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Questions for State Candidates
In Catholic teaching, the laity has the primary responsibility in political affairs. That means it is your responsibility to find out where the candidates stand on the issues. It is also your responsibility to make sure the candidates take a stand on the issues.

Don't let the campaigns, newspapers, and special interest groups determine the issues. In North Dakota, most candidates still go door to door and make community appearances. Don't pass up any opportunity to ask the candidates where they stand on the important moral and social justice issues of the day.

Print out this list of questions to ask the candidates, keep them handy, and make the candidates accountable to you.

Where Do the Candidates Stand?
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Human Life

  • Protecting unborn human life and ending abortion?
  • Keeping bans on assisted suicide, euthanasia, the death penalty, human embryo research, and commercial surrogacy?
  • Preventing tax funding for abortion and abortion advocacy?
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Religious Freedom

  • Stopping the government from substantially burdening the exercise of religion?
  • Protecting the right of religious organizations to serve the public in accordance with their beliefs?

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Family and Education

  • Enabling parents, financially and in other ways, to choose the best educational setting for their children?
  • Opposing policies that mandate acceptance of false gender ideologies?
  • Ensuring that COVID-19 relief equitably includes nonpublic schools?

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The Poor and Vulnerable

  • Prioritizing the poor and vulnerable in COVID-19 relief?
  • Ensuring access to health care while respecting human life, human dignity, and the conscience rights of health care workers?
  • Providing services to those in need, especially families facing financial hardship and persons with disabilities, mental illness, and addictions?
  • Protecting families and communities with a criminal justice system that focuses on restoration, rehabilitation, prevention, and elimination of racial and ethnic bias?
  • Providing safe havens for properly-vetted refugees, regardless of race, nationality, or religious affiliation?
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The Economy and Environment

  • Ensuring a just wage, economic initiative, and a pro-family work policies?
  • Promoting family farms, rural communities, and a just food system?
  • Respecting the right of local communities to manage their own affairs for the common good?
  • Protecting our natural resources?
Where Does the State Candidate Stand?

Human Life

  • Protecting unborn human life and ending abortion?
  • Keeping bans on assisted suicide, euthanasia, the death penalty, human embryo research, and commercial surrogacy?
  • Preventing tax funding for abortion and abortion advocacy?

Religious Liberty

  • Stopping the government from substantially burdening the exercise of religion?
  • Protecting the right of religious organizations to serve the public in accordance with their beliefs?

Family and Education

  • Enabling parents, financially and in other ways, to choose the best educational setting for their children?
  • Opposing policies that mandate acceptance of false gender ideologies?
  • Ensuring that COVID-19 relief equitably includes nonpublic schools?

The Poor and Vulnerable

  • Prioritizing the poor and vulnerable in COVID-19 relief?
  • Ensuring access to health care while respecting human life, human dignity, and the conscience rights of health care workers?
  • Providing services to those in need, especially families facing financial hardship and persons with disabilities, mental illness, and addictions?
  • Protecting families and communities with a criminal justice system that focuses on restoration, rehabilitation, prevention, and elimination of racial and ethnic bias?
  • Providing safe havens for properly-vetted refugees, regardless of race, nationality, or religious affiliation?

Economy and Environment

  • Ensuring a just wage, economic initiative, and a pro-family work policies?
  • Promoting family farms, rural communities, and a just food system?
  • Respecting the right of local communities to manage their own affairs for the common good?
  • Protecting our natural resources?
What We Do

The North Dakota Catholic Conference acts on behalf of the Roman Catholic bishops of North Dakota to respond to public policy issues of concern to the Catholic Church and to educate Catholics and the general public about Catholic social doctrine.
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