Jim Gilmore on Civil Rights
Senate challenger 2008; previously Republican Governor (VA)
Grades were based upon, " whether they sign or veto legislation regarding homosexuality. They also receive grades based on their public opinions expressed on homosexual issues."
The 9/11 attacks led to the extension of the Gilmore Commission for two more years. We pointed out that in 2002, there was still no national strategy on terrorism. In 2003, we expressed serious concern that the urgency of homeland security was not taking hold. We also began to have a serious concern about the protection of civil liberties in the US in a time of great fear and anxiety. Frightened people will give up liberty for security. The enemy of liberty is fear. We should never allow the actions of terrorists to cause us to surrender the commitment to liberty that makes us uniquely American.
In 1976 the National Governors Association expressed support for ratification and implementation of the Equal Rights Amendment, which would constitutionally guarantee full citizenship rights and opportunities for women. In 1982 the drive for ratification fell short, and efforts to initiate the amendatory process were taken.
The National Governors Association reaffirms its support for the principles embodied in the Equal Rights Amendment, i.e., that equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any state on the basis of gender.
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AK:*Begich over Stevens
DE:Biden and Kaufman
GA:Chambliss v.Martin (Dec. 2 runoff)
MN:Coleman v.Franken (recounting as of Dec.1)
NC:*Hagan over Dole
NH:*Shaheen over Sununu
OR:*Merkley over Smith
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