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US House District 13

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  • Rodney Davis

  • Betsy Dirksen Londrigan

Biographical Information

What kind of policies, if any, will you pursue to promote social and racial justice in our country?

Do you support the restoration of the Voting Rights Act? Why or Why not?

How would you address the climate crisis?

What will you do over the long term to ensure healthcare access for all?

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Systemic racism exists in every corner of America and we must work to address its effects. These reforms must include a requirement that law enforcement attend implicit bias training as well as helping local governments ensure their budgets allow for intervention by other professionals, such as those specializing in addiction and mental health services, recognizing that different situations require different interventions. We also must address the ongoing health effects of racial inequality, such as the disproportionate death rate of Black mothers during pregnancy, and identify and address racial bias and barriers in minority-owned small business development.
I strongly support the passage of the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, which our current representative voted against, to restore several key provisions of the Voting Rights Act that protect against voter suppression and safeguard the right of every American to vote. Several states have voter suppression laws that disproportionately prevent minorities, seniors and young people from voting. We must address these discriminatory practices and protect Americans from the reckless attacks against our right to vote. The fight continues today.
We can already see the effects of climate change just this past year with Central Illinois experiencing historic flooding, one of the predicted effects of climate change. Farmers across the district are suffering from these increasingly extreme weather patterns in the forms of soil erosion and shorter growing seasons. This is not a problem we can afford to wait to address. I will fight for common sense legislation like the Climate Action Now Act, unlike our current representative who has taken money from Big Oil corporate PACs while voting against legislation to keep us in the Paris Climate Accord. 
I believe every person should be able to visit a doctor regularly, get medical help when they’re sick, and afford their medications without needing to also worry about whether they can put food on the table. I will fight to protect and expand upon the Affordable Care Act so no one loses coverage and ensure people with pre-existing conditions can’t be discriminated against. I will also work to allow Medicare to negotiate for lower prescription drug costs. Meanwhile, our current representative voted 11 times to repeal the ACA without a replacement and voted against lowering the cost of prescription drugs.