07 Oct MarQuez Eagles
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MarQuez Van Eagles
Libertarian for U.S. House of Representatives CD1
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Phone number: 702-810-5808
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CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE RESPONSES
Please share briefly what inspired you to run for this office and why you feel you’re qualified for the position.
I dove into politics because growing up in Las Vegas my family, friends and community always elected officials that never followed up on their promises. We never seen any change, this is why I chose to get into politics, see I know what my constituents want in my community, change!.They want someone who understand the common folk, the service worker, the student, the single parent, the middle class family living paycheck to paycheck to survive.I am that, I graduated from CSN, I'm currently teaching a music class at Desert Rose High School, and the Walnut Recreational Community Center for the County of Las Vegas. I created a music program specializing in gang intervention, life skills, an education. My program helps kids in problematic enviournment's succeed and become leaders. I am a youth advocator, mentor, a Community activist. I am qualified to go up to Washington and be the 'Voice of the People' for Nevada!
What policies would you pursue to diversify the state’s economy and create new jobs that pay a living wage?
We will loose 200 million jobs due to robot automation by 2030. I will implement apprenticeship, vocational training, school to work, encoding, programming, technology programs that will create high paying jobs with benefits. Boosting Nevada's economy giving job opportunities outside of the casino industry. Opening up opportunities for companies such as Google, Amazon, to hire tech support here home grown, instead of outsourcing. We need to get prepared for our future and it starts now.
In 2019, Nevada joined the US Climate Alliance and took aggressive steps to address climate change by increasing our Renewable Portfolio Standard and encourage a shift to clean energy sources such as solar, geothermal, hydroelectric, and wind. What policies do you support to continue this effort, particularly in the transportation sector?
I support the clean air act and anything that is helping make our enviournment better. I know pollution effects the lower income communities more than any other community in America. We need to create more clean energy devices and opportunities for our children to live in the near future. I would change our school buses to clean energy instead of diesel fuel, this would help kids with asthma while cleaning up the air quality that we breathe.
With the possibility of the Affordable Care Act being repealed by the Supreme Court, including the Medicaid expansion and protections on coverage for preexisting conditions, what should be done to address the issues Nevada will face under that scenario?
I would let Anybody buy into medicaid. Creating lower insurance rates and also opening up opportunities to purchase cheaper prescription drugs form Mexico or Canada.
What are your recommendations for paid sick days and paid family leave?
I would lower taxes so small businesses can afford to pay sick days and paid family leave.
In Nevada, childcare costs can sometimes exceed the cost of rent and public university tuition. What policy solutions will you support to substantially address these rising costs for families?
I will implement incentives for service workers that lower the cost of childcare parents/students making it affordable, and if you are attending school you will receive vouchers that will pay for your childcare while you are attending school.
What do you believe is the best approach ensure all of Nevada’s children have equal access to a quality education?
The only way our children are going to receive equal education is by Nevada investing more money into schools in lower income communities, this will equal the playing field, addressing the education barriers that our kids living in poor communities are facing today.
More money invested into our lower income community schools will also lower the crime rate.
The General Mining Act of 1872 was written to facilitate mineral extraction as quickly and cheaply as possible–leaving out federal royalties for mining. A lot has changed in 148 years, and since then, mining companies have left hundreds of thousands of abandoned mines across Nevada with the cleanup bill left to the taxpayers. How do you believe we should reform the 1872 General Mining Act to better protect taxpayers, land, and water?
I would stick to how it is now.
Nevada has the largest share of public land of any state in the country, providing access for a variety of recreational and commercial uses. How would you address the issues related to public lands and their continued future uses?
I wouldn't change anything.
According to the U.S. Department of Justice, Indigenous women face murder rates more than 10 times higher than the national average. What do you think the federal government can do to address this issue?
I think the federal government needs to implement special forces that specialize in detecting and finding the suspects that are on the radar. I will introduce policies that help protect the Indigenous Wemon, 800-toll free numbers, safe houses, hot tip lines.
The majority of Nevada’s children are children of color, and many families have been affected by current immigration policies, incarceration, and criminal sentencing policies, reducing economic prospects and civic integration. How would you work to address these issues to provide opportunities to all Nevadans?
I will invest more money into communities of color, boosting the economy, education, small businesses, after school programs. These measures would boost the moral of the whole community and also lower the crime rate.
In 2019, Nevada significantly expanded voting rights and access to voting locations. What additional measures, if any, are needed to improve the efficiency, accessibility, and integrity of elections?
We need more voting locations in urban communities, we put more locations in communities of color and really everywhere in Nevada. By adding more locations in the lower income communities this will galvanize individuals to get out and vote. Senior citizens, single mothers, students, x-felons need more accessibility.
What is your position on universal background checks for firearm sales and other policies to address gun violence in this country?
I support the universal background checks!
Do you support the legalization and regulation of marijuana?