Kerri Evelyn Harris
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Running For:State Representative
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|1. The Delaware Constitution should be amended to protect the right of parents to the control, custody, and care of their children from government interference, which requires the government to prove that it has a strong, compelling reason to restrict that right, such as in cases of abuse and neglect. (HB 319, 2022)||-|
|2. Public schools should seek to strengthen the parent-child relationship, and should not be required to implement or integrate expansive and comprehensive sex education curriculum that includes LGBTQIA+ role play, sexual practices, and identities. (HB 199, 2021)||O||Note: Endorsed by MarryAnn's List, "This means strengthening comprehensive and mandatory sex education, while also enforcing more equitable treatment of students."
|3. Delaware law should protect fairness and the integrity of women’s sports. (HB 199, 2021; SB 227, 2022)||O||Note: Endorsed by Delaware Stonewall Alliance. "Advocate for Gender Sexuality / Gay Straight Alliance clubs in schools elementary through college."
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|4. Individuals and faith-based entities should have the right of conscience to freely live out their sincerely held convictions regarding human sexuality and conception, without fear of government infringement or retaliation. (HB 199, 2021)||O||Note: Endorsed by Progressive Democrats of Delaware, "We see this theocratically-motivated judicial coup as the inevitable culmination of neoliberal failure to effectively oppose a long and concerted conservative crusade against equality and respect for the rights and dignity women, People of Color, religious minorities, LGBTQ+ people, immigrants, and other vulnerable people."
|5. Abortion is the act of violently ending the life of another human being. Lawmakers should work to promote the value of and protect human life from conception to natural death, versus expanding abortion access through all 9 months of pregnancy. (SR 24, 2022; HB 40, 2022; SB 235, 2022; HB 140, 2022; HB 455, 2022; SB 343, 2022; HB 460, 2022).||O||Note: Endorsed by MarryAnn's List, "Mary Ann’s List believes in bodily-autonomy, the ability for a woman to choose her own path with regards to reproductive rights and health care. This includes the right to an abortion, but also spans to the right to affordable and accessible healthcare. It is important to eliminate restrictions of medical abortions, while also pushing for better, more attainable healthcare throughout the state."
|6. Assisted Suicide, the act of deliberately assisting or cooperating in helping someone terminate his or her life, should not be legalized in Delaware as an end-of-life option. (HB 140, 2022)||-|
|7. A State of Emergency declaration extended beyond 30 days should depend on the consent of the people of Delaware through the General Assembly. (HB 49, 2021; HB 247, 2021).||-|
|8. The right of Delawareans to keep and bear arms, as protected by the US and DE Constitutions, should not be infringed. Better enforcement of current laws to prevent crime versus more restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety. (HB 450, 2022; SB 8, 2021)||O||Note: Endorsed by Moms Demand Action Gun Sense, (a gun sense candidate will) have proven that they will support stronger gun laws.
|9. To preserve the integrity of our elections, the legislature should strive to eliminate opportunities for fraud in the election process. (HB 15, 2022; HB 25, 2022; SB 320, 2022)||O||Note: Endorsed by Americal Civil Liberities Union Delaware, "Delaware bucked the trend and passed Automatic Voter Registration, Same Day Voter Registration, and Vote by Mail–but our work is not done."