Vice-Presidential Candidate Angela Walker Talks About Representation Of Women
When people in Warren County cast their vote for President of the United States this year, there will be four choices. In addition to President Donald Trump being the nominee for the Republican party and Former Vice President Joe Biden being the nominee for the Democrat party, Dr. Jo Jorgensen is the nominee for the Libertarian party and Howie Hawkins is the nominee for the Green party.
If you were unaware that there were more than two candidates for President, you aren't alone. There is currently a rule that states a candidate can't participate in Presidential debates unless the poll numbers show that at least 15 percent of the people support them. The Libertarian and Green parties went to court earlier this year in an effort to get that rule changed, but they were unsuccessful. As a result, only Trump and Biden are featured in the debates.
Warren County Online News has been publishing articles about the third-party candidates to help voters be more informed about their stance on many of the important issues. Warren County Online News does not endorse any candidate.
There is a woman on the Presidential ticket for the Democrat, Libertarian and Green parties. Angela Walker, who is the vice-presidential candidate for the Green Party, said that she believes that representation is important. She said thinks that there are certain rights that women are able to speak to and they can bring a lot to the work.
Walker believes that the number of women on presidential tickets this year shows how we have grown as a society in some ways, but shows how for we still have to go in other ways. "Your politics should be about what is good for people and planet," she said if you are a woman and could care less about that, it is not good representation. "It also matters what you actually stand for," she said.
Walker said she was concerned about the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett as a Justice for the United States Supreme Court in an interview conduction before Barrett was officially confirmed. "I am very disappointed that the democrats did not fight to delay her nomination until after the election, which I felt would have been proper," she said.
One of the things that concerns Walker is Barrett's views on reproductive choice. "I am extremely concerned about the further erosion of Roe v. Wade and the implications of that, which are already dire enough for pregnant people around the country and people who are having their reproductive choices hampered by what is already in place, she said.
While Walker said that she is not going to say that someone should not be allowed to hold a position because of their particular religious faith. "I do have a problem when their religious views color the way they administer their office. I have a huge problem with that. I am a huge believer in the separation of church and state. That's not a secret," she said.