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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 State Candidates Stand?
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Creating a Sanctuary for Life

  • Promoting and funding policies and programs that help pregnant women, mothers, and newborns?
  • Maintaining bans on abortion, assisted suicide, euthanasia, the death penalty, human embryo research, and commercial surrogacy?
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Religious Freedom

  • Protecting 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?

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The Poor and Vulnerable

  • Ensuring access to health care while respecting human life, human dignity, and the religious and conscience rights of health care providers?
  • 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?
  • Welcoming 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 pro-family work policies?
  • Promoting family farms, rural communities, and a food system that respects the dignity of labor and workers?
  • Respecting the right of local communities to manage their own affairs for the common good?
  • Fostering stewardship of 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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North Dakota Catholic Conference
103 South Third Street, Suite 10
Bismarck, North Dakota
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