Quinn Nystrom: 2020 Election Guide

Quinn Nystrom: 2020 Election Guide

Welcome to WCCO.com’s 2020 political guide! We reached out to all Minnesota candidates running for U.S Senate and U.S Congress this fall. Candidates were asked to provide a two-minute video discussing their platform as well as answer a set of our viewer’s questions. Above is the video and below are the answers Quinn Nystrom provided. This is not a paid advertisement nor does WCCO endorse any candidate. Responses from Quinn Nystrom, Democratic candidate for the 8th District: Do you believe racial disparities exist in Minnesota and across the country? If so, what policy changes would you propose to combat this? Yes. Racial disparities have been a part of our country for hundreds of years. They impact all parts of our society, from education to health care to policing. They’ve often been reinforced explicitly by government policies, like red lining or Jim Crow. They’re often reinforced implicitly as well, whether by funding discrepancies or laws like voter ID laws that may not mention race, but dramatically impact one race more than the other. And these disparities are reinforced by society and cultural standards. Changing racial inequality will take a lifetime of work, but we can start by lifting up the voices of those impacted and doing what they think is most needed. I would start with real police reform, re-evaluating education and housing funding, and making it easier for people to vote. Do you believe the federal government’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic has been adequate? If not, what could […]

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