Why you should vote for Myanna Dellinger
Support our peers
Women, Guns, Hate, and Climate Change
Our Constitution guarantees everyone equal treatment. In reality, some people still face greater obstacles than others. The law is one tool to move closer to equal justice and less discrimination. Many local, state and federal laws require that some people be given some special consideration in areas like jobs, awarding government contracts, or access to housing or educational opportunities. The Supreme Court has also routinely upheld laws that favor some people over others as consistent with the Constitution. There is precedent emphasizing that other groups must be treated equally in areas such as marriage, education, and employment. I support laws that provide this kind of special consideration to level the playing field for all. Examples of such groups are:
Myanna believes in a woman’s right to chose (which is still the law of the land).
She believes in climate change, which disproportionately affects
people of color and the already poor (“environmental justice”).
Society needs to urgently address problems relating to:
Justice Reform & Access to Justice
Many voices call for criminal justice reform. This may include taking a hard look at who we elect to be judges. Approx. 45% of the judges in LA come from prosecutorial backgrounds ("deputy district attorneys"). The bench needs diversity of life experiences besides the typical career prosecutor.
Other life experiences would add to the diversity of perspective on the bench and people who would be willing to consider rehabilitation in the appropriate case as opposed to jail as the answer. Neutrality and outside views are key.