Candidate Profile
Michelle Louise Bicking

Green , Connecticut

Biography

Name
Michelle Louise Bicking
Party
Green
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 2
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

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Endorsements

Reported by Candidate

2
Connecticut Cannabis Reform Association, Women's March CT

Questionnaire

Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Neutral

I am in favor of construction of a wall and other necessary infrastructure on our border that gives complete control over entering and exiting the United States.

Strongly Disagree

Governments should not discriminate against individuals, organizations or small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.

Strongly Disagree

Governments should define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with taxpayer or public funds.

Strongly Disagree

It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has a livable income.

Neutral

It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health insurance.

Strongly Agree

Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.

Strongly Disagree

More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.

Strongly Agree

Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.

Agree

Additional regulations are needed to prevent climate change.

Strongly Agree

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.

Strongly Agree

The United States should help defend Israel from attack by its enemies.

Strongly Disagree

Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not receive funds from federal, state, or local governments.

Strongly Disagree

Islamic law (Sharia) should take precedence over national and state laws where there are Islamic majority communities in the U. S.

Strongly Disagree

Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

Agree

People should be allowed to use public restrooms, showers, and changing rooms based on "gender identity."

Strongly Agree

I support sanctuary cities.

Strongly Agree

It is OK for Congress to exempt itself from compliance with laws applicable to all citizens.

Strongly Disagree

I support the death penalty.

Strongly Disagree

Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Agree

The United States should protect its sovereignty from the United Nations.

Neutral

The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.

Strongly Disagree

I voted in these primaries and general elections:

2010 General Election, 2012 General Election, 2014 General Election, 2016 General Election

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

The decision to abort should be one made between a qualified health professional and a woman.

What should the United States do to help eradicate the threat of radical Islamic terrorism?

First and foremost, the United States should address domestic terrorism on American soil in of the Klu Klux Klan and other radicalized groups, the greatest existential threat to the peace and stability of this country as well as our allies abroad.

What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?

It is my understanding that the forebearers of the American republic were more concerned with crafting a representative government driven by shared ideals of justice and liberty versus one that concentrates wealth and influence into the hands of an exclusive few.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am Roman Catholic and have accepted Jesus the Christ as my Sovereign Lord and Savior. I was raised to respect all beliefs or no beliefs equally, without passing judgement.

When you consider your views on a wide range of issues from economic and social matters to foreign policy and immigration, which of the following best describes you overall?

Liberal

Please provide publicly available information validating your answer to the previous question.

-Pro-Choice -Freedom of Belief or Non-Belief -Freedom from Discrimination at all times in all places/spaces. -Cannabis Decriminalization, Legalization and Regulation -Term Limits -Equal Civil & Human Rights for LGBTQIA Two Spirit+ Communities

How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?

I would advocate for universal healthcare with automatic enrollment at birth or naturalization, including access to low to no costs medicine for chronic conditions

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Increase incentives for small/women-owned/minority-owned businesses to compete for federal contracts;increase incentatives to establish businesses in disenfranchised areas, including offering tax breaks to businesses that hire, train and advance veteran, low-income, refugee applicants against the backdrop of a renewable 15-year plan; reinvest in regional rail and other forms of commuter transportation; decriminaluze, legalize and regulate all forms of cannabis,including industrial hemp;reinvest in renewable sources such wind and solar

What changes should be made to the tax code?

The tax code should be more progressive across the board, so all parties can attribute according to ability.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Increase access to quality daycare options for working families; encourage businesses to create high mobility jobs with a liviable wage; expunge minor offenses on arrest records

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

Remove the ability of the fderal government to borrow against social security as if it's a personal piggy bank

What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?

Bachelors in Spanish/Latin American Studies, Master's in Public Administration with a concentration in nonprofit management, Master's in Social Work; 20+ years direct services experience, including teaching, business management and non-profit management

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you:

bicking.michelle@gmail.com; 860-598-0018 (9am to 9 pm EST)

Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?

Thank you in advance for this opportunity to share my platform and commitment to Connecticut's past, present and future!


Background

Education
  • Denison University, Granville, BA, 1999
  • Rutgers University, Camden, MPA, 2004
  • Springfield College, Springfield, MSW, 2011
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • National Association of Social Workers, Aging Committee Member
  • United States Food Sovereignty Alliance, Member
  • American Indian/American Native Caucus Workgroup, Member
  • Northeast Farmers of Color, Member
  • Race and Agriculture Workgroup, Connecticut New Fa, Member
  • Greater Hartford Interfaith Coalition for Equity a, Member
  • City of Hartford Commission on Aging, (Former) Commissioner
  • National Hospice Veterans Partnership - Veterans A, Member
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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