I really took those issues to heart. NumbersUSA does not endorse candidates, but we do tell you who has the best positions on immigration. Federal Judge orders ICE to reduce migrants at Adelanto detention center in fear of COVID-19, https://www.numbersusa.com/numbersusa-congressional-candidate-survey/. I started doing my research and Xavier offered me a partial scholarship. Until she left to devote time to her campaign, she was the Behavioral Health Clinical Supervisor for the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska. Howitt says remaining in the race or not has always been up to Janicek, and he doesn’t definitively recall that specific conversation with Shelton. Should Congress fund and provide oversight for the full implementation of border security measures already signed into law? If your favorite candidate has not completed a survey, there are several things you can do. There’s no excuse for it.”, Janicek apologized, calling the text a “terrible mistake,” but Nebraska Democrats asked him to drop out of the race, describing the message as “sexually inappropriate.” Janicek, however, has refused and said, “If you won’t or can’t forgive me, then don’t vote for me.”. “As a Black woman who grew up here, I was impressed to obtain 33,000 votes,” Shelton tells Shondaland. “Even though she wasn’t sure if she would be able to be the nominee, she’s still out there campaigning, holding virtual town halls, delivering yard signs to voters, and taking calls with voters. This content is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page to help users provide their email addresses. “There is not a lot of data about Black women and women of color who have attempted to run statewide races in Nebraska, so I had virtually nothing to compare it to. “Rural Nebraska doesn’t have the facilities. Voters will also want to make the usual assessments about a candidate's character and leadership abilities. “We got communication through his campaign manager that he was going to step out of the race,” she shares. “The people aren’t happy with him. Should jobs held by illegal aliens be opened up for unemployed Americans and legal immigrants already here by (a) requiring all employers to use the federal automated, rapid-response internet system (E-Verify) to screen out illegal foreign workers, and (b) by setting up systems to identify and fire existing employees who used fraudulent and stolen identities to obtain jobs? They’re all East coast elites. CIRCLES: If candidates don't fill out our survey, we rate them based on past actions and/or statements they have made in the media or on their websites. I’m going to continue to have conversations with people and spend this time preparing for my next race.". Should Congress move the U.S. in line with most other nations and stop the policy of giving automatic citizenship at birth to children when both parents are illegal aliens, tourists, or other visitors? Mekita Rivas is a Washington, D.C. based writer and editor. Contrary to the common animus in our Party today, Alisha is all about positive thinking, positive outcomes and positive opportunities. Do you favor reducing overall immigration numbers toward the traditional levels? In addition to Shondaland, her writing has been published in The Washington Post, Wine Enthusiast, Glamour, Brides, Refinery29, and others. “I wanted to come back here so I could be the example of leadership I never had. Note that these are what candidates PROMISE to do if elected and are not based on past actions. Shelton graduated from Xavier in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology pre-med and a minor in chemistry. “I’ve never gotten anything on a silver platter. We don’t have the doctors or other professionals.” When she started to work in Winnebago there were three to five deaths per week of older patients from complications of diabetes. Wife, daughter, sister and advocate for change don’t even begin to describe Xavier alum Alisha Shelton, who - in this 21st century - is only the second woman of color to run for United States Senate in the state of Nebraska. Xavier Alum, Rev. She’s got something to say, that we all need to hear. Should Congress fully fund the completion of the biometric entry/exit system at all borders and points of entry in which every non-citizen entering and leaving the U.S. is logged into a database which would notify law enforcement, businesses and others when a foreign tourist, student, worker or other fails to leave on-time? Ben Sasse has proven to be such a corrupt establishment politician, we need to get him out, and the fear is we don’t have a candidate with the stature to take him on.