Voter's Guide, 2020 Fall Elections, Louisiana
Position U.S. Representative, District 1
NameLee Ann Dugas

Campaign Information

Campaign Web Sitehttp://Under Construction Due out Sept 15th

Bio Information

Party AffiliationDemocrat
ProfessionVeteran, Navy Seabees
Present Employer / position
Length of residence in Jurisdiction+40 years
List of educational institutions and degreesJP Vp-Tech, EMT, Nunez Community college, Southwest School of Health Careers
Prior elected and appointed positionsDPEC, DSCC
Civic involvement and affiliationsVFW, American Legion, LGBTQ Community, JPDPEC(2016-2020), DSCC (2016-2020)

Questions specific to the position

1. Would you support more federal funding to expand voter access and enhance election security? Yes, I would also make Election Day a Paid Holiday as it should have been since the beginning, It is the most Important Constitutional Right.
2. In recent years, voters have expressed concern that their votes don't matter due to election security concerns, the possibility of foreign influence, and the role of large money in elections. What measures would you propose to address these issues? My First Priority is to Disband the Electoral Committee Because it is No Longer needed like it was back in the beginning of our Elections. I would have Full Disclosure of where and who their Campaign Donations are from. I would also strength Penalties Against Candidate and/or campaigns who except PAC or Dark Money, and Finally I would set a Maximum Amount of a Donation for All Donors.
3. What can the Federal government do to raise the basic economic health and even the playing field so all U.S. citizens have equal opportunities? What measures would you support to address the following goals (please provide examples of specific legislation or programs)? a. A living wage for all workers:
Standard Minimum wage of $15.00 and base Raises on GDP and Performance
b. Paid sick leave for all workers:
Add Resolutions to the FMLA, Like, maternity Leave for Fathers. FMLA with Pay and up to a Year if needed
c. Ensuring pay equity for all workers:
Gender should be eliminated from decision of Pay Level, I would also put in Penalties Against companies who do not Pay Equal Wage for the same job duties
d. Providing access to quality child care and early childhood education:
I would Put forward that Corporations both large and small Provide a Location to open a day care center, If not, then I would also provide an increase a child care deduction of at least$5,000.00 a year. And point out that Schools are not daycares, and teachers are not child care workers, they are Teachers
e. Improving the quality of K-12 education for all children:
We need to Return aLearning to quiz to test, and not a book to test. We also need to Focus on Learning, Reading, conducting quizzes
f. Providing affordable higher education:
All Community Colleges in State should be free to residents. I would Open more Vo-Tech Schools, mainly because there are some people that learn better by hands on teaching. State Colleges Should Provide Low cost to Out of state students, and no cost except for books and activitiy fees for Residents
g. Removing barriers to financing and housing:
yes, having a rof over a person's head is also a Right to be safe
h. Providing access to affordable healthcare for all:
yes, by a sliding scale
4. What can be done at the Federal level to improve public safety and confidence in law enforcement? Would you support measures to address the following (please answer yes or no and provide examples of specific legislation): a. Reallocate resources and funds from policing/law enforcement to address social ills that plague many disinvested communities:
every police department should have a CERT Community Emergency Response Team and should be dispatched with every call pertaining to some mental or emotional issues
b. Reform qualified immunity:
No One is Above the Law
c. Ban use of excess force (e.g., chokeholds, shoot to kill):
d. Establish a nationwide database of law enforcement officers found to have used excessive force:
e. Ban the providing of local police departments with military equipment:
yes, we can use those funds for Community Rsponse and outreach
5. Do you support a system for undocumented immigrants already in the country to earn legal status and to have a path to citizenship? If so, what steps do you consider necessary? Yes, Reform DACA, Restore the Military to Citizenship Program that republicans and trump Stopped, Also Restore the Spousal/partner Citizenship as well.Must Learn English