27 Apr Mindy Robinson
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Please share briefly what inspired you to run for this office and why you feel you’re qualified for the position.
Because our elected officials are corrupt and not doing their jobs, so apparently someone reasonable who still believes in the Constitution has to.
Would you support allocating more state funds to help DACA recipients to help with higher education?
No, but mostly because our college system needs a major overhaul in general. I am a strong supporter of subsidizing vocational skilled training though.
How will the state fight the growing issue of homelessness that is increasing in our communities and use funds to expand on shelters for these community members?
You have to examine “why” people are homeless in Nevada before deciding the best way to help them first. I think they’d be better served on a case by case basis.
Nevada has historically protected the right to abortion, including protecting the right in statute 30 years ago by a vote of the people. However, there remain barriers to access in the state. Do you support not only the right to abortion but policies that improve equitable access to abortion care?
I personally believe abortion is murder and should be phased out over time, but I also believe moral issues should be decided on by the people themselves and put on the ballot for a vote.
The state of Nevada is facing an unprecedented shortage of health care providers – a problem that impacts every area of medicine, including the provision of sexual and reproductive care. Do you support removing the physician-only requirement and allowing advanced practice clinicians (APCs) to provide this vital care to patients with training and certification?
It is well documented that patients of color face greater obstacles to obtaining sexual and reproductive health care than non-Hispanic white Americans – a pattern that results in worse health outcomes overall for BIPOC patients. Do you not only acknowledge systemic racism’s role in public health disparities but will you pursue policies that seek to rectify the historical harm of systemic racism and advance equitable access to health care?
That is absolutely not true, in fact 85% of abortions are women of color. I will support government funded PREVENTATIVE birth control because it is fiscally worth it for a community, and builds up personal responsible…but I cannot force tax payers to pay for something they find this morally disagreeable.
Knowing that the death penalty is exorbitantly expensive, racially discriminatory, and does not promote true healing for victims family members, do you support its abolition and do you think ending the death penalty is a crucial part of criminal justice reform?
As an issue of morality, I think it should be put on the ballot for Nevadans to decide for themselves, not politicians.
True Colors United, a national organization that implements innovative solutions to youth homelessness that focus on the unique experiences of LGBTQ+ young people continues to rate Nevada as critically low, for its State Index on Youth Homelessness (in collaboration with the National Homelessness Law Center) that ranks and scores laws and policies related to preventing and addressing youth homelessness in the United States. Are you willing to support legislation that helps to fund and provide oversight regulations to youth homelessness services?
Homelessness is general needs to be further examined if we’re going to help solve it, as I previously mentioned.
Anti-transgender bills are being introduced across the United States that attempt to prevent trans people from having access to health care, gender reassignment surgery, and access to sports in schools. Do you support transgender equality and access to healthcare and an athletic school experience?
Don’t they already have access? Are they being prevented somewhere I don’t know about? I don’t believe biological men belong in women’s sports, it is unfair to women athletes.
We have seen rental rates increasing at a very alarming rate, in some instances upwards of 30%. How do you see the Nevada Legislature taking action to keep Nevadans in their homes and not being priced out?
I think we should temporarily do away with property tax, and then hopefully with budget cutting make that permanent.
Nevada has one of the largest shares of federal public land of any state in the country, providing important wildlife habitat, places to hunt, camp, fish and hike, and acting as the foundation of a billion dollar outdoor industry. Even so, some lawmakers have promoted policies that seek wholesale transfer of federal ownership of our national lands to states. A) Would you support or oppose these land transfer policies? B) Would should the State of Nevada’s role be in the management and ownership of federal land?
Until we fix corruption in Nevada, I don’t think we should be messing around with any of this because they’ll find a way to squander it.
State investments in conservation provide resources for a wide range of public benefit, like the management of wildlife and state land, and the creation and maintenance of trails and other recreational facilities. In 2019, the Legislature approved $217 million of bonding authority for conservation purposes, including for the acquisition of land for new state parks. A) Do you support or oppose state investment in conservation? B) Has Nevada’s investment in land conservation been too little, too much, or about right, and how would you change it?
I’m still trying to figure out why I need a “reservation” to walk on land I pay for.
Would you support addressing public health disparities in Nevada’s diverse Spanish speaking population by funding a “Promotores de Salud” program through the Nevada Office of New Americans that provides year round, culturally competent education and community engagement in Spanish on public health issues?
No. The issues with our health care system and it’s lack of affordability need to be evaluated on their own, even I don’t have health insurance right now because of it.
What are you doing to center communities of color and low-income communities in your work, and how do you ensure that equity is part of every decision you make?
Candidate declined to answer.
The APIA community faces the largest unmet financial needs when it comes to higher education. Nevada has the highest student loan default rate in the country. In Nevada, there are 333,100 student loan borrowers, $11.5 Billion in student loan debt, and $34,700 in average debt per borrower. What policies can we implement to ensure students and families are protected from predatory lenders and undue financial burdens?
We have to examine “why” college has become so expensive, rather than just throw more money at it. But I also think we also have to re-examine the predatory practices of all banks in general, including our own Federal Reserve.
Latinx communities are extremely concerned about the drought and ongoing water shortages. What would you do to ensure our families have a sustainable water supply, not just now but also future generations?
I’m sorry, how is that just a “Hispanic” issue? Personally I think we should stop sending most of our water to California if we are having issues here.
One out of seven people in Clark County are food insecure. What policies would you propose to ensure people are not residing in food deserts and have access to healthy food and water sources?
We already have WIC, welfare, and food stamps. I do think getting the fluoride out of our water would be a good start, I’m not sure why the government is dosing populations with anything that is toxic in large amounts.