Questions for the Candidates

In Catholic teaching, the laity have the primary responsibility for determining political affairs. That means it is your responsibility to find out where the candidates stand on the issues. In a democracy, it is your responsibility to make sure the candidates take a stand on the issues.

Don't let the campaigns, newspapers, and special interests 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 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.

Go here for questions for federal candidates.
Where Do the Candidates Stand?
Right to Life & Dignity of the Human Person

  • Protecting unborn human life and committing state resources to ending abortion?
  • Preserving the state bans on assisted suicide, euthanasia, the death penalty, and human embryo research?
  • Preventing state funds from paying for abortion and abortion advocacy?
Religious Freedom

  • Allowing individuals and businesses to offer services to the public in accordance with their religious beliefs?
  • Providing the highest level of legal protection for religious freedom without unduly infringing upon the legitimate and compelling interests of the state?
On Family Life

  • Supporting pregnant women and the life-affirming centers that serve them?
  • Respecting the freedom of parents to educate their children, especially in matters of moral development?
  • Enabling parents to choose the best educational setting for their children?
  • Opposing policies that force government agencies, businesses, charities, and schools to accept false gender ideologies?
On the Community

  • Ensuring access to health care while respecting human life, human dignity, and religious freedom?
  • Preserving and promoting programs that help the poor and most vulnerable members among us, including those with disabilities, mental illnesses, and chemical addictions?
  • Ensuring safe and affordable housing?
  • Criminal justice reform that allows low-risk non-violent offenders an opportunity to receive services for mental illness and chemical addiction instead of incarceration?
  • Providing safe havens for properly-vetted refugees, regardless of race, nationality, or religious affiliation?
The Economy

  • Policies that ensure a just wage, economic initiative, and the right of workers to form associations to collectively represent their interests
  • Policies to protect and foster family farms, rural communities, and good stewardship of natural resources?
  • The right of local communities to regulate for the common good?
  • Economic development that respects families, the community, creation, and the dignity of the human person?
Your Faith, Your Vote
Your Faith, Your Vote is a resource for Catholic and other voters of faith from the North Dakota Catholic Conference.


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