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Arizona Catholic Conference: Surveying General Election Candidates

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Suzanne Hammons is the editor of the Voice of the Southwest and the media coordinator for the Diocese of Gallup. A graduate of Benedictine College in Kansas, she joined the Diocesan staff in 2012.

The Arizona Conference of Catholic Bishops has released survey answers from candidates running for local and national seats for the state. The survey asked candidates whether they support or oppose statements related to 10 issues, which are:

  1. Allowing parents to use tax credits, or empowerment scholarship accounts to enable children to attend any public, private, or home school.
  2. Legalizing physician-assisted suicide.
  3. Exploring a temporary guest worker program for foreign workers to those Arizona employers experiencing a labor shortage.
  4. Amending the United States Constitution to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman.
  5. Providing abortion providers with government funding.
  6. Placing a moratorium on the death penalty.
  7. Making the presence of undocumented immigrants in Arizona a state crime.
  8. Mandating healthcare providers to facilitate the distribution of “emergency contraception” (i.e., morning after pills).
  9. Providing an inflationary increase for the charitable organization tax credit which benefits organizations serving the working poor.
  10. Exempting religious employers from any abortifacient or contraceptive mandates that may violate the tenets of their faith.

The guide is meant to serve as a tool for helping voters in the state of Arizona to properly inform their consciences during this election season.

The full guide can be found here.


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