Cindy Axne on Principles & Values



Government out of church decision on contraception insurance

Axne said everyone should have an opportunity to practice the religion of their choice, or not to practice a religion, and government should not be involved in any way. Businesses should not discriminate against employees or customers on the basis of religious beliefs, or attempt to influence their employees' religious beliefs, she said. Asked whether church-owned private colleges should have the right to say whether their employees should uphold certain standards, or whether they have a right not to provide contraception insurance, Axne remarked, "It is not in our best interests to have our businesses influence our employees' religious beliefs."
Source: Des Moines Register on 2018 IA-3 House race , May 1, 2018

Certify 2020 Presidential election as fully & fairly counted.

Axne voted NAY blocking certification of the Electoral vote

Explanation of 1/6/21 Electoral Certification, by Emily Brooks, Washington Examiner:Sen. Ted Cruz and Rep. Paul Gosar led an objection to counting Electoral College votes from the state of Arizona, the first formal objection to state results in a series of moves that will delay the certification of Joe Biden as the winner of the 2020 presidential election over President Trump. Cruz is advocating for an `emergency 10-day audit` of election returns in disputed states. The usually ceremonial joint session of Congress that convenes to count and accept Electoral College votes will be put on hold as the House and Senate separately debate the objection.