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Jack Robinson on Civil Rights

Republican Challenger for Senate (MA)


Voted NO on ending special funding for minority & women-owned business.

This legislation would have abolished a program that helps businesses owned by women or minorities compete for federally funded transportation.

Robinson says, "Disadvantaged businesses continue to need assistance, but racial quotas should be outlawed."

Status: Cloture Motion Rejected Y)48; N)52

Reference: Motion to invoke cloture; Bill S.1173 ; vote number 1997-275 on Oct 23, 1997

Voted YES on prohibiting job discrimination by sexual orientation.

Would have prohibited job discrimination based on sexual orientation.

Robinson says, "Discrimination, of any sort, has no place in American life."

Status: Bill Defeated Y)49; N)50; NV)1

Reference: Employment Non-Discrimination Act; Bill S. 2056 ; vote number 1996-281 on Sep 10, 1996

Voted YES on Amendment to prohibit flag burning.

Approval of a constitutional amendment which would prohibit desecration or burning of the U.S. flag.

Robinson says, "Protection of Old Glory, for which millions of Americans have given their lives, fortunes and sacred honor, should be paramount."

Status: Joint Res. Defeated Y)63; N)36

Reference: Flag Desecration Bill; Bill S. J. Res. 31 ; vote number 1995-600 on Dec 12, 1995

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