Elizabeth Dole on Families & Children
Republican Sr Senator
Protect Children from Sexual Material on the Internet
In today’s world where the Internet and chat rooms have become second nature to second graders, parents need help. When a child visits a library they should not be able to pull up pornographic information on the web. It simply should not be an option.
It’s comforting for parents and teachers to know that children can surf the web without running into pornographic waters. That’s the way it should be. The technology exists for filters to be installed on computers to block easy access to pornography.
Source: (x-ref to Technology) www.edole2000.org/ “Campaign News”
Jul 26, 1999
Littleton due to lack of school discipline, not TV
[Regarding] the terrible events in Littleton: We must return discipline to the schools and give schools the authority to remove troubled students from the classroom so they can get the help they need. There’s also been a lot of discussion about the bad
effects of popular culture - especially the violence in video games, movies and TV. Stopping the violence . the cruelty and vulgar ideas . is not a reason for government censorship. It is a responsibility for society [and] the corporate world.
Source: Remarks to the Detroit Economic Club, 29 April 1999
Apr 29, 1999
Supported raising the drinking age to 21
As Secretary of Transportation, I did not shy away from Washington’s traditional responsibility to advocate, and, where absolutely necessary, regulate. So we successfully pressed legislation raising the drinking age to 21, working with grassroots heroes
like Mothers Against Drunk Drivers.
Source: Manchester Chamber of Commerce, NH, Feb. 8, 1999
Feb 8, 1999
Rated 100% by the Christian Coalition: a pro-family voting record.
Dole scores 100% by the Christian Coalition on family issues
The Christian Coalition was founded in 1989 by Dr. Pat Robertson to give Christians a voice in government. We represent millions of people of faith and enable them to have a strong, unified voice in the conversation we call democracy.
Our Five-Fold Mission: Our ratings are based on the votes the organization considered most important; the numbers reflect the percentage of time the representative voted the organization's preferred position.
Source: CC website 03n-CC on Dec 31, 2003
- Represent the pro-family point of view before local councils, school boards, state legislatures, and Congress
- Speak out in the public arena and in the media
- Train leaders for effective social and political action
- Inform pro-family voters about timely issues and legislation
- Protest anti-Christian bigotry and defend the rights of people of faith.
Permanent crime database for volunteers with kids.
Dole co-sponsored creating permanent crime database for volunteers with kids
A bill to amend the National Child Protection Act of 1993 to establish a permanent background check system. Congress finds the following:
- In 2006, a total of 16,500,000 adults volunteered their service to education or youth programs.
- An estimated 6.6% of individuals in the United States will serve time in prison for a crime during their lifetime. The Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System of the FBI maintains fingerprints and criminal histories on more than 47,000,000 individuals, many of whom have been arrested or convicted multiple times.
- Of individuals released from prison, an estimated 67.5% were rearrested for a felony or serious misdemeanor within 3 years.
Given the large number of individuals with criminal records and the vulnerability of the population they work with, human service organizations that work with children need an effective and reliable means of obtaining a complete criminal history in order to determine the suitability of a potential volunteer or employee.
- The large majority of Americans (88%) favor granting youth-serving organizations access to conviction records for screening volunteers and 59% favored allowing youth-serving organizations to consider arrest records when screening volunteers.
- Even when accessible, the cost of a criminal background check can be prohibitively expensive, between $21 and $99 for each volunteer or employee.
- The Child Safety Pilot Program demonstrates that timely and affordable background checks are possible, as background checks under that program are completed within 3 to 5 business days at a cost of $18.
Source: Child Protection Improvements Act (S.2756/H.R.5606) 08-S2756 on Jul 28, 2008
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