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STONEWALL DEMOCRATIC CLUB OF GREATER SACRAMENTO Candidates Questionnaire

INSTRUCTIONS | Thank you for taking time to complete this survey. Please answer all questions. We encourage all candidates to explain an answer as there is no word limit. Do not make changes to any of the questions. Your answers are public information, and you must sign each page of this questionnaire. For candidates seeking consideration prior to the California Democratic Party Convention, you must submit this document by January 3, 2012. Email completed and signed questionnaires to Seyron Foo, chair of the Political Action Committee at seyronfoo@gmail.com. The email subject line must include: PAC Last Name, First Name, Office Sought. Example: PAC Sylvester, Sue, Congressional District 4 Please feel free to attach any additional information to the questionnaire. An explanation accompanying a yes/no question is always welcomed. If you have questions, please feel free to contact us by email or at (323) 319 4366. NOTE: Stonewall policies prohibit the club from endorsing anyone other than a registered Democrat, even in non-partisan races. If you are not a registered Democrat please do not complete the survey. PART I | CANDIDATE INFORMATION | Portions of this part will be redacted.

Name Office Sought Campaign Committee ID Number Name of Campaign Committee Campaign Address (Including City, State, and Zip)

Roger Dickinson California State Assembly, District 7 1334124 Roger Dickinson Assembly 2012

510 Bercut Drive, Suite S Sacramento, CA 95811

Campaign Phone Campaign Email Campaign Web Site Estimated Campaign Budget Cash On Hand as of the last FPPC filing period (indicate filing period).

(916)446-7600 Dickinson@capitolcampaigns.com Rogerdickinson.com

$33,133.15

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PART II | ISSUES OF INTEREST Please review the mission statement of the Stonewall Democratic Club of Greater Sacramento.

Mission Statement

Advance equal rights for all people regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity Support public policies that advance lesbian, gay, bisexual, & transgender (LGBT) equality at all levels of government

Elect qualified, openly LGBT people to public office as well as other Democratic Party candidates who support LGBT equality

Work within the Democratic Party to advance LGBT equality and full recognition of LGBT families Educate the public at large about LGBT issues and concerns Promote the Democratic Partys message of economic justice and social equality for all

1. Do you support the goals and purposes of Sacramento Stonewall Democratic Club, as outlined above? (x) Yes ( ) No

2. Identify one of the goals of the mission statement and elaborate how you have helped to achieve one of the objectives. For the last 30 years, I have supported public policies that advance LGBT equality by advocating and voting for policies that accomplish this goal. As just two examples among many, many issues, I led the effort to have Sacramento County extend contract benefits for health and other coverage to domestic partners and have introduced legislation this year to extend outreach for government contracts to LGBT businesses. 3. Are you a member of the Sacramento Stonewall Democratic Club? If yes, how long have you been a member? (x) Yes ( ) No I've been a member since near the formation of the club. 4. Are you registered as a member of the Democratic Party? (x) Yes ( ) No

5. Have you ever endorsed a Republican over a Democrat for elected partisan race, and if so, when and why? ( ) Yes (x) No

6. Will you be using a campaign consultant or campaign manager, and if so, who? (x) Yes Bryan DeBlonk, Capitol Campaigns ( ) No

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Richie Ross, Ross Communications Paul Kinney, Paul Kinney Productions 7. Are you or any of your staff or key volunteers openly LGBT? (x) Yes ( ) No

8. Do you support project labor agreements? Would you require project labor agreements in capital improvement projects? (x) Yes ( ) No

9. Do you support the right of workers to collectively bargain? (x) Yes ( ) No

10. Do you support the right for a woman to access reproductive healthcare? (x) Yes ( ) No

11. Do you support comprehensive immigration reform, including a path to citizenship? (x) Yes ( ) No

12. Do you believe that entities receiving public funds or resources should be allowed to violate nondiscrimination policies (for example, the Boy Scouts allowed rent-free facilities at the public expense)? ( ) Yes (x) No

13. Would you support mandatory diversity training that includes LGBTQ issues for public employees? (x) Yes ( ) No

14. In your current professional capacity, have you advocated for mandatory diversity training? If your place of employment has diversity of training, did you advocate for the inclusion of LGBTQ issues? Why or why not? (x) Yes ( ) No

As a County Supervisor, I advocated for diversity training that included attention to LGBTQ issues. The inclusion of such issues is important in order to increase understanding, tolerance, and equal treatment for all people.

15. Would you support mandatory diversity training for all law enforcement personnel, including correctional peace officers, that includes LGBTQ issues? Why or why not? (x) Yes ( ) No

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Law Enforcement cannot adequately protect the rights of all of those they oversee if they do not understand lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues.

16. Would you support the inclusion of domestic partner benefits in all employee contracts within the jurisdiction of the office you are seeking? (x) Yes ( ) No

17. Do you support marriage equality (equal marriage laws, permitting same-sex couples to marry under state law, just as opposite-sex couples do)? (x) Yes ( ) No

18. Did you publicly oppose Proposition 8? Are you active in the campaign to repeal Proposition 8?If so, what activities did you engage in (i.e. fundraising, rallies, etc.)? (x) Yes I engaged in all campaign activities, including fundraising and public advocacy. ( ) No

19. Do you support local funding for HIV/AIDS services, including, but not limited to, needle-exchange programs? Why do you think needle-exchange programs are important to the LGBTQ community? (x) Yes ( ) No Needle exchange programs are important for all of us because such programs can effectively limit the transmission of contaminated fluids which can cause hepititis and HIV/AIDS. We all benefit with a reduction in disease which reduces health care costs, increases productivity, and supports greater public health. 20. Do you support an age-appropriate public school curriculum that teaches awareness and sensitivity regarding sexual orientation and gender identity? (x) Yes ( ) No

21. Do you support the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) of 1996 which prohibits federal recognition of same-sex couples in the United States? (x) Yes ( ) No

22. Under DOMA, Gay and Lesbian foreign partners of legal U.S. citizens are not recognized for immigration purposes. Would you support federal legislation to allow Gay nationals to bring their partners into the United States under the same criteria as heterosexual nationals? (x) Yes ( ) No

23. Do you support requiring insurance companies, including HMOs, to cover medically necessary sex reassignment surgeries and treatments for insured individuals diagnosed by a physician with Gender Identity Disorder or Gender Dysphoria? (x) Yes ( ) No

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24. Do you support requiring public employers to cover sex reassignment surgeries and treatments deemed medically necessary if a person diagnosed with Gender Identity Disorder or Gender Dysphoria? (x) Yes ( ) No

25. Do you support allowing openly LGBT Americans to serve in the U.S. military? (x) Yes ( ) No

26. Please describe how you will eliminate prejudice and/or discrimination in your own office if elected. I have always promoted diversity with my appointments and hiring and will continue to do so. The team I have put together in my office that shares in that mission of eliminating prejudice and discrimination. As an Assemblymember, I aim to aid in the elimination of prejudice and discrimination throughout California. 27. Please describe how your election to this office would be a benefit to the LGBT community. I have proven myself to be staunch advocate for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community for more than 25 years. I have received the endorsement of Equality California by having a 100% voting record this past session on LGBT issues. I will continue to fight for LGBT equality in the legislature.

28. Please describe (briefly) what your top goals will be if elected to this office. Jobs and the Economy I have led local efforts to expand our economy and create new jobs during my years as a Supervisor. This area would continue to be a high priority for me. Universal Healthcare for California - We must start by providing universal access to health care for every Californian. We should not be sitting back and waiting for Washington to do its job. We are the largest state with the most pressing crisis and the highest population of uninsured and inadequately covered citizens. We should therefore be leading by example with a system that finally guarantees comprehensive, high-quality coverage for all. I have spent my years on the Board of Supervisors working at the local, state, and national levels to address the needs of the underserved for health and human services. I would continue to pursue that priority as a state legislator. Education and Youth Investment - I have been deeply involved in efforts to improve educational opportunities in the community and to promote youth investment in order to strengthen children and families, improve communities, and use our resources more wisely. These areas would continue to be priorities for me. Environment and Climate Change - I have led local, state, and national efforts for more than 30 years in Sacramento aimed at preserving and protecting our environment and addressing climate change. This area would continue to be a high priority for me.

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29. Please list other endorsements you have received. (See Attached)

30. If you receive endorsement, will you list and disclose Stonewall as an endorsing organization? Yes 31. Sacramento County candidates only: Have you signed the countys Code of Fair Campaigning Practices? Yes

STOP Continue only if you are a school board candidate.


PART III | SUPPLEMENTAL

32. Why are you running for school board? What is your background in education? 33. Are you in support of creationism or intelligent design? ( ) Yes ( ) No

( ) Yes 35. ( ) Yes 36.

( ) No

( ) No

37. Have you been a member of the Bond Oversight Committee? What experiences from the Bond Oversight Committee do you bring to your candidacy as a school board member? ( ) Yes ( ) No

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