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Jim Sykes on Civil Rights


Fought for native Alaskan subsistence rights

Sykes has consistently fought for subsistence rights of all Alaska Native peoples and rural residents. In addition to a state constitutional amendment, ANILCA may need to be changed to its original intent of preserving Alaska's Native cultures involving special skills and knowledge, sharing and other cultural values that are part of subsistence. Resource survival and subsistence economies are top priorities. Sport and commercial uses are secondary.
Source: Campaign website, SykesForSenate.com Jun 30, 2004

Support same-sex civil marriage

We need to protect people's rights rather than remove existing legal protections for committed long-term couples. Hospital visitation rights, inheritance rights, pension benefits and health insurance coverage could be taken away from same-sex couples if the amendment were to pass. Lesbian and gay couples deserve equal opportunity to make the same marriage commitments as anyone under the same rights and protections as other Americans. We need to put the days of intolerance behind us.
Source: Campaign website, SykesForSenate.com Jun 30, 2004

Continue affirmative action programs

Source: 2002 Congressional National Political Awareness Test Jul 2, 2002

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