Candidate Profile
Gary Chambers Jr.

Democrat , Louisiana

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Questionnaire

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Right to Life

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

Disagree   

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

Disagree   

I support the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which requires health care providers to provide life-saving treatment for infants who survive an attempted abortion.

No Answer   

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Under all circumstances. Abortions should be legal, affordable, and safe for all women who seek them.


Economy

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

Strongly Agree   

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

No Answer   

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

Gary would guarantee social security benefits for future generations by restructuring of the current budget and supporting increased taxes on corporations.

What government spending would you reduce in order to balance the budget?

Gary supports reduction of the Pentagon/defense spending in order to balance the budget and focus on people-centered programs.

Under what circumstances should taxpayers help pay off existing student loans?

Federal student loan debt should be disposed of in order to boost the entire US economy.


Religious Liberty

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.

Disagree   

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

Disagree   

I promise to protect the freedom of Christians to share the Gospel and to practice Biblical principles.

No Answer   

What does "separation of church and state" mean to you?

Our founders saw fit to keep a separation between the church and state. Not every American is religious but every American deserves access to government. A citizen's beliefs and/or religious practice or lack-thereof should not dictate their ability to participate in government.


Healthcare

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

Strongly Agree   

I support the elimination of private healthcare insurance.

Strongly Agree   

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

Gary supports Medicare for All because profit should not be the determining factor for access to quality healthcare. Gary has already shown his dedication to healthcare access by advocating for and securing an emergency room in North Baton Rouge. This area was formally a healthcare desert, with the closest access point being 12 miles away.


National Security

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

Disagree   

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

The United States must work to end the decades long wars in the middle east and support the rebuilding of Afghanistan and Iraq.


Immigration

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.

Disagree   

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) should be abolished.

Strongly Agree   

State and federal funds should be denied to any public or private entity, including but not limited to sanctuary cities, that are not in compliance with immigration laws.

Disagree   

Employers should be required to use E-verify to confirm the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States.

Disagree   

Who should be allowed to immigrate to the U.S. and under what circumstances?

Anyone seeking a better way of life should be afforded the opportunity to work, learn, and contribute to a more just society in the United States.


Education

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Agree   


Values

Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality that is necessary for our system of limited government.

No Answer   

I support adding sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression as protected classes in non-discrimination laws.

Strongly Agree   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Gary is a nondenominational Christian.


Qualifications

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.

chambersforcongress.com

Have you ever been convicted of a felony or been penalized for sexual misconduct? If so, please explain.

No

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

Mr. Chambers believes in the people of Louisiana's 2nd congressional district. This is a people powered campaign that is shaping its policy based on the needs of the people.


Criminal Justice

Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.

Disagree   


2nd Amendment

What restrictions on gun ownership are needed to protect public safety?

A mental health component should must be addressed to protect public safety.


Other Important Issues

I support BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanction) against Israel if they refuse to allow the creation of a Palestinian state.

No Answer   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Strongly Agree   

Reparations should be given to people on the basis of race.

Strongly Agree   

The Electoral College should be abolished.

Agree   

In priority order, what three areas of legislation do you propose to author or sponsor if elected?

Green New Deal, Medicare for All, and Reparations.

Is racism a threat to domestic security in the United States? Why or why not?

Yes, according to the FBI and US State Department racism and white nationalism are the biggest domestic terror threats currently facing the United States.


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Offices
  • Louisiana Senate District 15, Sought 2019
 

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