Director Pos. 2
PCYD's Endorse Marisa Peloquin
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Do you support Sanctuary Status for the area you would represent? Please explain.
Yes. While University Place is not labeled as a sanctuary city, it is one that welcomes all of its residents. We need to reduce and remove barriers to our immigrant and refugee communities.
PCYD & WA Democrats Resolutions
What resolutions from PCYDs or the WA Democrat State Party do you align with?
(PCYD: Decline to Sign I-1552, Petition: Tacoma City Council: Protect Undocumented Immigrants #HereToStay)
I support "Decline to Sign I-1552; Protect Undocumented Immigrants; Tillicum Ballot Box Initiative; Paid Sick Leave, and other WA Democrat State Party issues.
Goals & Needs of Constituency
If you could achieve three accomplishments in your coming term, what would they be?
I would want to reduce the achievement gap, increase the graduation rate, and reduce the amount of high-stakes standardized tests.
What are the top five needs of your constituency?
The top five needs of my constituency within the University Place School District are
1) affordable, safe housing;
2) access to affordable medical care;
3) quality K-12 education;
4) good public transportation; and
5) safe, welcoming communities.
Connecting with Young People
How do you plan to involve the voices and needs of young people?
I will look for ways to improve school board outreach, such as holding meetings at dates/times that will enable young people to attend. In addition, I will be responsive to questions through different media (e.g. text, email, phone, Facebook, etc.).
Do you have any plans for improving police-minority relations? Please explain your response.
Yes. I will ask that School Resource Officers (SRO) receive continuing training and opportunities for engagement with diverse populations. In addition, I think that it is important for community leaders to look like their community. As a minority, I hope to be one of these leaders.
How will you advocate for the homeless population? Including in regards to city camp sweeps and voting rights?
I will advocate for the homeless population, because students thrive when they have a safe home environment that includes reliable transportation to their school. Homeless families are at risk of maintaining this stability when they are forced to move from their camp. Voter suppression is likely when homeless citizens do not have access to ballot boxes, which allow them to vote without having to spend money on postage. They also need a way to receive their ballots when they don’t have a stable address.
Net Neutrality & Internet Privacy
Would you advocate for Net Neutrality on a Federal Level? Please explain your response.
Note: There was an error when creating the questionnaire that originally required a 2250 character response. Any additional characters candidates added as filler only have been removed.
Yes. Big businesses should not be able to squeeze out smaller companies who lack the resources to compete on a global scale.
How would you protect people in your area from having their info sold through ISP?
I would support legislation requiring ISPs to communicate their terms in clear language, as well as in several languages besides English.
Incumbency, PCYD's Involved & Campaign Consultants
Are you an incumbent to this position?
Do you have any staff from PCYDs currently working or volunteering for you? If so, what are their names?
My son, Gregory Peloquin, volunteers for me.
What consultants for this current campaign have you worked/collaborated with?
I have reached out to several school board members, including T’wina Franklin, Michael Ehart, and Rick Maloney (former member). In addition, I have communicated with my former treasurer for my Senate campaign I have not collaborated with political consultants.