Meet the Candidate: Jeanne Hendricks (MN)

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Jeanne Hendricks – Minnesota -US House District 6

Tell us a little bit about yourself and your background.

I am an Advanced Practice Nurse (nurse anesthetist). Have been a frontline healthcare worker for 40 years. I have two adult children who are happily launched. I have done labor negotiations during my career for my department in the areas of practice issues, salary and benefits.

Why are you running for office?

The Trump Presidency motivated me to run. I wish to speak truth to power and use science and facts when writing and voting on legislation.

What are the three biggest issues facing your community?

1. Women’s right to make their own health care decisions.
2. Transitioning to clean and renewable energy and facilitating jobs created by the transition.
3. Living wage and 12 weeks paid family leave.

How do you propose to solve those problems?

1. I will support codifying Roe v Wade into law-champion all women’s right to make their own health care decisions.
2. I will work with union leaders, small business owners and community leaders to develop and promote clean energy jobs using funds from inflation reduction act.
3. I will author or co-author legislation for $15 minimum wage and paid family leave.

What is your stance on environmental and climate concerns that are facing your community?

I am not in favor of copper and nickel mining in the Superior National Forrest or Boundary Waters. However I am in favor of stricter CO2 emissions standards and charging industry fee per metric ton of carbon emitted.

What commonsense gun safety measures would have the most impact on your community?

I support universal background checks, closing the gun show loophole for gun purchase and not allowing the purchase and assembly of ghost guns.

How would criminal justice reforms impact your community?

I would support more money for policing. I support de-escalation training for officers.
Increased man-power and increased resources for policing would bring down violent crime rate.

How would you work to protect a woman’s reproductive health?

As I said above, I would work to co codify the protections we had under Roe v Wade on federal level.

What measures would you advocate to ensure that your constituents have the right to vote?

I would reintroduce John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act which would restore the Voting Rights Act to its original form making state governments get approval prior to making changes to voting procedure, keep dark money out of politics and other actions that will make voting easy and accessible to all eligible voters.

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