Senator Doug Jones
United States Senate AL
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...most political observers believe that Jones remains a longshot candidate even with a compelling background of prosecuting two Klansmen responsible for the Sixteenth Street Church bombing during the height of the Civil Rights Era.
"I support the DACA program and would support the DREAM Act or similar legislation to ensure young people brought here as children who have never known any other nation can remain in the United States. Children and young adults in the DACA program are contributing members of our society, serving in the military and owning businesses that employ Americans."
"So many people in our state work multiple jobs with long hours and still can’t make ends meet. Add the costs of rent, transportation, utilities, childcare and food - the math just doesn’t work. Perpetuating cycles of poverty by not investing in the programs and tools to create and sustain working families in a middle class is immoral and has been hurtful to our overall economic well-being."
Who cares about deficits. What about all the people this thing is going to hurt?
"Alabama’s newly elected senator Doug Jones said Sunday he’s not sure how he would vote on the Republican tax reform bill Congress is expected to consider this week... he favors cutting tax rates for middle-class families and corporations. He said he’s concerned, however, about the legislative process to craft the bill and that it would increase the deficit by $1 trillion." www.usatoday.com
The NICS (National Instant Criminal Background Check System) is grossly underfunded. In order to improve both accuracy and effectiveness the system must be supplied with the most basic resources in an effort to keep guns out of the hands of criminals, terrorists and those who would do harm to our fellow Americans. Proper funding will also reduce errors and wait times that frustrate law-abiding citizens.
On the other side, Democrats say the state needs to address rising temperatures in the state the long-term forecasts could not only mean hotter days but major threats to the state’s economy, especially Alabama agriculture and coastal tourism.
“At the end of the day, we only have one planet, and we’ve got to do what we can to save that planet,” said Doug Jones, seeking the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate. “I would support reasonable restrictions on emissions.”
I support a woman's freedom to make the decisions regarding her health and her body and will defend a woman's access to contraception.
Jones, a 63-year-old former U.S. Attorney for the northern district of Alabama, is most well-known for the prosecution of Thomas Blanton and Bobby Frank Cherry. They were convicted of murder for killing four young girls in the 1963 Sixteenth Street Baptist Church bombing. Jones led the prosecution more than 40 years after the fatal bombing.
"I see Doug as bold and aggressive, but also willing to take a risk to be on the right side of history," said Diane McWhorter, a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and author, who has written about race and the history of civil rights. "Probably a lot of people wouldn't have taken on the church bombings case for fear of losing."