Policy Positions

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Healthcare

Now more than ever, we must fight to ensure that Congress improves the Affordable Care Act, rather than repealing and replacing it with a plan that strips away health care for families and crushes the economy. Deedra believes in listening to the w...

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Net Neutrality

Net Neutrality should be protected. Allowing internet providers to block websites, or ‘prioritize’ companies that pay for ‘fast lanes,’ would not only censor the public’s access to information, but would also be detrimental to small businesses, no...

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Environmental Protections

The destruction of ecosystems, fires, explosions, air pollution, lung problems, toxic groundwater, and contaminated faucet water affects us all. Americans should not have to wonder if the food they are going to eat or the water they are going to ...

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Gun Rights

Deedra supports the Second Amendment with an emphasis on education and personal responsibility. All Constitutional Rights have limits. It is certainly proper to expect gun owners to know how to responsibly operate weapons. It is equally proper to ...

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Immigration Reform

Our state has been on the frontlines of the fight to protect American immigrant families. With years of working in civil rights defense, Deedra is committed to continue her work to defend attacks from the federal government to lock up, break up an...

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Our Veterans

My father joined the Navy. My step-dad was a Vietnam Army veteran. My niece and nephew are current Army veterans, both having served in Iraq. Our Veterans deserve to be honored by more than platitudes. After volunteering to serve in our military, ...

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Reproduction

Across the country, we are seeing attacks on women’s sexual freedom, from the defunding of programs allowing women to receive vital health care services and information, even when they cannot afford them, to employers being given the right to dete...

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LGBTQ

The LGBTQ community and their allies have fought long and hard for equality in Arizona and the United States. Marriage equality is the law of the land but many discrimination laws stop short of actual protection. We are also seeing, once again, mo...

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Right to Protest

The right to peacefully assemble, petition, and redress grievances with the government is within the very first Amendment to the Constitution. The Supreme Court has upheld these 1st Amendment rights while giving the government permissible time, pl...

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Education

All parents want their children to receive the best education Arizona can offer, preparing them for the challenges ahead whether they seek to pursue higher education or career opportunities. Unfortunately, many Arizona parents do not have early ch...

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Vouchers

Public investments must be used to support public schools. Public schools are an institution of democracy and no country has prospered when the majority of its population is uneducated. The vast majority of our public schools are succeeding. Schoo...

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Free Press

The backbone of any democracy is an independent, professional, and responsible media. Their role is to inform, criticize, and stimulate debate. History has shown that the dangers of an overly timid or biased press cannot be averted through bureauc...

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Cannabis

Arizona, like many states, has passed voter referendums allowing for legal medical cannabis distribution. Some states have gone further to allow access to cannabis by the adult population at large. Citizens and states have clearly mandated the des...

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Banking Protections

During the last banking crisis, Arizona experienced the worst housing crisis in our history. Private enterprise is not designed to self-regulate for the betterment of society; it is designed to make money for its owners. The Banking industry is no...

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Social Security

Social Security was a promise made by the US government to every citizen of this country many years ago. People have not only depended on that promise for several generations, but paid their hard-earned money to the government for safekeeping so t...

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Police

Law enforcement history in the United States has had its ups and downs but the one method that has consistently worked is community policing. Knowing the community municipalities serve helps decrease crime and de-escalate tensions. Adequate resour...

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Human Rights & Discrimination

Matters that involve human rights and discrimination should never be left to private companies whose main focus, generally, is gaining profit for themselves and their shareholders. Governments on all levels have a responsibility to uphold laws and...

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Corporate Welfare

Private enterprise is a beneficiary of public investments. Through our investments, the government pays for the infrastructure on which private industry and everything else is built. Roads, bridges, public education, national banks, the patent off...

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Separation of Church and State

Almost 250 years ago a group of dreamers came together and sketched out a revolutionary vision. No longer would they be shackled to the whims of a distant government, nor bound to the religion of an idiosyncratic king. They set out to forge their ...

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Two-State Solution

Few issues are more polarizing than the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and fewer people than ever are willing to step away from their respective “sides” long enough to work toward a peaceful solution. My experiences show that it doesn’t have to be ...

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An Economy That Works for All Families

Arizona families pride themselves in being hard workers, entrepreneurs, and innovators. But when the scales are tipped for the most wealthiest, our economy suffers. The federal government is failing to move forward with policies that can improve c...

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Deedra Abboud for U.S. Senate