Slater Johnson: 2020 Election Guide

Slater Johnson: 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 Slater Johnson provided. This is not a paid advertisement nor does WCCO endorse any candidate. Responses from Slater Johnson, Legal Marijuana Now candidate for the 7th 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, I believe that there are a lot of racial disparities in Minnesota and throughout our country. There are many things that we need to address in order to fix these disparities. First is criminal justice reform. Legalizing marijuana is a start, we know that minority communities have been disproportionately impacted by this country’s useless war on drugs. We also need to address the way that our public schools teach the history of this country. We need to do a better job of addressing the many contributions that minority communities have made in the development of our nation. Do you believe the federal government’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic has been adequate? If not, what could have been done differently? Do you believe there should be a national mask mandate? Obviously the federal government could have acted sooner in order to slow the spread of COVID and […]

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