forms of Discrimination: Nothing undermines the well-being of a community more than prejudice and bigotry. Senator Henry recently co-sponsored legislation to prohibit employment discrimination against persons on their basis of sexual orientation. A person should never lose their job due to their race, creed, religion, physical disability, ancestry or sexual orientation.

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