I feel that communication and transparency are key aspects of any governing body. Keeping citizens informed and engaged improves the democratic process, empowers people to hold decision makers accountable for their actions, and moves Michigan towards a more successful future.

Common Sense Gun Controll

2018 Gun Sense Candidate Logo .jpg

The National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) is a federal system used for background checks to purchase firearms. Michigan does not share mental health information with NICS that would prohibit a person from purchasing a firearm. To purchase a handgun a person is required to get a purchase permit which goes through a Michigan State Police Point of Contact background check. The State Police have access to LEIN, an in-state data base, that includes limited mental illness information; however for a long gun (riffles, ARs, shotguns) Michigan only requires a NICS check. This allows people who should not have guns to purchase assault rifles anywhere in the U.S., and allows them to purchase a handgun outside of Michigan. As your State Senator Kristina Lodovisi will fight for legislation that will require mental health information to be share with NICS to help prevent mentally unstable individuals from purchasing any firearms; along with gun regulations that require Point of Contact background checks for all firearm sales.

Kristina Lodovisi has been given the Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate distinction.


Civil Rights

Civil Rights should be for everybody. People should be protected equally. The LGBTQ community is not included in Michigan’s Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act. There are many protected classes within Michigan Law, but it is still legal to be discriminated against as an LGBTQ individual in employment, education, housing and public accommodations. Some of the biggest cities in Michigan provide local ordinances that offer some protection to the LGBTQ community, it is time that the State of Michigan protects all its citizens from discrimination.

As your Senator Kristina Lodovisi will fight to amend the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act to include LGBTQ protections.


Women's Health

A woman has the right to decided what is best for her body. Funding for Planned Parenthood and similar women’s health organizations are essential to ensure women receive affordable women’s healthcare to include breast exams, cervical cancer screenings, pap test, LGBT services, as well as men’s health services and to educate individuals on how to take care of their bodies. As your State Senator Kristina Lodovisi will fight for women’s health rights.


Budget

Instead of cutting taxes due to the current surplus, we need to shore up the Rainy-Day Fund that was drained by the Great Recession. We need to invest more in infrastructure to improve our roads. We need to increase education spending in K-12 to ensure our kids have a competitive chance in the future. As your State Senator Kristina Lodovisi will advocate for better roads and schools, while also being fiscally responsible to ensure the financial security of Michigan.