Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Response from Joshua Shipp, Candidate for U.S. Representative (Dist. 1)

1. What do you view as the key role, and/or attributes needed for this position? What experience/attributes do you have that qualify you for this position?

“Article 1, Section 2 of the Constitution sets three qualifications for representatives. Each representative must (1) be at least twenty-five years old, (2) have been a citizen of the United States for the past seven years, and (3) be (at the time of election) an inhabitant of the state they represent.”

    - 28 years old.
    - Born and raised in St. Louis, MO
    - Live in University City, MO 63130
    - Bachelor’s Science Degree, Lindenwood University
    - The best voice for the citizens in District 1 MO.

2. Why do you think you are the best person for this position? What differentiates you from your opponent(s)?

I will be the only candidate that literally represents the opinion and constitutional voice of “ALL” citizens in MO Congressional District 1. This will be accomplished through means of electronic and secured digital: apps, automated text, social polls and online registries.

3. What do you feel are the most pressing issues currently facing this office and what plans do you have to address these issues? (please be specific)

1) Criminal Justice Reform
    - Community Citizen’s Justice board to help bridge the gap with police.
    - Reduce discriminatory traffic “Stop and Frisk”
    - Bail Bond’s System
    - Blind Defendant court trial
    - Video calls with 911 operators
    - Make officers more accountable for their actions through Liability Insurance and Continue Education Units (CEU’s)
2) Increasing the federal minimum wage.
3) Increase funding for education.
4) Legalize cannabis

4. Describe how you work with, or will work with, others to address your priorities.

I would work directly with the citizens of Missouri’s Congressional District 1 to vote on every bill that touches my desk. My secured digital proposal would bring the city together because their voices will actually be heard.

5. Who are your 3 largest campaign contributors? Are there donors from whom you will not accept campaign contributions?
  1. The citizens of the Congressional District 1 for the State of Missouri. 
  2. I wouldn’t take any funds from an organization that is morally bankrupt or goes against the progressive interest of St. Louis, MO and the United States of America.

6. Since the shooting death of Michael Brown and the national rise of the Black Lives Matter Movement, criminal justice reform has become a national topic of conversation, yet few changes have been made on a national level. If elected, will you make criminal justice reform, and racial equity, a priority in Washington? If so, how?

Yes I will. This topic is my main priority once elected to Congress. Refer you to question 3 (Criminal Justice Reform) to see some of the objectives I have suggested.

7. What do you believe is the biggest danger posed by the Trump administration, and how do you plan to fight it?

There are a cornucopia of dangers posed by Trump’s administration, but I think the biggest danger is the destruction of the U.S.A.’s image, word, integrity, and credibility. I plan to fight this by reducing the impact of corporate lobbyist in Congress, and voting against anything that threatens the aforementioned.

8. Are there any issues you believe you could work with the Trump administration on? Which ones?

- Education Funding
- Criminal Justice Reform
- Massive School Shooting
- Infrastructure Funding
- Renewable/Green Energy Funding
- U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

9. If you could ask each of your opponents one question, what would it be? (You may specify a different question for each opponent or the same question for both.)


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