Senator Smith on Judges

Health Care

 She said:  “Senator Smith believes that every person deserves affordable, high-quality health care.” Source

She voted for 0 out of 10* of the judges with the worst records on health care.  

LGBTQ Rights

 She said:  “Tina believes that we can’t remain silent while LGBTQ+ Americans encounter hate, discrimination, and violence. We can’t stop fighting for the protection from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity that is far overdue in this country.” Source

She voted for 0 out of 11* of the judges with the worst records on LGBTQ rights.  

Reproductive Health Care

 She said:  “As the only Senator to have worked for Planned Parenthood, Tina believes that someone’s decision about their health care should be between them and their provider. As both Lt. Governor and Senator, Tina has fought to protect reproductive health care and stood against the endless assaults on reproductive rights.” Source

She voted for 0 out of 13* of the judges with the worst records on reproductive health care.  

Worker & Consumer Rights

 She said:  “Tina continues to stand up to attacks on unions, because she knows the benefits of standing together in solidarity. She has also co-sponsored legislation that fights wage theft and gets workers the wages they have earned. And while states continue to attack workers’ rights to organize, Tina is working in the Senate to make sure Americans earn their fair share and that their rights are protected.” Source

She voted for 0 out of 12* of the judges with the worst records on worker & consumer rights.  

Environment

 She said:  “It’s [] important for Minnesota’s pristine land, water, and air to be protected.” Source

She voted for 0 out of 13* of the judges with the worst records on the environment. 

Voting Rights

 She said:  “Voting is a point of pride, and it’s a big responsibility. But more than anything, it’s a right — the most fundamental right in any democracy.” Source

She voted for 0 out of 14* of the judges with the worst records on the voting rights.  

*The Senator did not cast a vote for all judges in our list.