Voter's Guide, 2020 Fall Elections, Louisiana
Position U.S. Representative, District 4
NameKenny Houston

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Party AffiliationDemocrat
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1. Would you support more federal funding to expand voter access and enhance election security? Absolutely. Every eligible person deserves the right to exercise their voting power. We must ensure that no one is restricted from voting while protecting our elections from be tampered with. Both increased access and election security are vital to safeguarding our democratic process.
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? I would propose full-disclosure of all contributions from PACs and super-PACs. There needs to be more regulations put in place on the political process.
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:
b. Paid sick leave for all workers:
c. Ensuring pay equity for all workers:
d. Providing access to quality child care and early childhood education:
e. Improving the quality of K-12 education for all children:
f. Providing affordable higher education:
g. Removing barriers to financing and housing:
h. Providing access to affordable healthcare for all:
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:
b. Reform qualified immunity:
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:
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, I support a system for undocumented immigrants already in the country to earn legal status and have a path to citizenship. We need to push for passage of the Dream Act to ensure that undocumented immigrants who were brought to this country as children, grew up in this country, attended school in this country, are given a pathway to become legal citizens. If elected, I would support the House Representative Roybal-Allard's proposal to grant conditional permanent resident status to Dreamers.