SDNYC Candidate Questionnaire - 2017 NYC Elections

DUE BY JULY 24, 2017

Please see below for our candidate questionnaire which is due by July 24, 2017 and click here for more information about SDNYC's endorsement process.

NOTE - Information requested in sections 1-3 of the below questionnaire will be published online at www.sdnyc.org and fb.com/sdnyc in advance of SDNYC's endorsement meeting scheduled for July 26th. Information requested in section 4 will not be shared.

Section 1: CAMPAIGN INFORMATION
Candidate Full Name *
Candidate Full Name
Are you an incumbent? *
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Section 2: CANDIDATE EXPERIENCE (Short Answer)
Please provide brief responses to each of the following questions - cite specific examples of your policy proposals and/or previous actions as applicable.
Section 3: POLICY POSITIONS (yes or no)
Do you support full marriage equality for same-sex couples? *
Do you support full adoption rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender couples? *
Would you support increased City funding to expand the availability of housing and services for LGBT seniors, far too many of whom do not have access to stable housing and report feeling pressured to go back into the closet when seeking services from senior care facilities? *
Will you support efforts to site new LGBT Senior Housing facilities and service centers in your district? *
Will you support increasing funding for both emergency shelter beds and transitional beds for runaway and homeless youth (RHY), a huge percentage of whom are from the LGBT community? *
Will you support increased City funding for programs serving RHY? *
Will you support efforts to site new RHY shelter facilities in your district? *
Will you oppose the granting of city shelter contracts to any large, warehouse-style youth shelters, which require a waiver from the State law limiting shelter size? *
Will you support increased funding for the HIV/AIDS Services Administration? *
Will you support fully funding NYC Department of Health’s plan to expand PEP & PreP Access? *
Will you support increased funding for the HIV/AIDS Services Administration? *
Do you support ensuring all individuals are able to access medically appropriate health care services, including reproductive health care, regardless of their gender identity? *
In 2012, the American Journal of Public Health published a study that found that adult lesbian, gay, and bisexual populations showed a higher rate of disability than the adult heterosexual population and recommended that efforts be made to improve the quality of life for LGBT individuals with disabilities. If elected, will you commit to maintaining ADA accessible offices that are open to the public and that are available to assist all constituents equally? *
Will you ensure LGBT representation on your local Community Boards by proactively appointing LGBT members? *
Will you proactively nominate and support LGBT individuals for other appointments? *
Will you hire openly LGBT staff and/or designate a liaison to our communities if elected? *
Will you support funding to your local LGBT community center, or if there is not one in your borough, support funding to help create one? *
If you are currently in office - have you allocated public dollars to support organizations and/or programming that is primarily serving members of LGBT community?
If seeking office for the first time - if elected, would you give strong consideration to LGBT service organizations seeking public funding from your office?
Do you oppose the use of condoms as evidence of prostitution in criminal cases? *
Will you join the LGBT community in calling on the New York City Police Department to better investigate the murder, assault, or hate crimes against LGBT individuals, particularly trans people of color? *
Will you support a policy change to ensure the New York City Police Department appropriately genders individuals when releasing information? *
Do you support the inclusion of School Climate as a measure of Non-Academic School Success, as part of the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act, to ensure all schools strive to have welcoming, inclusive environments? *
Do you support mandatory LGBT-inclusive, Multicultural Education as a pre-certification requirement for teachers, to reduce bias based on sexual orientation, gender identity, race, ethnicity, or socioeconomic status, and ensure that every teacher is able to appropriately address incidents of bias within our schools? *
Do you support curriculums for New York City Schools that include important moments in LGBT civil rights history, and that challenge racism, sexism and homophobia? *
Do you oppose allowing religious institutions to use NYC public school facilities for worship services? *
Do you support amending the City’s Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) Certification Program to include LGBT preferred contracting? *
If endorsed will you display the endorsement of the Stonewall Democratic Club of NYC in your literature whenever you list other endorsements, including on your campaign website? *
Have you or would you in the future, endorse or financially support any member of the NYS Senate Independent Democratic Caucus (IDC) or any candidate affiliated with the IDC? *
Have you or would you in the future, endorse or financially support any candidate for public office or current elected official with a track record of working against LGBT equality? *
SECTION 4: Nonpublic Candidate / Campaign Information
information requested in the following section will not be made public or shared. responses to all other questions included in this questionnaire will be published online at www.sdnyc.org and fb.com/sdnyc
Candidate Personal Phone Number
Candidate Personal Phone Number
Candidate Mailing Address
Candidate Mailing Address
Campaign Manager Name *
Campaign Manager Name
Campaign Manager Mobile Number
Campaign Manager Mobile Number
Campaign Headquarters Address
Campaign Headquarters Address
Campaign Headquarters Phone Number
Campaign Headquarters Phone Number