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Omaha City Council District 3


D'Shawn Cunningham

Party: Democrat

Chris Jerram

Party: Democrat


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[CONTACT CONNECTIONS] Information about making contact with the candidate.

D'Shawn Cunningham

3/1/17, sent Facebook message since no phone number available
3/2/17, message left with County Election office to pass along request to connect
3/5/17, 12:21pm, candidate left message for caller
3/5/17, 11pm, texting conversation - access code sent
3/8/17, 3:44pm, reminder text
3/8/17, 6:51pm, responded would work on it that evening and in the morning
ANSWERS SUBMITTED March 9, 2017, 2:43 p.m.

Provided by candidate:
Email: DShawnCC2017@gmail.com
FB: D'Shawn Cunningham Omaha City Council

Did not answer Nebraska Right to Life (http://nebraskarighttolife.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/NRTL1704_Local_Candidate_VG.pdf)
Did not answer League of Women Voters (http://omahalwv.org/files/vg-2017-lwvgo.pdf)

Chris Jerram

Incumbent
2/9/17, 9:02pm, emailed code because opponent had made contact
2/9/17 - notified that email address was wrong
2/13/17, 8:07pm, spoke with wife - acquired office email address
2/13/17, 8:29pm, emailed code
2/22/17, 11:17pm, reminder email.
3/3/17, ~4pm, called cell number, candidate wasn't certain if he was going to do it or not.
3/17/17, 4:24 pm, MailChimp stating 3/21 deadline.
4/3/17, mailed invitation brochure with access code

Did not answer Nebraska Right to Life (http://nebraskarighttolife.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/NRTL1704_Local_Candidate_VG.pdf)
Did answer League of Women Voters (http://omahalwv.org/files/vg-2017-lwvgo-general.pdf)

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[BIOGRAPHICAL] Please include biographical information, e.g. family members, affiliations such as church and/or professional groups, employment, etc. you consider important for voters to know. You may also reference your website.

D'Shawn Cunningham

I was born in Omaha at the Nebraska Medical Center. I currently devote much of my time to voluntary community work and work part time for a residential moving company. I do not have extensive education credentials but I have never let that hinder me. At 16 I dropped out of high school to start working full time to support my family (my mother and 3 brothers) as we were homeless and living in shelters for the third time in my life at that point. I left home at 17 and worked in restaurants and temp agencies until the age of 19 when I began to work for Mutual of Omaha. While at Mutual of Omaha I worked up from a clerk to a team lead in Medicare Support's financial area. At age 20 I bought my first home in the downtown area. I spent a total of 6 years working in the insurance industry between Mutual of Omaha and Pacific Life Insurance Company. I have also been a studio photographer over the years photographing weddings, seniors, special events, and other commercial work for small and large businesses in Omaha.

Growing up my mother was a GOP supporter, fundamentally religious and heavily involved in political organizing in the party. At the age of 25 I began my political organizing independent of political party affiliation.

In my free time I love playing music and singing. I love the outdoors and swimming. I hike, camp, and free dive whenever I can.

Chris Jerram

Information provided by the candidate to the Douglas County election office: Married, # children: 2. High School: Northwestern. College: Ohio Wesleyan University, Creighton Law. Degrees: BA, JD. Religious Affiliation: Catholic. Church: Holy Cross. Civic Groups: Morton Meadows Neighborhood Association.

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[MOTIVATION/QUALIFICATIONS - CITY] A. List three (3) immediate needs you want to address in this office. B. List three (3) long-range planning goals you would envision for the city. C. What makes you the right person to address these needs and goals?

D'Shawn Cunningham

When I am in office my first 3 priorities are keeping rents and housing in the district affordable, continuing further improvements in processes to OPD, and prioritize public spending in the interest of public use rather than private gain.

To preserve and improve the affordability of apartments and homes in the district I would work to limit or eliminate the use of TIF projects approved by the city council that are clustered in the downtown and midtown areas. This clustering of tax-funded private projects creates a destabilizing effect on the surrounding neighborhoods which drive up property values and rents. While this current model of public spending does incentivize the speculation market around the buying and selling of homes, this has negative consequences on neighbors of these projects. Midtown and downtown have historically been moderate to low income areas. The influx of tax-funded, high-end apartments financially forces moderate and low income residents to seek housing in other parts of the city which are also experiencing similar affects of TIF projects but not to the large degree as seen in downtown and midtown Omaha.

Secondly, I would continue my work with the Omaha Police Department to increase the practices and professionalism of the officers in their interactions with the people of Omaha. In addition to my past work I would work to make OPD a "non revenue generating" entity. This would mean working to end current practices related to fines for victimless crimes such as traffic citations. The Police Department operating as a revenue generator for the city and county is a parasitic relationship between the government and the people. I would work with the public at large and the police department in a series of open town halls around Omaha to find where the Department can decrease its current financial extraction processes. Another solution to improve community-police relations is to pass an ordinance requiring OPD officers to be current residents of the city of Omaha. The police should not be viewing the public as enemy combatants. They should view them as neighbors, but if the police are currently putting up roots outside the city of Omaha while taking funds from the City of Omaha taxpayers this will not create a sense of community necessary for effective policing.

Lastly, I would review the city's budget to cut areas of waste that do not serve the public interest. I firmly believe our tax dollars should be spent in the best interest of the city long term and not short term interests like tax abatements or deferments for speculative commercial projects. Our current Mayor has decreased public spending in the department of public works and it shows: our streets are buckling, traffic grows more congested, and the current way to define our cities' health is by how much we can cut the corporate tax responsibilities and shift them on to our residents. We still have an unfunded federal sewer repair mandate currently underway which is a necessary project, but at the same time our current Mayor and council are looking for ways to lower the rates of the largest users of water in town (large corporations) which further shifts the burden onto the rest of the city at large. If these companies don't get what they want they threaten to take their jobs to another city. Yes, jobs are important for the city but it should not be the cities practice to subsidize a business to any extent only to have them leave on the whim of a CEO. Robbing Peter to pay Paul will only lead Omaha further into the hole financially.

I feel I am the best candidate to do this because it is a tough job that requires a fight and I will fight for it. The current council has shown no willingness to act on areas of public safety with the police department as a council as I have as a private citizen. The current council also touts the spending of public tax dollars on private commercial projects as a plus for the area without considering the long term implications of what this means for the cities financial health, nor the impact to current residents who will be priced out. I have spoken out against TIF projects at the City Council for over 2 years. Someone needs to keep the land baron's hands off the city's funds and I will be the one to do it.

Chris Jerram

No answer given.

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[PERSONAL STORY] Please briefly describe a situation where you had to stand alone for what you thought was right when the momentum was pushing the other way. For example you may want to discuss when your personal views didn’t agree with your peers, an authority in your life, a donor, a lobbyist, etc. What was the result?

D'Shawn Cunningham

The Story of My Life, quite honestly. I will list a public, rather than personal example.

A public example is when I first began organizing with other groups around the issue of police-brutality. I was young and inexperienced working with people who had been working on the issue for years. Omaha previously had a police auditor from 2006-2009. The groups I worked with in 2011-2012 to bring oversight back had a lot of good ideas and methods for outreach to victims of police abuse, but were getting no where engaging the city to implement solutions. It pained me to see people who had been assaulted by police, charged falsely, imprisoned, go to those in power to only be met with blank stares or empty promises to "look into it". I have had many encounters with the police growing up but was fortunate to never be the victim of a violent assault by one of them. I couldn't imagine how it would feel to be in that position and have no one care. Of course, it made me angry. How could it not? I felt the people in the City who had power should be confronted more aggressively, rather than placated to after years of awareness but no activity. Immediately I brought up the idea of civil disobedience to use against the city and almost no one supported me. They said it would actually hinder progress and make the groups efforts null if we didn't at least show respect when dealing with city officials.

How could these people be respected when they showed such little concern for people assaulted, even killed, by reckless officers and enabling managers? For a year I still worked with the groups who had been established long before I had out of respect for what they were doing. It was after all better than nothing, but it wasn't enough. In 2013 when another video of people being assaulted without reason by OPD surfaced I knew then what had to be done. We couldn't keep going to the City calmly when people's health and lives were on the line. I am not fond of conflict and do not seek it out, but I don't run from it.

What was the result of deciding to take a more confrontational approach to civic engagement? See QUESTION 6 #3. [YOUR COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT]

Chris Jerram

No answer given.

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[CONSTITUENTS ISSUES] If elected to this office, what will be your guiding philosophy in dealing with conflict between your thinking and your constituents’ views? A. Will you vote your conscience even when a majority of your constituents disagree with you? B. How will you measure the voice of your constituents? C. When you can’t make up your mind, to whom will you go for advice? D. Describe your intended methods of availability to constituents.

D'Shawn Cunningham

The position of councilman is considered a "part time" position. I will not be a part time councilman. I will be a full time councilman. I will work to make the office of city council more publicly accessible by being in the office more than just the one day a week currently required. If people aren't able to come to me, I will come to them.

Even while out canvassing I have met people who I am not perfectly aligned with, but I am not going to only be the councilman of those who like me. I will be the councilman for everyone and that means listening to ideas not in line with my own. We all have our own prejudices, biases, and blind spots so it is critical in our development as humans to learn effective conflict resolution - Listening to all sides and finding workable solutions for everyone affected. If elected to the council I know I will be coming in as an outsider, having been openly critical of the council's practices speaking against resolutions and ordinances over the years. But as a councilman I will need to be able to maintain a working relationship with my colleagues to best serve the people of Omaha. However, if there is an instance where I feel the council or groups of the public truly are not advocating in the best interest of all of Omaha I will be resolute in my opposition and work to communicate those reasons. If there is an issue I do not know anything about I will go to those who are experienced with the issue. Going to the people directly and not just special interest groups working for the groups special interests. I have applied this method constantly over the years and I find it yields the best results rather than trying to avoid your opposition or tough situations.

Chris Jerram

No answer given.

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[YOUR COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT] As a resident of the city, list any volunteerism, activism, or committees/commissions where you have served the city.

D'Shawn Cunningham

The following is a list of all local volunteer efforts I have been a part of.

1. PrOmaha 2008-2009: I started PrOmaha with a neighbor during the stadium negotiations with the city and community in support of the stadium downtown. We also worked with the City Planning Department, HDR, Kiewit, and other home and business owners in the downtown area on the completion of the Downtown Master Plan. My main focuses at this time were increasing housing options in the downtown area, improving walkability, and implementing density initiatives to be implemented by the City as remedies to sprawl. PrOmaha also supported initial plans for lightrail in the district.

2. Occupy Omaha, Logistics Coordinator, 2011-2012: I worked intensely on Occupy from its beginning in Omaha and stayed until the group dissolved. As the Logistics Coordinator I planned all Occupy Omaha events including public demonstrations, literature production, public outreach with signs and weekly feeding of children and families in low income areas. Our main areas of focus in Occupy Omaha were the KXL Pipeline, stopping police-brutality, workers rights, and tenant-landlord issues, and closing the Ft. Calhoun Nuclear plant. During all of our public demonstrations we never had any arrests or property damage. This has been true of every group or plan I have been a part of.

3. FTP Omaha (For The People), Founder, 2013: In March of 2013 after the release of the tape of OPD criminally assaulting a family on 33rd and Seward Street I started the citizen action group FTP Omaha. FTP has been my primary organization. Originally we held numerous demonstrations aimed at OPD, two mayoral administrations and city councils, and the County Prosecutors office in efforts to create an independent oversight board of the police and create a policy for body-worn cameras. As the group's profile expanded so did our focus which went on to include taking calls from the public in assisting or monitoring the police in areas of recovering missing children and public assistance in homicide reporting.
OBJECTIVES ACCOMPLISHED BY FTP OMAHA
- Advocated for the successful firing of multiple OPD officers caught committing crimes upon the public on film.
- I wrote the first proposal for a 7 person police oversight board submitted to OPD and the City which elements were later adopted in the current board began in 2014 by the Mayor's Office.
- I wrote the first budget proposal for the OPD body camera program of $2,000,000 to begin implementation. Elements of this first proposal were used by OPD to begin their body-worn camera program which began in 2014. By 2019 Omaha will have 100% coverage of all officers wearing body cameras. It is currently around 40% coverage. New first officers to wear cameras in the Northeast Precinct where many of the reports of criminal behavior from officers were generating.
- Since the creation of the police oversight board and body camera program reports of police crime upon citizens have fallen dramatically.
- In 2013 I met with OPD Chief Todd Schmaderer to begin reforming OPD into a community policing organization. I believe the police have a primary responsibility to deal with violent crime. Being from North Omaha the homicide rate and clearance rate are abysmal and at the forefront of everyone's minds. In 2013 OPD's murder solve rate was only 35%. The national average for police departments is 60%. With prioritizing homicide reporting from the community we were able to bring the murder solve rate up to 80 % in under 1 year, where it remains above the national average today.
- Since switching the old modus operandi of the OPD in 2013, increased efforts at homicide reporting and arresting of violent offenders, Omaha had its lowest homicide rate in decades with under 30 homicides where our old average was over 40. This is the direct result of years worth of work to reform the police department and make them a viable crime fighting entity in our community rather than an invading force.
- Updated OPD policy to more quickly and accurately ID and inform next-of-kin to those injured or killed by OPD in the line of duty.
- Publicly worked with the Chief's Office to publicize OPD's Standard Operating Procedures Manual. It had previously not been available for public viewing.
- Met with County Prosecutor Don Kleine to improve public access to police crimes. In 2016 the Nebraska Legislature made grand juries open to the public.
- Currently working on a draft for a legislative bill to implement Conviction Integrity Units which are a state level mechanism for police oversight.
- Assisted numerous families of those slain/assaulted by OPD in financial and emotional care, as well as seeking justice for those wronged by OPD.

4. Organize Omaha, Founder, 2013-2014: With organizers from a cross section of interests we started an organizer training and support group for those new to political and social organizing. We focused on building up the personal skill sets needed to become an effective organizer in your chosen focus area.

5. Independently assisted BOLD Nebraska, 2014-2016: I have held local demonstrations in Omaha around the KXL pipeline, as well as assisted in facilitating actions with BOLD NE at events in Washington D.C. and New York City. In September of 2016 I went to Standing Rock and was asked to stay by members of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe of South Dakota where I did overnight security at the camps.

While these have been my primary group efforts I assist with a multitude of other people's initiatives in the Omaha area in areas of police accountability, water safety issues, community gardening, child court advocacy, marijuana legalization, tenant-landlord issues, worker's rights, and many other issues related to working people.

Chris Jerram

No answer given.

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[CRIME] Describe the recommendations you picture for decreasing gang violence, managing traffic property crimes, and identifying “white collar” crime.

D'Shawn Cunningham

Over the years I have worked on street level efforts to end gang violence as well as advocating for policies from the city government to expand on those efforts. When people are out of options they start to get desperate and make choices they would not have otherwise made. In 2012 when the City of Omaha requested a gang survey from criminologists at UNO I met with the authors of the study and worked on their recommendations which included less use of force from the police, increasing officer trustworthiness, and community support groups to counter criminal and violent actions. This approach has worked at decreasing violence as we have seen a significant drop in our city's homicide rate.

To me "white collar" crime signals financial crime, but unfortunately much of what I would consider illegal in the financial world is legal, such as corporate tax loopholes. One area where I have spoken with Chief Schmaderer about is increasing OPD's focus on sexual assault crimes and human/sex trafficking. Omaha and Nebraska are listed on numerous crime watchdog sites as dens of trafficking, with huge spikes during the College World Series. I have worked with women who are forced into sexual servitude to pay rent, get food, etc. The problem is more extensive than most people realize and the best way to combat it is to increase resources to catching traffickers as well as making it easier for victims to increase reporting while minimizing the risks to their safety.

Chris Jerram

No answer given.

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[TAX RELIEF/CONTRACTS] As always, property tax is an issue, especially when the county changes assessed property values. What can the city do to cut expenses and therefore provide some relief? How will/do you assure that contract work is performed according to standards as a way to save “redo” expenses? For example, some have suggested that potholes are a result of paying the lowest bidder and getting the least quality work.

D'Shawn Cunningham

I believe there are many ways the City can cut needless expenses from the budget. With the pothole issues I have heard from some contractors that there is a tendency by certain companies to purposefully under-perform to bilk the city. This needs to stop. One way to monitor this would be to have enhanced inspector guidelines of civic construction projects similar to how home inspectors work. If contractors are currently willfully not meeting expectations qualified inspectors in these areas could determine the viability of the work with recommendations to be made on the renewal of contracting with said entities.

To save on money I would look at reducing the budget or entirely eliminating the Tourism Department. This department is new and provides little return to the City. Some say we need the Tourism Department to attract conventions and visitors to Omaha. It is that same economic speculation model prioritizing short term gains over long term strategy that is straining our budget and making property tax go up. Omaha is not, and never will be a tourist destination no matter how much certain people pretend it is. What makes an area attractive to new residents is not just what they can do on their weekends but how are there lives impacted on the weekdays? Are the roads drivable? Are the sewers backed up? Is traffic too congested? How are the schools? Is the city safe? By focusing on making Omaha a weekend destination we are sacrificing funds at the expense of the people who live here everyday.

More than cutting expenses as a councilman I would work to create new streams of revenue for the city. Repealing corporate tax cuts at the city level would bring in revenue without reinventing the wheel. I feel we should refocus our city as a center for innovations in agriculture and biofuels. Nebraska and Omaha have the human and natural resources to do this. What we currently lack is the vision and will to create a new industry in our city, rather than enthusiasm without a plan to produce. Omaha is currently heavily reliant on the financial and insurance industry. Diversifying our cities offerings for employment will attract new residents and keep the people here. While the council has no direct ties to State legislation, I feel the end of prohibition on hemp and marijuana would give our economy a jump start while most states are lagging behind.

Chris Jerram

No answer given.

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[IMMIGRATION-CITY] Though commonly considered a federal issue, what responsibility do you see the city holding concerning undocumented immigrants? What is your view on sanctuary cities?

D'Shawn Cunningham

I was recently briefly incarcerated and in that facility I would say about 25% of the inmates were being held for deportation. This was an overflow group because the facility they were supposed to be housed in had been excessively over-crowded. Speaking with these men I came to find out most had been here for over a decade and had families. I asked them if it was true that they were paid less than citizens. Most said no. They were middle class people with long term careers. Some of course were incarcerated for criminal enterprises, but this is not different or at a higher rate than native citizens of America. The Omaha World Herald even reported in the last 2 years that undocumented workers contribute $35,000,000 a year to our local economy. Most of these men were also not the violent, sexual predators certain people make them out to be. To be undocumented and successful in this country means you have to be more compliant than most citizens. You can't stay here year after year committing crimes and not get caught. These people were as much a part of our community as any one else and left countries where mob rules. I would not have OPD enforcing these federal laws because it creates more of a problem and financial drain to jail and deport these people, not to mention the cost of families left behind losing their main provider. That will only serve to strain existing social services. In the event an undocumented worker commits a local offense that should be handled routinely but rounding up thousands of people for deportation will solve nothing.

Chris Jerram

No answer given.

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[CITY SERVICES] Detail the potential value and/or limitations of the idea of consolidating city employee health plans.

D'Shawn Cunningham

If I understand the question right this is in regards to the multiple public employee health plans between civilian, police, and fire workers. Omaha police are in the top percentage of police pay. Officers have difficult jobs for sure, yet I feel there is room to renegotiate their contracts in the future to reduce the higher cost of police pay compared to other city employees. Speaking with employees in other city departments the consensus seems to be that there is an effort to decrease benefits year after year. If the plan is to bring police and fire workers under the same plan as civilian workers than their will be a greater reduction in the benefits police and fire workers receive. I feel the Council could do better to ensure the health plans of public employees by reducing spending in other departments and tax cuts proposed by the mayor and enacted by the current council. I have also spoken to Chief Schmaderer about potentially freezing and/or over time reducing the number of patrol officers on the streets. The national trend in crime is going down not because of more officers, but because less people have resources to be victims of property crime. We have already seen the reduction of violent crime in our city with 800 patrol officers yet the Mayor's plan to add another 100 officers between 2015-2019 will create strain to the pension funds. Yes, it feels nice to say adding more officers will increase safety and score you political points, yet the reality is we need more employees in the public works department to maintain our city services rather than over policing the city when it has shown to not be needed.

Chris Jerram

No answer given.

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[TIF] Some see TIF (Tax Increment Financing) serving economic development by giving new business locations a “break” on paying taxes to the city by paying gradually over time. In your opinion, how and when should TIF be used? Is there an overall amount that you think should be the limit for TIF for the city?

D'Shawn Cunningham

TIF is my primary campaign focus because I believe it is bankrupting our city and fundamentally changing our inner city in a way that removes the cultural influences that make downtown and midtown unique among other neighborhoods. When I first started working on the Downtown Master Plan years ago there were only a handful of TIF projects around the Old Market area in empty lots or abandoned apartment buildings. It was intended to spur development in the area and in a way it has. However, I don't think it's right to say TIF projects are spurring development when the only other projects around these areas are other TIF projects.

TIF was originally intended to be for small businesses to get projects off the ground when other forms of financing were unattainable. What TIF has become is an automatic paycheck to developers and corporations to build private commercial projects for private gain with public funds. For example, the Walmart on Ames Street received $2.5 million in tax money to build the Walmart. Walmart could easily afford to build a store without subsidy from the people of Omaha, but with the rampant abuse of TIF it has become an unquestionable part of developing our city. While TIF could have been used as a way for small landlords to make needed repairs on their properties, it is now being used by the same companies in town -- Urban Village, Shamrock Development, BlueStone -- that have monopolized the market and are turning entire neighborhoods into their investment portfolios. These are neighborhoods, not commodities.

I would support the use of TIF for projects in the public interest such as public housing, parks, libraries, and other entities with public use. I think TIF should be eliminated as a tool for real estate developers. One, the loans aren't due for 15 years. On top of that, many of the original TIF projects in Nebraska are NOT meeting their revenue projections touted by their developers. This means these projects intended to produce tax revenue with newer, nicer neighborhoods DO NOT generate taxes. They instead are shifted onto surround properties and owners. In the Midtown area especially this negatively impacts renters who choose to live in the area because of easy access to jobs in reach without a private vehicle, public transportation, and other city and cultural services.

By continuing to operate on this proven ineffective method of civic and economic development we have mortgaged our cities future for some fancy apartment buildings instead of investing in public works projects such as roads, city parks, libraries, etc.

Chris Jerram

No answer given.

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[PUBLIC/PRIVATE] Discuss what you would do to assure transparency and accountability for entities in public and private partnerships.

D'Shawn Cunningham

In regards to how most public-private partnerships the City of Omaha engages in I feel accountability and transparency can be achieved with regular reporting of topics discussed, financial accounts and expenditures. An example would be of the City partnering with a private company for road construction. In my work with contractors who bid on city contracts there has been speculation that certain companies are given better deals routinely at the expense of other businesses, especially concerning small, minority owned business that are set to receive federal funds for road projects. Certain companies larger than the federally defined "small business" are alleged to have received these funds although they are no longer considered small businesses. If this is the case than publicizing any communications between City agents and these businesses they negotiate with would help alleviate the concerns of small, minority owned businesses and ensure fairness when selecting companies to bid on City projects. If malfeasance is found than it can be remedied quicker. While it would be nice for people to willingly disclose these things it may require an ordinance requiring it for further transparency and accountability.

Chris Jerram

No answer given.

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[ABORTION-LEGAL] Would you define yourself as pro-life or pro-choice? Under what circumstances should abortion be legal?

D'Shawn Cunningham

I am pro-choice. I feel the current laws surrounding abortion are adequate to protect the health of the mother in life threatening situations, as well as supporting a woman's right to make her own medical decisions. While the council doesn't have much input in this matter I generally oppose restrictions to abortion access.

Chris Jerram

No answer given.

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[“MARRIAGE”-O] Should city taxpayers pay the benefit costs associated with same sex spouses? Why or why not? Do you support the city’s equal employment ordinance? What is your understanding of the ordinance?

D'Shawn Cunningham

Yes. It was no different for heterosexual partners so I don't think there should be any difference for homosexual partners. I spoke in favor of the City's non-discrimination ordinance and I support the equal employment ordinance. As a gay man, we should not have a separate but "equal" system.

Chris Jerram

No answer given.

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[ANYTHING ELSE?] Declare anything else you want voters to know about you.

D'Shawn Cunningham

I am running because despite all the problems I see Omaha is my home and I love it deeply. I want Omaha to be the best Omaha it can be. To me that means having a city that prioritizes the civic, financial, and social needs of all the people, not catering to small groups of financial elites as Omaha exceeds at now. We can continue the path we are on of spending away our futures and end up with a privately run city like Detroit, or, we can begin to get on the path to securing our mutual future in Omaha by operating the city on sound principles of governing in the public interest with public access to information and decision makers at the forefront. I'm asking for your vote so together we can begin making change. I'm not going anywhere. I have been active on these issues without the position of councilman. As a councilman we will take the next step to making our city livable, affordable, and safe for all Omaha.

Chris Jerram

No answer given.

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