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Mark Herring on Civil Rights

 

 


Governor should resign after wearing blackface, but not me

Mark Herring said he demanded Gov. Ralph's Northam's resignation last month not because the governor had worn blackface decades earlier, but because Northam flip-flopped on the subject in a way that undermined his ability to lead.

Since acknowledging that he, too, had dressed in blackface as a young man, Herring took pains to differentiate his situation from Northam's. "The governor had said he was in the [blackface] photo." Herring said. "The next day, the governor came out with a different and contradictory account, and that was when there was an erosion of trust. That was what my [resignation] statement was about. It was really about the public trust. I would hold myself to the same standard."

After Northam's revelations, Herring said he "agonized" about whether to disclose that he dressed in blackface for a party as a 19-year-old student at U.Va. He said ultimately decided to do so on his own, dismissing the idea that his hand was forced by questions from the media.

Source: Virginian-Pilot on 2021 Virginia Gubernatorial race , Mar 5, 2019

Roll back institutionalizing discrimination in our laws

Goals If Elected: Mark believes that when we can, we should put aside our differences to move the Commonwealth forward. But in the face of extremism, it's important to stand firm for Virginia's values. He has strongly opposed efforts to take away a woman's right to choose, roll back voting rights, and institutionalize discrimination in our laws.
Source: Vote-USA.org on 2013 Virginia Attorney General incumbent , May 19, 2013

Roll back efforts to take away voting rights

Goals If Elected: Mark believes that when we can, we should put aside our differences to move the Commonwealth forward. But in the face of extremism, it's important to stand firm for Virginia's values. He has strongly opposed efforts to take away a woman's right to choose, roll back voting rights, and institutionalize discrimination in our laws.
Source: Vote-USA.org on 2013 Virginia Attorney General incumbent , May 19, 2013

Rated 100% by the HRC, indicating a pro-gay-rights stance.

Herring scores 100% by the HRC on gay rights - Equality Virginia

OnTheIssues.org interprets the 2005-2006 HRC scores as follows:

About the HRC (from their website, www.hrc.org):

The Human Rights Campaign represents a grassroots force of more than 700,000 members and supporters nationwide. As the largest national gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, HRC envisions an America where GLBT people are ensured of their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.

Ever since its founding in 1980, HRC has led the way in promoting fairness for GLBT Americans. HRC is a bipartisan organization that works to advance equality based on sexual orientation and gender expression and identity.

Source: HRC website 06n-HRC on Dec 31, 2006

Other governors on Civil Rights: Mark Herring on other issues:
VA Gubernatorial:
Amanda Chase
Bob McDonnell
Frank Wagner
Justin Fairfax
Ken Cuccinelli
Ralph Northam
Robert Sarvis
Terry McAuliffe
Tim Kaine
Tom Perriello
VA Senatorial:
Amanda Chase
Corey Stewart
Daniel Gade
Mark Warner
Nick Freitas
Scott Taylor
Tim Kaine

Gubernatorial Debates 2021:
NJ:
Murphy(D) vs.Ciattarelli(R)
VA:
Northam(D,term-limited) vs.Herring(D) vs.Chase(R) vs.Fairfax(D)

Gubernatorial Debates 2019:
KY:
Bevin(R) vs.Goforth(R,lost primary) vs.Adkins(D,lost primary) vs.Beshear(D) vs.Edelen(D,lost primary)
LA:
Edwards(D) vs.Rispone(R) vs.Abraham(R) vs.Kennedy(R,declined)
MS:
Bryant(R,retiring) vs.Foster(R) vs.Hood(D) vs.Reeves(R) vs.Waller(R)

Gubernatorial Debates 2020:
DE: vs.Carney(incumbent) vs.Williams(D)
IN: vs.Holcomb(incumbent) vs.Melton(D) vs.Myers(D)
MO: Parson(incumbent) vs.Galloway(D) vs.Neely(R)
MT: Bullock(retiring) vs.Fox(R) vs.Perry(R) vs.Gianforte(R) vs.Stapleton(R) vs.Olszewski(R) vs.Neill(D) vs.Schreiner(D) vs.Cooney(D) vs.Williams(D)
NC: Cooper(incumbent) vs.Forest(R) vs.Grange(R)
ND: Burgum(incumbent) vs.Coachman(R) vs.Lenz(D)
NH: Sununu(incumbent) vs.Volinsky(D) vs. fsFeltes(D)
PR: Rossello(D) vs.Garced(D) vs.Pierluisi(D)
UT: Herbert(retiring) vs.Huntsman(R) vs.Cox(R) vs.Burningham(R) vs.Newton(D) vs.Hughes(R)
VT: Scott(incumbent) vs.Holcombe(D) vs.Zuckerman(D)
WA: Inslee(incumbent) vs.Bryant(R) vs.Fortunato(R)
WV: Justice(incumbent) vs.Folk(R) vs.Thrasher(R) vs.Vanover(D) vs.Smith(D) vs.Ron Stollings(D)
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